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Title 43, Chapter 4, Section 1 (43-4-1)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Architect" means an individual technically and legally qualified to engage in the practice of architecture.

(2) "Architectural construction contract administration services" shall include at a minimum the following services:

(A) Visiting the construction site on a regular basis to determine that the work is proceeding in accordance with the technical submissions submitted to the building official at the time the building permit was issued; and

(B) Processing shop drawings, samples, and other submissions required of the contractor by the terms of construction contract documents.

(3) "Board" means the Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers.

(4) "Building" means any structure consisting of foundation, floors, walls, columns, girders, beams, and roof or a combination of any of these parts, with or without other parts or appurtenances.

(5) "Building official" shall mean the person appointed by the county, municipality, or other political subdivision of the state having responsibility for the issuance of building permits and the administration and enforcement of the Georgia State Minimum Construction Codes, or a state fire marshal where there is not such local official.

(6) "Practice of architecture" means the rendering of or offer to render the following services in connection with the design, construction, enlargement, or alteration of a building or group of buildings and the space within and surrounding such buildings, which may have human occupancy or habitation: planning, providing preliminary studies, designs, drawings, specifications and other technical submissions, the architectural administering of construction contracts, and coordinating elements of technical submissions prepared by others including, as appropriate and without limitation, consulting engineers, registered interior designers, and landscape architects. As part of the practice of architecture, a registered architect may perform such engineering work as is incidental to his or her work. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to prohibit a licensed engineer from coordinating technical submittals related to the practice of engineering.

(7) "Registered architect" means a person who is technically and legally qualified and currently registered with the board to practice architecture in the State of Georgia.

(8) "Registered interior designer" means a person who is registered under Article 2 of this chapter as being qualified by education, experience, and examination to use the title "registered interior designer" in the State of Georgia and as further defined in Code Section 43-4-30. Nothing in this paragraph or in this article shall be construed as prohibiting or restricting the practice or activities of an interior decorator or individual offering interior decorating services, including, but not limited to, selection of surface materials, window treatments, wall coverings, paints, floor coverings, and lighting fixtures.

(9) "Registration" means the certificate of registration issued by the board.

(10) "Responsible control" means the amount of control over and detailed knowledge of the content of technical submissions during their preparation as is ordinarily exercised by registered architects applying the required professional standard of care, as defined by rules and regulations adopted by the board.

(11) "Technical submissions" means designs, drawings, specifications, studies, and other technical reports prepared in the course of practicing architecture.

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