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Please verify these definitions:
- Civil Engineer: Somebody who has a Civil Engineering degree.
- Registered Civil Engineer: Somebody who has appropriate license in Civil Engineering, e.g. PE in California. - Structural Engineer: Somebody who has a Structural Engineering degree and/or a civil engineer who does Structural Engineering works. - Registered Structural Engineer: Somebody who has appropriate license in Structural Engineering, e.g. SE in California
And etc.
DO you think that these definition should be considered and will help or not?
from California

From: ECVAl3(--nospam--at)
Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Engineering Title
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 14:24:44 EDT

You have to be careful what title you choose so you don't offend anybody. I
am a licensed engineer with a civil in California and a structural in Hawaii.
I graduated from college with a "Bachelor Degree in Architectural

I mainly do structural engineering and for a time I used the title
"Architectural Engineer" so as not to be confused with doing civil work (that
being the title given to me on my diploma). I was rudely informed by the
Architectural Licensing Board that I could not use the title "Architectural
Engineer" because I was not a licensed architect. I tried to explain to them
that the word "Architectural" is an adjective and not a noun, the key word
being "engineer" in this context. The board would not listen to reason so I
had to change my stationary and telephone listing.

When I got my structural license in Hawaii I thought it would help matters to
list my business in th yellow pages under "Structural Engineers" with the
clarification that I was civil licensed in Cal. and structural licensed in
Hi. This, of coarse, incurred the wrath of the California structural
engineers because I was not licensed as structural in California. this time
all I had to do is move my listing to the obscure catagory of "Professional

I guess my point is there are a lot of bare feet out there and you have to be
nimble not to step on a few toes.


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