OVER 100 years
Don Phelps, architect; Jack Jennings,general contractor; Bob Alligood, executive director; A.E. O’Neall, PE, chairman of the building committee; James F. Shivler, PE, FES President (wielding shovel); George Kinsman, PE, President-elect; E.R. Hendrickson, PE, Vice President; and Gordon Burleson, PE, Orlando City Engineer and member of the building committee, break ground on the state headquarters building in Orlando in 1961.
The Florida Engineering Society has a deep heritage with roots dating back to the year 1916. Today, the Florida Engineering Society is a 4000 plus member organization representing the interests and visions of Professional Engineers throughout Florida. As an affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Society is organized into six practice sections representing different areas of practice and twenty chapters which geographically blanket the State of Florida. Each of the chapters and practice sections are represented on the Florida Engineering Society Board of Directors. The Society has a number of committees which organize into divisions under the direction of the vice presidents. For more information, please visit www.fleng.org.
The question of unity
was uppermost in the
minds of the leaders
of both societies.
Seventy-five years! Remarkable!
A 75th anniversary for whatever reason is a watershed milestone. It is a time to pause, to reflect on the past, to ponder the present, and to consider the future.