Bulletin 31: Buildings Requiring the Services of an Architect has been updated to emphasize the statutory requirements of the Architects Act, and clarify certain aspects for the reader (architects, associates, engineers, and the public). A new section has been added (5.2) which provides guidance on when the institute might not require an architect. As well, a new appendix has been added, comparing BC Building Code requirements for architectural services and the Architects Act requirements for hiring an architect.
Read Bulletin 31: Buildings Requiring the Services of an Architect. Review Appendix 31A: Comparison Chart–BC Building Code Requirements for Architectural Services and the Architects Act Requirements for Hiring an Architect
Bulletin 33: Architecture and Engineering–Complimentary Professions has been revised to add statements (section 1.3, part of 2.1) intended to clarify the place of the MoA in the practice of architects and engineers, especially as related to their respective legislation. The MoA is a non-binding, ‘aspirational’ document. It is important to note that it does not override the professions’ respective legislation, nor subordinate legislation such as local government bylaws. The MoA remains unchanged.Read Bulletin 33: Architecture and Engineering–Complimentary Professions.