This Guide to Consultants is presented as a service to people interested in agricultural and biological engineering assistance. This listing is not an offer or advertisement to provide engineering services in any state or jurisdiction where the professional engineer or professional engineering firm is not registered/licensed. All information was provided by the listed consultant. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) assumes no responsibility for the validity of the qualifications listed or the consulting services performed. Listings for both registered professional engineers and consultants who are not registered engineers are included. In the United States, the registration/ licensing of professional engineers is vested in the states/territories. Administration of the relevant laws governing the practice of engineering is assigned to engineering boards. The primary role of these regulatory boards is to protect the life, health, property, and welfare of the public and to ensure that unqualified individuals do not practice engineering. Many other countries also have laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of engineering. When selecting a consultant, it is recommended that any jurisdictional registration/licensing requirements be identified for specific services. In the following listings, the date after the specialty description is the professional engineer’s initial registration date. The state(s) or country in which the consultant is registered follows the date. The consultant’s availability is given on the next line, including geographic area of service. Indication of registration in a single state does not imply that a professional engineer cannot be registered in other states. Most state engineering registration laws and rules are patterned after guidelines prepared by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, P.O. Box 1686, Clemson, SC 29633, USA. Most states have laws that permit a professional engineer to become registered in other states, either temporarily or permanently, without re-examination. Consideration of the consultant should be on the basis of the consultant’s qualifications and not on where registered, because many consultants can obtain registration in other states or jurisdictions. Consultants who are not registered professional engineers may have qualifications and expertise in areas other than those requiring professional registrations. Prospective clients should always confirm, through independent sources, the qualifications of all consultants for the services to be performed. WHAT A CONSULTING ENGINEER CAN DO FOR YOU Because of their broad educational background, consulting agricultural engineers are a source of information on a wide variety of topics and can provide help with diverse technical problems. The design and management services agricultural engineers provide can be invaluable to small businesses without their own engineering departments, to agricultural producers and similar enterprises, and to large businesses or governmental agencies that want to supplement their in-house engineering departments. Consultants also can provide service to lending institutions, law firms, local units of government and planning boards, or to individuals that need expert witnesses or technical analysis. What is a Consulting Engineer? A consulting engineer is an independent contractor retained to work on a project-by-project basis. A consulting engineer may work alone or as a member of a consulting firm. Consulting engineers can provide a high level of technical expertise, direct personal service, and highly technical advice. Many consulting engineers are licensed professional engineers in their state of residence and must qualify to obtain licensure in other states where they practice or provide services. What Expertise Does a Consulting Agricultural Engineer Have? Agricultural engineers have a diverse educational background that makes them knowledgeable about many subjects; additionally, they usually focus their expertise on one of the following areas: • Applied Sciences & Engineering • Machinery Systems • Education, Outreach & Professional Development • Natural Resources & Environmental Systems • Energy Systems • Plant, Animal & Facility Systems • Ergonomics Safety & Health • Processing Systems • Information Technology, Sensors & Control Systems For more information, please visit www.asabe.org/GuideToConsultantsInfo ADVERTISE IN THE GUIDE TO CONSULTANTS Inexpensive: $90 (current listing rate—other options available) Easy: Contact Sandy Rutter at 269-932-7004 or email GuideToConsultants@asabe.org or return the form on www.asabe.org/GuideToConsultantsInfo This stand-alone print directory is mailed along with our May/June issue of Resource magazine. It is also posted on the ASABE website for approximately 12 months and distributed when ASABE receives queries regarding consultants. It may also be distributed at other events. Search Google for “agricultural engineering consultant” or “biological engineering consultant” and see “Why Hire A Consultant”. More Advertising Opportunities: www.asabe.org/ADVERTISE Interested in ASABE Membership? www.asabe.org/JOIN CODE OF ETHICS OF ENGINEERS The Fundamental Code of Principles Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession by: I. using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare; II. being honest and impartial, and serving with fidelity the public, their employers and clients; III. striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession; and IV. supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplines. The Fundamental Canons Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. Engineers shall perform services only in the areas of their competence. Engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner. Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest. Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete unfairly with others. Engineers shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor, integrity and dignity of the profession. Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under their supervision. 2017 GUIDE TO CONSULTANTS Published by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA 269-429-0300, fax 269-429-3852, email@example.com, www.asabe.org
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