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Higher financing opportunities for energy-efficient buildings

The topic of energy in the past few weeks and months has been very topical, particularly from the political and economic facets. We have all noticed the debates across the EU and how the impact of energy prices affects our economies. We are at an exciting juncture. Yet we need further messages of stability and […]

The Time for Action is Now

The MEDPOWER2022 conference organised by The Foundation for Innovation and Research – Malta, has been an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, and chart the way forward, with experts in the field of Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion – namely engineers, researchers, scholars, and technicians as well as companies and private ventures. The focus of […]

Investing in Urban Sustainable Regeneration

The Ministry for Public Works and Planning always welcomes initiatives and events that serve as a platform for information, debate, and an exchange of best practices. It is precisely for this reason that I was delighted to be invited and be part of an excellent panel of speakers at the First International Built Heritage Conference […]

Putting our beliefs into practice

The Labour Party is a progressive political organisation founded on social democratic principles, striving for an inclusive society which provides employment for everyone, ensures social justice, and whose state is measured by the progress of its most vulnerable members. The budget for 2023 presented in the beginning of the week, epitomises this nature of the […]

Inkomplu nkunu qrib in-nies

Kemm ili attiv fil-politika dejjem emmint li l-kuntatt man-nies huwa l-aqwa mezz biex politiku jkun jista’ jifforma opinjoni dwar x’inhuma l-ħtiġijiet u l-preokkupazzjonijiet tagħhom u b’hekk wieħed ikun jista’ jaħdem u jirsisti biex jara li x-xewqat tan-nies jitwettqu. Nafu li din hija sfida kontinwa għaliex it-tmexxija tal-pajjiż ikollha quddiemha strateġija għall-pajjiż kollu u waqt li […]

Reviżjoni fil-liġi tal-kondominji

L-istħarriġ tal-Istatistika Ewropea dwar id-Dħul u l-Kundizzjonijiet tal-Ħajja (EUSILC) 2021 irrapporta li 59.5% tad-djar kollha abitati f’Malta u Għawdex kienu jew appartamenti jew maisonettes, filwaqt li 35.8% kienu djar semi-detached jew terraced houses. Din l-istatistika tindika li l-maġġoranza tar-residenti f’Malta jgħixu f’residenzi li huma aċċessibbli minn spazji komuni li r-responsabbiltà tal-manteniment tagħhom tinqasam b’mod ugwali […]

COMMITMENT TO MORE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS

The Chamber of Engineers organized the 29th Annual Engineering Conference Sustainable Development Goals: An Engineering Perspective. This conference addressed the challenges and opportunities that engineers are facing in order to achieve the goals in favor of sustainable development according to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Among these we find the sanitation and supply […]

The Architecture Student EXPO 2022

Bridging the gap between practicality and art, the exhibition celebrates everything the Faculty of the Built Environment does at the University of Malta. I have been particularly fascinated by the Society of Architecture and Civil Engineering Students ever since the very first time I came across this student organization. SACES is vibrant and creative; the […]

Jitlesta r-Rinnovar tal-Pont ta’ Gomorino

Il-prattika tal-konservazzjoni hija bbażata fuq il-valuri offruti mir-riżorsi tal-wirt arkitettoniku għal individwi, gruppi, komunitajiet u gvernijiet differenti. Iżda x’nifmhu eżatt b’konservazzjoni? X’importanza għandha fil-valur kollettiv tas-soċjetà tal-lum? Mingħajr ma nidħol f’teknikalitajiet, nistgħu ngħidu li fl-aktar forma sempliċi, l-konservazzjoni tinvolvi l-protezzjoni u l-manutenzjoni b’mod sistematiku u pjanat ta’ oġġetti, strutturi jew valuri li fil-kuntest storiku tagħhom, […]

Celebrating Excellence – Launching the MASP Awards Publication

Our actions today shall forge tomorrow’s future. Meanwhile, our continued economic and physical well-being will depend on how much we succeed in learning from past mistakes, planning, adopting new working methods and embracing new technologies. Therefore, all stakeholders in the sector, including developers, professionals, contractors, tradesmen and investors, must work together towards these common goals. […]