• Consultative Meetings with Principals of Firms. The Board discusses issues with Practices

    About us

    Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board was established by the Architects and Quantity Surveyors (Registration) Act No 16 of 1997, which was repealed and replaced by Act No 4 of 2010.

    Vision

    A dynamic and proficient regulator of the architecture, quantity surveying and allied professions

    Mission

    To regulate architecture, quantity surveying and allied professions through registering, monitoring, promoting and safeguarding professionalism for the welfare of the public

    Core Values

    • INTEGRITY: We are committed to our founding values of reliability, honesty and truthfulness.
    • PROFESSIONALISM: We execute our duties with respect to professional standards, ethics, and guidelines and in a skillful manner.
    • TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: We fulfill our roles and responsibilities in an open and clear manner to the public with positive response towards customers’ needs.
    • INNOVATION: We believe in creative ideas, technologies, and practices to enhance quality, effectiveness and efficiency in regulating the professions.
    • CUSTOMER ORIENTED: We ensure suitable, satisfactory, timely and quality service delivery that exceed our stakeholders’ expectations, fostering a stakeholders’ relationship built on respect, confidence and trust.
    • TEAM WORK: We encourage cooperation and mutual respect among the employees in achieving objectives of the Board.
    • ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: We give priority to environmental conservation and protection in discharging our duties.

    Functions of the Board

    The Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board becomes a leading Institution in protecting the public, promoting professionalism and excellence in the construction industry for the creation and maintenance of highest possible standards of quality built environment.

    • Register and maintain registers and sub-registers of architects,quantity surveyors and their firm,graduate architects, graduate quantity surveyors,architectural technicians,architectual draughtsmen, both local and foreign, and to make decisions on applications for their registration, annually
    • Prescribe fees for application, registration, annual subscription and other fees as may be required.
    • Regulate the activities and conducts of architects, quantity surveyors and their firms, graduate architects, graduate quantity surveyor architectual technicians, and architectual draughtsmen.
    • Enter building sites and inspect building or construction works for the purpose of verifying and ensuring that the works are being undertaken by a registered architectual or quantity surveying firms and that the works complying with all governing regulations and laws of the country including requirement for safety an erection of signboard which shows the title
      of the project,names addresses,phones and e-mails of the client, architect,quantity surveyor,proctect registration stickers and to take legal action against defaulter thereof
    • Promote,monitor and provide continuing professional development opportunities and facilities for the study and training in architecture,quantity surveying and allied subjects
    • Conduct examinations or professionnal interviews for purpose of verifying the competence to practice as professionally qualified architects or quantity surveyors or as to the adequacy of practical training in architecture or quantity surveying as may be approved by the board
    • Conduct examinations or professionnal interviews for purpose of verifying the competence to practice as professionally qualified architects or quantity surveyors or as to the adequacy of practical training in architecture or quantity surveying as may be approved by the board
    • Arrange for publication and general dissemination of materials produced in connection with the work and activities of the board
    • Liaise with other institutions involved in architecture, quantity surveying and allied matters
    • Grant professional certificate and other awards of the board for examinations conducted by the board
    • Take disciplinary action against architects, quantity surveyors and other semi professional registered by board
    • Register construction works or projects
    • Offer advisory services to the public and the construction industry
    • Liaise with both local and international profession boards and associations involved in the construction industry for the purpose of consultations,exchange of ideas,and experiences
    • Promote and enforce professional conduct,ethics and integrity of architect,quantity surveyor and firms practising or operating in Tanzania
    • Administer and regulate architectural competition
    • Promote awareness and educate the public on the public proffesionals of the architecture and quantity surveying as well as the duties and responsiblities of archiect and quantity surveyors
    • Carry out any other functions which are for the public interest and which the Minister may in writing ,direct.