CONSTITUTION

The objects and purposes for which The Jamaica Institution of Engineers Limited) - hereinafter called the Institution - is hereby constituted are to promote and encourage the general advancement of the Engineering Profession and the practice and science of Engineering and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on those subjects among the members of the Institution and otherwise.

BYE-LAWS

These Bye-Laws are complementary to the Memorandum and Articles of
Association of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers Limited, incorporated
under the Companies Act on the 17th January, 1984.

DEFINITIONS

1. In these Bye-Laws, unless the context requires otherwise:

"Bye-Law" means.a Bye-Law under the Constitution of the Institution.

"He", "His" or "Him" or any other words connoting the masculine
gender shall be construed as including the feminine.

"Division" means a division of the Institution established under
Bye-Law 3.

"Branch" means a branch of the Institution established under
Bye-Law 6.

"Divisional Committee" means a Committee duly elected under Clause 9
of the Council's Regulation for the Divisions of the Institution.

"Council" means the Council of the Institution as defined under
Bye-Laws 42 and 43.

"Overseas" means outside of Jamaica.

HEADQUARTERS

2. Until otherwise determined by the Council, headquarters for the
Institution shall be located in the Corporate Area of Kingston and
Saint Andrew.

ORGANIZATION

3. In pursuance of the objects of the Institution, the Council may at
their discretion set up one or more Divisions of the Institution as
they may specify, for the holding of meetings, the reading of papers
and for the discussion of subjects, or for other activities falling
within the purview of the Institution, and the Council may dissolve
any such Division at any time.

 

4. The constitution of each Division and the conduct of its affairs
shall be in accordance with Regulations made by the Council in that
behalf under Bye-Law 95 and each Division, shall elect annually a
Chairman who shall be a Corporate Member of the Institution.

5. Every Fellow, Member, Associate Member, or Student whose field of
engineering recorded in the Register of the Institution falls within
that of a Division shall, be deemed to be attached to that Division.

6. The Council may form such Branches as may seem to them desirable,
the better to meet the needs of groups of members. The continuance
of such Branches and the terms of their relationship with the
Council, and the rules under which they operate shall be as the
Council may determine under Bye-Law 95.

MEMBERSHIP

7. The Institution shall consist of:-

Fellows
Members
Graduate Members
Students

Of the above

(i) Fellows
(ii) Members

shall be known as Corporate Members, and all others shall be known as
Non-corporate Members.

8. Only such persons as shall be admitted or transferred in accordance
with these Bye-Laws, and no others, shall be members of the
Institution (either as Fellows, Members, Associate Members or
Students, as the case may be), and be entered on the Register as such.

9. The rights and privileges of every member of any class shall be
personal to himself, and shall not be transferable or transmissible
by his own act, or by operation of law.

10. No Associate Member, or Student shall, by reason of being a member of
the Institution, be entitled to any rights or privileges other than
those which, by these Bye-Laws, attach to the specific class of
members of the Institution to which he belongs, and wherever the term
"Corporate Member" is used it shall be taken to exclude such Associate
Member, or Student.

11. The Institution may admit such persons as may be qualified and elected
in that behalf as Fellows, Members, Associate Members, and Students
respectively, and such persons shall sign the Form A in that behalf
contained in the Schedule hereto, or such form to the like effect as
may from time to time be authorized by the Council.

12. Where, in the opinion of the Council, the information available in an
application and in any confidential

 

reports which have been obtained is such as not to provide the
necessary evidence on which an election or transfer can be made, the
Council may require the applicant to attend a professional interview
and may appoint two or more members to conduct such interview.
An applicant called upon to attend a professional interview may be
required to produce evidence of the work in which he has been engaged
in the form of drawings, designs, calculations, or investigations or
research data as may be determined by the interviewers. The
interviewers may ask him such questions as will enable an assessment
to be made of the training and experience the applicant has received
and the extent to which he has benefitted from this.


FELLOWS

13. Every candidate for election to the class of Fellow shall be a
person being a Corporate Member of the Institution, who in the
opinion of Council has met the requirements for elevation to the
class of Fellow. He shall have distinguished himself by his expertise
or work in engineering science or practice and have contributed in a
particular manner to the engineering profession in Jamaica.

He shall -

(a) be a Corporate Member of the Institution for a minimum period of
ten (10) years;

(b) at the time of applying, be engaged in or associated with the
practise of engineering;

(c) occupy a position of responsibility, have performed special
duties, acquired expertise in engineering technology, research or
development or otherwise distinguished himself in a chosen field
of engineering;

(d) have contributed to the development or practice of Engineering in
Jamaica, including service to the Jamaica Institution of
Engineers;

Applications for elevation to the class of Fellow shall be sent by
the candidate to the Honorary Secretary. The application shall be
made on the prescribed form, accompanied by all relevant information
and proposed by two (2) Fellows of the Institution with two (2)
Corporate members of the Institution as supporters, all of whom
shall be in good standing at the date of the application.

MEMBERS

14. Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Member
shall be a person who, in the opinion of Council, is employed in a
satisfactory capacity within the engineering profession.

In addition he shall

either (1) Hold a degree, diploma or award from an institution with
an approved course of engineering studies together with:

(a) One year of approved post graduate engineering and
two years of approved experience, or

(b) Two years of approved experience and not less than
one year of approved post graduate degree studies, or

(c) Four years of approved experience.

or (2) He shall be, a Corporate Member of an engineering
institution or other body, similarly constituted and which
is approved by Council,

or (3) Hold certain non:-engineering degrees approved by Council
eg. Mathematics, Physics together with:

(a) One year of approved post graduate engineering
training and five years of approved experiences, or

(b) Two. years of approved post graduate engineering
training and three years of approved experience, or

(c) Seven years of approved experience.


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

15. Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Associate
Member, shall possess one of the educational qualifications specified
in sub-paragraph (1) of Bye-Law 14 above, excluding (a), (b) and
(c) or

Hold certain non-engineering degrees approved by Council
eg. Mathematics, Physics together with:

(a) One year of approved post graduate engineering training and
two years of approved experience, or

(b) Two years of approved post graduate engineering training
and one year of approved experience,


STUDENTS

16. Every candidate for election as a Student shall be:

(i) Over sixteen years of age, and

(ii) Receivinq regular training in engineering at an institution of
learning approved by Council, which the Council considers will
eventually lead to the class of Member of the Institution.

 

ELECTION

17. The election of candidates for membership of the Institution in any
class shall be by the Council.

18. Candidates for election shall be proposed and supported as provided
hereunder, from personal knowledge and in writing, according to a
form approved by the Council:-

(a) Any person desirous of election as a Member shall be proposed by
two Corporate Members in good standing and supported by two
Corporate Members other than the proposing Members.

(b) Any person desirous of election as an Associate Member shall be
proposed by two Corporate Members in good standing.

(c) Any person desirous of election as a Student shall submit with
his application written attestation to his academic status from
a member of the engineering faculty in an institution of learning
approved by the Council.
It shall not be mandatory that persons desirous of election as
Students be proposed by a Corporate Member of the Institution.

19. A form of proposal for election shall be sent by the candidate to the
Honorary Secretary of the Institution. The suitability of a candidate
for Election shall be determined by the Council.

If the Council decides that the candidate is eligible for election
the Chairman of the meeting of Council shall sign the proposal on
which shall be stated the class for which the candidate is eligible.
A list of such candidates shall as soon as possible after such meeting
of Council, be published and issued to all Corporate Members. After
the lapse of at least one month from the date of such publication,
during which time the Secretary will be prepared to receive for report
to the Council communications respecting the qualifications or
character of any Candidate, the Council, if satisfied that he is a
fit and proper person to become a Member, shall declare the
candidate elected - and he shall be so notified within one calendar
month.

ADMISSION

20. A candidate elected shall be admitted a Member, Associate Member, or
Student, as the case may be, on payment of such entrance fee or
installment thereof and annual subscription as these Bye-Laws may
prescribe. Should payment of such dues not be made within a period
of three calendar months after the date of notification to the
candidate of his election, such election may be declared null and
void by the Council and the candidate shall be notified accordingly.

21. All new Corporate Members of the Institution shall, upon payment of
dues as required under Bye-Laws 24 to


28 inclusive, be entitled to all the rights and privileges due to
Corporate Members of the Institution and shall be issued an official
Membership Certificate of the Institution. The Certificate shall
remain the property of the Institution.

TRANSFER

22. The transfer of a member from one class to another shall be done by
the Council. Every candidate for transfer from one class to another
shall be proposed and supported in the manner prescribed in Bye-Law
18 for election to the class to which he is desirous of being
transferred.

23. Bye-Laws 18 and 19 shall apply to the transfer of a member from one
class to another in like manner as they apply to election to
membership.

FEES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

24. Entrance fees shall be at rates fixed by the Council from time to
time and confirmed by votes of the Corporate Members.

Persons transferred from one class to another class shall pay an
amount equal to the entrance fee of the class to which they have
been transferred, after deducting there-from any entrance fee or
fees previously paid by them.

25. Annual subscriptions shall be at rates fixed by the Council from time
to time and confirmed by votes of the Corporate Members.

