This 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.

Any 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.)

An 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.