Engineers and Geoscientists BC issued a Notice of Inquiry to Mr. Boris Klarich in May 2017 regarding his use of his engineering seal. In lieu of proceeding to a disciplinary inquiry, Mr. Klarich agreed to a Consent Order dated January 22, 2018. By way of the Consent Order, Mr. Klarich admitted that he demonstrated unprofessional conduct by affixing his engineering seal to a letter (the “Letter”) addressed to Dick’s Lumber that he knew contained statements that were untrue as of the date he sealed it, namely that:
a) the site inspection had been completed on the roof truss or trusses at a property in Vancouver;
b) the site inspection found the trusses were manufactured in accordance with the truss drawings; and
c) all bracing, hangers, and installation of the trusses had been completed in a satisfactory manner.
Mr. Klarich admitted that he issued the Letter to a representative of Dick’s Lumber when he knew that the representations were untrue as of the date he issued it. Mr. Klarich further admitted that he issued the Letter to a representative of Dick’s Lumber who was not licensed to engage in the practice of professional engineering, in circumstances where:
d) Mr. Klarich had not carried out the engineering work necessary to support the representations;
e) Mr. Klarich knew that the engineering work necessary to support the representations would be, or had been, carried out by the representative of Dick’s Lumber without Mr. Klarich having implemented appropriate quality management procedures in respect of direct supervision; and
f) the representative of Dick’s Lumber was left to decide whether and when to issue the Letter to third parties.
Concerning the circumstances of items d) to f) above, Mr. Klarich admitted that he had enabled the representative of Dick’s Lumber to fulfill the role of a professional engineer.
As part of the Consent Order, Mr. Klarich agreed to the following:
- His membership in Engineers and Geoscientists BC is suspended for a period of two months, commencing on March 1, 2018.
- From the date of signing the Consent Order until March 1, 2018, Mr. Klarich will limit his practice to projects he is currently engaged on and will not take on any new engineering work.
- Upon the resumption of his practice following the suspension, he will undergo a Practice Review conducted by Engineers and Geoscientists BC and will pay the costs associated with the Practice Review.
- He must, on or before May 15, 2018, complete and pass the Professional Practice Examination of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
- He must, on or before May 15, 2018, complete the Professional Engineering and Geoscience Practice in BC Online Seminar.
- He will pay $6,000 towards the costs incurred by Engineers and Geoscientists BC within 30 days of the date of the Consent Order.
- If he fails to comply with any of the terms of the Consent Order, his membership in Engineers and Geoscientists BC will be suspended until every default has been remedied.
The full text of the Consent Order agreed to by Mr. Klarich can be found in the Disciplinary Actions section of our website.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s website contains information on our complaint, investigation and discipline process. You can contact us at 604.558.6647 or toll-free at 1.888.430.8035 ext. 6647 or by email at [email protected].