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An introduction to the profession

What is a Perit?

The title of “perit” is the official title given to warranted architects, and civil (or structural) engineers. The term is of Italian origin, generically meaning “expert”.  For a long time, the title has been in use, within the construction industry, to refer to the person knowledgeable on, and responsible for, the design and construction of buildings or other works. Read more

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How to become a Perit

In Malta, the route to the professional status of perit, that is architect or civil engineer, is regulated by the Periti Act, Chap.390 of the Laws of Malta. The Act defines the academic training requirements in conformity with Article 46 Para. 1 of the European Commission Directive 2005/36/EC, for the title of architect in Europe, the minimum academic training for civil engineers, and the professional traineeship requirements. Read more

Latest News

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PR 34/19 | Democratic expression and public space

Verżjoni bil-Malti The Barcelona Declaration on Public Spaces for Habitat III (2016 – United Nations), of which Malta is a signatory, stresses people’s right to “stake a claim on the city” which implies the need to “respect and protect…
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PR 33/19 | National interest must prevail

Verżjoni bil-Malti Malta is in the midst of a deep political crisis. Several of those allegedly implicated, even if just by association, in precipitating the current situation have sworn an oath of allegiance to the Republic of Malta and…

Design Review Panel Sessions Cancelled

Dear Periti, As you are aware, the Kamra tal-Periti had launched a process for mock design reviews to take place next week in its efforts to promote the design of buildings and spaces which are fit for purpose, which are compatible and…