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Providing Recommendations outside of jurisdiction (Canada)

Providing Recommendations outside of jurisdiction (Canada)

Providing Recommendations outside of jurisdiction (Canada)

I am being asked to provide "recommendations" (a drawing) for a tall wall on a house constructed in a province I am not registered in. The owner claims he doesn't need a stamped drawing, and he just wants us to tell him how it should be built. I feel like even though I would not be stamping the drawing, I would still be considered to be practicing outside of my jurisdiction. Is this a reasonable assumption?

RE: Providing Recommendations outside of jurisdiction (Canada)

By the letter of the law, yes. However, many engineers have provided their opinions based on a cursory review and recommendations before to people with the caveat that The owner/contractor is to discuss with the design engineer of record.

I would bet that this supposedly falls under part 9 (which most residences don't for many aspects of the code) and therefore no original engineer has been retained.

I'm partial in these type of scenarios to help out (provided it is someone I trust receiving and using the information) because out of province advice is better than no advice at all.

RE: Providing Recommendations outside of jurisdiction (Canada)

It may be part 9 for some aspects but tall walls are beyond part 9 (I believe any wall over 11' 4" is outside part 9).
This is in addition to your comment that most houses don't fall under part 9.



RE: Providing Recommendations outside of jurisdiction (Canada)

Yeah, that was why I said supposedly. Probably should've put that in quotation marks. I know damn well it doesn't meet, but that doesn't stop many jurisdictions from looking the other way.

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