26. All subscriptions shall become due on election and thereafter on the
first day of January of each succeeding year for the year commencing
on that day.

27. Members of any class elected before the first day of July in any
year shall pay the annual subscription for that year, and those
elected on or after the first day of July in any year shall for that
year pay half such annual subscription. Those transferred from one
class to another before the first day of July shall pay the
difference between the annual subscription of the two classes and
those transferred after 1st July shall pay one-half such difference.

28. All entrance fees and annual subscriptions shall be deemed debts due
to the Institutlon and shall be recoverable in the name of the
Institution.

29. Any member of any class whose annual subscription is more than three
(3) months in arrears shall be notified in writing and in the event
of continuing in arrears for one (1) month after the date of such
notification, will not be entitled to attend or to take part in any
meeting of the Institution that may be held, or to receive any
notice or publication of the Institution that may be issued, before
he has paid in full, his annual subscriptions and a penalty of
twenty percent (20%) thereof or, until such payment,
to exercise any of the rights and privileges of membership, or to
vote.

30. Any member of any class whose annual subscription is six (6) months
or more in arrears shall be so notified in writing. In a continuing
case of non-payment, notice of expulsion shall be given to the member
after expiry of a further three (3) months from the date of the first
notice and excluded from the Institution by a Resolution of Council
when a total period of twelve (12) months has elapsed from the due
date of the arrears and shall thereupon cease to be a member and his
name shall be removed from the Register and his Membership Certificate
withdrawn, but such removal shall not relieve him from his liability
for the payment of the arrears of subscriptions due from the amount
calculated up to the 31st day of December preceding his exclusion.

31. The Council may in special cases, where in their opinion it is
desirable to do so, reduce or remit the entrance fee, or annual
subscription, or the arrears of the annual subscription, of any
member of any class.

RESIGNATION

32. (a) Any member of any class may retire from the Institution by
sending his resignation in writing together with his Membership
Certificate to the Honorary Secretary of the Institution, after
payment of all the subscriptions due from him, including that for
the current year.

(b) A member's name shall be removed from the Register as from the
date on which his resignation becomes effective.


RE-ADMISSION

33. The Council may re-admit to membership any person whose membership
has terminated from any cause, provided he satisfies the council he
is worthy of re-admission and pays such amounts in respect of
entrance fee and arrears of subscription as the Council may
determine. In the event of the Council deciding to refuse re-admission
in any particular case, they may do so without assigning any reason.


EXPULSION

34. The Council, in accordance with Bye-Laws 36 to 41, may expel any
member who shall have wilfully acted in contravention of the Bye-Laws
and/or Code of Ethics of the Institution, or who, in the opinion of
the Council, shall have been guilty of such conduct as shall render
him unfit to continue to belong to the Institution and he shall
thereupon cease so be a Fellow, Member, Associate Member, or Student
(as the case may be) of the Institution.


CODE OF ETHICS

35. (a) The council shall prepare and publish from time to time a Code
of Ethics containing standards of conduct designed for the
protection of the public, which standard members must subscribe
to and follow in the practice of professional engineering;

(b) Copies of the Code of Ethics shall be issued to all members upon
their admission to the Institution.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

36. The Council may from time to time make, amend, or rescind Regulations for the
purpose of:-

(a) setting up (either temporarily or for a period or ad hoc), a
Disciplinary Body or Bodies to investigate any allegation of
improper conduct on the part of a member;

(b) setting up (either temporarily or for a period or ad hoc), a Body
or Bodies to adjudicate upon any such complaint or allegation
and (if the same shall be held to be justified) to recommend
such order (if any) as it or they may consider appropriate;

(c) providing for the publication of recommendations of the last
mentioned body or bodies;

(d) determining the constitution and membership and regulating the
procedures of any body referred to in this Bye-Law;

(e) dealing with any other matter which may be relevant to any such
body or its functions.

The said Regulations shall be designed to ensure that any allegation
of improper conduct shall be properly investigated and (if
sufficiently serious) be referred for adjudication by the
Disciplinary Body; that before being called on to deal with any
complaint or allegation of improper conduct on his own part a member
shall know what is the complaint or allegation; that before being
found guilty of such conduct the member shall be given full and fair
opportunity of being heard; that in all other respects the
investigation shall be made and the proceedings conducted and the
decision reached in accordance with natural justice; and that any
decision shall be made known to members and others so far as may
appear to be necessary or desirable.

37. Every member of any class is required so to order his own conduct as
to uphold the reputation of the Institution.

38. For the purpose of this and the next two succeeding Bye-Laws
"improper conduct" shall mean:

(a) Any breach of these Bye-Laws or any Regulations or Rules or
direction made or given hereunder, and

(b) any other conduct which shall indicate unfitness to be a member
of this Institution.

For the said purpose any member who shall be convicted, by a
competent tribunal, of a criminal offence or who may have committed
a breach of professional discipline under any Act governing the
registration of engineers which, in the opinion of the Council,
renders him unfit to be a member, shall be deemed to have been guilty
of improper conduct.

39. If a member shall have been guilty of improper conduct, the
Disciplinary body may recommend to the Council such order as it may
consider appropriate. The orders which the Disciplinary Body shalI
have power to recommend shall be expulsion from membership of the
Institution, suspension of membership for any period, reprimand or
admonition, or that further action be taken by any relevant authority.
The Disciplinary Body shall nave also, power to recommend that a
member found guilty of improper conduct shall make a contribution
towards the expense of and cost to the Institution of and incidental
to, any hearing before the Disciplinary Body. Membership shall not be
suspended, nor shall a member be expelled from the Institution except
by a majority of at least two-thirds of the members of the Council
present and voting on the consideration of the recommendation of the
Disciplinary Body.

40. Every Corporate Member is required to so order his conduct as to
uphold the dignity of his profession and to act, in whatever capacity
he may be engaged, in a strictly fiduciary manner towards his
client's and employers and towards others with whom his work is
connected and towards other members, in a manner consistent with the
best interest of the Institution.

41. Any alleged breach of Bye-Laws 36 to 40 which may be brought before
the Council, properly vouched for and supported by sufficient
evidence, shall be dealt with by the Council, either by expulsion of
the offender from the Institution under the procedure of Bye-Law 34,
as far as it applies, or in such manner as the Council may think fit.


THE COUNCIL AND OFFICERS

42. There shall be a President, a President-Elect, three Vice-Presidents,
an Honorary Secretary and an Honorary Treasurer of the Institution,
save that in place of, or in addition to, the Honorary Secretary the
Council may appoint a Secretary at such remuneration and on such terms
and conditions as they may think fit. A salaried Secretary so
appointed shall not be a member of the Council but small be present at
meetings of the Council. All members of the Council shall be residents
of Jamaica. The President and President-Elect shall be Jamaican
citizens.

43. The Council shall consist of:-

The President
President-Elect
Three (3) Vice-Presidents
Immediate Past President
The Honorary Secretary
The Honorary Treasurer
Chairman of each Division of the Institution
Six (6) ordinary Members of Council, two (2) of whom
may be Associate Members,

whose offices shall be honorary and without remuneration; provided that 
the offices of Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer may be combined.

The Chairman of each Division shall be elected by the Division in 
accordance with the provisions of By-Law 4 and Regulation No. 1, Clause 11.

Any cases of doubt or difficulty as to eligibility for, or retirement 
from office shall be decided by the Council.


NOMINATIONS
44. Not later than the May meeting of each year, the Council shall appoint 
a Nominating Committee consisting of three (3) Corporate Members, one 
of whom shall be Chairman, and one (1) Associate Member, who are all 
Ordinary Members of Council. The Associate Member on the Committee 
shall be responsible solely for the nominations of Associate Members 
for the two(2) posts on Council.

45. The Committee shall submit to the Council its recommendations for 
President, President-Elect, Vice-Presidents, Honorary Secretary, 
Honorary Treasurer and Ordinary Members of Council.

46. The Institution in selecting nominees to fill vacancies on the Council 
each year, shall follow a procedure which will ensure that as far as 
possible, the broad categories of engineering interests within
the Institution are reflected in the composition of the Council.

47. Not later than the 15th day of July in each year each member eligible 
to vote may nominate according to Bye-Law 48, any other duly qualified 
person to fill any of the vacancies specified in Bye-Law 45 by 
delivering such nomination in writing to the Honorary Secretary
together with the written consent of such person to accept office if 
elected.


48. Any ten (10) Corporate Members of the Institution may nominate 
candidates for President subject to Bye-Law 49. Any ten (10) Corporate 
Members may nominate Candidates for President-Elect according to Bye-
Law 50. Any five (5) Corporate Members may nominate candidates for 
Vice-Presidents according to Bye-Law 51. Any two (2) Corporate Members 
may nominate candidates for Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer
and other ordinary Members of Council according to Bye-Laws 52, 53, 54. Any two (2) Associate Members may nominate 
candidates for the post of Ordinary Members of Council to be filled by 
Associate Members.

