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February 09, 2012 10:04 ET

Governor Rick Scott Appoints William Bracken to Board of Professional Engineers

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - Today the Florida State Senate approved Governor Rick Scott's appointment of William C. Bracken to the Board of Professional Engineers. Mr. Bracken of Tampa is the president and principal engineer of Bracken Engineering Inc. He fills the vacancy created by the death of H. D. Wallis and is appointed for a term beginning January 30, 2012, and ending October 31, 2015.

Mr. Bracken's career and experience spans more than 23 years and has centered on the practice and instruction of structural engineering and building codes. Within this field, Mr. Bracken has conducted and directed design, analysis, and engineering of various types of projects. He has also served as lead investigator on various forensic engineering projects.

As an instructor for the International Code Council, Mr. Bracken teaches structural and non-structural code related classes throughout the world. He is also a subject matter expert to the State of Florida, and has developed and taught classes on various Building and Building Code related matters.

Mr. Bracken currently works with local and state fire services acting as an Urban Search & Rescue Structural Specialist and continues to work closely with the University of South Florida to promote its college of Engineering.

"I am honored and excited at the opportunity to serve on the Board at a time when our profession is at a crossroads," said Bracken. "I look forward to working with such a committed team, to build upon their momentum and the successes they have achieved."

About Bracken Engineering

Bracken Engineering provides a broad range of consulting solutions with expertise ranging from forensic, geotechnical and structural engineering, to construction and disaster support. Their team of experts work with a wide range of property types, including commercial, residential, municipal, industrial and agricultural.

They address Building Code, public safety, cost and risk management issues for insurance, legal, construction and the real estate industries. Bracken Engineering is a long standing member of the Florida Structural Engineering Association, the Florida Association of Sinkhole Stabilization Specialists, and more than 20 other professional associations. For more information visit

About The Florida Board of Professional Engineers

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers was established under Chapter 471, Florida Statutes and is comprised of eleven members. The Florida Legislature found that it was necessary, in the interest of the public health and safety, to regulate the practice of engineering in the State of Florida and thus created Chapter 471, Florida Statutes, and the Engineering Registration Law. Under this law, the Florida Board of Professional Engineers is responsible for reviewing applications, administering examinations, licensing qualified applicants, and regulating the practice of engineering throughout the state. All members are appointed by the Governor for terms of four years each.

Contact Information

  • Akarion Castonguay
    Bracken Engineering, Inc.
    2701 W Busch Blvd, Suite 200
    Tampa, FL 33618
    (800) 971-7252
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