4.4 (1A) A guide to the elements of a Professional Engineering Service

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4.4 (1A) A guide to the elements of a Professional Engineering Service

1. A Service

  • A Service: is the action of helping or doing work for someone; or an act of assistance; or assistance or advice given to customers and will include services provided internally

2. Which is an Engineering Service

  • The Engineering Service requires or is based on the “application of engineering principles or data”
  • Engineering Principles are the principles of Engineering and Engineering Data is the data used in the application of those principles
  • Engineering is the science of design, construction, maintenance and operation of man-made structures, machines, systems and processes according to scientific and mathematical principals
  • Therefore –an engineering service is a service which is based on or requires the application of scientific and mathematical principles and data to the design, construction and operation of man-made structures, machines, systems and processes

3. That requires, or is based on the application of engineering principles and data

Subjective Element

  • a service will be “based on…the application of engineering principles and data”if in fact that is the basis on which the service is provided

Objective Element

  • a service “will require… the application of engineering principles and data” if a description of the service is such that it must involve “the application of engineering principles and data” in order for the service to meet that description

4. To a design or construction or production activity relating to engineering

5. And it does not include an engineering service that is provided only in accordance with a Prescriptive Standard

A Prescriptive Standard is a document that states procedures or criteria:

a. for carrying out of a design, or construction or production activity, relating to engineering; and

b. the application of which, to the carrying out of the design, or the construction or production activity, does not require advanced scientifically based calculations