TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
February 12, 2015, Board Meeting Disciplinary Actions
Mr. William T. Manning, Jr., Deer Park, Texas; Case Number: D-35405
Violation: Mr. Manning's Criminal History Record Check revealed a felony conviction with incarceration in 2005 which, under Chapter 53, Texas Occupations Code, requires mandatory revocation of his license.
Section/Rule Violated: 139.43 (a) (3).
Resolution: Mr. Manning's Texas engineer license was revoked effective February 12, 2015, and by the same Order, he was issued a new license on February 12, 2015.
Mr. Kent D. Tompkins; Carrolton, Texas; Case Number: D-35103
Violation: Mr. Tompkins issued an engineer's letter certifying that foundation repairs had been made in accordance with the contract between the home owner and the foundation repair company. However, not all the certified repairs had been made to the property.
Section/Rule Violated: 137.33(f), 137.57(a), 137.57(b)(3), 137.63(b)(5) and 137.63(b)(6).
Resolution: Three year probated suspension, a $3,000.00 administrative penalty and completion within six months of an engineering ethics course.
Mr. Grenger Pei Yee Chang, P.E.; Sugar Land, Texas; Case Number D-35530
Violation: Mr. Chang falsely certified that he had completed the required Continuing Education credits on his last license renewal when he had not done so and failed to timely respond to Board inquires.
Section/Rule Violated: 137.17(c), (m) and (p) (2) and (3), and 137.51 (c).
Resolution: Two years probated suspension, and a $4,000.00 administrative penalty.
Mr. Phillip E. Johnson, P.E.; Houston, Texas; Case Number: D-35250
Violation: Mr. Johnson signed and sealed engineering work and failed to include his firm registration as well the fact that his firm registration had expired. Thus, Mr. Johnson aided and abetted another entity in the unauthorized practice of engineering.
Section/RuleViolated: 1001.401(c); 137.33(n), 137.51(d), 137.55(c), 137.63(a), 137.63(b)(2), and (b) (3) and 137.77 (a), (d), (e) and (h).
Resolution: Two year probated suspension, and a $2,000.00 administrative penalty and completion within six months of an engineering ethics course.
ACW Engineering and Construction; Houston, Texas; Case Number B-35251
Violation: During a period of time when the firm's registration was expired the firm offered to and did perform engineering work for the public of Texas.
Section/Rule Violated: Section 1001.405 and 137.77 (a), (d) and (e).
Resolution: A Cease and Desist Order and a $1,500.00 administrative penalty.
Site and Field Engineering; Houston, Texas; Case Number B-34067
Violation: During a period of time when the firm's registration was expired the firm offered to perform engineering work for the public of Texas.
Section and Rule Violated: Section 1001.405 and 137.77 (a), (d) and (e).
Resolution: A Cease and Desist Order and a $250.00 administrative penalty.
Mr. Graham B. Luhn, FAIA; Houston, Texas; Case Number B-35404
Violation: Mr. Luhn, a registered architect, practiced engineering by signing and sealing with his Architect's seal engineering work on building renovation plans.
Resolution: Cease and Desist Order and a $3,000.00 administrative penalty.