PAKISTAN COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTS AND TOWN PLANNERS(PCATP)
Mapping the Town Planning Profession

The survey comprises of Five sections:
A. Personal Profile
B. Professional Regulations
C. The Practice
D. The Market
E. Profession and Government Context
A. Personal Profile
Objective:
The basic individual information will be used to do an experience based analysis of professional standing. Furthermore, the respondent’s educational data would help in formulating future guidelines for higher education requirements, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), training, etc.

Name *
Your answer
Year of Graduation B. CRP?
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Name Of Institution?
Your answer
Is the institution accredited / validated by PCATP?
Did you do 6 months mandatory Internship during studies?
Year of Post-Graduation MSc
(If not applicable , go to Q.5)
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Name Of Institution
Your answer
Is the institution accredited / validated by PCATP?
Q#5. Year of PhD
(If not applicable, go to Q.6)
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Name of Institution
Your answer
Is the institution accredited / validated by PCATP?
Q#6. Write your E-mail address *
Your answer
Telephone Number Business?
Your answer
Telephone Number Home?
Your answer
Cell Number? *
Your answer
Postal Address Office?
Your answer
Postal Address Home?
Your answer
Are you a registered member of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP)?
(If No, go to Q.13)
If Yes, Registration Number?
Your answer
If Yes, year of membership?
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Is your registration with PCATP valid until 2019?
Did you apply for registration after 12 months of post graduate work with a registered architectural firm?
Q#13. Are you a member of Institute of Planners – Pakistan (IPP)?
(If No, go to Q.14)
If Yes, Registration number?
Your answer
If Yes, year of membership?
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Q#14. Are you an affiliate member of IAP?
(If No, go to Q.15)
If Yes, Registration number?
Your answer
If Yes, year of Membership?
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Q#15. Years of work experience?
Your answer
B. THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BODY
Objective:
The measure of professional regulatory body PCATP awareness among the professionals and the efforts PCATP is going through for the profession. At the same time to explore the potential of PCATP for the profession and education to meet the demands of the future.
Which body regulates the profession of Architecture and Planning in Pakistan?
Your answer
Given below are statements regarding the functions of PCATP. Select ‘Yes’ if the statement is a function, ‘No’ if it is not a function of PCATP, or ‘Don’t know’
Laying down of standards of conduct for members
Safeguarding the interests of members
Resolving disputes between members
Assisting Government and national institutions in identifying and solving national problems related to town planning
Promoting reforms in the town planning profession
Promoting town planning education and review of courses of studies in consultation with Universities and recognized institutions
Levy and collection of fees from applicants for registration or temporary licenses and from members
Exercising disciplinary powers over members of the Council as prescribed
There is no harm in a town planner attempting to supplant another town planner.
A Town Planner can allow his name to be used in recommending any service or product in advertisements.
Given below are statements regarding the benefits of membership of professional associations of town planners. Select ‘Yes’ if the statement is a benefit, ‘No’ if it is not a benefit of membership of IPP / PCATP, or ‘Don’t know’
Being part of a powerful network of town planning professionals
Access to in-depth information, services, and a network of knowledge
Represent town planner at local, provincial, and federal levels in government decisions that affect professional practice
Electronic information network that enables members to communicate with colleagues across the country
Attend professional development courses, tours, seminars, and workshops which help improve members' skills and profitability
Access to contract documents which are the model for the design and construction industry
Participate in competitions and awards programs which provide an opportunity to recognize excellence and cultivate an ever-growing audience for good design
Are you satisfied with the present functioning of PCATP?
Are you satisfied with the present functioning of IPP?
Are you aware of any Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses?
If ‘yes’, how many hours of training would you be willing to attend during a year?
Your answer
Is there a minimum requirement of hours that a Town Planner has to attend CPD courses?
If ‘yes’, how many hours of training
Your answer
If the minimum requirement of CPD courses is not met, could you be legally prevented from working as a town planner?
Are you satisfied with the frequency of occurrence of workshops for Pakistani town planner?
Are you satisfied with the frequency of occurrence of conferences for Pakistani Town Planner?
Are you satisfied with the frequency of occurrence of competitions for Pakistani Town Planner?
Do you see a potential role of IPP / PCATP in the growth of Town Planning Profession?
C. THE PRACTICE
Objective:
Professional practices mode and companies structure. The nature of employment and requirements for licensing, contracts, fees etc.
1.0 Employment Status
Working full-time?
Working part-time?
Unemployed?
Not working?
If working full time or part-time:
Sole practitioner
Partnership (2 or more town planner in a joint legal formation)
Limited Liability Company (2 or more town planners in a joint legal formation with others who are not town planners)
Working in Local Authorities?
Working in Federal Government?
Working in Academia / Institutes?
2.0 Licensing
Is it obligatory to have a license to practice as a town planner?
If ‘yes’, should it be obligatory to undergo a period of trainee ship after graduation before being awarded a license to practice?
Who issues the license?
Are you registered or enlisted with any entity from whom you have to obtain approvals of your submission drawings?
(If No or Don't Know , go to 2.4)
If “yes”, select one or more of the following options:
Government development authority (e.g. KDA, LDA, etc.)
Private society (e.g. DHA, PECHS, WAPDA Town, etc.)
Others (Specify)
Your answer
2.4 How much does it cost to get enlisted with the development authorities (select one from the following):
3.0 Fees for Services rendered
Should there be a recommended schedule of fees for services rendered by a town planner?
(If No or Don't Know , go to 3.4)
If ‘yes’, under whose authority should the schedule be issued?
Your answer
If ‘yes’, would you follow this schedule in your own practice?
If ‘no’, how are fees typically agreed?(please answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to all those that apply and include any other method not listed)
Percentage of Contract Value?
Lump Sum?
Per Unit Area?
No charge agreed (effectively ‘at risk’)?
Other (specify)?
Your answer
4.0 Liability and Insurance requirements
Are you aware of “Professional Indemnity Insurance” as a requirement for providing professional services to Clients?
Should Professional Indemnity Insurance be a mandatory requirement?
D. THE MARKET
The future of the profession in the coming years and demands for the future market

