Continuing Education Units
Practice and Ethics
Presenter: Rafael Jimenez, P.E.
Rafael Jimenez is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Florida. He received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University and has a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. As an undergraduate, Rafael assisted in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences with study of sediment transport dynamics and beach erosion using LiDAR data modeling with GIS platforms. As an engineering intern, he worked with the Stormwater Management Group of The John R. McAdams Company in North Carolina. Rafael switched gears from site development to analyzing surface and groundwater hydrodynamics as part of the Water Resources Department at Ardaman & Associates. There he worked on watershed management plans for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Before moving to South Florida, Rafael was a land development consultant engaged in project design and permitting in Central Florida.
Today Rafael Jimenez is a part of CEMEX, a worldwide provider of aggregates, cement, and ready-mixed concrete. Although employed by CEMEX, he works for the people of Florida as a committed steward of the precious land resources entrusted to the Florida/Carolina Aggregates Division. He is part of a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers dedicated to making sustainable building materials available to Florida communities. Rafael is a certified Nitrox Diver, and proud to be one of many global CEMEX professionals tirelessly dedicated to Building a Better Future.
The concept of licensure stems from responsibility to the public and the expectation of the public that engineers will act to protect their interests. It is an ethical responsibility. Ethics is an issue that comes up in the engineering business on an ongoing basis. As a result, the Florida Board of Professional Engineers requires that all registered professional engineers review laws, rules and ethics every two years as a part of their professional development requirements. FAU is an approved provider. This two-hour class is designed to achieve the goals of the Board with respect to the two-hour rules and ethics requirement.