Clarification on Field Reviews and Construction Deficiencies, Safety

Posted on September 26, 2018

A number of Engineers and Geoscientists BC professional practice guidelines address the roles and responsibilities of registered professionals and other parties involved in various aspects of building projects. In response to concerns from members about misinterpretation by project participants regarding how the engineer of record’s field review relates to addressing construction deficiencies, and the role of the engineer in relation to construction safety, the association has issued a member advisory to provide guidance.

Member Advisory: 2018-04 - Field Reviews, Construction Deficiencies and Safety” provides clarification on field reviews as they are defined in the BC Building Code, differing from inspections performed by authorities having jurisdiction to confirm compliance with code or bylaw requirements.

The advisory discusses the treatment of deficiencies identified by field reviews and provides context for what constitutes construction safety aspects as they relate to the registered professional’s role and responsibilities.

This member advisory, as well as other practice resources, is available on the association’s Practice Guidelines webpage.

If you have questions about this advisory or other related practice matters, please contact Amy Fernandes, P.Eng., Practice Advisor at [email protected].

First published on September 6, 2018

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