Sunday, July 7, 2013

What is the Architects' Guidelines Referred to in the 2010 SPP?

The Architect's Guidelines (as referred to in the 2010 Standards of Professional Practice/ SPP which took effect in early March 2011) is a separate document that shall be prepared by the IAPOA-UAP for review and approval by the PRBoA (in the performance of its oversight function). The 2010 SPP is part of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of R.A. No. 9266 (The Architecture Act of 2004).

The Architects' Guidelines shall contain the information on the professional fee structure, which may readily change at any time depending on certain conditions, and which the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) did not approve for inclusion in the 2010 SPP.

In the interim (or until such time that the PRBoA approves the Architect's Guidelines to be prepared by the IAPOA-UAP), all registered and licensed architects (RLAs) may still refer to the schedule of fees found in the 1979 SPP (UAP Documents 201 to 208), provided that they make adjustments for the 31 year difference. Such adjustments may again be recommended by the IAPOA-UAP for the interim use of its members.

As the Architects' Guidelines may need to be periodically reviewed and amended over time by the IAPOA-UAP and the PRBoA, it may be optionally published in the Official Gazette or a copy may simply be furnished the UP Law Center for the same to take immediate effect. FYI only.


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