TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
August 18, 2016, Board Meeting Disciplinary & Administrative Actions

Mr. Saeed Kheradmandnia, Dallas, TX; Case Number B–36181
Violation: Mr. Kheradmandnia offered and practiced engineering without being licensed by the Board and falsely signed and sealed engineering documents indicating a professional engineer performed or directly supervised the work.
Act/Rule Violated: 1001.004(c)(2)(A) and 1001.301(a) and (c)–(e) and 22 TAC §137.37(b).
Resolution: Cease & Desist Order & Administrative Penalty of $3,900.00

Mr. Dewayne Braun, Wimberley, TX; Case Number E–36436
Violation: Mr. Braun represented to the public he was a professional engineer without being licensed by the Board by affixing the abbreviation for professional engineer following his name on correspondence with the public.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §§ 1001.004(c)(2)(B)–(C) and 1001.301(b)(1)–(2) and (c).
Resolution: Cease & Desist Order & Administrative Penalty of $2,250.00

Acuity Consulting & Engineering, Inc., Chanhassen, MN; Case Number B–35779 & B–35867
Violation: Acuity Consulting & Engineering, Inc. represented to the public the firm was engaged in the practice of engineering by using the words engineer, engineering, and abbreviation for professional engineer contained in the four (4) Rooftop Investigation reports. Acuity Consulting & Engineering, Inc. offered and provided engineering services without being registered with the Board, and engaged in the practice of engineering without having the engineering services performed by a licensed engineer.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §§ 1001.004(c)(2)(A), 1001.301(a), (d), and (e), and 1001.405(b)(1)-(b)(2) and (e) and 22 TAC §§ 137.71(2) and (6) and 137.77(a),(b) and (d).
Resolution: Cease & Desist Order & Administrative Penalty of $2,000.00

Mr. Neri Alvarez, P.E. #121691, Humble, TX; Case Number D–36446
Violation: Mr. Alvarez failed to engage in business activities in an honest and ethical manner by issuing fraudulent Certificate of Liability Insurance forms.
Act/Rule Violated: 22 TAC §§ 137.57(b)(1)–(3), 137.63(a) and 137.63(b)(4) and (b)(5).
Resolution: One Year Probated Suspension contingent on remittance of an Administrative Penalty of $1,950, & successful completion of Texas Tech University Engineering Ethics Level I course

Mr. Charles W. Schibi, P.E. #66852, Corpus Christi, TX; Case Number D–36059
Violation: Mr. Schibi issued misleading Windstorm Inspection Verification Forms to Texas Department of Insurance, and failed to practice engineering in manner that is respectful of the client.
Act/Rule Violated: 22 TAC §§ 137.57(b)(3) and 137.63(b)(5).
Resolution: Six Month Probated Suspension contingent on remittance of an Administrative Penalty of $1,500.00

Mr. Dana D. Tennill, P.E. #56355, Chesterfield, MO; Case Number D–36502
Violation: In another jurisdiction, Mr. Tennill aided and abetted unlicensed individual(s) and an unregistered firm in the unlawful practice of engineering by neglecting to directly supervise the engineering work performed and failing to secure his seal. In accordance with 22 TAC §137.65(b), if Mr. Tennill's conduct had occurred in Texas, his actions would have violated 22 TAC §§ 137.31(e), 137.33(b) and (d), and 137.63(b)(3) and (c)(1). Mr. Tennill failed to properly and promptly notify the Board he had been disciplined by another jurisdiction's regulatory agency.
Act/Rule Violated: 22 TAC §137.5(c).
Resolution: One Year Probated Suspension contingent on successful completion of Texas Tech University Engineering Ethics Level I course

City of Venus, Texas; Case Number G–32743
Violation: The City of Venus failed to ensure a public work project was designed and construction directly supervised by a Texas licensed professional engineer.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §§ 1001.407(1)–(2).
Resolution: Cease & Desist Order & After-the-Fact Inspection Report of the Public Works Project

J.S. Held Engineering Services, LLC, Dallas, TX; Case Number B–36107
Violation: J.S. Held Engineering Services, LLC offered and performed engineering services without being registered with the Board.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §1001.405(e)(1) and 22 TAC §§ 137.77(a) and (e).
Resolution: Administrative Penalty of $760.00

Sage Environmental Consulting, LP (F–2870), Austin, TX; Case Number B–36570
Violation: Sage Environmental Consulting, LP offered and provided consulting engineering services while its registration was expired.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §§ 1001.405(b)(1) and (e)(1) and 22 TAC §§ 137.77(d)–(e).
Resolution: Administrative Penalty of $750.00

Steven M. Conrad dba Conrad Engineering (F–601), Austin, TX; Case Number B–36553
Violation: Steven M. Conrad dba Conrad Engineering offered and provided consulting engineering services while its registration was expired.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §§ 1001.405(b)(1) and (e)(1) and 22 TAC §§ 137.77(d)–(e).
Resolution: Administrative Penalty of $750.00

W P & Associates Architects Engineers Planners, Inc., Houston, TX; Case Number B–36507
Violation: W P & Associates Architects Engineers Planners, Inc. offered and provided consulting engineering services while its registration was expired.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §§ 1001.405(b)(1) and (e)(1) and 22 TAC §§ 137.77(d)–(e).
Resolution: Administrative Penalty of $750.00

Augustus Professional Engineers and Associates, LLC (F-13503) DBA The Augustus Group, Montgomery, TX; Case Number B–36479
Violation: Augustus Professional Engineers and Associates, LLC offered to provide consulting engineering services while Respondent's registration was expired.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §1001.405(e)(1) and 22 TAC §§ 137.77(a) and (d)–(e)
Resolution: Administrative Penalty of $250.00

Edward H. Lyscas, P.E. #115234, Peoria, AZ; Case Number D–36372
Violation: In another jurisdiction, Mr. Lyscas failed to practice engineering adequately and competently and neglected to adhere to a local municipality's codes. Mr. Lyscas assisted and facilitated a non-registered firm and unlicensed individual in the unlawful practice of engineering in another jurisdiction. In accordance with 22 TAC §137.65(b), if Mr. Lyscas' conduct had occurred in Texas, his actions would have violated 22 TAC §§ 137.33(b), 137.59(a)–(b), and 137.63(b)(1), (b)(3), and (c)(1). Mr. Lyscas failed to notify the Board he had been disciplined by another jurisdiction's regulatory agency.
Act/Rule Violated: 22 TAC §137.5(c).
Resolution: Formal Reprimand