National Construction Industry Council – Malawi
The National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1996 with the mandate to Regulate, Develop and Promote the Construction Industry in Malawi.
NCIC’s role therefore is to create an enabling environment that will not only facilitate the fulfillment of its mandate, but one that will provide the drive and the organizational structure to raise quality levels across the industry among local and foreign players; thereby enhancing wider appreciation of the interests of the construction industry by all stakeholders.
On Regulation, NCIC ensures that all Contractors, Consultants, Material Manufacturers and Suppliers and all stakeholders in the Construction Industry are operating within the governing rules as stipulated in the National Construction Industry Act (NCI Act) as well as Codes of Ethics (2009).These include registration of firms with the council and commitment to Professionalism and ethical conduct by stakeholders.
In order to develop and promote the Construction Industry, NCIC undertakes various activities that include but are not limited to the following: advising Government on policy formulation related to the industry that will facilitate growth and enhance professionalism, standardization of construction contracts and procedures, training man power both at the skilled and contract management level, grading and monitoring of construction entities, creating an environment that ensures quality of operations for all Malawian contractors and interaction and networking with local and international organizations to promote research and information sharing on technologies and best practices.