Since its inception in 1937, the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects has served the citizens of Nebraska by overseeing the laws and rules which govern the practice of engineering and architecture in the state in order to safeguard life, health, property and promote the public welfare.
News and Events:
Next Regular Board Meeting: August 15, 2014
Public Works Exemption adjustment
Effective July 1, 2014, public works projects which expenditures for the complete project does not exceed $109,000 will be considered exempt from the Act. This was adjusted by the annual Consumer Price Index published by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as required by § 81-3445, § 81-3449 and § 81-3453.
LB 665 closed
LB 665 was introduced by Senator Krist to the Legislature’s Health & Human Services Committee. Senator Krist worked with interested parties resulting in eight amendments to LB 665. While the legislative bill did not advance from Committee, the bill and amendments are available online on the Nebraska Legislature's website. The Senator plans to introduce a revised E&A bill to the Health & Human Services Committee with the 2015 Session.
New Executive Director
The Board of Engineers and Architects welcomes Steve Masters as the new Executive Director. Steve comes to us with 30+ years of technical and administrative experience with the City of Lincoln's Public Works & Utilities Department. He received his BS from the University of Missouri-Rolla and his MS from Iowa State University, and has been a PE in Nebraska for 34 years.
E&A Act Handbook updates available
The handbook has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Engineers and Architects Regulation Act by LB7, and which became effective Sept. 6, 2013. LB7 made changes to Neb. Rev. Stat § 81-3437 simplifying provisions relating to electronic signatures and seals. Download a new handbook or replacement pages for your current handbook here.
Reduction in Renewal Fees
The renewal fee has been reduced from $90 to $80 for both architects and professional engineers beginning with the renewal period for licenses expiring December 31, 2013.