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Registration And Practice Committee

Registration And Practice Committee

Members of the Finance and Administration Committee

1

Arch. Mbabazi Verna

Chair person

2.

Arch. Edgar Muhairwe

Member

3.

Arch. Amunisimiire Kenneth

Member

 

 Mandate of the Registration & Practice (R/P) Committee

The Registration and Practice Committee has oversight responsibilities for all registrants and practitioners. The Committee is reports to the Board with the following duties and responsibilities:

 

a)      Considering and deciding on applications for registration in accordance with the Act, regulation, by- laws and resolutions.

b)      Supervising the registrar to ensure the accuracy of the Register of architects.

c)       Consider and dispose of appeals concerning registration of applicants or potential registrants.

d)      Propose regulations/by-laws to the Board for the better implementation of the provisions of the Act with regard to registration and practice.

e)      Setting standards for conduct and ethics,

f)        Setting standards of professional proficiency, and continuing professional development (CPD);

 

 Report on Activities of the Registration and Practice Committee 2018

 Newly Registered Architects 2018

In 2017, the Board approved and the Registrar entered the following into the Register of Architects with the respective registration numbers;

No.

Name

Reg No.

Date of Registration

1

Kyosimire Doreen

237

19th Dec 2017

2

Ofwono Miriam Chantal

238

19th Dec 2017

3

Ssanyu Bernadette

239

19th Dec 2017

4

Sebagala Hamza

240

19th Dec 2017

5

Muhumza Trevor

241

19th Dec 2017

6

Nalubega Josephine

242

19th Dec 2017

7.

Mugambwa Seruwagi Walter

243

19th Dec 2017

8.

Mivule Peter

244

1st  March, 2018

9.

Bright Peter

245

1st  March, 2018

10.

Canowira Daniel

246

1st  March, 2018

11.

Kyanja John Jerome

247

1st  March, 2018

12.

Odong Joshua

248

1st  March, 2018

13.

Katusiime Moreen

249

1st  March, 2018

14.

Gankuba Andrew Young

250

1st  March, 2018

15.

Tino Opit Winnfred

251

1st  March, 2018

16.

Nina Ndinchu

252

20th March, 2018

17.

Kasito Simon Peter

253

20th March, 2018

18.

Namugaya Lillian

254

20th March, 2018

19.

Gwokyala Irene Umoja

255

20th March, 2018

20.

Aisia Paul Okello

256

1st March, 2018

21.

Matovu John

257

1st March, 2018

22.

Imara Richard

258

19th July, 2018

23.

Atieno Cynthia

259

27th September, 2018

24.

Lutwama Andrew

260

27th September, 2018

 

The Board congratulates all the newly registered architects.

 

Practicing Architects 2017 vs 2018

 Registered Architects are required to subscribe for practice every year and the statistics of those who subscribed are listed as follows;

Year

Registered Architects

Practicing Architects

Percentage

2017

212

178

84%

2018

218

201

81%

 

The Board, through requests from the respective members, has endeavoured to engage with the regulators of Kenya and Rwanda to ensure that Ugandans get registered in their jurisdictions in accordance with the Mutual Recognition Agreement and EAC requirements. Constant communication is maintained with the Registrar BORAQ Kenya, and of Rwanda Institute of Architects (RIA) to get Ugandan issues responded to promptly. A regulator’s meeting was held in Dar es salaam Tanzania in July 2017, the Board chairperson was present at the annual East Africa of institute of Architects Council Meeting and AGM to promote more vibrant cross border registrations, but additionally to improve the reporting of complaints from members who cross borders to practice, or complaints from the regulatory bodies about flouting of the local laws.

 Engagements With Local Authorities

In fulfilment of the Board’s mandate to regulate and maintain the standard of architecture in the country, the committee prepared and implemented a schedule of visits to various local authorities. The Committee visited nine Councils which include; KCCA, Kira, Wakiso, Nansana, Entebbe, Makindye-Ssabagaabo, Njeru, Jinja and Mukono.

 

The purpose of these visits was to fight the vice of those holding out as architects (‘stampers’), to create awareness by the public about the presence of the board, through their own local authorities, to sensitise the authorities themselves on the roles of the board, the relevance of the use of a registered Architect in the development and construction of buildings, and legal procedures for notification of submitted return forms. These visits are one way to nurture working relationships with the local authorities across the country.

 As a result of the committee’s engagements with local authorities, the Board, in November 2017 hosted a successful one day CPD for the fraternity event titled Regulatory Compliance For Development of the Built Environment.

 The Board has also participated vibrantly with the Uganda Society of Architects in CPD events for the fraternity, by providing the regulatory perspective on the issues, specifically to do with review of the PPDA Act and implementation of the Building Control Act.

 Compliance Issues

In order to assess and promote maintenance of practice standards, the Technical Inspector on a regular basis has visited construction sites to ensure that Architects are complying with the obligations to their clients and with the law. The inspector has faced some severe challenges while in the field, the most severe one being resistance from construction managers in granting access the sites, or detention of the inspector by the site managers. While the responsible architects were contacted to enable access the sites, some did assist and others did not respond.

 The Board encourages members to always intervene whenever the  Technical Inspector seeks for assistance, especially in cases where access to a site has been denied.

 

Practice notes

The Board has developed Practice Notes to guide the members in practice. These notes arise from time to time out of resolutions of the Board regarding practice issues. These notes can be found on the ARB website in the Downloads section.

Going Forward

The Practice Committee should continue opening up engagements with local authorities. This year, one architect was formally adopted to sit on the Physical Planning Committee of Kira. Other authorities with architects already are KCCA, Jinja, Njeru only and this endeavour should be improved going forward.

Registration And Practice Committee Reports

Meeting Dates

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