ARC consults members

SHARE   |   Monday, 12 June 2017   |   By Staff Writer
ARC consults members

The Architects Registration Council (ARC) held a members’ engagement session on Monday to update them on a number of key issues, including progress in membership registration. The body has been formed to oversee the regulation of the profession. The council registers professionals in the fields of architecture and architectural technology who have obtained a degree in architecture. The council vice-chairperson, Ishmael Mosinyi said notable progress has been achieved in registering members. Since establishment, the ARC has administered three examinations through which members were expected to show minimum experience before being exposed to further works. Mosinyi said the majority of those that took part in the examinations were experienced professionals. He urged members to take part in mentoring upcoming professionals, saying aspirants were not getting enough assistance from professionals. Before one gets admitted in the council, they should have a minimum of two years’ experience after completion of study and should have gained experience on at least two projects, one of which shall be sufficient to demonstrate competency to serve public as an architect. The council also issues practicing certificates to those who intend to practice or manage the performance of the work of an architect. ARC chairperson, Goitsemodimo Manowe said all council members are supposed to be a member of the Fidelity Fund. This fund exists for purposes of compensating anyone for sustained loss as a result of professional negligence on the part of a practicing architect.