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Code of Ethics (1980)
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CODE OF ETHICS
1. A Designer pledges to conduct himself professionally, with honesty and fairness and to refrain from any action which might be considered detrimental to his fellow designers, his clients, or to any others engaged in allied professions or trades.
2. A Designer pledges to uphold the quality and the professional characteristics of his work, regardless of the scope of the project. His design shall be complete and concise so as to reflect credit to his profession. These duties and responsibilities cannot be properly discharged unless his motives, conduct, and ability are such as to command respect and confidence.
3. A Designer pledges not make false, misleading, derogatory or adverse statements regarding the work or business methods of a fellow member. He may suggest that the client make whatever investigation of competitors that may be necessary to arrive at a fair comparison of the superiority of his own work. However, he shall not unjustly prejudice the client before such an investigation has been made.
4. Designer pledges not to knowingly compete with a fellow Designer on the basis of professional charges. A Designer will never, knowingly, solicit a fellow member's client.
5. A Designer pledges not to supplement another Designer's work after definite steps have been taken by a client towards his employment, nor shall he knowingly undertake a commission for which another Designer has been previously engaged until he has determined that the services of others have been definitely terminated.
6. Designer pledges not to receive any compensation, monetary or otherwise, which shall reflect adversely upon his profession.
1980 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING DESIGN