If equipment, products, or components that require engineering design, manufacturing or fabricating from out of province or country but will be used on projects in BC, the Engineers and Geoscientists BC registered professional should begin by preparing and sealing a performance specification for the equipment, products, or components. The specifications should indicate that the manufacturer or fabricator must certify that the equipment meets the performance specification. In such circumstances, the association does not require the registered professional to seal the fabrication or vendor drawings.
However, when Engineers and Geoscientists BC registered professionals receive such equipment, products, or components, they do have some obligations that require the application of their seal. If Occupational Health and Safety legislation imposes any requirements such as guards and safety switches, registered professionals are responsible for checking and sealing that the equipment meets these requirements. Registered professionals must also confirm that the equipment meets any requirements of Technical Safety BC. Where the equipment requires services such as electrical, gas, or water feeds, registered professionals are responsible for designing and sealing documents showing these services.
Pre-engineered buildings designed and fabricated outside of BC must be sealed, signed, and dated by an Engineers and Geoscientists BC registered professional.