AIBC Rulings on Associate Status Disclosure Now In Effect
The associate disclosure rulings connected to AIBC Bylaw 34.10 came into effect on April 17, 2015. The three council-approved rulings require associates to notify clients and authorities having jurisdiction of their associate status when they are providing services on projects in the exceptions with no architect supervising. In such situations, associates must also notify clients of their professional liability insurance status. The council ruling applies to the three classes of AIBC associates: Intern Architects AIBC, Retired Architects AIBC and Architectural Technologists AIBC.
An updated Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct was issued reflecting these changes. Since the rulings also relate to notification by associates of insurance status, updates were also made to AIBC Bulletin 66 and Practice Note 10.
AIBC Council passed the motion to establish regulatory requirements for associates at its January 2015 meeting. The council decision was made taking into account member feedback provided during an extended February-March 2015 notification period; results from the Retired Architect Survey, conducted in November-December 2014, where 18% of registered architects and 63% of retired architects participated; and recommendations from the Associates Task Force.
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