A collaborative arrangement has been signed between the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the Architectural Designers of New Zealand (ADNZ) to cooperate on matters relating to their respective disciplines.
The objectives of the arrangement are to:
- develop arrangements to facilitate members of each institute to join the other institute;
- identify mechanisms within both organisations that could be transferable to assist with education, best practice, technical and certification activities where either organisation has developed expertise; identify joint efforts for both organisations to foster professionalism through education, best practice, technical, certification, public image and performance standards;
- identify joint efforts for both organisations to foster cooperation within allied professional bodies, government authorities and others;
- introduce membership discounts for events, educational functions and publications.
Speaking of the collaboration, Karl Grace, President of CIAT said:
‘I’m delighted to see this collaborative arrangement in place. It will not only help to support members of both institutes but also recognises our disciplines equally within New Zealand and the UK. The timing of this arrangement is opportune as we have just set-up the Australasia Centre. It contributes to what continues to be an exciting time for the development of CIAT internationally.’
ADNZ Board Chair, Cymon Allfrey, is delighted with the memoranda of understanding and said:
“This is a positive step for both organisations and ADNZ looks forward to the collaborative opportunities this relationship will bring.”