About IIBD

The Indian Institute of Building Design is a non-profit organization established in 2004. Its membership is comprised of Indian architecture, engineering, and design professionals through out the India and abroad.

The Purpose of IIBD is to:

Advance the role of Indian Building design professionals in practice and to advance their professional skills.

Promote recognition of member’s professional excellence, service, projects and contributions.

Encourage Building designers to pursue careers as professional engineers and design professionals.

Consolidate the expertise of members into a single focus for representation on a national level.

Provide Technical Awareness to the public about all types of constructions.

Indian Institute of Building Designers Association

Code of Professional Conduct:


Object of the code

The object is to state the principles for an national basis of ethical standards related to the practice of Building Design which shall be accepted by all Members of IIBD.


For the purpose of the Code, the word ” BUILDING DESIGNER

a. shall deem to include:

Professional Building Designer

b. shall mean individual, practising design as a freelance or salaried Building Designer, or group of Building Designers, acting in partnership or within other forms of association.

Obligations of Member Societies and Associations

IIBD require that Members accept that they and their individual members, when working in a country other than their own shall observe the relevant code and practice of the national member and members pertaining to that country.

R 4.81 The Building Designer’s responsibility to the community.

a. A Building Designer accepts a professional obligation to further the social and aesthetic standards of the community.

b. A Building Designer accepts professional responsibility to act in the best interest of the ecology and of the natural environment.

c. A Building Designer shall act in keeping with the honour and dignity of his profession.

d. A Building Designer shall not consciously assume or accept a position in which his personal interests conflict with his professional duty.

R4.82 The Designer’s responsibility to his client.

a. A Building Designer shall act in his client’s interests within the limits of his professional duties.

b. A Building Designer shall not work simultaneously on assignments which are in direct competition without informing the clients or employers concerned, except in specific cases where it is customary for the designer to work at the same time for various competitors.

c. A Building Designer shall treat all knowledge of his client’s intentions, production methods and/or business organisation as confidential and shall not, at any time, divulge such information without the consent of his client. It is the designer’s responsibility to ensure that all members of his staff are similarly bound to confidentiality.

R 4.83 The Building Designer’s responsibility to other designers.

a. A Building Designer must not attempt, directly or indirectly, to supplant another designer, nor must he compete with another designer by means of a deliberate reduction of fee or by other unfair inducement. A designer shall not knowingly accept any professional assignment upon which another designer has been acting without notifying the other designer.

b. A Building Designer must be fair in criticism and shall not denigrate the work or reputation of a fellow designer.

c. A Building Designer shall not accept instructions from his client which knowingly involve plagiarism, nor shall he consciously act in a manner involving plagiarism.

R4.84 Building Designer’s Remuneration.

a. A Building Designer shall not undertake any work at the invitation of a client without payment of an appropriate fee. A designer may however undertake work without fee or at a reduced rate for charitable or non-profit organisations.

b. Before accepting an assignment the Building Designer shall define exactly and comprehensively to the client the basis on which his total remuneration is calculated.

c. A Building Designer who is financially concerned with any company, firm or business which may benefit from any recommendations made by him in the course of his work shall notify his client or employer of this fact in advance.

d. A Building Designer who is asked to advise on the selection of designer shall accept no payment in any form from the designer recommended.

R4.85 Competitions.

a. A Building Designer shall not take part in any open or limited national/international competition the terms of which are not in accordance with the regulations established by IIBD.

R4.86 Publicity.

a. Any advertising or publicity material must contain only truthful factual statements. It must be fair to clients and other Building Designers, and in accordance with the dignity of the profession.

b. A Building Designer may allow his clients to use his name for the promotion of articles he has designed or service which he has provided but only in a manner which is appropriate to the status of the profession.

c. A Building Designer shall not allow his name to be associated with the realisation of a Building Design which has been so changed by the client as no longer to be substantially the original work of the Building Designer.


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