The code of professional ethics for a designer is the internal rules of all designers who carry out design activities. Every designer, engaging in design practice, teaching or research activities, must make a commitment to adhere to the standards of professional ethics, which are set out in this Code. Ethical standards apply to all professional activities, regardless of where they occur.
The Code is in line with the International Union of Designers' Code of Professional Ethics.
Designers should use the knowledge acquired in the process of education, practical training and practical experience for the benefit of society, customers and users of design objects, builders who help to form a harmonious environment in the natural environment.
The professional training of a designer, practical training and a mechanism for testing knowledge and skills should leave no doubt in the public about his ability to provide professional services.
Designers must constantly maintain and develop their knowledge of the art and science of architecture, respect the world and national achievements and traditions of design, develop them with their own, prioritize professional conclusions and decisions over any other motivation in serving the art of architecture and science.
The designer's code of ethics is a set of rules that regulate relations that arose both in the professional environment of designers and in the relationship between a designer and society; they act in conjunction with the laws of the Russian Federation. The Code is based on the fundamental principles of public recognition of the nature of the profession of a designer as a creative activity and the designer's right to authorship of the project, which follows from this, as well as the need for a designer to comply with obligations to citizens, society, and colleagues.
At the Vyatka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a Disciplinary Commission on Ethics and Copyright is being created, which considers conflict situations that arise between designers, a customer and a designer, a designer and the public, between a designer and a contractor.
The commission is formed from a representative of the WCCI, the disputing parties and 2 representatives of the design community, selected by the disputing parties.
Violation of the Code of Ethics by a designer, depending on the degree of moral harm inflicted on his colleagues-designers, customers and users of objects, citizens, enterprises and institutions, entails:
- warning about the inadmissibility of violations of ethical norms;
- public condemnation, which is officially expressed in professional circles, a written message, which may be accompanied by a corresponding publication in the media.
1. General obligations (responsibilities):
1.1. Designers should strive for continuous replenishment and improvement of professional knowledge and skills in the field of their professional activities.
1.2. Designers should, where possible, contribute to the development of other arts, scientific and technological advances, especially in the field of construction.
1.3. The designer must improve the quality of professional services, promote the dissemination of information and education that are relevant to their profession.
2. Responsibilities in relation to the profession:
2.1. A representative of the design profession is a person who, regardless of social status, position, carries out design activities legally.
2.2. The designer must engage in professional activities honestly and conscientiously, giving priority to the priority of the profession.
2.3. Designers must strive in all their actions to maintain the dignity and perseverance of the ideals of their profession and to ensure that such standards of conduct are maintained by their employees. No action should undermine the credibility of those for whom and with whom they work, and so that the public is protected from distortion of facts, fraud and deliberate delusion.
2.4. The designer should avoid:
- public statement of the positive qualities or shortcomings of design solutions to the official notification by the author (authors) of completed and unfinished works (stages of work), if he does not personally take part in the work, as well as granting permission for
using your name for such assessments;
- notification and evaluation of the work by one of the co-authors without the consent of other members of the group of authors.
2.5. Actions that demean the dignity of the designer:
- binding with their own signatures (seal) of sketches, drawings, models or documents that are related to professional activities, if they were not prepared by him, or with his direct participation;
- execution of design work at the request of the customer in a shortened period, if this can lead to a decrease in the quality of work.
2.5. The designer should not knowingly agree to perform work at prices below the prevailing minimum prices in the territory.
children that can lead to unfair competition, dumping reduction in the cost of work and deterioration in the quality of projects.
3. Obligations to the customer:
3.1. A designer can begin to fulfill a professional order only if he can guarantee the provision of all services provided for by law, regulations and the contract to the client. By concluding a contract for the performance of work, the designer must weigh whether he has enough skill, knowledge and funds to carry out this work and not take on the work if he cannot complete it.
3.2. A designer cannot submit a work to the customer on behalf of another person, as well as submit to the customer the work of another designer on his own behalf.
3.3. The designer should not enter into a contractual relationship with the customer if he knows that this affects the legal rights of third parties. If the violation of the rights of third parties becomes known during the execution of the work, the designer must suspend them until the issues with the customer and persons whose legal rights may be affected are resolved, about which he must immediately inform the customer.
