New Practice Advisory for Contractual Provisions Regarding Project Documentation

Posted on April 7, 2021
Engineers and Geoscientists BC has issued a practice advisory, titled Contractual Provisions Regarding Retention and Disclosure of Project Documentation, to inform registrants of their obligations when entering into professional service agreements that contain provisions which aim to prohibit or restrict the retention and disclosure of project documents. This practice advisory also clarifies the obligations of registrants who negotiate and approve these professional service agreements.

Section 7.8 of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Bylaws states that registrants “must not enter into any contract that would result in or require the breach of any duty under the Professional Governance Act, associated regulations, or the Bylaws, except as required or authorized by law”. This practice advisory helps registrants in ensuring that the terms and conditions of professional service agreements do not put registrants at risk of breaching their obligations under the Professional Governance Act or the Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Bylaws.

Full details and the current standard of practice are described in the practice advisory

This and other practice advisories and resources are available at For additional interpretation and guidance regarding standards of professional and ethical practice, contact an Engineers and Geoscientists BC Practice Advisor at [email protected], or call 1.888.430.8035 or 604.430.8035.

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