The AIBC has established council rules and rulings for a variety of important institute business. Rules cover procedural matters such as council’s own meetings. In addition, there are rules, authorized by bylaws, such as those for the AIBC’s Continuing Education System compliance. Rulings, only found in the AIBC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, clarify and reinforce the bylaws in the Code of Ethics.
When rules or rulings are introduced or amended by council, per AIBC Council Policy 3.10, a 30-day notification period is triggered. During this time, members and associates are encouraged to provide feedback or submit questions via an online form. All feedback (without identifying information) is provided to council prior to its consideration and final vote.
Current Proposed Council Rules or Rulings
Council Rules 7: Advisory Design Panels
Council approved a motion to introduce Council Rules 7: Advisory Design Panels. The proposed rules cover length of appointments, professional conduct expectations and conflict of interest considerations as well as an extension of eligibility from solely Architects AIBC to Retired Architects AIBC, when appropriate. Members and all other AIBC registrants are also explicitly reminded of the prohibition to lobby or influence design panels in any way. Read the proposed rules in full.
The notification period runs March 2 to March 31.