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  • Engineering Reports

    Posted by Terry on March 28, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Posted on behalf of others:

    My condo has a $250+ project to replace our roof and related work. They say they have an engineer’s report. They will not share it with me. What are my options?

    Terry replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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    • COF

      Member
      April 26, 2022 at 4:57 pm

      In our complex the board only shared the engeneers “suplementary” report. Though that report indicates that the full report needs to be read in its entirety to understand, the board is not releasing it.

      The suplementary report was prepared on the board’s request and many important recommendations which were not in board’s favor were omitted. Including fire safety concerns.

      Do owners, especially the owner who’s unit is directly affected has a right to the full first report?

      Thank you.

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    • COF

      Member
      April 28, 2022 at 12:15 pm

      I was made aware of the existence of a full report. After learning that, I have followed up with the contractor who prepared the report. In addition to confirming the report he indicated that even though they took some suggestions out on the board’s request, they had a special meeting with some board members and made sure that they understood that just ordering the owner to replace the compromised window will not solve the problem originating with exterior for which the corporation is responsible.

      That meeting was not shared with all the board members and the information was not shared.

      Are there ever circumstances that make it okay to manipulate a professional report and not disclose the original, approved by the board report which was paid by the owners?

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      • Terry

        Administrator
        April 28, 2022 at 2:12 pm

        Frequently, when major work is required, a wise board will convene an information meeting of owners to ensure they understand what and why is needed.

        However, remember that the the board does make the final decision – they are the only authority to make decisisons. However, boards report to owners. It is a democracy. Owners can vote to replace boards.

        COF strongly supports transparency in virtually all, except an employee or legal issues.

        Owners are shareholders and should be kept well informed by their boards.

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  • Terry

    Administrator
    April 27, 2022 at 7:17 am

    I agree. The board should be sharing all final engineering reports. The only exception being preliminary reports.

    There are options:

    1) write a letter or have a lawyer write a letter on your behalf

    2) read your bylaws for how to request a special general meeting of owners

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    • Ron

      Member
      June 3, 2022 at 10:28 pm

      Is there any cheaper way to have the board agree to provide the Engineers Report instead of engaging a lawyer to obtain it. Do you know why the Service Alberta Minister did not introduce penalties against board members that would not be transparent and cooperative, to account for approximately $35,000 out of $237,000 for a total roof repair? Would a forensic audit, tax audit or a request for an administrator to resolve the issue be an option?

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