The Council is a statutory body that is mandated to protect the public interest. It is a body that comprises individual persons in private practice selected from the professions of Architecture and Quantity Surveying, as well as members from Government. These persons are appointed by the Minister of Works and Transport in accordance with Act 13 of 1979. Council members serve for two years. Council has various committees to deal with a variety of issues such as the registration of architects and quantity surveyors, disciplinary matters, the assessment of persons wishing to register with the Council, etc.
- The current Council is reviewing the current Act and providing input into the suitability of the new proposed Bill on the architectural and quantity surveying professions so that a new Act can be passed in parliament.
- Council is establishing a relevant platform of information regarding the Council’s activities and supplying information to the public regarding the professions of Architecture and Quantity surveying. This is being achieved by means of a newly developed website.
The Council (NCAQS) has the primary function of protecting the public interest. This role differs from that of the Namibia Institute of Architects and Institute for Namibian Quantity Surveyors as these bodies primarily promote their respective professions and look after the interests of their individual members