Guideline has been developed to identify to Professional Engineers
and the public in general, the concerns associated with unprofessional
conduct or unskilled practice respecting Preserved Wood Foundations.
It reflects the intent of the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical
Professions Act and may serve as a reference for the Discipline
Committee of the Association in adjudicating allegations of unprofessional
conduct or unskilled practice.
Engineer engaging in the design and/or inspection of a Preserved
Wood Foundation must be knowledgable in the area of structural analysis
and should be a person normally engaged in the design of structures.
(See APEGGA Guideline on Professional Designations, Professional
Stamps and Permit Stamps.)
Engineer who intends to provide professional services for a Preserved
Wood Foundation is responsible to ensure compliance with the applicable
sections of the Alberta Building Code.
The concepts described in this Guideline represent a standard of
practice all members are encouraged to adopt. Variations in its
application can be made to accommodate special circumstances without
detracting from its intent. It is not a legal document and is not
intended to supersede or replace contractual arrangements designed
to satisfy specific situations.