REGISTRATION



REGISTRATION OF ARCHITECT, ENGINEER,STRUCTURAL DESIGNER, CLERK OF WORKS, DEVELOPER.

9.1APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION

The Competent Authority shall register Architect, Engineer, Structural Designer, Clerk of Works, Site Supervisor, Developer. Application for registration as Architect, Engineer, Structural Designer, Clerk of Works, Site Supervisor, Developer, shall be in Form No.10. Registration shall be valid for the period of five years or part thereof and shall be renewable or part thereof.

9.2REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION

A   registration   shall   be   liable to   be   revoked   temporarily   or permanently by the Competent Authority   if  the   registered  person  is  found  guilty   of  negligence  or  default  in  discharge  of  his responsibilities  and  duties or of any breach of any of these Regulations.
Provided  that  he  shall  be given a  show  cause  notice  and afforded  reasonable opportunity  of being  heard  by   the Competent Authority for the purpose of these Regulations.

9.3DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

9.3.1GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES APPLICABLE TO ALL

(i) They shall study and be conversant with the provisions   of the   Local   Acts, the rules and made   thereunder, The Gujarat   Town Planning & Urban Development Act-1976, the   rules and   regulations   made  thereunder,  policy-orders   and   standing   orders   approved   by  the Competent Authority   and   the   other   instructions   circulated   by the Competent Authority and  the provisions in force from time to time   along with the instructions printed/mentioned  on prescribed application   forms   & permission letter.
(ii)They   shall   inform the Competent Authority   of   their employment/assignment / resignation for any work within 7 days of  the date of such employment / assignment / resignation.

(iii)They   shall prepare and submit all plans either   new   or revised   when necessary, required documents and  other  details they are required to do so in a neat, clean and legible  manner and  on  a  durable  paper  properly  arranged  and  folded  in accordance with the provisions prevailing time to time.

(iv)They shall submit plans, documents and details without any scratches   or corrections. Only small corrections will be  permitted with proper initials. They shall correctly represent all the site conditions including grown up trees.

(v)They  shall  personally  comply  with  all  requisitions/  queries  received  from  the  Competent Authority in connection with  the work  under their charge, promptly expeditiously and  fully at one-time.    Where    they   do   not   agree    with  requisitions/    queries ,they shall state objections  in  writing,  otherwise for non-compliance  of  any  requisition/query  within stipulated  time,  the  plans  and  applications  shall  be  filed  forthwith,  and   shall   not  be  re- opened

(vi)They shall immediately intimate to the owners the   corrections and other changes they make on  the  plans,  documents     and  details   as   per   requisitions/queries   from   the  Competent Authority.

(vii)They   shall  clearly  indicate  on  every  plan, document&submission, the details  of  their designation  such  as registered Engineer, registered Structural Designer etc. with registration  number  with    date, full  name  and  their address  below  the signature  for identification.

(viii)They or their authorised agent or employee,  shall  not accept the employment for preparation and submission of  plans-documents and supervision of any work if the same is   intended or proposed   to be or being executed or   already   executed    in contravention of provisions of Local Acts, Gujarat T.P. &  U.D. Act-1976,  rules, regulations and  any  orders  made    there under and any Regulations or rules for the time being  in force under the Act.

(ix)The registered person shall apply for  undertaking the  responsibility for the particular work in the  forms  prescribed by the Appropriate Authority.

(x) The registered person shall provide the information and  undertaking for the work undertaken by him in   the  forms prescribed by the Competent Authority from time to time.

(xi) They shall compulsorily appoint a clerk  of  works  irrespective of  type of building/construction in all   building  units having proposed built-up areas more than 1000 Sq.Mts.  for  over all  constant  supervision  of  construction  work  on  site   and  such   person appointed shall not be allowed to  supervise  more  than one such site at a time.

(xii)The Architectural and Structural Designer shall be responsible for adhering to the provisions of  the  relevant  and  prevailing  'Indian  Standard  Specifications'.  They  will  not  be  held responsible for the severe damage or collapse that may occur under the natural forces going beyond their design forces provided in the above 'Indian Standard Specifications'

9.3.2 ARCHITECT:

(A) QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE :

A person registered under the provision of Architect Act, 1972 as an Architect OR Bachelors Degree in Architecture/Diploma  in  Architecture Equivalent to B.Arch. with 2 yrs. experience.

(B) SCOPE  WORK  & COMPETENCE :

(i)   Preparation & planning of all types of lay-outs & submission   drawings   and to submit certificate of supervision, progress  report & certificate of completion  for  all  types  of buildings in accordance to the provisions of building regulations

(ii)  Supervision  execution  of  construction work as per  specifications & drawings prepared  by  authorised  registered structural designer & engineer.

