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About the Florida Engineering Society (FES)

Vision

FES promotes and defends the professional interests of all engineers in the state of Florida.


Mission

FES supports engineering education, advocates licensure, promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, and enhances the image and well-being of all engineers in the state of Florida; and furthers the public’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of the profession.

FES Bylaws
Charter

Involvement Brings Benefits

  • Leadership development
  • Networking/Job opportunities
  • Political awareness and involvement
  • Regulatory representation
  • Professional affiliation
  • Information
  • Opportunity to serve
  • Specialized email alerts
  • Minuteman alerts calling for action
  • Professional development seminars
  • Opportunities to join and participate on state committees
  • Recognition of achievements/awards

Offers Support Statewide

19 Local Chapters Invest in the Future of Engineering

  • Involvement with your local community
  • Continuing education
  • Individual development
  • Networking with local engineers
  • Features on current topics of local interest and importance to community leaders
  • Fellowship
  • Monthly meetings, annual golf tournament
  • Student chapters and scholarships
  • Public relations at community events

Committees Have Something for Everyone

  • Business practices
  • Environment
  • Society policies
  • MATHCOUNTS / K-12
  • Construction codes and issues
  • Education

Practice Sections Cover Specialties in Engineering

Supports the Florida Board of Professional Engineers

  • Provides technical input
  • Investigates ethical issues
  • Implements mandatory continuing education requirements

Helping the Cause of Engineers with Government

  • Political action committee and lobbying team promote and protect the profession
  • Members meet legislators through the FES Professional Engineers' Legislative Days
  • Educational seminars with state agencies to inform engineers about upcoming changes
  • Supports pro-engineering candidates
  • Gives guidance to government during drafting of regulations and legislation

Gets Results

  • Defense of the Professional Engineers Registration Law (Chapter 471.F.S.)
  • Retention of the quality-based selection (QBS) process for design professionals (CCNA)
  • Stopped other professions from authorizing themselves to perform engineering services
  • Repealed joint and several liability
  • Lowered the time period that a lawsuit can be filed regarding the design, planning or construction of an improvement to real property from 15 years to 10 years
  • Raised the state per diem for government engineers
  • Limited by contract the liability of individual employees or agents who are employed by a design professional firm

Together, We are Strong

  • 3,000+ Members focused on professionalism
  • Our strength comes from our members
  • Together, we are making a difference
  • Individually, you have opportunities to excel
  • FES draws on individual excellence to create a WINNING TEAM