The Botswana Institution of Engineers (BIE), is a professional institution consisting of engineers from all engineering disciplines. It was formed in 1983 by a group of engineers concerned about the development, practice and status of engineering in the country, particularly with regard to the importance of its contribution in national development.
It was previously known as the Botswana Engineers Society but was changed in 1995 to Botswana Institution of Engineers, following a major review of its constitution. The BIE is a rapidly growing institution and has great potential. One of the greatest achievements of the institution has been the Engineers Registration Act (ERA) enacted by parliament. In December 2008, the amended ERA was approved by Parliament – a move that would ensure full regulation of the engineering profession and require every practicing Engineer in Botswana to register with Engineers Registration Board (ERB). The Registration Act would be implemented by the ERB which would initially be funded by The Botswana Government, until such time that ERB is self-sustaining.
The administrative and operational structures of ERB were being established with the support of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology. At long last, the long-awaited era of engineering regulation has arrived, and the BIE urges all engineers to immediately register with the ERB.
The institution has established a Memorandum of Understanding with the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE). It is also a member of the Commonwealth Engineers’ Council, Southern African Federation of Engineering Organisation (SAFEO) and the Botswana National Construction Industry Council. The institution also maintains close collaboration with a number of institutions or organizations involved in engineering in Botswana and the region.
These include the University of Botswana, Association of Consulting Engineers Botswana, Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB), Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) and the Association of Building Contractors. The institution continues to seek relations with other international institutions. Regional institutions include Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi institutions of engineers as well as various discipline-based institutions in South Africa.
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