With the state Legislature in session, FBPE is keeping an eye on two bills that would affect Chapters 455, 471, and 553, Florida Statutes, and the practice of engineering.
There is a misunderstanding concerning the interpretation of two rules involving final engineering documents submitted to governments. I hope that this article will clear up the confusion and keep a professional engineer who is licensed in Florida and dealing with government entities from having a complaint filed against her or him.
Renewal for Florida Professional Engineer licenses and firms’ Certificates of Authorization ended Feb. 28, 2019. More PE licenses and CAs were renewed during the 2018-19 cycle than 2016-17. Quite a number of engineers took advantage of the $10 discount incentive during the first portion of renewal.
Current licenses for continuing education providers will expire on May 31, 2019. CE providers are currently renewing their licenses and courses. Here are instructions to assist providers in renewing their licenses.
As the spring school semester nears its end, it’s a good time to look back at FBPE’s outreach efforts. For the 2018-19 school year, FBPE staff have made 17 presentations to university engineering classes or groups, and volunteered at two events.
In the aftermath of a fatal gas pipeline explosion, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed emergency legislation that requires a licensed Professional Engineer to approve plans for the construction, operation, and maintenance of natural gas infrastructure.
With the push to apply for as many cell sites as possible in as short a period as possible, and for the least cost, we’re observing an alarming new situation: the use of Professional Engineer seals and signatures copied onto wireless project plans and related safety documents, all without the knowledge — much less the permission — of the Professional Engineer.
FBPE applauds all of the candidates who passed their engineering exams. We wish them much success as they move toward the next step in their engineering careers.