The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APE

November 05, 2014 17:35 ET

APEGA Statement on Williams Engineering Canada Inc.

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2014) - A provincial court decision was recently made involving APEGA permit holder Williams Engineering Canada Inc. regarding the Rocky Mountain Court building in Calgary.

"Due to privacy legislation, APEGA cannot comment on any specific matters that may be the subject of an ongoing investigation. However, we can advise that, in general, when there is a judicial finding that comments on the practice of one of APEGA's members or permit holders, APEGA takes the matter very seriously. Investigations are conducted in accordance with Part 5 (Discipline) of The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act," says APEGA CEO Mark Flint, P.Eng.

The Act is available at www.apega.ca/About/ACT/preface.htm

APEGA investigations are managed by an investigative panel that is formed from members of the Investigative Committee. The panel performs preliminary investigations into allegations, interviews both complainants and members or permit holders (the focus of the complaint), requests and reviews pertinent documentation, and prepares a report with recommendations for acceptance by the Investigative Committee.

Investigative methods are employed that protect and recognize both the rights of the member or permit holder under investigation and the complainant. All information surrounding an investigation remains confidential. When the investigation results determine that a formal hearing is required, the Investigative Committee will prosecute the matter before the Discipline Committee of APEGA.

Information about APEGA's disciplinary process is at www.apega.ca/Regulatory/Discipline/toc.html

"APEGA understands that the public is quite appropriately concerned about issues of public safety and well-being. The public interest is of paramount concern to APEGA, and that is why we undertake investigations of members and permit holders," says Flint.

Established in 1920, APEGA is responsible for regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience in the province of Alberta. The association's 74,000 members play a significant role in every segment of the economy, and their technical and management expertise ensure Alberta remains at the forefront of technological innovation.

Contact Information

  • Philip Mulder, APR
    Communications Director
    APEGA
    (780) 426-3990 or toll free 1-800-661-7020
    Cell: (780) 499-3873
    pmulder@apega.ca