The Professional Practice Guidelines – Structural Engineering Services for Part 3 Building Projects were developed to guide professional practice related to structural engineering services for buildings that fall under:
- Part 3 of the British Columbia Building Code (BCBC), the City of Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL), or the National Building Code (NBC); or
- parts of buildings governed by Part 4 of the BCBC, the VBBL, or the NBC.
These guidelines have gone through numerous revisions since they were first published in 1993; this revision was released on January 29, 2019.
These guidelines address a variety of issues, such as roles and responsibilities, professional practice guidance related to basic and additional structural engineering services, quality management requirements, and guidance regarding letters of assurance in the BCBC and VBBL. This revision of these guidelines provides clarity around the minimum design and documentation requirements for structural permit drawings.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC thanks the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC and the Structural Engineers Association of BC for their input to this revision.
To protect the public, Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia regulates the practices of professional engineers and geoscientists through regulatory tools, guidelines, advisories, professional development, and practice support. To learn more, visit the Practice Resources page on our website, at egbc.ca/Practice-Resources.