(C) DUTIES AND  RESPONSIBILITIES :

(a)  He/she shall be responsible for making  adequate  arrangements to ensure not only that the work is executed as  per the  approved plans but also is confirmation with the  stipulations of the National Building Code and the  I.S.I.  standards for safe and sound construction and non-hazardous,  functioning of  the services incorporated in the building and   for  making adequate provisions for services and equipment for   protection from    fire   hazards as per the stipulations   of the    National Building Code in the buildings and shall obtain N.O.C. from the Chief    Fire    Officer   or   concerned    designated    Authority/Consultant before applying for occupation certificate.

(b)  He  or  She  shall,  on  behalf  of  the  owner,  submit  the  progress certificates,completion certificates and the occupation certificate and obtain the same as   required   under the regulations              

(c)  If the services of the registered architect are terminated,  he  shall immediately inform  the Competent   Authority  about   his   termination   and  the  stage  of   work   at   which   his services   have  been  terminated.  The  registered   architect appointed  as  replacement of the preceding   architect   shall inform   about   his   appointment   on the   job,   and   inform the  Competent  Authority  of  any  deviation  that  might  have  occurred  on  the  site  with reference to the approved drawings and   the stage at which he is taking over the charge. After Competent Authority has   inspected   the site for his report,   the   newly   appointed architect shall allow the work to proceed under his direction.

(d)  The  registered  architect  appointed  on  the  work   shall  inform  the Competent  Authority immediately on   termination of    the   services of  the registered/structural designer, construction   contractor,   clerk of   works,   site   supervisor,  plumber  or  electrician  and shall not allow the work to continue till the vacancy is filled by appointment of another person and  the  certificate of appointment of such person is submitted  in  the appropriate Authority.

(e)   He   or  she  shall  instruct  the   relevant   agency   that  adequate  provisions  are  made  for ensuring the safety of workers  and others during excavation, construction and erection.

(f)   He  or  she  shall  instruct  the  relevant  agency   that   adequate  provisions   are  made  for providing   safe   and   adequate  temporary structures required for construction and development.

(D) REGISTRATION :

(i) The registration fee if any shall be payable as prescribed  by the Competent Authority from time to time.

(ii)  The  Competent  Authority  may  black-list  an  architect  in  case  of  serious  defaults  or repeated defaults and shall    inform    the   council   of   Architect, India to take suitable action  against  such  person under  the  provisions  of  Architect  Act-1972. The registration shall    be  liable  to  be  revoked  temporarily  orpermanently by the Competent  Authority in  such  cases of negligence or default.

9.3.3 ENGINEER :

(A) QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

A degree in Civil  Engineering or Associate Membership (Civil Engineering) of the Institution of Engineers, India  (AMIE) or building construction or its equivalent qualification recognised by All  India Board of Technical  Education  or  a Diploma  in  Civil  Engineering  or Diploma in building construction recognised by  State  Board  of Technical Examination of any State of India.  In  addition  to  the  qualifications  stated  above,  the  applicant  should  have  at  least  five years experience in professional work if he is a holder of a Diploma in Civil Engineering/or AMIE.

(B) SCOPE OF WORK & COMPETENCE :-

(i)Preparation & planning of all types of lay-outs  except special structures as shown in regulation  No.18.1  &  submission  drawings  and  to  submit  certificate  of  supervision  & completion for all types of buildings. Provided person having qualification of a Diploma in Civil Engineering shall be permitted for low rise buildings only.

(ii) Supervision  & execution of construction work as per specifications &  drawings prepared by  authorised   registered structural designer.

(iii) He/she can prepare & submit structural details & calculations for buildings of load bearing structures.

(C) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-

As  per  9.3.2(c),  with reference to engineer  in  place   of  Architect.

(D) REGISTRATION :-

(i)The registration fees if any shall be   payable as prescribed by the Competent   Authority from time to time.

(ii)If he/she is found negligent in his/her duties & responsibilities.  The Competent Authority may  black-list  an Engineer  in   case  of  serious  defaults  or  repeated  defaults  and  shall inform   the Institution of Engineers, India to take suitable action against such person. The registration shall be  liable to  be   revoked temporarily or permanently by the Competent
Authority in such cases of negligence and default.

Authority in such cases of negligence and default.

9.3.4 STRUCTURAL DESIGNER

(A) QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:-

A Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent qualification recognised by All India Council of Technical  Education or Associate Member (Civil Engineer) of the Institute of Engineers. In addition to above  qualification,  the applicant    should  have  at least  five  years  experience in       structural  design,  two  years  of  which  must  be  in  a   responsible  capacity  in  form  of structural designer.

OR

A   Master's degree in structural engineering from a   recognised institute   and   at   least two years  experience  in  structural  design work.

OR

A   Doctor's   degree   in structural   design   from   a   recognised institute and at least one year experience in structural design  work.

