February 2023

Ethics in Contractual Agreements

Please Note
This session was rescheduled to May 11, 2023. Please register through the new event page.
Status: This session has been postponed and a new date will be announced.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 11:45 AM–12:00 PM Pacific Time: Registration
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Pacific Time: Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Alice Kruchten, P.Eng.
Practice Advisor, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Credit: Eligible for 1 CE Hour(s) of Ethical Learning
Cost: Free
Contact: Tasha Booth | Professional Development Coordinator
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Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.6653
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Most registrants who practise professional engineering and professional geoscience will enter into contractual agreements at some point over the course of their work or career. While Engineers and Geoscientists BC always recommends getting legal advice for developing contracts, there are also professional and ethical considerations that should also be taken into account. This webinar will provide practical considerations related to professional and ethical conduct for registrants as they navigate contractual relationships. We will share some of our proactive practice guidance in this area, as well as share some case studies and lessons learned through situations the organization has had to handle through complaints and investigation.

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of Code of Ethics
  • Proactive Guidance
    • Practice Advisory: Document Retention
    • Practice Advisory: Considerations for Professionals of Record in Contractual Disputes
    • Basic practice advice guidance
  • Reactive Learnings
    • Complaint Summaries
    • Lessons Learned

Key Takeaways

Registrants will come away from this webinar with a clearer understanding of what their professional and ethical duties are in relation to contractual agreements.


Alice Kruchten, P.Eng.

Practice Advisor, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Alice is a registered professional engineer and Practice Advisor with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. In her current role, Alice is responsible for managing the development of the organization's professional practice guidelines, engaging with various stakeholders to address professional practice concerns, and for providing advice to registrants regarding practice issues. Alice is an environmental engineer with 8 years' experience in civil engineering and environmental consulting in BC. She currently provides staff support to the Environmental Professionals Division and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (in Civil Engineering), and a Master of Engineering Leadership (in Integrated Water Management Engineering), both from the University of British Columbia.

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