NCC has Four Directorates these are:
- Registration and Regulation
- Finance and Administration
- The Construction School
- Legal Services
Registration and Regulation
The Registration and Regulation Department of NCC was established to carry out its regulatory functions. The core functions of this Department involves:
NCC established a Registration and affiliation Scheme for contractors and consultants in December 2005. The Registration Scheme is intended to be the basis for regulating the industry by ensuring that only legitimate persons undertake work in Zambia. The scheme also provides for the establishment of a database of projects under construction, contractors and consultants in the Zambian construction industry, which is used for construction industry development.
The Construction School
In order to meet one of its core functions as prescribed in the National Council for Construction Act No. 13 of 2003 of “providing training and coordinating training programmes of persons engaged in the construction industry”, NCC has a Construction School.
The core function of the Construction School is to provide training, coordinate, improve and facilitate accessibility to training in the construction industry in Zambia in order to achieve and maintain the highest possible standards in the industry.
The Construction School aims to upgrade and develop the much needed capacity in contractors in order to grow the construction sector to a level where it can be competitive at both local and international levels through training.
Finance and Administration
The Finance and Administration Directorate is responsible for all the financial and administrative work of NCC. It also acts as a catalyst to provide advice, recommendations and support services to the other two Directorates to ensure smooth operations. The main activities and responsibilities of the Finance and Administration Directorate include management of:
Legal Services Department
The Legal Services Department provides legal advice and representation to NCC. Most importantly, this department ensures that the National Construction Act and its subsidiary legislation is correctly applied to ensure its legal risks are mitigated. In addition, the Department works with members of staff and relevant stakeholders to develop and review construction related regulations, policies and procedures. The Department also raises awareness of legal issues relevant to NCC.
In addition to the four Departments, NCC also has four units under the Executive Directors Office which are key to the operations of the Council.
Business Development at NCC entails the organizational processes which shall ensure an ongoing improvement of the existing NCC business and development of new business strategies in a sustainable manner. Due to the dynamic nature of the construction sector, it has become imperative to deliver to the expectations of NCC stakeholders through formulation of strategies that shall contribute to effective evidence based policies in the construction sector. As a corporate function, business development is concerned with managing the development of NCC business from both the external and internal perspective as a way of contributing towards efficiently and effectively regulating and promoting the Zambian Construction industry and building its capacity.
Construction Materials Testing
NCC operates a Construction Materials Testing Laboratory which undertakes testing on various construction materials and conducts training of skills personnel in construction materials testing.
The mandate of the public relations section is to inform and educate the public on issues relating to construction such as; training opportunities, regulations and standards, and their role the industry. This is in order to promote and encourage active participation of the public in managing the environment through media liaisons and awareness campaigns.