ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS ACT
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title
THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
3. Establishment of Institute
4. Functions of Institute
5. Classes of Membership
6. Corporate member
7. Honorary member
8. Life member
9. Foreign member
10. Student member
11. Designation of members
12. Member of Institute before commencement of Act to be member of Institute in corresponding class
13. Subscription fees
THE COUNCIL OF THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
14. The Council of Zambia Institute of Architects
15. Functions of council
17. Registration Committee
18. Functions of Registration Committee
19. Membership Committee
20. Functions of the Membership Committee
21. Disciplinary Committee
22. Functions of Disciplinary Committee
23. Powers of Disciplinary Committee
24. Proceedings of Committees
25. Professional misconduct
26. Penalties to be imposed by Disciplinary Committee
27. Appeals from Disciplinary Committee
REGISTRATION OF ARCHITECTS
28. Registration of architects
29. Qualification for registration of architects
30. Disqualification of architects
31. Exemption from registration
32. Practising certificate and seal
33. Cancellation of practising certificate
35. Offences relating to practising certificate
36. Offences relating to registration
37. Professional fees
40. Repeal of Cap. 825 of the 1971 edition
to provide for the establishment of the Zambia Institute of Architects; to provide for the functions of the Institute; to constitute the Council of the Zambia Institute of Architects; to provide for the qualifications for membership and registration of architects; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
[29th December, 1995]
Act 36 of 1995.
This Act may be cited as the Zambia Institute of Architects Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“allied professional” means landscape architects, interior designers, urban designers or project or building managers;
“committee” means a committee of the Council established under section 16;
“Council” means the Council of the Zambia Institute of Architects constituted by section 14;
“Disciplinary Committee” means the Disciplinary Committee established under section 21;
“foreign firm” means an architectural firm registered outside Zambia;
“Honorary-Secretary” means a person elected Honorary-Secretary under paragraph two of the First Schedule;
“Honorary-Treasurer” means a person elected Honorary-Treasurer under paragraph two of the First Schedule;
“Institute” means the Zambia Institute of Architects established under section 3;
“Past President” means a person who has held the office of President before the commencement of this Act;
“practising certificate” means a certificate issued under section 32 authorising a person to practise as an architect;
“President” means a person elected President of the Council under paragraph two of the First Schedule;
“Vice-President” means the person elected as Vice-President of the Council under paragraph two of the First Schedule;
“profession” means the architectural and allied profession; and
“registered architect” means a person registered under section 28 and engages in the planning or supervision of, and erection or alteration of a building exceeding one hundred and twenty square metres.
THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
There is hereby established the Zambia Institute of Architects which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, capable of suing and of being sued in its corporate name, and with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to do all such acts and things as a body corporate may by law do or perform.
The functions of the Institute shall be to—
(a) promote the general advancement of architecture and to facilitate the acquiring of knowledge in architecture and the allied professions;
(b) provide for the registration of architects;
(c) promote good architectural practice;
(d) maintain and improve the standards and conduct of architects;
(e) consider allegations of professional misconduct of architects; and
(f) do all other things incidental, or conducive, to the attainment of the functions of the Institute.
There shall be five classes of membership of the Institute namely, corporate, honorary, life, foreign and student member.
(1) A corporate member shall be a person who qualifies to be registered as an architect under section 29;
(2) A corporate member shall vote and may contest for any Council position at a General Meeting.
The President shall nominate any person to be an honorary member and that person shall be approved by the Council if he has—
(a) distinguished himself in the architectural or allied professions; or
(b) rendered exceptional and important services relating to the architectural or allied profession.
A life member shall be—
(a) a retired corporate member; and
(b) a person who has made outstanding contributions to the profession.
A foreign member shall be a person who decides to practise the profession outside Zambia and, except for sub-section (a) of section 29, qualifies to be a corporate member.
(1) A person may on application to the Council be admitted as a student member if he is undergoing a postgraduate period of training in any industry connected with architecture or an allied profession.
(2) A registered architect supervising a student member shall keep a record of the performance of the student member.
(3) A student member referred to in sub-section (1) shall keep a diary which shall be signed on a daily basis by the registered architect supervising him.
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