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 (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 (Code of Ethics). Given the size of the task, the BRC has taken 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.
November 2020 Update
The first round of consultation for the Code of Ethics Part II Bylaw initiative ran in early spring 2020. During the consultation period, the BRC received ample feedback from AIBC registrants and internally from AIBC practice advisors. After reviewing the responses, the BRC and AIBC staff recommended that the bylaw consultation period be extended, and that several drafting changes be made to the initial version of the proposed bylaws.
The BRC is now consulting on the following updated Code of Ethics Part II bylaws:
- 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)
- Election Procedures and Voting Bylaws (22.0 and 24.0) (New)
- Professional Engagement and Client Communication Bylaws (28.4, 28.5 and 28.6)*
*Note: While the Professional Engagement and Client Communication Bylaws form part of the Code of Ethics Part II bylaw consultation, they will not be included as part of this bylaw vote. Instead, they will comprise part of the next initiative, which will be coming forward in spring 2021. These bylaws are being put forward earlier to provide more opportunity for architects and other registrants to comment and ask questions.
An overview of each section, including a PDF of the bylaw amendments can be found on the AIBC website.
A second round of consultation is scheduled to take place on November 24, 2020:
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core
RSVP: Register online by November 23 at 12 p.m. The meeting link will be shared with attendees after the RSVP deadline has passed.
This presentation will be recorded and may be posted on the AIBC website for bylaw consultation purposes for up to six months. By signing up for and joining this presentation you are consenting to be recorded. Note that only the presenters will be visible on screen but audio questions from participants may be captured in the recording.
Member Feedback – Complete the Online Feedback Form by November 27
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 until November 27, 2020.
Feedback during the November 24, 2020 consultation session is also conveyed to the BRC and AIBC Council.