21 NCAC 02 .0210             INCOMPETENCE

(a)  In practicing architecture, an architect shall act with reasonable care and competence and shall apply the technical knowledge and skill which is ordinarily applied by architects of good standing, practicing in the same locality.

(b)  In designing a project, an architect shall take into account all applicable state and municipal building laws and rules. While an architect may rely on the advice of other professionals (e.g., attorneys, engineers and other qualified persons) as to the intent and meaning of such laws and rules, once having obtained such advice, an architect shall not design a project in violation of such laws and rules.

(c)  An architect shall undertake to perform professional services only when he, together with those whom the architect may engage as consultants, are qualified by education, training and experience in the specific technical areas involved.

(d)  No person shall be permitted to practice architecture if such person's professional competence is substantially impaired by physical or mental disabilities.

(e)  Architects preparing plans for building permits for projects not exempt under G.S. 83A- 13 shall submit plans that are complete and buildable. Such plans shall conform with the State Building Code and local plan submission requirements.  Professional judgment shall be exercised to reflect sufficient documentation necessary for plan approval.  Provided, however, this Rule does not alter any standard of liability applicable to licensees.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 83A‑6; 83A‑14; 83A‑15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2006; June 1, 1995; May 1, 1989; November 1, 1979;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 13, 2015.