I met a question about Ncarb model rule of conduct.
A client submitted a set of standard blueprints purchased from a homebuilding publisher to the city for a building permit. The application was denied and the city requested more information such as structural plans, and energy calculations, etc. The client comes to an architect and asks her for assistance to obtain the permit. What should the architect do?
The answer is about It is against NCARB’s Model Rules of Conduct and copyright laws to modify another designer’s work.
I think i have two points here: 1. is this problem so serious that it is about NCARB conduct of rule and copyright law? The answer makes the whole situation to sound like stealing the previous designer's work and it is very serious situation. However, when I first read the question, I feel like the question is not about stealing other people's idea/work and the question is just more about the previous designer's drawing was not good enough to pass the permit. The owner uses the new architect and hope the new architect can help with the drawings only to pass the permit and only to make the project moving. 2. If this is about NCARB conduct of rule and copyright law, the answer says "It is against NCARB’s Model Rules of Conduct and copyright laws to modify another designer’s work." but the NCARB rules of conduct says it is okay to modify and incorporate another licensed architect work into your own work. Why is this still a violation?
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