A-21, r. 5 - Code of ethics of architects

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3.02.09. Unless otherwise formally agreed upon, an architect must not, before obtaining his client’s authorization, proceed from the sketch stage to the preliminary studies stage, or from the preliminary studies stage to that of the working drawings, detail drawings and specifications.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-21, r. 3, s. 3.02.09.