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Peter,

Thanks for the link information, it was educational.  There appears to be
two distinctly different types of review; building envelope review and
structural concept review.

The structural concept review was very thorough and is most similar to what
we consider a peer review.  I think the BC model was actually better
developed.  I would be very much in favor of seeing something like this
evolve in the US code procedures.

It appears that this procedure is required for all structures other than the
limited exceptions; is this really the case? Is this review procedure
implemented on all commercial projects in BC?.

The building envelope review was interesting as a cladding and environmental
integrity review.  There are a number of projects I can recall even in So.
Cal. that would have benefited from this type of review system.


Paul Feather PE, SE
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
www.SE-Solutions.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter James" <p.james(--nospam--at)novatech-eng.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 9:30 AM
Subject: RE: Plan Check


>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Feather
>
> SNIP
> >
> > I am open to further discussion of where the problems are and how we can
> > best take steps to correct them.  I would be interested in hearing from
> > Canadian engineers regarding their approval process.  Don't you have
> > mandatory peer review in Canada?
> >
>
> There is a peer review process for structural engineers in BC, instituted
> after the ?Save-On Foods? roof collapse. You can find it here at the
APEGBC
> site:
>
> http://www.apeg.bc.ca/library/practiceguidelines.html
>
> Maybe someone in BC can comment on its effectiveness?
>
> Quebec has a "practice inspection" process that applies to a
> randomly-selected sample of all engineers, covering professional,
technical
> and business aspects of engineering.
>
> Several provinces have various levels of CPD requirements.
>
> There is no mandated peer review other than BC that I'm aware of.
>
> We also don't have "plan checks" here in the US West Coast model (to my
> knowledge).
>
>
> Peter James
>
>
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