The 2022 Florida Legislative Session ended on Friday, March 11, with one bill of interest to Professional Engineers being passed by both houses.
Hopefully, here’s to a better year than the last two have been. Even with all the challenges of COVID and handling a renewal period during a worldwide pandemic, FEMC survived and persevered.
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.
I am happy to announce that FEMC staff is now back in the office full time. After an exhausting and stressful year, staff is no longer working remotely. Hooray!
Although most of Florida’s licensees have renewed their license, there are several PEs who have paid for renewal and, for lack of responding to the attestation questions, have not completed the renewal process.
The seventh edition of the Florida Building Code went into effect Dec. 31, 2020, and this has caused some confusion for Professional Engineers who are actively participating in the design of engineering works related to the Code.
With the fall semester getting underway at Florida’s colleges of engineering and engineering technology, FBPE’s outreach efforts also got underway. But this year things are very different because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I hope everyone is coping well during these unusual times. I want to take a moment to update you all on how we at the Board office are handling regulatory matters during this pandemic.
From the Executive Director: Updates From COVID-19 to Legislation
Most everyone in the known world is hunkered down in hoping for some relief from COVID-19. Our staff continues to work, albeit on a modified schedule. Nevertheless, we are committed to serving the licensees of this state and will continue to do all we can to complete the work that protects the public’s health, safety, and welfare.
The new year — 2020 — poses a concern for Professional Engineers when signing, dating, and sealing documents.