(B) SCOPE OF WORK & COMPETENCE:-

To prepare & submit structural details for -

i) All types of Buildings.

ii) Special structures.

(C) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-

(a)To prepare a report of the structural design.

(b) To prepare detailed structural   design   and   to prescribe the method and technique of its execution  strictly  on   the   basis   of  the  National  Building   Code   or   relevant  Indian Standard specifications.

(c) To    prepare  detailed  structural    drawings    and    specifications  for  execution  indicating thereon,   design   live     loads,   safe   soil   bearing   capacity,   specifications   of   material, assumptions made in design, special precautions   to   be taken   by   contractor to suit the design  assumptions  etc. whatever applicable.

(d)To supply two copies of structural drawings to the  site supervisor.

(e)to inspect the works at all important stages and certify that  the work being executed is up to the  satisfaction  of the Architect/Engineer.

(f)To  certify  the  structural  safety  and  overall  structural  soundness  of  the  building  to  the Architect/Engineer.

(g) To   advise   the   Owner/Architect/Engineer for   arranging   for   tests and their reports for soil,  building  material etc. for his evaluation and design consideration.

(h) He shall prepare the revised calculations & drawings in case of any revision with reference to the earlier   submission of drawing  & design in a  particular  case.

(i) To  submit  the certificate of structural  safety and over all structural soundness of building to Competent Authority.

(j)To  inform  in  writing  the  Competent  Authority  within  7  days,  if  for  any  reason  he  is relieved  of  his  appointment/responsibilities  as  the  registered  Structural  designer  for  the development.

(k)Not to provide services to further or advance work of any type on any development that does not comply with the regulation or is unauthorised as per the GDCR.

(D) REGISTRATION :-

As  per  9.3.2 (D), with reference to structural  designer   in    place of Architect.

9.3.5 CLERK OF WORKS / SITE SUPERVISOR :

(A) QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:-

A Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent qualification recognised by All India Board  of Technical Education or Diploma in Civil Engineering  recognised  by State Board of Technical Examinations of any state in India. A degree in Architect or diploma in Architect equivalent qualification to degree.
In  addition  to  the  above  qualifications,  the  applicant      should  have  at  least  three  years experience in professional work if   he   is   an   holder of Diploma in Civil Engineering   and must  have at least  one  year experience if he is an holder of  Degree  in   Civil Engineering. or degree in Architecture.

OR

Diploma in Building   construction   technology   from   a recognised institute & at least   five years experience in building construction Line.

OR

Bachelor's degree with specialised  training in building construction and technology at Bachelor's level from  a recognised  institute and at least  two   years   experience   in construction work.

(B) SCOPE OF WORK:-

Execution of all framed structure high   rise  buildings, public  buildings,  buildings  with basement/cellar, and irrespective of above type of buildings/construction in all building units having built-up area more than 1000 Sq.mt.

(C) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :-

(a)To adhere strictly to the structural drawing   specifications   and written instructions of the structural  designer and architect/Engineer.

(b)To follow the provisions of N.B.C.or I.S.specifications as regards materials, components, quality control  and the process of construction.

(c)To   provide   for  safety  of  workers   and   others   during  excavation,  construction  and erection.

(d)To  provide safe and adequate temporary  structure  required for construction &  erection.

(e)To bring to the notice of the  structural  designer  and Architect/ Engineer/  any situation or circumstances which  in his opinion are liable to endanger the  safety  of    structure.

(f)To   deposit with the Competent Authority one set   of   working drawings   of the works executed along with the   progress   certificates before proceeding to the next stage of the work.

(g)He  shall  be in charge of site  and  responsible  for overall supervision of the work.

(h)He  shall ensure that all the works under  his  charge  are carried out in conformity with the approved drawings and as  per  the  details and  specifications  supplied  by  the  registered Architect/Engineer/.

(i)He shall take adequate measures to ensure that no damage is   caused to the work under construction and the  adjoining properties.

(j)He  shall also ensure that no  undue  inconvenience  is caused in the course of his work to the people in neighbourhood.

(k)He  shall  also ensure that no nuisance  is  caused  to traffic & neighbouring people by way of noise, dust,  smell, vibration etc. in the course of his work.

(D)REGISTRATION.

As per 9.3.2 (D).

9.3.6 DEVELOPER:

(A) QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:-

The   person/firm acting as Developer shall be of proved merits and experience.

(B) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

The responsibilities of developers shall be:

1.To  obtain  and  submit  to  the  Competent  Authority,  along  with  application  for  development permission, each progress report and application for occupation certificate.

2.To appoint a Registered Architect/ Engineer and Structural Designer.

3.To obtain at relevant stages certificates from them, for submission to the Competent Authority, that in designing the real estate development and providing detailed drawings and specifications for it they have complied with requirements as laid out in the GDCR.

