Engineers and Geoscientists BC produces professional practice guidelines that address the roles and responsibilities of registered professionals and other parties involved in various aspects of building projects.
When contractual disputes arise, however, Engineers and Geoscientists BC often receives inquiries about a professional’s obligations as they relate to the administrative provisions of the building code. Although Engineers and Geoscientists BC does mediate or resolve contractual disputes that may emerge between various parties, the BC Building Code and the Building and Safety Standards Branch’s Guide to the Letters of Assurance contain relevant guidance that apply to building projects.
To highlight this guidance, the association has issued a member advisory on the topic. “Member Advisory: 2019-01 – Considerations for the Professional of Record in Contractual Disputes” outlines what an engineer should consider when they are caught in a dispute between a contractor and an owner on a building project.
For more professional practice resources, including other member advisories, visit egbc.ca/Practice-Resources/Professional-Practice-Guidelines.