The new year — 2020 — poses a concern for Professional Engineers when signing, dating, and sealing documents.
I would like to begin by thanking Ken Todd, P.E., (pictured) for serving as Chair of the Board for the past two years, as well as serving two full terms as a member of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
There is a common misconception among professionals who hold multiple licenses and certifications that an individual can choose which license or certification will be used for a particular project. That may not be the case.
Fire protection engineering rules have been updated to clarify ambiguous items, establish consistency between the rules and other statutes, and reduce unnecessary work by engineers and contractors, while still upholding FBPE’s statutory charge to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the public.
Contract language may not be enough to protect an engineer from a lawsuit by a third party if the facts demonstrate supervisory control and the “close nexus” between the engineer and the contractor.
The Florida Board of Professional Engineers appointed Babu Varghese, PE, SI, CGC, CCC, as its chair for 2020, and C. Kevin Fleming, PE, as its vice chair for 2020.
Three more NCEES Principles & Practice of Engineering exams are transitioning to computer-based testing in 2020: PE Mechanical, PE Fire Protection, and PE Industrial and Systems.
FBPE applauds those who passed NCEES exams in the previous quarter. We wish them much success as they move toward the next step in their engineering careers.