Building envelope practice rights clarified by APEGA and AAA

A practice bulletin to clarify the practice rights pertaining to building envelope has been produced by the APEGA and AAA.

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) have collaboratively produced a shared practice bulletin to provide clarification on the practice rights pertaining to building envelope as outlined in the National Building Code – 2019 Alberta Edition (NBC[AE]), the Safety Codes Act, the Architects Act, and the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

“APEGA is proud of our ongoing, collaborative work with the Alberta Association of Architects. As regulatory bodies, we share the overarching goal of safeguarding the public welfare of Albertans. This joint practice bulletin demonstrates the importance of strong, mutual effort in pursuit of the greater good,” said Jay Nagendran, P.Eng., APEGA’s registrar and chief executive officer.

APEGA and AAA have established the joint practice bulletin titled “Functional Relationships for Building Envelope Projects” to elucidate the roles and duties concerning building envelope projects, specifically addressing the authentication of NBC(AE) schedules for a particular building project.

“The bulletin will help registered architects, licensed interior designers and professional engineers involved in building projects in Alberta meet their legislated obligations,” said Barbara Bruce, CAE, Hon.MRAIC, AAA’s executive director.

“The bulletin provides clarity when there is overlap between the scope of practice of these professional groups in building envelope practice procedures.”

The joint practice bulletin is approved for use by APEGA and AAA registrants and is in effect and
enforceable as of July 1, 2023.