On January 18, 2017, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) commenced an action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Yogeshchandra Ramamlal Nathawad. In the action, APEGBC alleges that he engaged in an unauthorized practice of professional engineering by providing geotechnical engineering advice for the placement of a large capacity crane, and that in doing so he breached section 22 of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, as well as his prior written undertaking to APEGBC that he would refrain from the unauthorized practice of professional engineering.
On February 10, 2017, Mr. Nathawad filed a Response to Civil Claim disputing the allegations.
On March 30, 2017, on the application of APEGBC and with the consent of Mr. Nathawad, the Court granted an interim injunction against him. Under the terms of the interim injunction, Mr. Nathawad is prohibited and enjoined from engaging in the practice of professional engineering and acting in any manner that leads any person to believe that he is a professional engineer, or that he is ready or entitled to engage in the practice of professional engineering.
The full text of the Consent Order agreed to by Mr. Nathawad can be found here.
The APEGBC webpage (www.apeg.bc.ca) contains information on the risk of unauthorized practice. You can contact us at 604.412.4852 or toll-free at 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4852 or by email.