13 Guiding Principles

As we move close to the formal drafting process with government, we are able to share with the AAA membership the key policy decisions that will guide the next steps. The member vote on the 13 Guiding Principles informed the direction of this policy development.

In keeping with the format of the member consultations done to date, below is a list of policy decisions as per the 13 Guiding Principles voted on by the AAA membership in 2014.
Guiding Principle 1 - Liability Insurance
Member Approved? Guiding Principle Status/Comments
Guiding Principle 1
AAA members who are actively practicing architecture or interior design in Alberta should be covered by professional liability insurance, and the firm/corporation should be required to carry professional liability insurance rather than the individual.

This principle will be a core element of the new legislation.
Guiding Principle 2 - Scope Exclusions
Guiding Principle 3 - Consistent definition of scope in Alberta Building Code
Guiding Principle 4 - Allied Professions
Guiding Principle 5 - Architectural Technologists and Interior Design Technologists
Guiding Principle 6 - Practice Support Program
Guiding Principle 7 - Role and Responsibility Clarification Between PRB, Complaints and Council
Guiding Principle 8 - Transparent Outcomes of Discipline Hearings
Guiding Principle 9 - Public Discipline Hearings
Guiding Principle 10 - Public Representation on Complaint Review Committee
Guiding Principle 11 - Dispute Resolution Process
Guiding Principle 12 - Naming of Practice Entities
Guiding Principle 13 - Protected Titles

AAA members and other stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the policy recommendations noted on this website. ​

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