THE PRESIDENT

49. The President shall hold office for one (1) year and shall be 
succeeded by the President-Elect.

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT

50. The President-Elect shall be nominated from those Corporate Members 
with at least one (1) year's service on Council and at least fifty 
percent (50%) attendance at Council meetings in tnat year, the period 
of service to be within the five (5) years immediately preceding the 
year of his nomination as President-Elect. He shall hold office for 
one year and shall assume the office of President when the President
demits office. If the office of the President becomes vacant before 
the expiry of the term of office, a Vice-President shall be elected by 
Council to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term of office.

VICE-PRESIDENTS

51. The Vice-Presidents shall be nominated from those Corporate Members 
with at least one (1) year, of satisfactory service on Council and at 
least fifty percent (50%) attendance at Council meetings during that 
year.

Each Vice-President shall hold office for one (1) year and shall be 
eligible for immediate re-election for the succeeding year, but 
thereafter shall not again be eligible for election as vice-President 
until an interval of one (1) year.

THE HONORARY SECRETARY

52. The Honorary Secretary shall be a Corporate Member.
He shall hold office for a period of one (1) year and 
shall be eligible for immediate re-election to the
same or any other office in which he is qualified to
serve.

THE HONORARY TREASURER

53. The Honorary Treasurer shall be a Corporate Member.
He shall hold office in that capacity for one (1) year
only, but shall be eligible for immediate re-election
to the same or any other office in which he is
qualified to serve.

ORDINARY MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

54. Ordinary Members of Council shall be nominated from
among the Corporate Members and Associate Members,
with wo (2) posts to be filled by Associate Members.
The Associate Members on Council shall be entitled to
participate in all the deliberations of Council but shall be non-voting members. The period of office of any Ordinary 
Member shall be one (1) year and he shall be eligible for immediate 
re-election. No Ordinary Member of Council shall hold office for more 
than two consecutive, years. In the event of no Associate Members 
being elected, Council shall deal with the resulting vacancies as 
casual vacancies and shall fill these in accordance with Bye-Law 60.

BALLOT AND BALLOTING PROCEDURE

55. Vacancies in the offices of President, President Elect, Vice-
Presidents, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and Ordinary 
Members of the Council shall, subject to the provisions of Bye-Law 60, 
be filled annually by a ballot of Corporate Members of the Institution 
in respect of offices for Corporate Members, and by a ballot of the 
Associate Members of the Institution in respect of offices for 
Associate Members.

56. Not later than the 1st day of August in each year, or such later date 
as the Council may approve, the Council shall send to each member 
eligible to vote a ballot paper containing the name of all persons 
duly nominated, whether by Council or otherwise, to fill the vacancies 
referred to in Bye-Laws 45 to 46.

Provided that if the candidates nominated for any class of vacancy are 
not more in number than the vacancies of that class the person so 
nominated shall be deemed to be duly elected and there shall be no 
ballot with respect to that class of vacancy.

In the event of there being a ballot, each eligible member voting shall 
delete sufficient names to reduce the number of names on the ballot 
paper after such deletion to the number to be elected to the 
respective offices. The ballot papers shall be returned to the 
Honorary Secretary of the Institution so as to reach him no later than 
the 31st day of August in each year, and they shall be so marked and 
returned as may from time to time be determined by the council.

57. Not later than the Council meeting held in August each year, the 
Council shall choose two or more members to be scrutineers for the 
purpose of the ballot. The ballot papers shall be delivered unopened 
by the Honorary Secretary to the scrutineers, who shall open them and 
count the votes and report the results to the President of the 
Institution prior to the Annual General meeting.

In the event of the scrutineers being unable to report the election of 
the prescribed number of persons to fill the vacancies in the Council 
owing to an equality of votes, they shall submit names of the 
Candidates having the same number of votes to the President, who
shall determine by his casting vote, or votes which such Candidate or 
Candidates having such an equality of votes shall be elected.

58. The names of the officers and members of Council for the ensuing year 
shall be announced by the President,or in his absence by the Chairman of the meeting, at the Annual General 
meeting, and they shall assume office immediately after the conclusion of 
the business of that meeting.

VACATION OF OFFICE

59. The office of member of the Council shall ipso facto be vacated:

(a) If he becomes bankrupt or lunatic, or

(b) If by notice in writing to the Institution he resigns his office, or

(c) If he ceases to be a Corporate Member or Associate Member of the 
Institution, or

(d) If he is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings of Council 
without the approval of Council.

CASUAL VACANCIES

60. Casual vacancies in the offices of President, President-Elect, Vice-
President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Ordinary Members of 
Council may be filled by the Council. The Council shall determine the 
period for which the person so chosen shall hold office provided that 
such period shall not be longer than the vacating member of Council would 
in the ordinary course have retained office, and any period of office so
served shall not be taken into account in computing the period of office 
under the provision of Bye-Laws 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54.

PROCEEDINGS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL

61. The Council shall direct and manage the property and affairs of the 
Institution in accordance with the Regulations and the Bye-Laws of the 
Institution and may exercise all such powers of the Institution as may be
exercised by the Institution and which are not required by these Bye-Laws 
to be exercised by the Institution in General Meeting.

62. No action or other proceedings for damages shall be
taken against the Council, or any member or official of
the Council, or any person appointed by the Council, by
any member of the Institution, for any Act done in good
faith in the performance or intended performance of any
duty or in the exercise or intended exercise of any
power under the Constitution, a Regulation or a Bye-
Law, or for any neglect or default in the performance
or exercise in good faith of any such duty or power.

63. The Council may meet as often as the business of the
Institution may require, and in any event not less than
once per month, and meetings shall be held at the
Headquarters of the Institution or such other places as
the President may decide. At every meeting of the
Council seven (7) members entitled to vote shall
constitute a quorum, and all matters shall be decidedby a majority, except as otherwise herein provided for.

The Honorary Secretary shall, on the request of the President or any two 
(2) Vice-Presidents or any three 3) members of the Council, convene a 
meeting of the Council.

It shall be competent for the Council to seek by post the views of the 
members of the Council on any matters, including those concerned with 
applications for membership of the Institution.

64. At any meeting of the council each voting member of Council present shall have one (1) vote. The Chairman shall have a casting vote. The Chairman 
may direct, or any two (2) voting members present may demand, that
the voting shall be by secret ballot.

65. At each meeting of the Council the Chair shall be taken by the President 
or, in his absence, a Vice-President elected by the members present, or 
in the absence of all Vice-Presidents, a member of the Council elected by 
the members present.

66. On the demand of any five (5) members of Council present at any meeting 
of Council, any Resolution of the Council passed at such Meeting shall be 
deferred to the next meeting for further consideration, and in such case 
the Resolution shall not become effective unless it is confirmed by a 
majority at the next such meeting.

Provided always that the consideration of such Resolution shall not be 
further deferred at such next meeting except by a Resolution of the 
Council.

67. The Council may appoint or dissolve committees for particular purposes, 
consisting of members of Council and Corporate members and others.

The Council may delegate its power of appointment in whole or in part to 
the President with an obligation to report back for the record.

The Committees shall be organized under two (2) categories:-

(a) Standing Committees which are chiefly concerned
with administrative matters.

(b) Special Committees which are concerned with
Professional and Technical matters and which may
operate jointly with other organizations.

The President shall be Ex-officio member of all
Committees of the Institution.

68. The Council may appoint representatives for such
purpose and with such powers as they may determine.
Such appointment may be made from members of the
Institution or from such persons as the Council may
select to further the interests and work of the
Institution and may be canceled at any time by the
Council.

69. Minutes shall be kept of all Annual General meetings, Special
General meetings and of all meetings of Council.

The Council may cause minutes to be kept of the proceedings of all
meetings of the Institution.

DUTIES OF THE HONORARY SECRETARY (OR THE SECRETARY)

70. Subject to the direction of the Council, The Honorary Secretary, or
the Secretary as Council may determine, shall conduct the
correspondence of the Institution, give notices to the members of
all Ordinary meetings Council meetings, Special meetings and Annual
General meetings, attend all meetings of the Institution, and
of Council, and of Committees. He shall take minutes
of the proceedings of such meetings and keep a permanent record
thereof, read all minutes and communications that may be ordered
to be read and superintend the publication of such papers and
publications as the Council may direct. He shall be the custodian
of all official records of the Institution. He shall also engage,
subject to the approval of the Council, and be responsible for all
persons employed as servants of the Institution and shall generally
conduct the ordinary business of the Institution under the
direction of Council. He shall also act as Registrar for the
Institution.

DUTIES OF THE HONORARY TREASURER

71. Subject to the direction of Council, The Honorary Treasurer shall
keep the books of Accounts of the Institution, issue notices of
Fees and Subscriptions payable and be responsible for the collection
thereof, disburse funds at the direction of the Council only,
and be responsible to Council for all assets liabilities and
property of the Institution. He shall prepare a Balance Sheet and
Financial Report for presentation at the Annual General meeting, be
responsible for obtaining from the Auditors an audited Balance Sheet
and Financial Report and shall report on the financial condition of
the Institution at such times as may be directed by Council.

