The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) issues an annual reminder to keep firm information current and help maintain the integrity of the AIBC register. This information is also used to issue annual fee invoices. Additionally, an online directory of architectural firms is available to the public.
An email will be sent to all Firm Administrators in early September with further instruction regarding how to update or confirm firm information.
The annual update is a requirement for all architectural firms, as prescribed in AIBC Bylaw 15.4 (PDF). In addition, Bylaw 34.5 (PDF), Council Rulings 34.5 (f) and (h) (PDF), require architects (and firms) to respond promptly to all AIBC communications requiring a response, and to provide accurate contact information. It is your firm’s professional responsibility to comply with these bylaws and rulings, if only to confirm that the information on record is correct. Failure to complete the annual firm update as requested may constitute a disciplinary violation.
The deadline for completing this year’s update is mid October. An exact date will be sent to Firm Administrators via email.
Any changes on firm size provided during this update will be used to issue annual fee invoices. Members can expect to receive their invoices during the week of November 20, 2017
New this Year
The Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) Bylaws supported by members and honorary members are now in effect. Compliance will be mandatory for the 2019 annual renewal cycle. In preparation, this year’s firm update includes several questions regarding PLI.
Thank you for your cooperation in completing this important regulatory requirement.