Supported by members and honorary members in the most recent electronic vote, the AIBC’s Administrative Bylaws 2018 have successfully passed the provincial government’s “disallowance” period and are now in effect.
Read the updated AIBC Bylaws (PDF).
The bylaw amendment topic areas are:
- Architectural Firm Bylaws: 15.1 – 15.5, 16.2 and 16.4
The amendments relate primarily to simplifying the information requirements for firms while bolstering the importance of such information in the regulation of the profession, including annual firm updates. Amendments also address requirements in the Architects Act for corporate firms, including shareholding requirements.
- Admission and Registration Bylaws: 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 11.1 and 11.2
Minor wordsmithing to the architect’s declaration or ‘oath’, and new bylaws 9.1. and 9.2 which provide for a consolidation, through council rules, of the current qualifications for registration as an architect.
- Fines and Fees Bylaw: 25.0
A single fees and fines bylaw consolidates the two current bylaws and lists the fees and fines the institute currently establishes for the regulation of the profession. The amendment enhances transparency by identifying the current fees and fines an applicant or registrant may incur.
- Chapters Bylaw 8.1
The Chapters bylaw amendments saw repeal of former chapters bylaws and adoption of a single bylaw that allows council to establish AIBC Chapters in accordance with council rules. The administrative, procedural requirements in the former bylaws will be addressed in council rules, which allow greater flexibility in chapter administrative and oversight.
Council Rules will be developed for five of the amended bylaws. Members will be given notice and opportunity to provide feedback on the rules in the coming months.