FBPE’s office receives a lot of inquiries whenever catastrophic events happens. What a lot of engineers and the public don’t realize is the process the Board and its staff must go through when a complaint is filed against an engineer.
Your Board reviews thousands of EI and PE applications every year. Just like characters in a dusty western, there are those applications that can be approved (the “good”), those that do not comply with the statutes (the “bad”), and then there are those applications that are vague, incomplete, or contain conflicts (the “ugly”).
The office of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers has moved to a new location in Tallahassee, and has new office hours.
The Florida Engineers Management Corporation issues its annual report every October. Here are highlights from the Fiscal Year 2020-21 report.
PEs are entitled to have their own opinions, but they also have added responsibility for any opinion involving anything related to engineering.
Mentors can teach not only the correct way to apply engineering fundamentals, but also how to do so with integrity, how to take our responsibility to protect the public seriously, how to be a loyal team member, how to have mutual respect with the competition, and how to pass what is learned onto the next generation.
In June, a portion of a 12-story condominium in Surfside crashed to the ground, killing 98 people. It was thought that collapses such as Champlain Towers South weren’t supposed to happen. Miami-Dade County, and neighboring Broward County, had a 40/50-year building recertification program in place.
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.