4.to appoint a registered site supervisor.

5.To  obtain  and  adhere  to  the  quality  assurance  procedure  prepared  by  the  registered  site supervisor.

6 To adequately enable the site supervisor to carry out his responsibilities.

7.To certify along with the site supervisor that construction of the real estate development has been carried   out   as   per   the   design,   detailed   drawings   and   specifications   provided   by   the Architect/Engineer and the Structural Designer.

8To  obtain  development  permission  from  the  Competent  Authority  prior  to  commencement  of construction of the real estate development

9.To  regularly submit progress reports and certificates as required by the Competent Authority.

10To inform in writing the Competent Authority within 7 days, if for any reason he ceases to be the developer or is relieved of his responsibilities as the developer of the real estate development

11To  inform  in  writing  the  Competent  Authority  within  7  days,  if  for  any  reason  any  of  the registered professionals appointed by him have been relieved of their responsibilities.

12The   appointment of   the   registered   Architect/ Engineer shall mean that he has authorised the Architect/Engineer to do all things necessary  and to  take  all adequate measures for  preparing the    design,  drawings    and  specifications  for  the  project  and  to    appoint  on    his    behalf appropriate persons to  act  as  registered, clerk of works site  supervisor, required for the proper execution of  the  project and to retain on behalf of  the  owner  any other  specialist  or  expert required on the  work  of  the project.

13.He  shall  not cause or allow any  deviations  from  the approved  drawings  in the course of the execution   of   the  project  against  the  instruction  the  instruction  of  Architect   /Engineer  /Site Supervisor/Clerk  of  Works/Structural  Designer  and  shall  bear   all     responsibility  for  any irregularity   committed   in   the use   and   function   of   the building   or   its   parts for which  the approval  has  been obtained.

14.When  no registered construction  contractor  or  site supervisor is required to be appointed and not appointed  he shall be responsible for their duties and  responsibilities  under the Regulations.

15.He  shall  not  commence  the  use  of  building  or  shall  not  give  the  possession  to  occupy  the building to any one before obtaining the occupancy certificate from the Competent Authority.

16.  He  shall  provide  adequate  safety  measures  for  structural  stability  and  protection  against  fire hazards  likely  from  installation  of  services  like  electrical  installation,  plumbing,    drainage, sanitation, water supply etc.  wherever required under the regulations.

17.He shall exhibit the names of registered persons only, on site and no additional names will be exhibited/displayed.

18.He shall explain the construction design and its intended use  as  per approved plan  only,  to  the prospective purchaser of the premises under construction.

(C) REGISTRATION :-

As per 9.3.2 (D).

9.3.7 RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNERS

9.3.7.1 THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN OWNER SHALL BE:

(i)   To appoint a registered architect/engineer and structural designer;

(ii)  To obtain at relevant stages, for submission to the Competent Authority, certificates from them that in designing the development and providing detailed drawings and specifications for it they have complied with requirements as laid out in the GDCR.

(iii)  to appoint a registered site supervisor.

(iv) To  obtain  and  adhere  to  the  quality  assurance  procedure  prepared  by  the  registered  site supervisor.

(v)  To adequately enable the site supervisor to carry out his responsibilities.

(vi) To  certify  along  with  the  site  supervisor  that  construction  of  the  development  has  been undertaken   as per designs, detailed drawings and specifications  provided by the Architect/Engineer and the Structural Designer.

(vii) To   obtain   development   permission   from   the   Competent   Authority   prior   to   the development.

(viii)To  regularly  submit  progress  reports  and  certificates  as  required  by  the  Competent Authority.

(ix) To obtain an  occupancy certificate from the Competent Authority prior use being made of the development.

(x) To inform in writing the Competent Authority within 7 days, if for any reason he ceases to be relieved of his responsibilities as the owner of the development.

(xi) To inform in writing the Competent Authority within 7 days if for any reason any of the registered professionals appointed by him have been relieved of their responsibilities.

9.4 APPOINTMENT OF EMPLOYEES

9.4.1 IN CASE OF TERMINATION OF EMPLOYEES:

In case of termination of employment of any of the persons employed under Regulations. It shall be the duty of the person employed to intimate immediately in writing to   the Competent Authority specifically indicating the stage up to which he has  supervised  the construction.  In the absence of any  such  intimation  and  until  such  intimation  has  been  received,  person  so  last  engaged  shall  be deemed to continue to supervise the work in question.

9.4.2 IN CASE OF DEATH OF EMPLOYEES:

Where any of the persons employed under these Regulations and required for the execution of the projects dies or ceases  to be employee before such building work is  completed, the further erection of such building or the further  execution of  such  work shall forthwith be suspended until  another person as required under these Regulations  is  engaged and his name has been duly communicated
to the Competent Authority.

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