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Updated: 13 October 2018

14. General Powers of Council

The council may, in addition to other powers in this Act -


(a) acquire, hire, maintain, let, sell or otherwise dispose of movable or immovable property for the effective performance and exercise of its functions, duties or powers;


(b) decide upon the manner in which contracts must be entered into on behalf of the council;


(c) perform any service within its competence if it is requested by any person or body of persons, including the State:


(d) determine, subject to section 25 the requirements with which a voluntary association must comply to qualify for recognition by the council,


(e) advise the Minister, any other Minister or the CBE on any matter relating to the architectural profession;


(f) encourage and itself undertake research into matters relating to the architectural profession;


(g) take any steps it considers necessary for the protection of the public in their dealings with registered persons for the maintenance of the integrity and the enhancement of the status of the architectural profession;


(h) take any steps it considers necessary for the improvement of the standards of services rendered by registered persons;


(i) create an awareness amongst registered persons of the importance to protect the environment against unsound architectural practices;


(j) take any steps which it considers necessary, where, as a result of architectural related undertakings, public health and safety is prejudiced; and


(k) take any measures it considers necessary for the proper performance and exercise of its functions. duties or powers or to achieve the objectives of this Act.


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