On May 2, 2022, a Panel of the Discipline Committee (the Panel) found Alireza (Danyal) Bahrami, P.Eng., demonstrated unprofessional conduct with respect to the deficient design of a fire suppression system. On September 29, 2022, the Panel issued their decision on penalty and costs against Mr. Bahrami restricting Mr. Bahrami from performing any engineering work related to fire suppression systems. Mr. Bahrami was also ordered to pay a fine of $2,500 and $25,000 toward the legal costs of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
In 2017, Mr. Bahrami was asked by a colleague to assist with designing a fire suppression system for a dental office in Surrey, BC. Mr. Bahrami was involved in the preparation of the drawings, which were then signed and sealed by the colleague. Mr. Bahrami utilized a design method only permitted for a single family or duplex residential occupancy, rather than a commercial space. In addition to containing several errors and deficiencies, Mr. Bahrami’s drawings did not meet the design standard pursuant to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
On September 13–15, 2021, the Panel conducted a hearing concerning Mr. Bahrami’s involvement in the deficient design of the fire suppression system. On May 2, 2022, the Panel released their decision, finding Mr. Bahrami demonstrated unprofessional conduct by failing to design a fire suppression system to the reasonable standard expected of a professional engineer and in accordance with the standards set out in the NFPA. The Panel also found that during the investigation, Mr. Bahrami failed to provide a copy of his complete file, despite repeated requests.
On September 29, 2022, the Panel issued their decision on penalty and costs. Mr. Bahrami is restricted from performing any work related to fire suppression systems. There are conditions Mr. Bahrami must meet if he wishes to lift or modify the practice restriction.
Mr. Bahrami was ordered to pay a fine of $2,500 and $25,000 toward the legal costs of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Mr. Bahrami is also required to successfully complete the Professional Practice Examination and the Professional Engineering and Geoscience Practice in BC Online Seminar.