Typical Engineering Procedures

SB Eng Service Procedure

All engineering services provided by SB/ENG shall begin with an “initial field review”. 

Please refer to the picture for the typical engineering procedure.

“Field Reviews” are mandatory as per Building Codes during the construction. Both BC Building Code and Vancouver Building By-Law require for an engineer’s review on the construction of the building/structures to determine whether the construction is in general conformity with the issued plans and documents, in accordance with the performance standards of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. It is the responsibility of the owner/contractor to request for a field review and to make sure for the issuance of Schedule CB before the City’s final inspection.

Based on the sole discretion/judgment of the engineer, access and field review shall not be provided under unsafe conditions such as, but not limited to: work from high, work on high, any work under/around/near electrical safety issues, fire hazard, work in confined spaces, risk of entrapment, environmental pollution, work in the presence of chemical, biological elements or agents, Asbestos Hazard, PCB, etc.

The client must disclose all-hazard environmental conditions, and discuss/notify any known and potential health risks prior to any engineering services.

Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the client and contractor to ensure that the project is required for a building permit from the City having jurisdiction. If the client/contractor does not have a permit for work that has already started, and it turns out you need a permit for that work, it is the sole responsibility of the client and contractor.