Disciplinary Notice: Desmond Ho, P.Eng., Richmond, BC

Posted on May 8, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC agreed to a Consent Order with Mr. Ho in February 2015, in relation to his failure to provide information and records to the Practice Review Committee at their request. Mr. Ho failed to comply with the Consent Order, and the association subsequently asked the Discipline Committee for further disciplinary action. The Discipline Committee then suspended Mr. Ho’s membership for 12 months. If Mr. Ho provides the requested information within the 12-month suspension period, he may apply to the Discipline Committee for a reconsideration of the suspension.

On November 12, 2014, Engineers and Geoscientists BC issued a Notice of Inquiry to Desmond Ho, P.Eng., alleging that he contravened the Engineers and Geoscientists Act by failing to provide information, records, and/or documents requested by the association’s Practice Review Committee. The association had requested documents from Mr. Ho several times between July 2013 to May 2014.

In February 2015, Mr. Ho and the association entered into a Consent Order in which Mr. Ho admitted to the allegations, agreed to a reprimand, and agreed to provide the Practice Review Committee with the information, records, documents, or other items that it requested.

Mr. Ho subsequently did not provide the requested information to the Practice Review Committee as agreed in the February 2015 Consent Order. In September 2018, the association asked the Discipline Committee to impose further disciplinary action, as Mr. Ho’s failure to produce the requested documents contravened the Consent Order.

On March 11, 2019, a panel of the Discipline Committee issued their Determination on Mr. Ho’s alleged contravention of the Consent Order. Through the Determination, the Discipline Committee suspended Mr. Ho’s membership for 12 months beginning March 11, 2019. The Determination also stated that if Mr. Ho provided the requested information to the Practice Review Committee within his suspension period, he may apply to the Discipline Committee for a reconsideration of the sanction.

The full text of the Determination can be found in the Disciplinary Notices section of our website, at egbc.ca/complaints.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s website contains information on the complaint, investigation, and discipline processes. You can contact us at 604.558.6647 or toll-free at 1.888.430.8035 ext. 6647, or by email at [email protected].

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