3.4. The designer must avoid creating a mistaken imagination in the client about his level of competence, while at the same time speaking uncomfortably about the creative and other possibilities of his colleagues, in which a business relationship is established or can be established with the client.
3.5. Designers are obliged not to agree to the performance of professional work, unless a clear written agreement has been reached with the customer on the scope of work, distribution of responsibility, the amount of the contract price for the performance of work, terms of termination or cancellation of the contract.
3.6. The designer must refuse to perform professional work if the customer's requirements contradict the current legislation, building codes and initial design data, the conviction and professional dignity of the designer.
3.7. The designer must keep confidential information confidential,
obtained in the performance of professional activities, must not use the information received to harm the customer and other persons.
The designer can be exempted from the preservation of professional secrecy by direct written consent of the customer or in accordance with applicable law.
3.8. The designer is obliged to inform the customer about the progress of the implementation.
works, keep him informed of any issues that may affect the quality or cost of the work performed.
3.9. The designer is obliged to inform the customer, owner or
contractor about all circumstances known to him that may lead to a conflict of interest. He must ensure that the conflict does not jeopardize the legitimate interests of the named persons or interfere with the designer’s duty to draw unbiased conclusions about work performed by others.
4. Features of the relationship between the designer and the contractor:
4.1. The designer must, under all circumstances, maintain his professional independence and avoid cases where the interests of contractors conflict with his professional dignity or are contrary to the interests of the client.
4.2. In the event of a conflict with a contractor, the designer must promptly inform the customer about the nature of the conflict, enter into a dialogue with the contractor on behalf of the customer on his behalf in order to achieve a smart compromise.
5. Responsibilities and obligations in relations with colleagues
5.1. A designer cannot use his official position against other designers, which may provide advantages in receiving orders and in matters of copyright.
5.2. The Designer undertakes not to use the ideas of another designer without the consent and authorization for such use from the designer-author of such Idea.
5.3. Designers undertake not to offer gifts or otherwise bribe persons in order to receive an order. When appointed to any position, they will not make an effort to unfairly occupy another designer's place.
5.4. Designers who take part in competitions must avoid influencing the decisions of the jury, any contact with the jury members, directly or through others.
5.5. During public discussion of competition projects, a designer, or
the person authorized by him must protect the positive qualities of their work, and not find flaws in other robots.
5.6. A designer who takes part in the development of the competition program, or works as a jury or public expert in the competitive design of this object, cannot participate in this competition.
5.7. The designer must refuse to participate in the jury of the competition if he became aware of the participation in the competition of members of the team in which he works.
5.8. The designer has no right to claim authorship for work that he did not perform, or his participation was limited to organizational and technical leadership.
5.9. The formation of groups of authors (groups of co-authors) should be based on
copyright agreements with an indication of the objects of authorship, the principles of the distribution of royalties, the granting of powers to protect the project, etc.
5.10. A designer must respect his employees, specialists in related professions.
5.11. The designer should not seek to receive or fulfill the order of the customer if he knows that the latter is using the services of another designer for this object. He can accept this order only after termination of the contract by the customer with another designer.
5.12. The designer should not allow verbal or written unfounded statements about a colleague, if they dishonor his professional or human dignity, he should send critical comments to the project, and not to the personality of the colleague.
5.13. The object of design criticism can only be completed and officially submitted projects for consideration, as well as completed implemented projects.
5.14. The designer cannot respond with a refusal to provide a colleague, within the limits of the necessary sufficiency, drawings and other documents for the mutual approval of the objects that are being developed.
5.15. The designer must adhere to the principle of heredity of solutions when completing the construction of an object (complex of objects), designed by another author, or when reconstructing historic buildings and complexes. At the same time, it is desirable, if possible, to agree on the basic principles with the author of previous works.
5.16. The designer can start, at the request of the customer, to carry out work on the next stage of the approved project, the author of which is another designer, only after his written consent and reaching an agreement on the nature of cooperation and copyright protection.