THREE GUIDELINES ISSUED TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Engineers and Geoscientists BC recently issued one new and two revised professional practice guidelines. These guidelines, and other professional practice guidelines and practice-related resources, are provided at egbc.ca/Professional-Practice .
DEVELOPMENT OF SAFETY- CRITICAL SOFTWARE Development of Safety-Critical Software , published in July 2020, clarifies the standard of practice for engineering professionals responsible for the specification, design, implementation, verification, deployment, or maintenance of software that is used in safety-critical applications and scenarios. The guidelines identify software development, security, and safety-related activities essential to such projects, and provide guidance to assist in applying the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Quality Management Guidelines in a software context.
DEVELOPING CLIMATE CHANGE- RESILIENT DESIGNS FOR HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE IN BC Developing Climate Change-Resilient Designs for Highway Infrastructure in BC , first published in 2016 and revised in July 2020 (version 2.0), outlines the consistent manner in which highway infrastructure should be designed, including conformance with BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Technical Circular titled “Resilient Infrastructure Engineering Design – Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change and Weather Extremes” (T-04/19). The guidelines outline project roles and responsibilities, provide advice on how to incorporate best practices (such as considering the use of future climate projections), and outline appropriate quality management procedures. The updated guidelines also establish the standard of practice when conducting climate-risk assessments, and include updated and new case study examples and updates to the climate science section.
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF ELEVATING DEVICES IN NEW BUILDINGS Professional Responsibilities for the Design and Installation of Elevating Devices in New Buildings , first published in 2016 and revised in September 2020, continues to guide professional practice related to the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of elevating devices in new buildings. This revision clarifies the responsibilities listed in the Elevator Professional Responsibility Matrix, adds an assurance statement related to mechanical systems of new elevating devices to satisfy the requirements of Technical Safety BC for professional assurance, and provides reference to quality management requirements. The guidelines summarize the responsibilities of professionals who are involved in work related to the integration of elevating devices in new buildings, and use a matrix to cross- reference the disciplines or areas of responsibility to the appropriate types of registered professionals, to clarify which professionals should be taking responsibility for the various aspects of an elevating device in a new building.