MEETINGS

72. General meetings of the Institution shall be held at such places
and at such times as the Council may appoint.

73. The meetings of the Institution shall be as follows:-

(a) Ordinary meetings for the reading and discussion of papers on
engineering and allied subjects, for lecturers and discussions
on those subjects, and for visits to works of engineering
interest;

(b) The Annual General meeting;

(c) Special General meetings;

 

74. The Corporate Members shall alone be competent to vote at the meetings 
specified in Bye-Law 73 (b) and (c).
Subject to Bye-Law 29, each Corporate Member voting shall have one (1) 
vote.

75. In addition to the Ordinary meetings specified by Bye-Law 73, the Council 
may at their discretion arrange for other meetings to be held for the 
dissemination of engineering knowledge by means of lectures or 
cinematograph or other pictorial representations, or for the discussion
of papers thereon, and the Council shall determine the conditions of 
admission to such meetings, and the manner in which they shall be 
conducted.

76. The Ordinary meetings of the Institution shall be conducted as prescribed 
by the Council from time to time and the Council shall determine the 
conditions of admission to such meetings.

77. At the Ordinary meetings no questions shall be discussed, or motion be 
made, relating to the direction and management of the Institution.

78. Every member of any class shall have the privilege of introducing one or 
more visitors at each Ordinary meeting of the Institution, by writing his 
or their names in the book provided for that purpose.

79. The Annual General meeting shall be held in the month of September or at 
such earlier time as the Council may determine. The business of the 
Annual General meeting shall be to receive and consider the Report of
the Council and the accounts of the Institution for the past year; to 
elect Auditors; and (with the approval of the Council) to transact any 
other business of which notice in writing shall have been given to the 
Honorary Secretary at least twenty-eight (28) days before such meeting.

80. A Special General meeting may be called at any time by
the Council for any specific purpose relating to the
direction and management of the affairs of the
Institution or for revoking, altering or amending any
Bye-Laws of the Institution and the Council shall at
all times call such meeting on a requisition of ten
(10) Corporate Members, specifying the nature of the
business to be transacted.

PROCEEDINGS AT MEETINGS

81. The President shall preside at all Ordinary and General
meetings of the Institution at which he is present. In
the absence of the President, one of the Vice-Presidents,
or if none be present, a member of the Council shall
preside, provided always that the President may in any
case designate the member of Council who shall act in
his place.

82. Votes may be given at any Annual or Special General
meeting either personally or by proxy. On a show of
hands every member of any class present in person and
entitled to vote at such meeting shall have one (1)
vote. In case of a poll every member of any class present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote at
such meeting shall have one (1) vote.

83. No person shall be appointed a proxy to vote at any
meeting who is not entitled in his own right to vote at
such meeting.

84. The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing
under the hand of the appointer or his Attorney, and
shall as nearly as circumstances admit follow Form B
in that behalf contained in the Schedule hereto.

The instrument appointing a proxy, and the Power of
Attorney (if any) under which it is signed shall be
deposited at the office of the Institution not less
than forty-eight (48) hours before the time for
holding the meeting at which the person named in the
proxy proposes to vote, but no instrument appointing a
proxy shall be valid after the expiration of six (6
calendar months from its date except on a poll
demanded at a meeting in cases where the meeting was
originally held within six (6) calendar months of such
date.

A vote given in accordance with the terms of an
instrument appointing a proxy shall be valid
notwithstanding the previous death of the principal or
revocation of the proxy unless intimation in writing
of the death or revocation shall have been received at
the office of the Institution prior to the meeting.

85. A poll may be demanded by the Chairman of any Annual or
Special General meeting or by any six (6) persons
personally entitled to vote thereat and if so demanded
shall be taken in such manner and in such time within
twenty-eight (28) days next after the meeting and at
such place as the Chairman of the meeting directs and
either immediately or after an interval or at an
adjourned meeting The result of the poll shall be
deemed to be the Resolution of the meeting at which the
poll was demanded. The fact that a poll has been
demanded shall not prevent the continuance of the
meeting for the transaction of any business other than
the question on which a poll has been demanded. A
demand for a poll may be withdrawn. No Notice need be
given of a poll not taken immediately.

86. In the case of an equality of votes the Chairman of the
meeting shall both on a show of hands and at a poll
have a casting vote in addition to his personal vote.

87. The quorum of any Annual or Special General meeting
shall be twenty-five (25) of those persons entitled to
be present and vote thereat and no business shall be
transacted at any such meeting unless the quorum be
present. If a quorum be not present within half-an-hour
from the time appointed for holding the meeting, the
meeting may be postponed.

88. Fourteen (14) days notice at the least shall be given
of all Annual and Special General meetings. The notice
shall specify the nature of the business to be
transacted, and no other business shall be transacted
at these meetings except such business (if any) at an
Annual General meeting of which notice shall have been
given as provided in Bye-Law 79.

89. The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to any
member of any class shall not invalidate the meeting.

FINANCE

90. The Council shall cause to be kept proper and sufficient
accounts of the capital, funds, receipts and expenditure of the
Institution so that the true financial state and condition of the
Institution may at all times be exhibited by such accounts.

91. The financial year of the Institution shall end on the 31st day
of July in each year; and the accounts of the Institution shall
be made up to that date, and after having been approved by the
Council and audited by an Auditor or Auditors, shall, together
with the Auditor's Report be laid before the Annual General
meeting next following.

92. The appointment, powers and duties of the Auditor or Auditors
shall be regulated as nearly as may be and with the necessary
modifications in accordance with the provisions of the
Companies Act 1965, or with any statutory modification thereof
for the time being in force, as if the Institution were a Friendly
Society registered under that Act.

93. The Council shall allocate and remit to each Division such
monies as may be fixed under Clause 7 of Regulation 1 made
under the previsions of Bye-Law 95 and such further monies
additional thereto as the Council may consider necessary for
the efficient administration of such Division or for the
promotion of some special activity such as to foster the aims
and objectives of the Institution.

BYE-LAWS AND REGULATIONS, ETC.

94. These Bye-Laws or any other Bye-Laws for the time being in
force may be added to, revoked, altered or amended only at a
Special General meeting convened for the purpose under the
previsions of sub-paragraph (c) of Bye-Law 73 and Bye-Law 80.
Such addition, revocation, alteration and amendment shall
have immediate effect if two-thirds or more of the Corporate

Members present in person or by proxy at such Special Meeting
vote in favour thereof.

95. The Council may make Regulations, and may from time to time
amend or revoke such Regulations, for


(i) the conduct of the affairs of any Division or Branch of the
Institution established under the provision of Bye-Laws 3
or 6, and

(ii) any other purpose not inconsistent with these Bye-Laws.

96. The Council may approve any local Rules presented by any
Division under the provisions of any Regulations made under
Bye-Law 95.

97. No Report of the proceedings of any meeting of the
Institution or of the Divisions shall be published
except with the previous consent of the Council.

COPYRIGHT

98. Every paper presented to the Institution and accepted
for reading or for publication in full or in abstract,
and every paper read before the Institution or
Division and the copyright thereof, shall be the
property of the Author.

The agreement to read a paper to the Institution shall
confer the rights to publish the paper together with
reports of the proceedings and discussions at the
meeting.

The rights of publishing all such papers inclusive of
the reports of the proceedings and discussions at
meetings of the Institution and of the Divisions
shall be reserved to the Council who may, as they
think fit, give their consent to the publication in
approved cases.

NOTICES

99. Any notice may be served or any communication may be
sent by the Council or by the Honorary Secretary of
the Institution upon or to any member of any class
either personally or by sending it prepaid through the post
addressed to such person at his address as registered
in the books of the Institution.

Any notice or communication, if served or sent by post,
shall be deemed to have been served or delivered on the
tenth (10) day following that on which the same
is posted; and in proving such service or sending, it
shall be sufficient to prove that the notice or
communication was properly addressed and posted.

INCORPORATION OF KINDRED SOCIETIES

100.The Council may, upon receipt of a request to the effect
from any Society with objects kindred to those of the
Institution; arrange for the union, alliance or
incorporation of such Society with the Institution
and may also if they think fit, remit or reduce the
entrance fees of the members of such Society at the
time of union, alliance or incorporation; provided that
no such union, alliance or incorporation shall be
effective unless it is sanctioned by a Special General
meeting.

SCHEDULE

FORM A

(Bye-Law 11 refers)

I, the undersigned, agree that, in the event of my election
to membership of any class in the Jamaica Institution of
Engineers, I will be governed by the Constitution and
Bye-Laws of the Institution, as they now are or as they
may hereafter be altered; and that I will advance the
objects of the Institution as far as shall be in my power:
provided that, whenever I shall signify in writing to The
Honorary Secretary of the Institution that I am desirous
of withdrawing from the Institution I shall, after payment
of any arrears which may be due by me at that period, be
free from this obligation.


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SCHEDULE

FORM B

(Bye-Law 84 refers)

Jamaica Institution of Engineers,

I, _____________________________ of ________________________

being a Corporate Member of the above Institution hereby

appoint ________________________ of _______________________ or

failing him ____________________ of _______________________ as my

proxy at the Annual General meeting/Special General

meeting of the Institution to be held on the _________________

day of _______ 20______ and at any poll held in connection

therewith.

