BVT provides a range of different deliverables to meet client needs. Many of these require no explanation – an engineer’s report or set of drawings are easily understood. However ‘certification’ can mean different things, so the differences between the different certifications is worth explaining.
An engineer’s certificate is a statement, signed by a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) that a particular piece of equipment complies with the requirements of one or more standards, approved codes of practice, or similar documents. A certificate is usually accompanied with a plate for attachment to the certified equipment, and typically references the serial number or plant number of the specific piece of plant, equipment or machinery being certified. BVT would issue an engineer’s certificate for such things as:
Engineer’s Statement of Design Compliance (SoDC)
A statement of design compliance is a statement that a given design complies with the requirements of one or more standards. The SoDC looks very similar to an engineer’s certificate, and is also signed by a CPEng, but are typically issued to the manufacturers of equipment, such as the manufacturers of a steel fuel storage tank, rather than to the end user.
A SoDC certifies the design of the plant, equipment or machinery, but does not guarantee that an as-built item complies with the design – this is left to the manufacturer’s Quality Assurance systems.
We also issue Producer Statements for work carried out under the NZ Building Code. There are four types of producer statement, three of which BVT can issue:
If you have questions about what certification documentation is required for your project, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org