Through his affiliation with the NBJA, a naval architect shows that he has an eye for the collective interest and shows his involvement with the profession. Through his membership he contributes to the development of the profession, the development of knowledge and skills and the prestige of the naval architect. In order to achieve these objectives it is important that the members of the NBJA adhere to the following, jointly agreed, rules of conduct.
Behavior and attitude in a general sense
- Members of the NBJA will not engage in, or link their name to, projects that have a questionable character.
- Members of the NBJA will not use questionable or inappropriate methods to obtain professional work and will not pay financial compensation for obtaining such work.
- Members of the NBJA will not make misleading offers or mislead themselves through advertising or in any way whatsoever.
- Members of the NBJA will base their professional reputation on the value and quality of their services.
- Members of the NBJA will only provide services in the line of their competence.
- Members of the NBJA are obliged to keep his / her knowledge and skills and those of his staff up to standard. He / she is obliged to spend at least 30 hours per year on continuing education.
- Members of the NBJA are obliged to take out professional liability insurance.
- Members of the NBJA will only accept an assignment if he / she has sufficient expertise, professional competence and office capacity, or engages them from outside.
- Members of the NBJA are obliged to assist the client independently and expertly in a position of trust as an advisor.
Behavior and attitude towards the client / client – impartiality
- Members of the NBJA represent the interests of the client to the best of his knowledge and ability, aware not only to be responsible to the client, but also to society, the environment and fellow architects.
- Members of the NBJA will inform the customer or client in time about possible business connections or interests that could influence the impartiality of the yacht designer in the realization of an assignment.
- Members of the NBJA will treat the data provided as confidential by the client as such.
- Members of the NBJA will, when accepting an assignment with the client, enter into an agreement in which the mutual rights and duties of the client and architect are laid down and apply the NBJA general conditions.
- Members of the NBJA will not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, than from one party, unless this is done with full knowledge and permission from all parties involved.
Dealing with fellow members and other yacht architects
- Members of the NBJA will not accept and execute design assignments of which he / she should be known or it is known that the design in question is already the subject of a project of another naval architect / NBJA colleague, unless the involved naval architect / colleague has explicitly known in advance. given no objection to this.
- Members of the NBJA will not engage in unfair competition with other members of the NBJA and with other yacht architects.
- Members of the NBJA will not express themselves in a hurtful manner about a colleague member or about his work.
- Members of the NBJA will, in grievances against an NBJA member, express such grievances exclusively to this colleague in person and if this does not have the desired effect these complaints can only be made known to the board of the NBJA, by filing a complaint, subject to his rights. according to the law.
Behavior and attitude towards the NBJA
- Members of the NBJA will protect the good name of the NBJA and abstain from statements or actions that could harm the name or interests of the NBJA at any time.