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ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, FUNCTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD.

   2.   Establishment of the board.

   3.   Seal of the board.

   4.   Functions of the board.

   5.   Membership of the board.

   6.   Meetings of the board.

   7.   Quorum and voting at meetings.

PART III
REGISTRATION OF ARCHITECTS.

   8.   Registrar.

   9.   Register of architects.

   10.   Registration in six months of coming into force.

   11.   Temporary registration.

   12.   Qualification for registration.

   13.   Disqualification from registration.

   14.   Registration certificate.

PART IV
DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE AND INQUIRIES.

   15.   Disciplinary committee.

   16.   Complaints against architects.

   17.   Procedure of the disciplinary committee.

   18.   Committee's decision.

   19.   Report to the board.

   20.   Appeal to the High Court.

   21.   Implementation of the committee's orders.

PART V
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   22.   Funds of the board.

   23.   Borrowing powers.

   24.   Investment.

   25.   Financial year.

   26.   Accounts and audit.

   27.   Annual subscription fee.

PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

   28.   Alteration of the register.

   29.   Other committees.

   30.   Inspection of offices.

   31.   Professional code of ethics.

   32.   Use of description "architect" and effect of registration.

   33.   Restrictions on use of title and false claims to qualifications.

   34.   Byelaws.

   35.   Regulations.

   36.   Limitation of liability of members.

   37.   Offences and penalties.

 

      First Schedule   Procedure of the disciplinary committee.

      Second Schedule   Code of professional ethics.

 

CHAPTER 269
ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION ACT.

Commencement: 29 March, 1996.

   An Act to provide for the establishment of an Architects Registration Board, to define the powers and functions of the board, to provide for the registration of architects and other related matters.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "appointed day" means the day declared by the Minister to be the appointed day for the purpose of this Act;

   (b)   "board" means the Architects Registration Board established under section 2;

   (c)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the architects registration board;

   (d)   "member" means a member of the Architects Registration Board;

   (e)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for lands, housing and physical planning;

   (f)   "register" means the register kept under section 9;

   (g)   "registered architect" means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register;

   (h)    "registrar" in relation to the Architects Registration Board includes "secretary";

   (i)   "society" means the Uganda Society of Architects;

   (j)   "vice chairperson" means the vice chairperson of the Architects Registration Board.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, FUNCTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD.

 

2.   Establishment of the board.

   (1) There is established a board to be known as the Architects Registration Board.

   (2) The board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

   (3) The board may hold, acquire or dispose of any property, movable or immovable.

 

3.   Seal of the board.

   (1) The board shall have a common seal which shall be kept in the custody of the secretary.

   (2) The fixing of the seal to any document shall—

   (a)   be authorised or ratified by resolution of the board;

   (b)   be authenticated by the signatures of the chairperson or in his or her absence the vice chairperson of the board and of one other member of the board.

   (3) Any document purporting to be a document duly executed under the seal of the board shall be received in evidence in any court proceedings and shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to be a document so executed.

 

4.   Functions of the board.

   The functions of the board shall be—

   (a)   to regulate and maintain the standard of architecture in the country;

   (b)   to register architects;

   (c)   to make byelaws for better carrying into effect the provisions of this Act;

   (d)   to prescribe or regulate the conduct of architects in Uganda;

   (e)   to promote training in architectural sciences.

 

5.   Membership of the board.

   (1) The board shall consist of six members, two of whom shall be nominated by the Minister and four nominated by the society.

   (2) The Minister shall in consultation with the board appoint a chairperson and vice chairperson from among the six board members.

   (3) Of the two members appointed by the Minister under subsection (1), at least one shall be a practising architect and at least two of the members nominated by the society shall similarly be practising architects.

   (4) A member of the board shall, unless he or she previously dies, or his or her appointment is revoked by the Minister, hold office for two years from the date of his or her appointment and shall be eligible for reappointment.

 

6.   Meetings of the board.

   (1) Subject to subsection (2), the board shall meet at such times as may be necessary or expedient for the transaction of its business; and all meetings of the board shall be convened by the chairperson, or in his or her absence the vice chairperson, who shall appoint a suitable time, place and date for the holding of each meeting.

   (2) The chairperson, or in his or her absence the vice chairperson, shall convene a special meeting of the board on a request in writing signed by not less than three members of the board for that meeting; and that meeting shall be held within 21 days of the receipt by him or her of such request.

   (3) The chairperson, or in his or her absence the vice chairperson, shall preside at the meetings of the board.

 

7.   Quorum and voting at meetings.

   (1) Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the board.

   (2) All acts, matters and things authorised to be done by the board shall be determined by resolution at a meeting of the board at which a quor

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