Maggie's Lanarkshire – Reiach and Hall Architects

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Practice Committee

To oversee practice matters including adjudication, appointments, building regulations, contracts, fees, health and safety, liability, planning, practice management, practice services, professional indemnity insurance and sustainability / environmental issues. Also to oversee the Directory and RIAS technical CPD.

Terms of Reference

Membership

Maximum 12/14 members to include:
Convenor
Chapters Representatives X 6
Practices of various sizes and Schools as appropriate
Student Representative

In attendance:
Secretary & Treasurer
Practice Manager

Meetings do not require to be strictly quorate but attendance of fewer than 5 members must be notified to the President.

Purpose

  • To assist in the formulation of objectives, policy and priorities.
  • To ensure effective implementation of Council decisions.
  • To oversee management of activities.
  • To oversee Practice matters including:
    • adjudication;
    • appointments;
    • building regulations;
    • code policy;
    • conciliation;
    • contracts;
    • design certification;
    • energy environment;
    • fees;
    • health & safety;
    • housing;
    • industry liaison;
    • liability;
    • planning;
    • practice management;
    • practice services; and
    • professional indemnity insurance.
  • Also:
    • conditions of entry into the Directory;
    • CPD;
    • the operation of the Clients' Advisory Service; and
    • overseeing RIAS Consultancy.

These are delegated as required to the Building Standards, Conservation, Contracts, Planning, Conservation and Education Committees.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • To recommend strategic objectives to be pursued by the Incorporation.
  • To ensure that work and progress is reported and that performance is assessed against agreed objectives.
  • To ensure the implementation of Council policy, execution of its decisions, and the application of good management.
  • To carry out such other functions as Council or the President's Policy Committee (PPC) may delegate from time to time to the Practice Committee.
  • To report to PPC and Council.

Functions

  • To recommend objectives to be pursued by the Incorporation and prepare an annual programme of work.
  • To ensure the implementation of Council policy, execution of its decisions, and the application of good management.
  • To carry out such other functions as Council or the PPC may delegate to the Practice Committee from time to time.

Authority and Reporting Requirements

  • The Practice Committee is subordinate to PPC and Council but has delegated authority to act on behalf of Council within agreed policies. On urgent minor policy issues the Chairman shall confer with the President (or Senior Vice President as appropriate).
  • The Practice Committee shall present an activity report orally to each meeting of the PPC and shall report in writing to each meeting of Council, via the PPC.
  • It shall present Council papers in writing on policy matters to PPC for discussion before such papers are presented to Council.
  • The Chairman shall liaise with the Secretary & Treasurer as appropriate, when dealing with matters of policy and in the preparation of reports to PPC and/or Council.

Schedule

14th February 2019
9th May 2019
15th August 2019
14th November 2019

Time: 11.00 - 12:30

Committee Reports