Engineer who designs and seals a drawing for a PWF, or an Engineer
who inspects the construction of a PWF, accepts significant responsibilities.
These include responsibilities to:
the building owner, public at large and/or contractor for the
safety and serviceability of the foundation;
the authority having jurisdiction, who will rely on the Engineer's
certification that the foundation meets the relevant codes and
good engineering and construction practice,
a lender who relies on the Engineer's certification as a precondition
of advancing mortgage funds.
2.2 SITE LOCATION
Engineer must ensure that the drawings and specifications are site
and building specific and show the legal land description of the
site, as well as the municipal address, if applicable.
2.3 DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Engineer is responsible for preparing construction drawings, details
and specifications sufficient for the contractor or home builder
to fully comprehend all stud sizing and spacing, material specifications,
drainage and water control requirements, special framing details,
and nailing and framing attachments.
2.4 CODE AND STANDARD COMPLIANCE
Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the design complies with
the current Alberta Building Code and the standards referenced therein.
2.5 NOTIFICATION TO OWNER
completion of the PWF design, the Design Engineer must advise the
owner in writing, with a copy to the Authority having jurisdiction,
that an Engineer must be retained to inspect the construction and
the backfill material to be used. Unless otherwise specified by
the Engineer retained for inspection, the inspection has to be carried
out before backfilling and in accordance with the schedule of inspection
established by the Design Engineer.
2.6 DESIGN AND INSPECTION CERTIFICATION
an Engineer is responsible for the design and inspection of a PWF,
he shall issue the appropriate Certificate (see Section 4) when
the inspection is completed and all deficiencies have been corrected.
an Engineer is responsible for design only of a PWF, he shall issue
the appropriate Certificate when the design is completed.
an Engineer is responsible for the inspection only of a PWF, he
shall issue the appropriate Certificate when the inspection is completed
and all deficiencies have been corrected.