Comment on: RIBA and ARB ethical codes attacked
The ARB Code of Conduct is not fit for purpose because it fails to put sufficient responsibility on architects to tackle environmental issues
The 2002 Code put an explicit responsibility on architects to tackle environmental issues
"Standard 5 2002 Code
Whilst Architects' primary responsibility is to their clients, they should nevertheless have due regard to their wider responsibility to conserve and enhance the quality of the environment and its natural resources."
This was watered down in the 2010 code following pressure from the RIBA and there Association of Consultant Architects.
"Standard 5 2010 Code 5.1 Whilst your primary responsibility is to your clients, you should take into account the environmental impact of your professional activities."
“Taking into account” environmental issues is far too weak
The stronger 2002 statement should be reinstated and strengthened even further. ARB should establish a working party to advise the BOard on ethical and environmental issues before changing the code