When Laws Collide (i.e., Engineering Act and The Building Code Act)...
The Constitution Overrides!!!
Engineering Act of Ontario
& Professional Engineers Of Ontario (Enforcement Body)
Ontario Building Code Act
& Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (Enforcement Body)
Constitution of the United States (provided because issues impact the United States also)
Constitution of Canada
Professional Engineers Of Ontario Say: "The Chief Building Officer Is Responsible"!
BUT... The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing which regulates
Chief Building Officers and the Building Code Act says:
"The Designer Is Responsible..." BUT "Designer" Is NOT Defined BY THE MMAH... IS IT THE ENGINEER? THE ARCHITECT? THE TRUSS SALES REP WHO DESIGNED THE TRUSS PLACEMENT GUIDE? OR... THE BCIN DESIGNER?
Where Does The Engineer's Seal Fit Into All Of This?
Why The Lack Of Consistency And Confusion As To "What It Means" To The Courts, To Municipalities, To The Public, And All Other "Players" In This Fiasco?
Why Does The Law NOT Require The Truss Placement Guide -
The First Step In The Truss Design Process (often done by guys in a lumber yard/non-engineers) -
To Be Sealed By An Engineer?