FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF AUTHORITY
—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the functions and duties of the Authority shall be —
to promote the development, improvement and expansion of the construction industry including the use of advanced technology in the construction industry;
to advise and make recommendations to the Government on matters affecting or connected with the construction industry and on the control of building works and the safety of buildings;
to raise standards and efficiency in the construction industry by encouraging the standardisation and improvement of construction processes, techniques, products and materials;
to promote good procurement methods and practices in the construction industry and advise and assist the Government in the procurement of construction works and services;
to provide consultancy and advisory services related to the construction industry;
to promote the advancement of skills and expertise of persons in the construction industry;
to raise the professionalism and capabilities of firms in the construction industry;
to promote the adoption of internationally recognised quality management systems in the construction industry;
to facilitate the supply of essential construction materials and secure and manage land and facilities related to their import and production;
to promote and carry out research for the development and improvement of the construction industry and in respect of the building control system, building codes and regulations, building maintenance and management, energy usage in buildings and other matters related to or incidental to the functions of the Authority;
to promote the efficient use of energy in buildings and to advise the Government on the measures and regulations to be implemented;
to provide a search service for searches on building records and plans; and
to carry out such other functions as are imposed upon the Authority by or under this Act or any other written law.
(2) The Minister may, after consultation with the Authority or otherwise, give such directions, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as to the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers and the Authority shall give effect to any such directions.
10. The Authority shall have power to do anything for the purpose of discharging its functions under this Act, or which is incidental or conducive to the discharge of those functions and, in particular, may —
prescribe standards for the construction industry in relation to design, processes, construction techniques, products and materials;
promote and assist in the export of construction works and services;
own, lease, manage, let or sell lands, buildings and other property as the Authority may consider necessary for the discharge of its duties and functions;
collect, analyse, compile, publish and disseminate information of a statistical nature relating to the construction industry and on all matters relating to building control, maintenance and management of buildings or such other subject matters as may be necessary for the performance of the functions of the Authority;
prescribe training requirements for the construction industry, provide training, conduct tests and award diplomas and certificates of proficiency;
collaborate with other companies or institutions to organise seminars, workshops, conferences, courses or other training programmes and share profits;
provide technical advice or assistance, including training facilities, to personnel of related organisations in other countries;
provide financial assistance in the form of grants, loans or otherwise to persons, firms or companies in the construction industry and provide any guarantee on their behalf;
enter into a partnership or an arrangement for the sharing of profits;
charge fees or commissions for services rendered by the Authority;
carry out publicity in any form;
form or participate in the formation of a company to perform or carry out any of the functions of the Authority;
receive donations and contributions from any source and raise funds by all lawful means;
provide training for officers or employees of the Authority and award scholarships or otherwise pay for such training;
provide recreational facilities and promote recreational activities for, and activities conducive to, the welfare of officers or employees of the Authority and members of their families;
grant loans to officers or employees of the Authority for any purpose specifically approved by the Authority as are likely to increase the efficiency of officers or employees; and
do anything incidental to any of its powers.
—(1) The Authority may, from time to time, appoint, alter and discharge committees, consisting of one or more persons (whether members of the Authority or not), and define and vary the terms of reference of those committees.
(2) Subject to this Act and any regulations made thereunder and to the control of the Authority, each committee appointed under this section may regulate its procedure in such manner as it thinks fit.
—(1) The Authority may, from time to time, in respect of a specified matter or class of matters, by writing, delegate any of its powers to a member, officer or committee of the Authority.
(2) Every member, officer or committee purporting to act pursuant to a delegation under this section shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, be presumed to be acting in accordance with the terms of the delegation.
(3) A delegation under this section shall be revocable at will, and no such delegation shall prevent the exercise of any power, function or duty by the Authority.