The role of the Project Design & Engineering Directorate (previously known as the Building and Engineering Department) maintained its role as the principal design arm of the Project Design & Implementation Department for projects originating from the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs and for projects originating from other Ministries and Departments.
The main projects that originated from the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs were embellishment projects aimed at enhancing the environment and quality of life of the local population and visiting tourists. Projects worthy of particular mention are Qui-si-Sana public garden & promenade extension, Marsaxlokk promenade embellishment & the works on Mosta Church parvis.
The set up of the directorate for 2010 included the:
I) Architectural & Structural Design Unit incorporating the Architectural & Structural Engineering Office responsible for design and project management, the Drawing Office, the Records & Archives
II) Electrical & Mechanical Services Unit incorporating the Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Office
III) Land Survey Unit responsible for carrying out land surveys and related works
IV) Quantity Surveying Unit responsible for the preparation of tender documentation (pre-contract) and measurement of works carried out (post-contract).
CLICK HERE for an overview of projects handled by the Directorate during 2011.