12. The principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 16, the following section:
—(1) Every person for whom building works are or are to be commenced or carried out shall, unless otherwise prescribed, appoint an accredited checker in respect of the detailed structural plans and design calculations of the building works.
(2) Every accredited checker appointed under subsection (1) shall check the detailed structural plans and design calculations of the building works in accordance with the building regulations and shall carry out such other duties as may be prescribed by those regulations.
(3) Any accredited checker who contravenes or fails to comply with subsection (2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.”.