Requirements in the Architectural Profession: Relevance of Punctuality, Completeness, Accuracy and Conformance

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A Study on the Relevance of Punctuality, Completeness, Accuracy and Conformance to Requirements in the Architectural Profession
Abstract:The Architectural Profession is God-like. Being a professional, an Architect is known as a designer of his world. Basically he is trained to design, to plan and to construct buildings and human settlements. The practice of an architect, where architecture means to offer or render professional services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use. A central issue in architectural profession is time management and work ability of an architect. The researcher noted all the basic ethics of an architect. Being punctuality is one of the basic. Architects are professionals who deal with professionals most of the time. Time is always of the essence. You have to transact at the agreed time always. Any delay caused on your part is an inconvenience to the other party. Completeness and accuracy ethics can be performed at work with full of effort. Completeness and accuracy make the design perfect. Conformance to requirements is also indeed part of the basic ethics of an architect. Conformance to requirements is the capability to follow all existing laws or decrees that were designed or enacted to serve the welfare of the majority. In conforming to requirements, an architect assures the safety of life and property involved particularly in architectural designs. It all boils down to professionalism. Keywords: Professionalism, punctuality, completeness, accuracy, architecture, ethics, conformance, creator, capability, relevance.

Introduction
The UAP (United Architects of the Philippines) Architect’s National Code Document Series 200 entails the code of ethical conduct. It includes the architect’s responsibilities in relation to the people, to his clients, contractor, manufacturers, dealers and agents, relation to his colleagues and subordinates. These responsibilities cannot stand to an architect unless he has moral values, passion, confidence and respect to the career he chose. But what is a name without a good attitude? The architect should know the importance of punctuality so that his work will be presented on the appointed time. His services should meet the necessity of his client; it must be complete, accurate and conform to the requirements.

1 Objectives
* To study the Importance of Punctuality, Completeness, Accuracy and Conformance to Requirements in Architectural Profession. * To know what are the right ethical conduct in Architectural Profession.

2 Methodology
This study made use of the descriptive method.
* To gather information through internet, books, media about the developing an understanding of professional ethics. * Personal interview with the architects who have been practicing the architectural profession and ask questions about the study.

3 Output
* To be able to pass a term paper about the Study on the Relevance of Punctuality, conformance, accuracy, and conformance to requirements in Architectural Profession. * To be able to form conclusions and recommendations about the topic.

Content
1. Professionalism and Ethics
Architectural education should begin with students developing an understanding of professionalism and ethics. a. To students, develop the punctuality by attending the lectures in college on time; or at least on the learning stage. b. A curricular framework that recognizes the importance of a broad education including general studies, architectural studies and electives. c. Knowledge of the diverse needs, values, and behaviours that characterise different cultures and the implications of this diversity on the community roles and responsibilities of architects. d. Legal principles and ethical issues in practice.

2. The Architect’s...
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