804 IAC 1.1-2-7 - Architect's seal

Authority: IC 25-4-1-3; IC 25-4-2

Affected: IC 25-4-1-22

Sec. 7.

(a) The architect seal shall be not less than one and five-eighths (1 5/8) inches or more than one and seven-eighths (1 7/8) inches in outside diameter, using the following design:

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(b) The seal may be embossed, electronically applied, rubber stamped, or otherwise permanently affixed to the document. The seal shall conform with the design as shown in subsection (a). The seal may have a milled edge, as shown, or two (2) concentric circles with outer and inner circles corresponding with the respective edgings of the milling.
(c) The name and registration number of the registrant inscribed on the seal shall correspond to the name and registration number inscribed on the certificate of registration. However, "AR" may be excluded in the certificate number.
(d) The landscape architect seal shall not be less than one and five-eighths (1 5/8) inches or more than one and seven-eighths (1 7/8) inches in outside diameter, using the following design:

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(e) The seal may be embossed, electronically applied, rubber stamped, or otherwise permanently affixed to the document. The seal shall conform with the design as shown in subsection (d). The seal may have a milled edge, as shown, or two (2) concentric circles with the outer and inner circles corresponding with the respective edgings of the milling.
(f) The name and registration number of the registrant inscribed on the seal shall correspond to the name and certificate number inscribed on the certificate. However, "LA" may be excluded in the certificate number.
(g) The seal shall be affixed to documents and instruments only during the time the registration is current and in good standing, and then only on such documents and instruments which have been created by the registrant, regularly employed subordinates, or subordinates under the direct supervision of the registrant. The registrant shall be responsible for seeing that the seal, however affixed, shall be legible on the document.
(h) Whenever the seal is affixed, it shall include the person's original signature directly adjacent thereto (not across the seal) or the signature may be at another location on the sheet provided it is inscribed, "This document is certified by _____ ".
(i) The architect or landscape architect in responsible charge of architectural work or landscape architectural work, as applicable, for which specifications, plans, and drawings are required to be submitted for review by the appropriate governmental body shall apply the seal and signature as described in this section on the title or cover page of the specifications and each sheet of the drawings.
(j) A person who is not in responsible charge of the entire work, but assumes responsibility for portions of the work shown on any drawing sheet, may apply the seal and signature and denote the part of the work inserted as follows:

COVERING _____________ DESIGN.

(k) The seal and signature on any drawings, documents, or instruments signifies acceptance of full responsibility for the professional work represented thereon, except where another shall have assumed a limited responsibility for portions of the work in accordance with subsections (g) through (j).
(l) Predesigned, preengineered, or prefabricated equipment, products, components, or systems which have become established as acceptable for the proposed use may be included when such items:
(1) meet standards established by nonprofit trade organizations and applicable code requirements;
(2) meet the requirements for the proposed use as indicated by tests performed by a competent, unbiased testing agency; or
(3) are certified by the manufacturer for the designated use.

When such items affect electrical, mechanical, or structural integrity of the project, the manufacturer shall give proof of appropriate design by qualified professionals.

Notes

804 IAC 1.1-2-7
Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects; 804 IAC 1.1-2-7; filed Apr 26, 1983, 9:31 a.m.: 6 IR 1080; filed Nov 14, 1985, 8:39 a.m.: 9 IR 760; filed Mar 1, 1995, 3:15 p.m.: 18 IR 1833; readopted filed May 10, 2001, 2:40 p.m.: 24 IR 3235; readopted filed Oct 4, 2007, 3:37 p.m.: 20071031-IR-804070042RFA; readopted filed November 25, 2013, 9:19 a.m.: 20131225-IR-804130276RFA Readopted filed 11/26/2019, 3:41 p.m.: 20191225-IR-804190181RFA

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