Report of the Professional Conduct Committee 29 September 2021

Author: IStructE

Date published

29 September 2021

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Report of the Professional Conduct Committee 29 September 2021

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IStructE

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29 September 2021

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In accordance with Procedural Rule 2.25 (01/19/V3REG4) the following decisions of the Professional Conduct Committee (“the PCC”) are published without the Members name.

A complaint was made to the Institution arising out of the appointment of a member to review the work of another structural engineer. Taking all matters into account, the PCC found that the member failed to notify the other structural engineer of their involvement and appointment and failed to seek clarification from the other structural engineer in regards to their design concerns. The PCC found further that the other structural engineer had not completed their input into the designs due to unpaid invoices, and that the member’s review and criticisms of the structural engineer’s incomplete designs demonstrated a significant lack of judgement by the member which caused financial and reputational detriment to the other structural engineer. 

The PCC, taking into consideration its findings above, decided that the member failed to comply with Articles 1, 3, 6 and 7 of the Code of Conduct.

The PCC issued a Warning to the member pursuant to Regulation 4.2.2.1(5) in the following terms:
[member]’s professional conduct as a  Chartered Member of the Institution has resulted in a decision by the PCC that there has been a failure by [member] to comply with Articles 1, 3,  6 and 7 of the Code of Conduct and that any complaint against them which comes before the PCC in the future, resulting from conduct similar to that which gave rise to this complaint, may be dealt with more severely.

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