Appeal Ruling #56 31 March 2021
Appeal Ruling #56 31 March 2021.pdf
This appeal relates to a complaint made to Engineering New Zealand in relation to a report prepared by a Chartered Professional Engineer for an underpinning contractor involved in a commercial dispute with the Appellant.
This appeal was declined. The appeal panel found that the Respondent met the essential requirements of his obligations as a Chartered Professional Engineer, was not practising outside his area of competence and, while he could have covered the reasons and calculations behind his professional opinion in a clearer manner, gave unbiased and independent advice to his client which was not detrimental to the outcome of the dispute.