Richard J.A. Temple, PE
2015 FICE President
And so we start another year at FICE. Much is new. Much is the same. But our mission remains unchanged. Serve and represent our members at the highest level. Easy to say but with its challenges given the wide variety of interests and issues we all face. FICE represents firms of all size from throughout the state practicing in many disciplines each with its own issues. But there are many common goals of the engineering profession that we will continue to promote.
To read all of the September FICE Update, click on the button below.
** The following guidance comes from FICE legal counsel. Members should consult their own counsel if they have questions**
Public Records Request
To the extent possible, members should continue to produce the documents that are in their possession. If you are unable to do so at that exact time, you can have the person make an appointment at a later date and time. However, this time period should be extremely short to ensure you are promptly responding to the request. We would recommend writing down the request and asking the person to confirm that those are the records they are requesting in order to be sure they correct documents are produced. The requestor is not required to give his/her name or to put the request in writing. However, we believe it is reasonable to ask them to confirm that what you have written is the correct document.
Promptness is the key in avoiding any lawsuits on this issue.
FICE requests firms send an email to Samantha Hobbs, if you have received such a request and if you have been sued. This information will be used to aid in our legislative clarification actions.
2014 ACEC Fall Conference
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ACEC Florida Political Action Committee
ACEC/PAC, the nation’s only political organization looking out for engineering firms and their legislative interests, is only as strong as the number of ACEC members that support it.
Your involvement does make a difference.
Get involved today
2014 PAC Legislative Priorities
Drawing to be held Friday, October 24
The Fall Raffle sold out. Thank you to all who participated.
FICE joins ZweigWhite to produce its annual Salary Survey
FICE is partnering with ZweigWhite again to produce the firms’ annual series of regional salary surveys. ZweigWhite’s 2015 Salary Survey of Northeast and South Atlantic Engineering Firms, 2015 Salary Survey of Central Engineering Firms, and the 2015 Salary Survey of Mountain & Pacific Engineering Firms are the most up to date and comprehensive surveys for engineering firms operating in these regions.
As in previous years, ACEC members participation in the survey is a key broad base of engineering firms nationwide. To encourage participation we are offering special pricing to members: $95 for members who participate and $295 for those who do not participate. This is a great way to support your association and get the information you need at a discount. It makes good sense to participate and save $200. The survey is available in PDF or online. The deadline to participate is
October 24, 2014.