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Why on earth does the ARB continue to exist?


It is your opinions Mr Finch, not your person which I criticise. Mostly of which are based on lack of rigour of thought, as I said. And it is easy to dismiss other's opinion using such cheap phrases and a spot of latin. For example, it does not follow that because surveyors earn more than architects it is because they lack protection of title. As for protection via the Fraud Act, that would be contentious at best, and at worst ruinously expensive. And yes, I would agree that ARB board should have architects as members, by election from architects. The current and previous Chairs and Board members have very little experience of the business world and even less about the business of architecture. I would also agree that any architect who has diddled clients out of money should be struck off, permanently. But that unfortunately this is not the view of the Board, and I have have strong debates with some of them about that point. I do however believe that there is a sound value in protecting the public. Architects advise clients on the spending of huge sums of money. Most other industries which do that are highly regulated. Take lawyers for example. In fact architects should bill them selves as financial advisers and get FCA accredited, and thereby make more money. But, as you say, architects do not earn much money, yet you would like them to subside an ARB initiated compensation scheme. Is this the same incompetent ARB you criticise so much! I will not discuss education here. Regarding Architectural designers, many people do know there is a distinction between them and Architects. Those who don't, often find out to late, after they have lost much money through incompetence. So Mr. Finch, stop relying on post lunch fake-truths and belligerence, and quit now.

Posted date

4 April, 2017

Posted time

7:33 pm


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