For many years, the AIBC has been engaged in a comprehensive bylaw review process to address both substantive bylaw subject matter areas and more routine amendments.
The Bylaw Review Committee (the “BRC”) is conducting a review of the approximately 115 bylaws and council rulings that make up the AIBC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the “Code of Ethics”). Given the size of the task, the BRC is taking a staggered approach to amending the many bylaws and council rulings. The initial set of amendments to the Code of Ethics related to professional engagement, reporting and disclosure, and architectural competitions, concluded in September 2019.
The BRC, supported by AIBC Council, is now consulting on the second phase of Code of Ethics bylaw amendments. This suite of bylaws is broken up into five subject areas:
- Basic/Partial Services Bylaw (28.1.1)
- Advertising (‘Promotional Activities”) Bylaw (32.2.1)
- Harassment / Discrimination Bylaw (34.5 and 34.5.1)
- Supervision of Intern Architect Bylaw (34.1.1)
- Client Confidentiality Bylaw (34.4.1)
An overview of each section, including a PDF of the bylaw amendments and supporting rationales, can be found on the AIBC website.
The consultation period for the Code of Ethics Part II Bylaws initiative begins on January 27, 2020, and will run until February 28, 2020. A consultation session is scheduled, as follows:
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: In-person (AIBC Office, 100-440 Cambie Street) and online via WebEx
Learning Units (LUs): 1 Core
RSVP: In-Person* Session | Online Session. Note: registration closes for both sessions on February 7, 2020, at 5 p.m.
*Refreshments will be served to those who attend the in-person session.
A minimum of eight people are required to attend in order for the session to be hosted.
AIBC Council invites and encourages your participation in the bylaw review process.
Feedback can be submitted to the Bylaw Review Committee by emailing email@example.com. In addition, an online feedback form is available for registrants to share their comments. The form will be open from January 27, 2020 until February 28, 2020. Feedback during the February 11, 2020 consultation session is also conveyed to the BRC and AIBC Council.