AIBC Opposition to Proposed Building Official Qualification Process

In response to a recent communique from the Ministry of Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas and Responsible for Housing, the AIBC has once again expressed its concern with provincial government plans regarding mandatory qualifications for building officials. While the institute supports the notion of mandatory qualifications, it is firmly opposed to a process that would require architects (as well as professional engineers) wishing to become engaged as building officials in local governments to essentially re-qualify under the Building Officials Association of British Columbia. The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia has similarly reiterated its shared concern. A copy of this most recent letter (AIBC Response re Building Officials Qualifications September 2012), as well as the July 2012 (Energy, Mines and Housing letter re Building Officials Qualifications July 2012) and the April 2012 (AIBC-APEGBC Joint Submission re Building Regulatory System April 2012) joint submission in response to government’s initial proposal, are available for your consideration.

Michael Ernest Architect AIBC
AIBC Executive Director

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