Two Notices of Inquiry were issued to Mr. Proctor regarding his design of glass guards on two projects. In lieu of proceeding to a disciplinary inquiry on both matters, Mr. Proctor agreed to a Consent Order dated April 5, 2017. In the Consent Order, Mr. Proctor admitted that he demonstrated unprofessional conduct, incompetence, or negligence by sealing drawings for a guard rail design on the first project that were materially incomplete and contained structural deficiencies. On the second project, Mr. Proctor further admitted that he failed to include critical design detail information on shop drawings that he prepared for a guard rail assembly and failed to perform critical design calculations and design checks. Mr. Proctor further admitted to demonstrating unprofessional conduct by affixing his seal to a Letter of Assurance for his client and a Schedule B and Schedule C-B for the guard rail assembly on the second project.
As part of the Consent Order, Mr. Proctor agreed to:
- a two month suspension commencing May 15, 2017;
- a condition that he not perform structural engineering work;
- pay a fine in the amount of $5,000;
- pay costs in the amount of $10,000 towards APEGBC’s investigation and inquiry costs; and
- complete and pass APEGBC’s Professional Engineering and Geoscience Practice in BC Online Seminar and examination by July 15, 2017.
If, prior to the expiry of the suspension, Mr. Proctor fails to pay the fine or the costs, the suspension shall be extended and continue until such time as Mr. Proctor pays each.
The full text of the Consent Order agreed to by Mr. Proctor can be found here.
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