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Celebrating PE Day 2020

This past week, we celebrated a few of our Professional Engineers in honor of Professional Engineers Day on August 5. Licensed Professional Engineers are certified to make safe and accurate decisions on engineering projects for the betterment of society.

18 Professional Engineers work at Kaw Valley Engineering, and we got to interview four of them about being a Professional Engineer and their favorite aspects of civil engineering.

Brian Coon in our Wichita office discusses the responsibility that comes with being a Professional Engineer and his experience being nationally recognized for his work on traffic engineering.

Brett Wilkinson in our Salina office describes his passion for 2D models, hydrology and bridge replacements. He also explains his work with Kansas counties to help them receive funding for civil engineering projects.

Tim Austin, Wichita Office Director, talks about the importance of Professional Engineers, his interest in public engagement and a stormwater project he worked on with the City of Wichita.

Justin Owens, Office Director at our Salina office, explains his early beginnings in the civil engineering world and how he uses his Professional Engineering license every day.

The first engineering licensure law was created in 1907. It is similar to a medical or legal license because only a licensed Professional Engineer can sign, seal and submit plans to a public authority for approval.

Faulty engineering decisions can result in catastrophic failures like bridge collapses or dam failures. Professional Engineers are responsible for making decisions that impact society, which is why licensure is important to make accurate and ethical engineering decisions.

We are happy to celebrate our 18 intelligent Professional Engineers this week, who with their licenses exhibit competence, accuracy and quality in their work.