IAEE Constitution

The International Association of Elevator Engineers IAEE Constitution as announced and adopted on the 20th February 1986 in Nice, France, during the first General Assembly

The rapid growth of the building industry and associated technologies demands parallel growth in the field of vertical transportation. Both the freight and passenger elevator industry need qualified engineers in the field whose knowledge keeps pace with technological and scientific developments. The International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE) will provide a forum for the exchange of information and experience vital for training and education.

The aims of IAEE are summarized as:
1. the definition and promotion of vertical transportation’ engineering as a specialized profession;
2. the promotion of international standards;
3. the encouragement of higher professional standards;
4. the promotion of scientific and technological expertise;
5. the co-operation between members
The term “vertical transportation” includes escalators.

1.1. Members of IAEE may be individuals from one of the following categories:
1. Qualified elevator engineers
2. Elevator technicians with recognized qualifications
3. Invited individuals who are neither engineers or technicians, yet have contributed to elevator engineering or any other branch of the elevator industry
1.2 There is no national, religious or sexual discrimination in matters of membership of the IAEE.

2.1 The official application form for membership should be completed in full, and submitted to the IAEE Administrative Board.
2.2 Any application will be brought before the Membership Committee within forty days of receipt.
2.3 Any application for membership which complies fully with IAEE requirements, as detailed in the regulation below, will be accepted by the Administrative Board, the approval of the Regional Co-ordinator.

3.1 Individuals who do not qualify for membership, but with to be affiliated with IAEE may be eligible for associate membership.
3.2 Application for associate membership follows the same procedure as for full membership.
3.3 Associate members hold no voting rights.

4.1 The amount for membership fees is decided by the Board of Executives.
4.2 Membership fees are to be paid once every two years.
4.3 Any member who does not pay membership fees within 90 days of billing may be expelled from IAEE.

5.1 The IAEE will function as non-profit organization. 2. The IAEE is operated by the following institutions: The general Assembly, The Board of Executives, The Administrative Board, The board of Co-ordinators, The membership committee

6.1 The General Assembly will meet every three years. The Board of Executives will decide upon the location and date of the meeting, with final approval of the Administrative Board. Members will be notified at least ninety days before the meeting.
6.2 An extraordinary General Assembly may be called by a majority vote of four within the Board of executives
6.3 A quorum of 35 of IAEE members must be present at a meeting of the General Assembly so that any decision may be passed. If no quorum is present, the Board of Executives will call a second meeting of the same General Assembly within 48 hours, for which 20% of IAEE members will provide a quorum. In the event of no quorum being present, the Board of Executives will effect the necessary decision.

7.1 The Board of Executives comprises five members, including the Chairman and the Secretary.
7.2 The Chairman of the Board of Executives will be elected from within the Board itself, and may also act as President of IAEE.
7.3 The Secretary of the Board of Executives is the only non-elected member and will be proposed by the Chairman and appointed by the Board.
7.4 The Board of Executives may nominate sub-committees from IAEE members to assist in the operation of various projects decided by the General Assembly or by the Board itself.
7.5 The Board of Executives acts as a Steering Committee to supervise and direct various IAEE activities and projects, and to execute policy and decisions of the General Assembly.

8.1 The Administrative Board comprises five members, plus the regional co-ordinators, and others performing the duties of technical co-ordinators for various functions.
8.2 The function of the Administrative Board is to finance and carry out all IAEE activities recommended by the General Assembly, and directed by the Board of Executives.

9.1 The Board of Co-ordinators comprises members representing regions. The definition of these regions is decided by the General Assembly, while each co-ordinator may act as a chairman of the regional branch.
9.2 The function of the Board of Co-ordinators is to co-ordinate, on a regional basis, all activities to be carried out by the Administrative Board, with the assistance of the members of each region.

10.1 The Membership Committee comprises five members. A majority of three is needed to accept an application for membership.
10.2 The membership Committee will act according to instruction and regulations of the General Assembly, as well as the Board of Executives.

11.1 Elections to the Board of Executives are held during the General Assembly. The voting is conducted openly, and decided by majority. The exact voting procedure will be prepared by the Board of Executives and confirmed by the General Assembly, prior to voting.
11.2 Functions within the Board of Executives will be elected by members of the Board of Executives as stipulated in 11.1.
11.3 The co-ordinators of each region will be elected at the General Assembly as stipulated in 11.1 – each co-ordinator by members of each region. There will be secret ballot.
11.4 The Chairman of the Administrative Board holds the right of veto on the elections in 11.3, only in the event of the re-election of a former co-ordinator.
11.5 In the event of no co-ordinator being elected for a specific region, the Chairman of the Administrative Board may appoint a co-ordinator without elections.
11.6 All nominations for the Administrative Board are made by the Chairman of the Administrative Board. The Chairman of the Administrative Board is elected by the General Assembly, and serves for the term of three consecutive General Assemblies.
11.7 In the event of resignation of any committee chairman, the Chairman of the Board of Executives reserves the right to appoint an interim chairman until the next elections. This appointment must be approved by the Board of Executives.

12.1 All committees should submit a written report to the Board of Executives, as well as oral presentation of that report to the General Assembly.
12.2 The written report of each committee should be submitted to the Board of Executives no later than 30 days before the General Assembly.
12.3 The Board of Executives should receive a written report of the activities of all committees at least once every six months.

13.1 IAEE may create regional branches in all parts of the world.
13.2 Activities of a regional branch must be conducted in accordance with IAEE regulations, and must conform to decisions of the various IAEE institutions.
13.3 Regional branches may collect additional (local) membership fees, but this sum must not exceed 50% of the IAEE membership fees.
13.4 Regional branches are entitled to collect IAEE membership fees, and transfer them with detailed report to IAEE head office.

14.1 Any change in the Constitution must be proposed according to the following procedure:
a. the change must be proposed by a full member of IAEE
b. the change must be submitted in writing to the of Executives at least 120 days before the meeting of the General Assembly. It should be endorsed by the signature of at least six other IAEE full member, who represent a minimum of three regions.
c. the proposed change will be brought before the General Assembly, and will be adopted only with a 76% majority vote.

This document is subject to working regulations document that has been developed within 14 years of the activation of the IAEE

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