And witness my hand this ______________________ day

of ____________ 20_______.

Signature _________________________________


Class of membership of the Institution _____________________________


 

 

JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 1
MADE BY THE COUNCIL OF THE INSTITUTION
UNDER BYE-LAW 3
FOR THE DIVISIONS OF THE INSTITUTION

1. The Divisions when constituted shall, until otherwise
determined by the council, be as follows:

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering

2. The Headquarters of each Division when constituted
shall, unless otherwise determined by the Council, be
located at the Headquarters of the Institution.

MEMBERSHIP

3. In accordance with Bye-Law 5, any member may be
registered in more than one (1) Division but shall be
deemed to be attached to one (1) Division for the
purpose of election to Council.

4. A Divisional Register of all members attached to the
Division showing their classes of membership and
addresses and such other particulars as the Divisional
Committee may from time to time prescribe, shall be
kept at the Headquarters of the Institution.

5. A Divisional Committee may admit as a visiting member
any, person who, being a Corporate Member of an
Engineering Institution, Institute or Society
recognized by the Council, is a bona fide visitor to
Jamaica. He shall take no part in the government of
the Division and the period of his visiting membership
shall not extend beyond a maximum of six (6) months in
respect of his visit to Jamaica.

FINANCE
6. No subscription shall be required from a member of a
Division in addition to that payable to the
Institution under its Bye-Laws.

7. The Institution shall bear the ordinary expenses of
each Division, which expenses shall have the prior
approval of the Council.

8. The Divisional Committee shall cause a true account to
be kept of all sums of money received and expended by
the Committee and of matters in respect of which such
receipt and expenditures take place and of all the
effects, credits and liabilities for which the
Division is held responsible by the Institution. This
account shall be presented, on demand, to The Honorary
Treasurer of the Institution.

MANAGEMENT

9. The affairs of each Division shall be managed by a Divisional 
Committee constituted as follows:-

A Chairman
A Past-Chairman
A Divisional Honorary Secretary /Treasurer
One (1) Ordinary Member of Committee

whose offices shall be honorary and without remuneration.
The Chairman and Past-Chairman shall be Corporate Members. 
The Honorary Secretary/Treasurer and Ordinary members of 
Committee may be Corporate or Non-Corporate Members.

10. The Divisional Committee shall assume office immediately 
after the Divisional Annual General meeting at which the 
result of the ballot of its election is declared and shall 
remain in office until the conclusion of the next Annual 
General meeting of the Division.

A member of the Divisional Committee desiring to resign 
from that Committee shall tender his resignation in writing 
to the Honorary Secretary of the Division, or to the 
Chairman as appropriate.


ELECTION OF DIVISIONAL COMMITTEE

11. (1) When a Division is first formed, the election of 
a complete Divisional Committee shall take place at 
a Special General meeting of members of the 
Institution registered in such Division, and 
thereafter the election of the Divisional Committee 
shall be in accordance with the provisions of sub-
clause (2) of this clause.

(2) The mode of election of the Divisional Committee 
shall be by the vote of members present at the 
Divisional Annual General meeting. The election
shall be held not later than the 31st day of July
in each year and shall be subject to the approval
of Council, provided that:-

(a) The Chairman shall be nominated by the Division 
from the Corporate Members of that Division. He 
shall not hold office in that capacity for more 
than two (2) years in succession.

(b) The Ordinary Member of Committee shall hold office 
for one (1) year but shall be eligible for 
immediate re-election to the same or any other office;

(c) The Divisional Secretary/Treasurer shall retire 
annually and each shall be eligible for immediate 
re-election in that office.

(d) On an appropriate date in the later part of each
session the Divisional Committee shall prepare a list of duly qualified persons nominated 
by the Divisional Committee for election to the 
vacancies about to occur in the offices of Chairman,
Divisional Honorary Secretary/Treasurer, and Ordinary 
Member of Committee.

(e) The Division in selecting its nominees to fill 
vacancies on the Committee each year shall follow 
a procedure which will ensure that as far as possible 
the broad categories of engineering interests within 
the Division are reflected in the composition of 
the Divisional Committee.

(f) not later than the 15th day of June in each year any 
five (5) members of the Division may nominate any 
other duly qualified person to fill the vacancies 
occurring in the office of the Chairman and any two (2)
members attached to the Division may nominate any 
other duly qualified person to fill any vacancy about 
to occur on the Divisional Committee by delivering 
such nomination in writing to the Divisional Honorary 
Secretary, together with the written consent of such 
person to accept office if elected, but each such 
nominator shall be debarred from nominating more than 
three (3) persons for the same election.

Provided that if the candidates nominated for any 
class of vacancy are not more in number than the 
vacancies of that class the persons so nominated 
shall be deemed to be duly elected and there shall 
be no ballot with respect to that class of vacancy.

(g) In the event of there being a ballot the, Divisional 
Committee shall, at the Divisional Annual General 
meeting, present to each member of the Division 
entitled to vote a ballot paper containing the names of
all persons duly nominated, wether by the Divisional 
Committee or otherwise, wether to fill the vacancies 
referred to in paragraphs (d) and (f) above.

(h) In the ballot each Corporate Member, or Associate 
Member voting shall delete sufficient names to reduce 
the number of names on the ballot paper after such 
deletions to the number to be elected to the 
respective offices. The ballot papers shall be 
returned to the Divisional Honorary Secretary so 
marked and returned as may be from time to time 
determined by the Divisional Committee; and the
Divisional Chairman shall declare the results of 
the election before the end of the meeting. Any 
matters of procedure arising in the election of a 
Divisional Committee other than those dealt with in
paragraphs (a) to (h) above, shall be dealt with by 
the Divisional Committee who shall follow as nearly 
as possible the practice applying from time to
time to the election of the Council unless any 
specific variation therefrom is confirmed by the 
Council for inclusion in the Rules of the Division, 
or, in the absence of any such


Rules, in the standing procedure adopted by the
Divisional Committee.

12. Immediately following the election of the Divisional 
Committee each Divisional Honorary Secretary shall send 
to the Honorary Secretary of the Institution a list of 
the names and offices of the Divisional Committee.

13. The provisions of Bye-Laws 58 and 59 shall apply mutatis 
mutandis to Divisional Committees as though the
members concerned were members of the Council.

PROCEEDINGS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DIVISIONAL COMMITTEE

14. The Divisional Committee shall arrange and manage the 
affairs of the Division in conformity with the practice 
of the Institution. The Committee may, as far as it deems 
expedient, delegate any of the duties falling to it under 
these Regulations to a Sub-committee or Sub-Committees, 
but it shall not so delegate matters delegated to it by 
the Council under Bye-yaw 67.

15. The Divisional Committee shall meet as often as the 
business of the Division may requires and in any event 
not less than once a quarter. Meetings shall be held at 
the Headquarters of the Division or such other places as 
the Chairman may decide.

16. Each member of the Divisional Committee shall, 
irrespective of the capacity or capacities in which he 
is serving, have one (1) vote, and the Chairman shall 
have a casting vote in addition to his deliberative vote.

17. At each meeting of the Divisional Committee the Chair shall
be taken by the Chairman or in his absence, the Past-
Chairman.

18. On the demand of any two (2) members of the Divisional
Committee present at any meeting of such Committee
any resolution of the Divisional Committee passed at such
meeting shall be adjourned to the next meeting for further
consideration, and in such case the resolution shall not
become effective unless it be confirmed by a majority at such
next meeting;

Provided always that the consideration of such resolution 
shall not be further adjourned at such next meeting except 
by a resolution of the Divisional Committee. 

19. Each Division shall be at liberty to prescribe its own 
local Rules and to amend or revoke them, subject to 
confirmation by the Council in accordance with Bye-Law 95.

20. A Division shall not, without the sanction of the Council do
anything which affects the interests of the Institution 
as a whole or involves questions of Institution policy, 
which should therefore be dealt with by the Council.

21. Copies of all documents or papers printed or issued by the
Divisional Committee shall be forwarded to the Honorary
Secretary of the Institution for record by the Institution.

22. Complete copies of the minutes of all meetings of a
Division and of its Committee shall be forwarded to the
Honorary Secretary of the Institution and to the Divisional
Honorary Secretaries of all other Divisions promptly after
each meeting.

23. It shall be the duty of the Divisional Honorary Secretary,
under the direction of the Divisional Committee, to conduct
the ordinary business of the Division in accordance with
the bye-Laws and this Regulation and on behalf of the
Divisional Committee to supervise such officials as the
Committee may appoint. He shall be required to keep an
accurate record of the proceedings of the Division and
of the Divisional Committee, and forward copies thereof
to the Council; to keep a register of the membership of
the Division, and to send to members notices of meetings
and such other matters as may be decided by the Committee;
to conduct the correspondence of the Division: to edit and
to arrange for the printing of such publications as the
Division may issue; and to carry out such other duties as
may be prescribed in these Regulations or determined by
the Divisional Committee.

24. It shall be the duty of the Divisional Honorary
Secretary/Treasurer to conduct and record the financial
transactions of the Division.