Compared to last year do you see an increase or decrease in the Town Planning market in the country for the coming two years or do you see it staying at the same level?
Compared to the last five years do you see an increase or decrease in the Town Planning market in the country for the coming two years?
Have there been any local events/conditions in your area that have affected the market in recent years?
If No or Don't Know , Go to Next section "PROFESSION AND GOVERNMENT CONTEXT"
If ‘yes’, what are they?
E. PROFESSION AND GOVERNMENT CONTEXT
Objective:
The analysis of government and the profession and their understanding regarding projects advertisement, award and tendering etc., and the application and incorporation of building codes and sustainable developments goals and futuristic approach in projects.

1.0 Governance and support
In your opinion which Government Ministry should be responsible for town planning matters?
Planning & Development?
Local Government & Rural Development?
Housing & Urban Development?
Other (specify)
Your answer
Would you volunteer or make yourself available to PCATP or your Institute to advise the government on professional matters?
If “yes” – kindly mention your area of expertise.
Your answer
2.0 How are government projects procured in your region / city:
By direct invitation?
By fee tender?
By design competition?
Other (specify)
Your answer
Is participation to a competition subject to a fee?
Is participation to a competition subject to a fee?
Is there a recognized body other than PCATP that organizes competitions? Name
If yes, name of body that organizes competitions?
Your answer
Is the winner always awarded a prize?
(If No or Don,t Know , go to section 3.0)
If yes, what kind of prize?
Your answer
A money prize?
Assigned full design and supervision of project?
Other (specify)
Your answer
3.0 Building Codes
Do you follow any building codes in your work / practice
If “yes” – Name up to a maximum of 3 codes:
Your answer
Are they implemented effectively?
4.0 Health and Safety
Are you aware of Health and Safety Standards in the country whose remit includes construction?
(If No, go to section 5.0)
Have effective Health and Safety Standards been developed in Pakistan?
If “yes”, are the H&S aspects regulated adequately?
Is it obligatory to employ an H&S Officer on construction sites?
(If No , go to section 5.0)
If yes, who is obliged to appoint the H&S Officer for a project? (select one or more)
Contractor
Owner
Other (specify)
Your answer
5.0 Sustainable Development Goals
Are you aware of sustainable design consideration in practice?
If “yes”, do you use them in your practice?
6.0 Nearly Zero Energy Standards
Are you aware of an effective Renewal Energy consideration in your project / practice?
Town Planners are conversant with the concepts of energy efficient design
Are you aware of any regulations with regards to energy efficiency design?
If “yes”, name the regulation:
Your answer
7.0 Would you support the following:
Anti-bribery and corruption legislation
Sustainable design and construction standards
National construction strategy
National Building Informational Modeling (BIM) strategy
Smart Cities strategy
City resilience strategies
Disaster management plans
8.0 Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Are you aware of Paris Agreement on Climate Change?
If ‘yes’, would you support the initiative in that direction by PCATP?
9.0 New Urban Agenda
Would you support the New Urban Agenda of the government for achieving the goals of “Naya Pakistan”?
If ‘yes’, would you also offer your services for the same to PCATP involvement with improvement of the Built Environment?
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