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.
As changes from House Bill 827 went into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 1, we extensively updated the FBPE website to explain how the new law affects students, licensees, and engineering firms.
A new law goes into effect Oct. 1, 2019, that makes changes – some substantial – to statutes and rules governing Professional Engineers and engineering firms in Florida.
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.
The NCEES 2018 Annual Meeting was held in Scottsdale, Ariz., from Aug. 15-18. FBPE Board members and staff participated in the four-day event, which included business and zone sessions and programs for attendees.