25. The Divisional Committee may appoint or employ a Divisional
Assistant Secretary and or such other staff or agents
as may be deemed necessary for the effective
administration of the affairs of the Division, and
shall define their duties and determine from time to
time their remuneration. The Divisional Committee may
suspend or terminate the appointment of any person so
appointed or employed.

26. The Divisional Committee may direct the Divisional
Assistant Secretary or any other person appointed under
Clause 25 to perform such of the duties of the Divisional
Honorary Secretary/Treasurer under his supervision and
such other duties as it may from time to time determine.

MEETINGS

27. The meetings of the Committee shall be held at such
places at such times as the Divisional Committee appoint.

28. Meetings of the Division shall be as follows:-

(a) Ordinary meetings for the reading and discussion
of papers on engineering and allied subjects, for
lectures and discussions on those subjects, and
for visits to works of engineering interest;

(b) The Divisional Annual General meeting;
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(c) Special General meetings of Corporate Members,
and Associate Members for the purpose of revoking,
altering or amending any local Rules of the
Division.

29. The Corporate Members, and Associate Members shall
alone be competent to vote at the meetings specified
in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of Clause 28. Subject
to Bye-Law 30, each person voting shall have one (1) vote.

30. In addition to the ordinary meetings specified in
Clause 28, the Divisional Committee may at their discretion
arrange for other meetings to be held for the dissemination
of engineering knowledge by means of lecture or cinematograph
or other pictorial representations, or for the discussion
of engineering and allied subjects and the reading of papers
thereon; and the Divisional Committee shall determine the
conditions of admission to such meetings, and the manner
in which they shall be conducted.

31. The Ordinary meetings of the Division shall be conducted
as prescribed by the Divisional Committee from time to
time, and the Divisional Committee shall determine the
conditions of admission to such meetings.

32. At an Ordinary meeting no question shall be discussed,
or mention be made, relating to the direction and
management of the Division or of the Institution.

33. Every member of any class shall have the privilege of
introducing one (1) or more visitors at each Ordinary
meeting of the Division, by writing his or their names
in a book provided for that purpose, or supplying him
or them with admission tickets to be obtained from the
Divisional Honorary Secretary/Treasurer.

34. The Annual General meeting of each Division shall be
held not later than the 31st day of July in each year
as the Divisional Committee may determine. The business
of the Divisional Annual General meeting shall be to
receive and consider the Report of the Divisional Committee,, to elect the new Divisional
Committee, to elect the new Divisional Committee for the
ensuing year, and (with the approval of the Divisional
Committee) to transact any other business of which notice
in writing shall have been given to the Divisional Honorary
Secretary at least seven (7) days before such meeting.

35. (1) A Special General meeting of Corporate Members,
and Associate Members of the Division may be
called at any time by the Divisional Committee for
any specific purpose relating to the direction and
management of the affairs of the Division, and the
Divisional Committee shall at all times call such
a meeting on a requisition, in writing, of ten
(10) Corporate or Associate Members, specifying
the general nature of the business to be
transacted.

(2) A Special General meeting of Corporate Members,
and Associate Members may be called at any time by
the Divisional Committee, for the purpose of
revoking, altering or amending any local Rules of
the Division; and the Divisional Committee shall at all times call such a meeting on a requisition,
in writing, of ten (10) Corporate Members, and
Associate Members specifying the alterations in or
amendments of the local Rules.

36. The meetings of the Division shall be regulated as
nearly as possible by those of the Institution and for
this purpose the provision of Bye-Laws 81 to 89
inclusive, shall apply mutatis mutandis as though the
Division were the Institution and the Divisional
Committee and its officers and members were the
Council and its officers and members.

Provided that the quorum referred to in Bye-Law 87
shall be ten (10) (which shall be the minimum number
required to form the Division).

ORGANIZATION-COUNCIL/DIVISIONAL COMMITTEE

 

COUNCIL

PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT-ELECT
PAST PRESIDENT
THREE (3) VICE-PRESIDENTS
HONORARY SECRETARY
HONORARY TREASURER
CHAIRMAN (CIVIL DIVISION)
CHAIRMAN (ELECTRICAL DIVISION)
CHAIRMAN (MECHANICAL DIVISION)
SIX (6) ORDINARY MEMBERS

Total - 17 Members

(Election by vote of Corporate Members of Institution only,except for Divisional Chairmen and Associate Member positions on council)

DIVISIONAL COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN

PAST CHAIRMAN

HONORARY SECRETARY/TREASURER

 


ONE (1) ORDINARY MEMBER

Total - 4 Members

(Election in accordancewith the provisions ofRegulation No. 1 Clause12 by votes of all Classes of Division)


 

JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 2
MADE BY THE COUNCIL OF THE INSTITUTION
UNDER BYE-LAW 14
FOR APPROVAL OF QUALIFICATIONS
APPROVED SYLLABUSES AND CURRICULA


DEFINITIONS

1. In this Regulation the following definitions shall be
used as applicable:-

A "Professional Engineer" is an engineer who satisfies
the requirements of Bye-Laws in respect of Corporate
Membership of the Institution.

"Approved Syllabuses" means syllabuses approved by
the Council, from which degrees, diplomas and other
awards are issued.

"Approved Engineering Institutions and Other Bodies"
mean those Institutions and other Associations of
Professional Engineers or other Registration Boards
approved by the Council from time to time whose
corporate voting members are eligible for similar
professional status in the Institution.

"Approved Post Graduate Training" means training and
experience under the guidance of a professional
engineer over a specified period and on a basis
approved by the Council.

"Approved Experience" means experience gained in the
practice of engineering which in the opinion of
Council is satisfactory for the attainment of the
professional status.

"Approved Post Graduate Degree Studies" means
studies considered by Council as relating to
recognizable practical pursuits or fields of
engineering activity.

2. The Council may add to, omit or otherwise vary the
Syllabuses or Institutions or Other bodies in the
Schedule to this Regulation from time to time as they
see fit.

SCHEDULE TO REGULATION ON APPROVAL OF QUALIFICATIONS
APPROVED SYLLABUSES - satisfying the requirements of
Bye-Law 14 Clause (1):-

The University of the West Indies Faculty of
Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical
Engineering Degrees).

Curricula leading to first degrees in Engineering in
the United States accredited by the Engineers' Council
for Professional Development, New York.

Curricula leading to degrees in Engineering in Canada
accredited by the Canadian Council of Professional
Engineers.

 

University Degrees in Engineering accepted by the
Council of Engineering Institutions, United Kingdom,
for exemption from their Examinations.

APPROVED ENGINEERING INSTITUTION AND OTHER BODIES
satisfying the requirement of Bye-Law 14 Clause (2):

The Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad
and Tobago
The Antigua Association of Professional Engineers
The Bahamas Association of Professional Engineers.
The Barbados Association of Professional Engineers
The Dominica Association of Technical Professionals
The Grenada Institute of Professional Engineers
The Guyana Association of Professional Engineers
The St. Lucia Association of Professional engineers
The St. Vincent Association of Professional Engineers

Approved Member Institutions of the Council of
Engineering Institutions (CEI) United Kingdom.

Approved Member Associations of the Canadian Council
of Professional Engineers.

The Registration Board or other appropriate Body of
any state of the United States of America subject to
the approval by the Council of the Registration
requirements of that Body.

NOTES
1. Associate Member of the Approved Member Institutions
of the CEI may be elected to Associate Member class
in JIE but no higher.

2. Corporate Members of the Approved Member Institutions
of the CEI may be elected member grade in JIE.

 


JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 3


(1) DEFINITION OF FOUNDING BODIES AND FOUNDING MEMBERS

(i) Wherever the phrase "Founding Bodies" appears in
these Bye-Laws or Regulations, it shall be
understood to refer specifically to the two (2)
bodies formerly known as the Institution of
Engineers, Jamaica and the Jamaica Association of
Engineers.

(ii) The phrase "Founding Members" shall be understood
to refer to those members of the Founding Bodies
whose names appear on the initial register of
membership of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers
at the time of its inception.

(2) TRANSFER OF ASSETS, LIABILITIES AND INDIVIDUAL
INDEBTEDNESS

(i) ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF THE FOUNDING BODIES.
All assets and liabilities of the Founding bodies
existing immediately before the inauguration of
the Jamaica Institution of Engineers shall be
transferred to and vested in the Jamaica
Institution of Engineers.

(ii) INDEBTEDNESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL FOUNDING MEMBERS TO
THE FOUNDING BODIES.
Indebtedness of individual Founding Members to the
Founding Bodies shall, at the inauguration of the
Jamaica Institution of Engineers, be transferred
as indebtedness to the Jamaica Institution of
Engineers.


JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 4
MADE BY THE CARETAKER COUNCIL OF THE JAMAICA INSTITUTION
OF ENGINEERS, ON ALTERATION AND SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN BYE-LAWS
:

1. In order to ensure that payment of subscriptions by
Founding Members can be made without conflicting with
the requirements of the Bye-Laws, the said
requirements of the following Bye-Laws shall be
altered as indicated below:-

Bye-Law 24
Founding Members in all categories will not
be required to pay any entrance fees.

