The Struct Eng designation is not yet required by Municipalities in BC,
although City of Vancouver recently requested APEGBC support for immediate
implementation of the designation for "special" structures.
The Board of Directors of the Division of Structural Engineers of BC voted
against the request on the basis that the designation is not intended to be used
until at least 2007, and that the City has other quality assurance procedures
available until that time.
The designation is not deemed to be activated until January 1,
2007. Subject to the number of qualified persons, that date may
change. On implementation day, all municipalities have been urged to be
sure of the conditions for correctly invoking a Struct Eng qualified person,
before they run amok with the designation.
FWIW the Struct Eng designation can be gained by passing the NCEES
Structures 3 exam, having SE designation from California (or state with
equivalent requirements), or passing the IStructE Part 3 exam, or by attending a
comprehensive peer review interview of three (3) structures designed by the
applicant, and by passing a BC specific exam on local codes and seismic design
questions. All this after being subject to a preliminary interview to
determine if the applicant has the experience, is a nice guy etc. We
now have 17 people designated as Struct Eng (no not me yet ... one day maybe
Thor A. Tandy P.Eng
Board of Directors
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 4:16 PM
Subject: RE: plan stamping website
BC provides non-resident licenses. We do have a
two-tiered license for
structural though. The Struct. Eng.
Designation is required by some
municipalities for building design.
APEG(BC) seem to be encouraging
municipalites to require this.
of the possible ways to meet the requirements for getting a Struct.Eng.
to be "licensed through examinations as a Structural Engineer (SE)
California or Washington States" so it looks like we are probably
Engineer friendly here in BC.
Ministry of Transportation
Bridge Seismic Engineer
Victoria, BC V8W 3E6
From: Gary Hodgson &
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 5:13
RE: plan stamping website
Each of the states is
different. Some are welcoming
and others treat you as if you have
On 5 May 2004 at 16:09, Ken McClure wrote:
> I'm not sure about the residency thing - they seemed
more adamant of
> first hand knowledge of the Canadian Code. I
was hoping that NAFTA
> would cover this problem, but that will
probably be round two. In my
> home state, Missouri, a Canadian
ARCHITECT can get a license through
> reciprocity just like he or she
is a resident of the US. I don't
> think it works the other way
> Ken J. McClure, P.E.
> Creative Ink
> Springfield, MO
> From: Scott Maxwell
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 2:58
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE:
plan stamping website
what I understand, Ontario is the "fun" (i.e. difficult) province to get
a license in. It is my understanding (which could be wrong) that
one of the requirements in Ontario is that you must be a resident of the
province to get a license there. I am hoping someone could clarify
(i.e. correct me) the situation as it might desirable for me to obtain a
P.Eng. license in Ontario in the near future.
> Adrian, MI (rather close to
> On Wed, 5 May 2004, Ken McClure
> > Paul,
> > Scott is correct,
Canada does not have national licensing. I just
> > received a
temporary license in Ontario - it's temporary AND job
specific. The project that I am currently involved in requires that
> > I
> > have a collaborator that is licensed in
Ontario. A full license is
> > possible but you will need to
PROVE proficiecy with the Canadian
> > Codes. And yes, the license
was not issued by the Province, but
> > rather
the PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario) in my case.
Ken J. McClure, P.E.
> > Creative Ink Architects
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