Key responsibilities of the Department include:
- dealing with issues related to plans for the construction of new buildings and other facilities, such as designing the layout of buildings and preparing physical development plans and master plans,
- conducting various surveys, such as architectural, structural engineering, electrical engineering, topographic (land) surveys, etc., which concern open spaces, building facilities, infrastructure and specifications of equipment,
- monitoring, reviewing and validating the above surveys, when these are carried out by private agencies or individuals,
submitting reports, questions and recommendations to the Technical Council and the Supervising Authority with regards to issues that fall within its competence.