CIAT response to Architects Act consultation
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists’ (CIAT) response to Consultation on proposed amendments to the Architects Act 1997.
An introduction from Eddie Weir PCIAT:
Building a Safer Future has been and continues to be a huge project of significant importance. CIAT as a lead professional body is committed to ensuring that its members form part of the key team so that buildings are built to exacting standards that are safe for people to live, sleep and work.
The tragedy of Grenfell has led to the Building Safety Bill and what will be the mandatory competences and new statutory building safety regime which will be transformational in how we deliver those buildings that will fall within the scope of the Bill once enacted.
As a consequence of this, the Government plans to make amendments to the Architects Act 1997 and as such we consider there are some fundamental issues which must be addressed. We look forward to working with MHCLG and ARB in this regard. This is essential to ensure that all competent professionals who can lead on architectural projects from design to completion, such as Chartered Architectural Technologists, are treated fairly and without unconscious bias.
Please take a few moments to read our response.