Bye-Law 26
All subscriptions from Founding Members shall
become due on the first day of January, 1978 except as
required under the provisions for alteration of Bye-Law
27 set out below.

Bye-Law 27
Founding Members from the former Jamaica Association
of Engineers shall be required to pay the portion of
the annual subscription due to the Institution for 
the period from the date of inception to the thirty-first
day of December, 1977.

Founding Members from the former Institution of
Engineers, Jamaica shall not be required to pay any
subscription to the Institution before the first day
of January, 1978.

It shall be the prerogative of the elected Council(s)
to maintain or revoke the above alterations as it sees
fit.

2. In order to ensure that election of the first Council
can take place without conflicting with the
requirements of the Bye-Laws the said requirements of
the following Bye-Laws shall be so suspended.

Bye-Law 43
There shall be no Past President for the first
year and only one for the second year.

Bye-Law 44

The date of appointment and the constitution of the
Nominating Committee shall be altered.

Bye-Law 45
The Committee shall submit to the Caretaker
Council its nominations for the first Council.

Bye-Law 47
The date for return of nominations shall be altered.

Bye-Laws 50 and 51
For the first election, any Corporate or Associate
Member may be considered for election to any office
on the Council for which he is eligible.

Bye-Law 56
The day on which the Caretaker Council shall send
ballot papers to members, and the date of their
return, shall be altered.

Bye-Law 57
The date for appointing scrutineers shall be altered.

The period of suspension shall end when the first
elected Council takes up office.

Made : 19th July, 1977

Signed : A.A. Dove
(Chairman - Caretaker Council)

D.A. Dunkley 
Hon. Secretary - Caretaker Council)


JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 5
USE OF INSTITUTION INITIALS

Members of the Institution may use the following initials to
indicate Membership in the Institution in the following
manner only:

Class of Fellow - FJIE

Class of Member - MJIE

Class of Associate Member - AMJIE

JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION No. 6
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

A Professional Engineer

1. Owes Certain duties to the public, to his employers, to other members
of his Profession and to himself and shall act at all times with:

(a) Fidelity to the public needs;

(b) fairness and loyalty to his associates, employers, clients,
subordinates and employees; and

(c) devotion to high ideals of personal honour and professional
integrity.

2. Shall express opinions on engineering matters only on the basis of
adequate knowledge and honest conviction.

3. Shall have proper regard for the safety, health and welfare of the
public in the performance of his professional duties.

4. Shall endeavour to extend public understanding of engineering and its
place in the society.

5. Shall not be associated with enterprises contrary to the public
interest or sponsored by persons of questionable integrity, or which
does not conform to the basic principles of the Code.


6. Shall sign or seal only those plans, specifications and reports
actually prepared by him or under his direct professional supervision.

7. Shall act for his client or employer as a faithful agent or trustee.

8. Shall not disclose confidential information pertaining to the interests
of his clients or employers without their consent.

9. Shall present clearly to his clients or employers the consequences
to be expected if his professional judgement is overruled by
non-technical authority in matters pertaining to work for which he
is professionally responsible.

10. Shall not undertake any assignment which may create a conflict of
interest with his clients or without the full knowledge of his
clients or employers.

11. Shall not accept remuneration for services rendered other than from
his client or employer.

12. Shall conduct himself towards other professional engineers with
courtesy, fairness and good faith.

13. Shall not compete unfairly with another engineer by attempting to
obtain employment, advancement of professional engagements by
competitive bidding, by taking advantage of a salaried position or by criticizing other engineers.

14. Shall undertake only such work as he is competent to perform by
virtue of his training and experience.

15. Shall not advertise his work or merit in a self-laudatory manner,
and shall avoid all conduct or practice likely to discredit or
unfavourably reflect upon the dignity or honour of the profession.

16. Shall advise his Association or institution or the Council of any
practice by another Professional Engineer which he believes to be
contrary to the Code of Ethics.


GUIDE TO PRACTICE UNDER THE CODE OF ETHICS

GENERAL:

Article 1 A Professional Engineer owes certain duties to the public,
to his employers, to other members of his profession and
to himself and shall act at all times with:

(a) fidelity to public needs;
(b) fairness and loyalty to his associates, employers,
clients, subordinates and employees, and
(c) devotion to high ideals of personal honour and
professional integrity.

DUTIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER TO THE PUBLIC:

A Professional Engineer

Article 2 shall express opinions on engineering matters only on the
basis of adequate knowledge and honest conviction.

(a) He shall ensure that to the best of his ability, the
statements on engineering matters attributed to him
are not misleading and properly reflect his
professional opinion;

(b) He shall not express publicly or while he is serving
as a witness before a court, commission or other
tribunal opinions on professional engineering matters
that are not founded on adequate knowledge and honest
conviction.

Article 3 shall have proper regard for the safety and welfare of the
public in the performance of his professional duties.

(a) He shall notify the proper authorities of any situation
which he considers, on the basis of his professional
knowledge, to be a danger to public safety or public
health.


(b) He shall not give opinions or make statents on
professional engineering projects connected with public
policy where such statements are inspired or paid for
by private interests unless he clearly discloses on
whose behalf he is giving the opinions or making the
the statements.

Article 4 shall endeavour to extend public understanding of
engineering and its place in society.

(a) He shall endeavour at all times to enhance the public
regard for, and its understanding of, his profession
by extending the public knowledge thereof and
discouraging untrue, unfair or exaggerated statements
with respect to professional engineering.

(b) He shall not give opinions or make statements on
professional engineering connected with public policy
where such statements are inspired or paid for by
private interests unless he clearly discloses on whose
behalf he is giving the opinions or making the
statements.

Article 5 shall not be associated with enterprises contrary to the
public interest or sponsored by persons of questionable
integrity, or persons who do not conform to the basic
principles of the Code.

(a) He shall conform with registration laws in his practice
of engineering.

(b) He shall not sanction the publication of his reports
in part or in whole in a manner calculated to mislead
and if it comes to his knowledge that they are so
published, he will take immediate steps to correct any
false impressions given by them.

Article 6 shall sign and/or seal only those plans, specifications
and reports actually prepared by him or under his direct
professional supervision.

DUTIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER TO HIS CLIENT OR
EMPLOYER:

A Professional Engineer

Article 7 shall act for his client or employer as a faithful agent
or trustee.

(a) He shall be realistic and honest in all estimates,
reports, statements and testimony.

(b) He shall admit and accept his own errors when proven
obviously wrong and refrain from distorting or altering
the facts in an attempt to justify his decision.


(c) He shall advise his client or employee when he believes
a project will not be successful.

(d) He shall not accept outside employment to the detriment
of his regular work or interest, or without the consent
of his employer.

(e) He shall not attempt to attract an engineer from another
employer by unfair methods.

(f) He shall engage, or advise engaging, experts and
specialists when such services are in his client's or
employer's best interest.

Article 8 shall not disclose confidential information pertaining to
the interests of his clients or employers without their
consent.

(a) He shall not use information coming to him
confidentially in the course of his assignment as a
means of making personal gain except with the knowledge
and consent of his client or employer.

(b) He shall not divulge, without official consent, any
confidential findings resulting from studies or actions
of any commission or board of which, he is a member or
for which he is acting.

Article 9 shall present clearly to his clients or employers the
consequences to be expected if his professional judgement
is overruled by non-technical authority in matters
pertaining to work for which he is professionally
responsible.

Article 10 shall not undertake assignment which may create a conflict
of interest with his clients or employers without the full
knowledge of his clients or employers.

(a) He shall inform his client or employer of any business
connections, interests or circumstances which may be
deemed as influencing his judgment or the quality of
his service to his client or employer.

(b) When in public service as a member, advisor or employee
of a governmental body or department, he shall not
participate in considerations or actions with respect
to services provided by him or his organization in
private engineering practice.

(c) He shall not solicit or accept an engineering contract
from a governmental body on which a principal or officer
of his organization serves as a member.

Article 11 shall not accept remuneration for services rendered other
than from his client or employer.

(a) He shall not accept compensation from more than one
interested party for the same service or for services
pertaining to the same work, under circumstances that
may involve a conflict of interest, without the consent
of all interested parties.

(b) He shall not accept any royalty or commission on any
article or process used on the work for which he is
responsible without the consent of his client or
employer.

(c) He shall not undertake work at a fee or salary below
the accepted standards of the profession in the area.

(d) He shall not tender on competitive work upon which he
may be acting as a consulting engineer.

(e) He shall not act as consulting engineer in respect of
any work upon which he may be the contractor.

DUTIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER TO THE PROFESSION:

A Professional Engineer

Article 12 shall conduct himself towards other professional engineers
with courtesy, fairness and good faith.

(a) He shall not accept any engagement to review the work
of another professional engineer for the same employer
or client except with the knowledge of such engineer,
unless such engineer's engagement on the work has been
terminated.

(b) He shall not maliciously injure the reputation or
business of another professional engineer.

