RE: architectural identification of works bill - understand and comment to the relevant authorities - or prepare to watch a very dangerous precedent erupt across the employment board.
It is to my mind absolutely imperative that the new proposed architectural identification of works bill legislation does not in any way, shape
or form alienate the current architectural draughting professionals
from their existing client base and existing work portfolios. If this is
the case, the governing body driving this legislation will have to remunerate all disadvantaged
architectural draughting professionals to the value of their current earnings
for the remainder of their careers. Its not a case of simply striking a
pen to paper, passing a new bill to cunningly side hip an entire spectrum of architectural
professionals off the employment table. Someone has to take
responsibility for the currently employed architectural draughting professional
and their families . it would be prudent for the governing body instituting the new laws to see these architectural professionals
as individuals trying very hard to survive in a very difficult work environment. To
create these additional insecurities and stresses at this time, is to my mind viscous to the absolute extreme.
the identification of works bill for architectural draughting professionals qualified after the point of the inception of the law – is fair. However anyone currently
doing work to a certain level of architectural proficiency in south africa, cannot have that work, client base and income suddenly taken
away from them. They will either have to be exempted from the new bill , until they are
worked out of the system. Or they need to be given the status of a technologist
or a tier title that currently befits their current work portfolio, so they do not lose
their current ability to earn a living. I feel its fair that from a future date
determined , all architectural draughting professionals key into the new
legislation once they qualify. However the existing and current architectural draughting professional need to key into the legislation they were qualified under. No more , no less. which is the 500m2 rule. So
for this legislation to be fair – 2 streams of architectural draughting
professional will need to be entertained in the future. Those who are currently working under the 500m2 rule and those that will be qualified under the new identification of
works bill. Eventually the latter will be worked out the system fairly over
time. the architectural governing body will then have its architectural tier system whereby an elitist architectural designer will operate under inflated pricing structures. I put it to you , are the public fully aware of this new bill, and has the public commented and gone through a proper understanding of the impact of this new bill process? i think not - to be honest. it appears that in the past very cunning individuals have tried to railroad this bill without proper public participation.
This ability to
easily side hip hard working architectural professionals, or any currently employed and earning professionals in south africa off the table is frightening. it also creates
the possibility of a second phase to this cunning scheme and plan. This
would be the ability to demote architectural professionals to lower
tiers at the governing bodies will and whim, Further creating an elite
architectural working class that will completely fleece the public.
Domestic Architecture is
for the public masses and its best if the public retain complete say as to who
they want to pay to represent them, as the public pay to build SA'S future domestic built environment. it appears that its the man in the street who is having to dig much, much deeper in his pocket to have building plans approved on every level. the public is already paying exorbitant fees as local municipalities charge increased scrutiny fees, departure fees, heritage fees and granny flat over 60m2 fees and many, many other newly imposed local authority fees. then additionally local authorities expect the man in the street to still further pay an array of private professionals to endorse every aspect of the plan as well. further escalating the costs of plan submission to the public a hundred fold. i put it to you - what are council scrutiny fees for if the responsibility of local authorities is getting less. maybe i am wrong, but i am failing to see how the public is being protected by this architectural machine which appears to be setting measures in place to fleece the public at every given turn. the identification of works bill is just another process put in place to extract finance from an at present uninformed public sector.
an ode to man the tool maker , man the machine creative - because the concept of organic engineering from scratch is not really possible for us mere mortals. to re-interpret nature as a machine through a defragmentation process of view. looking at nature through a human eye perspective is a wildetect experiment.
a wildetect defragmentation sculpture is a momentary point cloud creation.
The "wildetect" sees architecture in clouds, pure artistry in curves and music in the sound of unrestrained laughter.
the "wildetect" sees these things as first and foremost in the process of design.
looking through thine blind eyes, as one attempts to interpret what is all , already seen and done.