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Architectural consultancy practices

  1. 1. Architectural Consultancy Practices Presentation done by Iznny Ismail
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Practices </li></ul><ul><li>An Architect commencing his professional practice as a firm </li></ul><ul><li>or a company shall submit to the Board the proposed name </li></ul><ul><li>of the firm or company in order to obtain the approval of the </li></ul><ul><li>Board. </li></ul><ul><li>At any one time, a Professional Architect is allowed to set up architectural consultancy practices as follows :- </li></ul><ul><li>any two(2) different types of practices of different composition but shall not include a multi-disciplinary practice (MDP). </li></ul><ul><li>any three(3) different types of practices of different composition including one multi-disciplinary practice (MDP) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Practices <ul><li>ARCHITECTURAL BODY CORPORATE </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements :- </li></ul><ul><li>1.    The board of directors shall be Professional Architects ; </li></ul><ul><li>2.    The body corporate shall have a minimum paid-up capital of RM 50,000 ; </li></ul><ul><li>3.    The shares shall be held by members of the board of directors solely or with any other persons who are Professional Architects; </li></ul><ul><li>4.    Name of body corporate shall refrain from being pretentious or ostentatious or of such nature that may negatively affect the dignity of the profession or place it in a position of possible ridicule. </li></ul><ul><li>5.    Name of body corporate shall preferably comprise the actual names of the directors or the acronyms of their initials . </li></ul><ul><li>6.    Application for registration must be submitted in the prescribed FORM J . </li></ul><ul><li>* For further details, please refer to Section 7A of the Act and General Circular No. 2/2004 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BODY CORPORATE </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements :- </li></ul><ul><li>1.    The board of directors shall comprise Professional Architects, Professional Engineers and/or registered Quantity Surveyors ; </li></ul><ul><li>2.    The shares shall be held by persons mentioned in paragraph 1 and any of the following persons and/or bodies corporate where – </li></ul><ul><li>(i)      The Professional Architects, Professional Engineers, registered  Quantity  Surveyors,  bodies  corporate providing architectural consultancy services, bodies corporate providing professional engineering services and/or bodies corporate practicing as consulting Quantity Surveyors hold a  minimum combined share of 70% of the overall equity of that body corporate, of which the Professional Architects and/or bodies corporate providing architectural consultancy services hold a minimum share of 10%; and </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Types of Practices
  5. 5. <ul><li>MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BODY CORPORATE…CONT… </li></ul><ul><li>(ii)      Any other persons, including persons belonging to a profession allied to architecture, engineering or quantity surveying, being a profession approved in writing by the board regulating the profession of architecture, engineering or quantity surveying, respectively, hold a maximum share of 30% of the overall equity of the body corporate. </li></ul><ul><li>3.    The multi-disciplinary body corporate shall have a minimum paid-up capital of RM150,000 . </li></ul><ul><li>4.    Name of body corporate shall refrain from being pretentious or ostentatious or of such nature that may negatively affect the dignity of the profession or place it in a position of possible ridicule. </li></ul><ul><li>5.     Name of body corporate shall preferably comprise the actual names of       directors or the acronyms of their initials . </li></ul><ul><li>6.     Application for registration must be submitted in the prescribed FORM K . </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* For further details, please refer to Section 7B of the Act and General Circular No. 2/2004 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Practices <ul><li>PARTNERSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>1.    All partners shall be Professional Architects </li></ul><ul><li>2.    Names of firms shall refrain from being pretentious or ostentatious or of such nature that may negatively affect the dignity of the profession or place it in a position of possible ridicule : </li></ul><ul><li>       e.g.       Global Environmental Planners and Architects, Arkitek Supreme; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3.    The names of firms shall preferably comprise the actual names of the partners or the acronyms of their initials . </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>4.     Application for registration must be submitted in the prescribed FORM I .   </li></ul><ul><li>* For further details, please refer to Section 7A of the Act and General Circular No. 2/2004 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>1.    Being the sole principal of the firm, Professional Architects shall preferably use their individual names in full; </li></ul><ul><li>         e.g.      Arkitek Ahmad Bakar </li></ul><ul><li>                     Lim Ah Kow Architect </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2.    Professional Architects may also be allowed to use part of their names : </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>         e.g.       Arkitek A. Bakar </li></ul><ul><li>                    AK Lim Architect </li></ul><ul><li>3.    Application for registration must be submitted in the prescribed FORM I. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* For further details, please refer to Section 7A of the Act and General Circular No. 2/2004 </li></ul>Types of Practices
  8. 8. FORM J
  9. 10. FORM K
  10. 12. FORM I
  11. 14. GENERAL CIRCULAR NO. 2/2004
  12. 16. Architect’s Act Section 7 A , 7 B
  13. 19. Schedule-Types of Practices TYPE OF PRACTICES ARCHITECTURAL BODY CORPORATE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BODY CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP Type o f Form FORM J FORM K FORM I FORM I. Architect’s Act Section 7A Section 7B Section 7A Section 7A General Circular General Circular No. 2/2004 General Circular No. 2/2004 General Circular No. 2/2004 General Circular No. 2/2004

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