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Gil,

Thanks for your help.  I posted a follow-up to the list if you are
interested in where this is going.  My expectation is that I'll end up
meeting with the guy and will then have a better sense of how bad the
situation is.

Drew

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gil Brock" <gil(--nospam--at)raptsoftware.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2001 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: Australian PE Registration


> At 04:14 PM 14/10/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Colleagues,
> >
> >I have been told that someone has told several of the occupants of a
damaged
> >building that it is in his professional opinion safe for continued
occupancy
> >during evaluation and repair.   I'm not sure he's right (I'm not sure
he's
> >wrong either, but that's another story).  I have provided some advice to
a
> >concened party, and am now asked to comment on this other person's
> >statements.  Issues are complex, but the reason I'm posting is that I am
> >trying to find out if the guy is qualified.
> >
> >I have not met this fellow, but he has apparently represented himself to
a
> >number of people as a Civil Engineer.  I have been given his name, and a
> >check of the California Board's web site indicates that he is not
licensed
> >to practice engineering in California, where he and the building are
> >located.  Someone has suggested that he may be licensed in Australia.
Does
> >anyone know of any easy way to check (i.e., an on-line roster of
Australian
> >P.E.'s?).
>
> Unfortunately it is state based and, in some cases, city/district based
> (depending on the state) as is yours so it is not so simple.
>
> The Institute of Engineers would be the best place to determine if he is
> even an engineer as most engineers are members ( but not all). His level
of
> membership would at least be an indication of the level of experience he
> has in engineering and it is a national organisation. From that
membership,
> you would at least find out which state he would be likely to be licensed
> in. I would think that the Institure of Engineers would then be able to
> give details of contacts for lists of registrants in each state.
>
>
> >A web search yielded the names of several professional organizations.
The
> >Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust) seemed like a possibility,
but a
> >tour of its site (which didn't appear to include a roster anyway) left me
> >thinking it was a professional society rather than a licensing board.  I
> >assume that persons doing structural design in Australia are required to
be
> >licensed or registered, but can anybody direct me to a list of such
persons?
> >
> >Drew Norman
> >Drew A. Norman and Associates
> >Pasadena, California
> >
> >626-568-9322
> >
> >
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