A structural engineer who designed Langford’s Danbrook One building was not qualified to do the work, an investigation committee has found.
The new report says Brian McClure’s work on the building, which had its occupancy permit suspended after the City of Langford classified it unsafe, did not meet the standards of a professional engineer in B.C.
The report, completed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC, said McClure’s design for the building was not in compliance with the province’s building code.
It also said that he made a critical error in judgment in believing that he had the skills and knowledge to design Danbrook One.
Back in December 2019, tenants were urged by Langford to move out after an engineer’s report revealed safety concerns.
Building owner Centurion Property Associates installed temporary supports on levels one and two of the 11-floor structure, which is Langford’s tallest residential rental building, and remains empty to this day.
The province’s engineering investigation committee has put restrictions on McClure, including having his future engineering work be reviewed by someone outside his firm.