Article 13 shall not compete unfairly with another engineer by
attempting to obtain employment, advancement or professional
engagements by competitive bidding, by taking advantage of a
salaried position, or by criticizing other engineers.

(a) He shall not attempt to supplant another engineer in a
particular employment after becoming aware that definite
steps have been taken towards the other's employment.

(b) He shall not offer to pay, either directly or indirectly,
any commission, political contribution, or a gift or other consideration in order to secure professional engineering work.

(c) He shall not solicit or submit engineering proposals
on the basis of competitive bidding.

(d) He shall not use equipment, supplies, laboratory or
office facilities of his employer to carry on outside
private practice without consent.


Article 14 shall undertake only such work as he is competent to
perform by virtue of his training and experience.

He shall not misrepresent his qualifications.

Article 15 shall not advertise his work or merit in a self-laudatory
manner and shall avoid all conduct or practice likely to
discredit or unfavourably reflect upon the dignity or
honour of the profession.

Circumspect advertising may be properly employed by the
Engineer to announce his practice and availability. Only
those media shall be used as are necessary to reach
directly an interested and potential client or employer, and
such media shall in themselves be dignified, reputable and
characteristically free of any factor or circumstance
that would bring disrepute to the profession or to the
professional using them. The substance of such advertising
shall be limited to fact and shall contain no statement or
offer intended to discredit or displace another engineer,
either specifically or by implication.

Article 16 shall advise his Association or Institution or the Council
of any practice by another Professional Engineer which he
believes to be contrary to the Code of Ethics.


JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 7
REGIONAL BRANCHES OF THE INSTITUTION


CONSTITUTION OF REGIONAL BRANCH

1. The Regional Branch shall be a group of members of the
Institution established by Council to promote and
encourage the general advancement of the engineering
profession and practice and science of engineering and
to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on
those subjects among the members of the Institution
and otherwise.

2. The constitution of each Regional Branch and the
conduct of its affairs shall be in accordance with
Regulations made by the Council in that behalf under
Bye-Law 95.

3. The Headquarters of each Regional Branch shall be
approved by council.

MEMBERSHIP

4. Every Fellow, Member, Associate Member, or Student to
the Institution shall be deemed eligible for
membership of a Regional Branch.

MANAGEMENT

5. The affairs of each Regional Branch shall be managed
by a Regional Branch Committee constituted as follows:

Chairman
Secretary
Treasurer

whose offices shall be honorary and without
remuneration. The Chairman and Secretary shall be
Corporate Members. Other officers may be Corporate or
Non-Corporate Members.

6. Each Regional Branch shall be at liberty to prescribe
its own local rules pertaining to routine activities
and to amend or revoke them. All such rules shall be
subject to confirmation by Council.

7. Council reguires a Regional Branch to conduct its
activities in a manner which will enhance the image of
the Institution and such activities shall be conducted
in accordance with the policies of the Institution as
established by Council.

8. Copies of all documents or papers printed or issued by
the Regional Branch shall be forwarded to the Honorary
Secretary of the Institution for record by the
Institution.

9. Complete copies of all minutes and notes of meetings
of a Regional Branch and of its Committee shall be
forwarded to the Vice-President having responsibility

for Regional Activities and the Honorary Secretary promptly
after each meeting.

10. The Regional Branch shall meet as often as the business of
the Region may require, and in any event not less than once
each quarter.

11. The Council may allocate funds to a Regional Branch in
accordance with Bye-Law 93, the disbursement of which
shall be at the behest of the Honorary Treasurer of
the Institution.

12. This Regulation is made in accordance with Bye/Law 95,
which shall be exercised in the best interest of the
Institution.


Approved: Annual General Meeting
October 25, 1985



JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION 8
FOR RECOGNITION OF THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
REGISTRATION ACT 1987

1. In this Regulation the following expressions apply:

"The Institution" means The Jamaica Institution of
Engineers.

"The Act" refers to The Professional Engineers
Registration Act 1987.

2. The purpose of this Regulation is to recognize, accept
and adopt the contents of the Act as being consistent
with the aims and objectives of the Institution.
Further, that the provisions of the Act is hereby
adopted as guiding principle for the practice of
engineering by the membership of the Institution.

3. In witness of the foregoing, this Regulation is
adopted by Resolution passed in accordance with the
provisions of Bye-Law 95.

Approved: Annual General Meeting
October 26, 1990



JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 9
ELECTION TO THE CLASS OF FELLOW

1. All applications for election to the class of Fellow
of the Institution shall be submitted to the Honorary
Secretary of the Institution on the prescribed Form;

2. Qualified applications shall be assessed by an
Evaluating Committee appointed by Council, comprised of
four (4) members as follows:-

(i) A Fellow of the Institution
(ii) A Past President
(iii) Chairman of the Membership Committee
(iv) Another Past President or Fellow

3. Applicants seeking elevation to the class of Fellow of
the Institution shall meet the minimum qualifications
and requirements specified under Bye-Law 13;

4. In evaluating applications, the Evaluation Committee
shall take into consideration the following factors:-

(a) Position in organization, whether partner,
director, senior manager and the number,
specialist skills and educational level of
employees over which supervision or management is
exercised.

In the case of educational institutions, the level
of tutorship and position of responsibility or duties;

(b) Technical projects handled directly, their type,
value and scope of work including those of a
research and development nature;

(c) Years and experience of engineering practise at a
senior level and period of membership as Corporate
Member of the Institution; (minimum of ten (10)
years);

(d) Contribution to the science and practice of
engineering;

(e) Contribution to the engineering profession through
service to the Institution;

5. Applicants recommended for elevation to the class of
Fellow shall satisfy the Evaluation Committee in full
in each of the categories listed under Clause 4 above.

6. The recommendation of the Evaluation Committee shall
have the support of all of its sitting members:

7. A member shall be elected to the class of Fellow when
a resolution to that effect is approved by Council,
which shall carry by a unanimous vote of Council of
members present at the meeting.

8. A member elected to the class of Fellow should be so
notified in writing by the Honorary Secretary and such
election published and issued to all Corporate Members
of the Institution.

9. A member elected to the class of Fellow shall be
entitled to use the designation FJIE after his name.

Approved: Annual General Meeting
October 28, 1991.


JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 10
ANNUAL AWARDS IN RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTION
TO THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION IN JAMAICA

1. The Institution shall give recognition each year to the
contributions made by its members and technical
organizations, to the Engineering Profession in
Jamaica;

2. Such recognition may be made in respect of any of the
following categories:-

(i) Noteworthy engineering project successfully
completed within the previous twelve (12
months;

(ii) Individual, company, institution or organization
whom or which may have made an outstanding standing
contribution;

(iii) Outstanding Associate Member, excelling in
his/her chosen field of work;

(iv) Outstanding student member/graduate of an
approved educational institution:

3. The period of consideration shall be from October of
the preceding year to September of the year of the award;

4. Nomination for Awards accompanied by supporting
information shall be solicited from the membership;

5. Nominations received shall be evaluated by a special
Panel comprised of three (3) eminent members of the
Institution, approved by Council and including the
Chairmen of the Civil and Electrical/Mechanical
Divisions.

6. The Panel is also empowered to make its own nominations
and shall not be obligated to accept any or all of the
nominations submitted by members;

7. Announcement of the Award(s) and presentation each year
shall take place on the occasion of the Institution's
Annual Dinner.


Approved: Annual General Meeting
October 28, 1991


JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS
REGULATION NO. 11
LIFE MEMBERSHIP

1. Corporate Members of the Institution on attaining the
age of sixty-five (65) shall be entitled to Life
Membership, provided that such person has been a
Corporate Member of the Institution for a minimum
period of fifteen (15) years:

2. This honour shall apply to the class of Member as well
as Fellow of the Institution;

3. Such persons shall not be required to pay the annual
fees stipulated under Bye-Law 27 of the Constitution,
however, shall continue to enjoy all the rights and
privileges of the Institution;

4. This honour shall be conferred upon qualifying
Corporate Members, subject to recommendations by the
Membership Committee and ratification by council.

Approved: Annual General Meeting
October 28, 1991

 

HISTORY NOTE

Over the years, Engineering institutions in Jamaica have
existed under various names, with the earliest known
organization being the Jamaica Association of Professional
Engineers, in the 1940's. The main objectives of this
association at that time, were the advancement of
Engineering knowledge the promotion and maintenance of a
high standard of work in the Engineering field, and to
promote the recognition of the Engineers' importance to
the welfare of every community. It also sought to
guarantee professional integrity and to protect the
engineer.

Later on, from 1960 to 1966, the Joint Group of Professional
Engineers was formed. This was made up essentially of Jamaican
Engineers, who were corporate members of the various existing
professional engineering institutions in the United Kingdom.

In 1966, this group was formed into the Institution of Engineers,
Jamaica. In the early 1970's, a second and competing association,
the Jamaica Association of Engineers was formed, promoting less
demanding requirements for corporate membership. However, after
some years of discussion, negotiation and compromise, in 1977,
Jamaican Engineers were finally united by a merger between the
two organizations, under a new name, the JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF
ENGINEERS, which is the current Institution.

 
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