The Kamra tal Periti (Chamber of Architects & Civil Engineers) is constituted in terms of Article 8(1) of Act. No.XIV of 1996, in continuation of the Chamber established by Ordinance No.XIV of 1919 (Government Notice No.202 of the 12 June 1920), and is intended for the advancement and regulation of the profession, the defence of its rights and for keeping high its prestige.
It automatically encompasses all the Periti who hold a Warrant to pratice the profession in Malta, as included in the Register of warrant holders, but they are divided in two catagories, Ordinary and Full Members, the former being an obligatory status whilst the latter is voluntary.
All Periti who hold a Warrant to pratice the profession in Malta are automatically considered to have become Ordinary Members of the Kamra on the same date as their inclusion in the Register of Warrant Holders, in the sense that they are subject to the Code of Professional Conduct and to the Kamra’s disciplinary procedures.
Full membership may be acquired through appropriate application and will empower the right to have an active voice in the Kamra tal Periti, including that to vote at AGMs and/or sit for a Council post seat, besides reaping the benefits of the services and advantages offered and organised by the Council, including discounts on levies, information through newsletters and circulars.
The administration of these responsabilities is delegated to the Council of the Kamra tal- Periti in accordance with the powers and limitations described in Art 8 of the same Act.
Kamra tal-Periti Council
As established in the Periti Act, the present Council is normally made up of eleven members, including the President. All members are elected at the annual General meeting for a two year term with only half the Council being elected each year. The Vice President and Secretary are elected directly in alternating years too. The President’s commitment, however, reaches out for five years as he has two years as Vice President, two as President and one as Past President, thus ensuring smooth transition periods and continuity.
The Council for 2015 is as follows:
Perit Christopher Mintoff: President
Perit Stephanie Cassar: Vice President
Perit Amber Wismayer: Hon Secretary
Perit Stephen Farrugia: Past President
Perit Anthony Fenech Vella
Perit Damian Vella Lenicker
Perit Andre Pizzuto
Perit Ian Camilleri Cassar
Perit Chris Grech
Perit Anthony Bezzina
Perit Sandro Cini
To support members of the profession in achieving excellence in their practice of architecture and engineering in the interest of the community
Kamra tal-Periti will accomplish this mission by:
- Advancing and regulating the profession in accordance with the Periti Act;
- Providing support to all periti in the practice of their profession;
- Raising the public profile of the profession by demonstrating that ethical and professional standards are safeguarded;
- Developing and promoting practice procedures and organising CPD for members;
- Informing society of KTP’s views on topics of local and national interest;
- Promoting values of economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability amongst its members and promoting beauty in architecture and the built environment.