§ 81-3401 Act, how cited
§ 81-3402 Architecture and engineering; regulation
§ 81-3403 Definitions, where found
§ 81-3404 Architect, defined
§ 81-3405 Board, defined
§ 81-3405.01 Building official, defined
§ 81-3405.02 Building, defined
§ 81-3407 Continuing education, defined
§ 81-3408 Coordinating professional, defined
§ 81-3409 Design, defined
§ 81-3411 Direct supervision, defined
§ 81-3412 Emeritus, defined
§ 81-3414 Engineer-intern, defined
§ 81-3415 Estimator, technician, or other similar titles, defined
§ 81-3416 Good ethical character, defined
§ 81-3416.01 Intern architect, defined
§ 81-3416.02 Licensee, defined
§ 81-3418 Organization, defined
§ 81-3420 Practice of architecture, defined
§ 81-3421 Practice of engineering, defined
§ 81-3422 Professional engineer, defined
§ 81-3422.01 Project, defined
§ 81-3423 Public service provider, defined
§ 81-3425 Responsible charge, defined
§ 81-3426 Rules and regulations, defined
§ 81-3427 Technical submissions, defined
§ 81-3428 Board of Engineers and Architects; created; members; terms; location
§ 81-3429 Board; members; per diem; expenses
§ 81-3430 Certificate of appointment; oath; Attorney General; legal advisor; seal; rules and regulations
§ 81-3431 Board; meetings; officers; quorum
§ 81-3432 Engineers and Architects Regulation Fund; created; use; investment
§ 81-3432.01 Repayment of qualified educational debt; authorized; eligibility
§ 81-3433 Roster
§ 81-3434 Code of practice; contents
§ 81-3435 Application for licensure, examination, intern enrollment, certificate of authorization, or emeritus status; form; fees
§ 81-3436 Organizational practice; certificate of authorization; when required; application; immunity; Secretary of State; registration of trade name or service mark; limitation
§ 81-3436.01 Combined services with construction services; authorized; conditions
§ 81-3437 Certificate of licensure; issuance; certificate of enrollment; issuance
§ 81-3437.01 Seal; contents; use; prohibited acts
§ 81-3437.02 Coordinating professional; designation; duties
§ 81-3438 Certificates; expiration; renewal; fees; continuing education
§ 81-3439 Replacement certificates; fee
§ 81-3440 Enforcement
§ 81-3441 Use of title; unlawful practice
§ 81-3442 Prohibited acts; penalties
§ 81-3443 Enforcement procedures
§ 81-3444 Disciplinary actions authorized; civil penalties
§ 81-3445 State and political subdivisions;construction projects
§ 81-3446 Construction projects on private lands; applicability of act; owner; duties
§ 81-3448 Architect; license; application; fee; requirements; examination; temporary permit
§ 81-3449 Practice of architecture; exempted activities
§ 81-3450 Technical submissions by architect; affix seal and signature; conditions
§ 81-3451 Engineer-intern; enrollment; requirements; application; fee; professional engineer; license; application; fee; examination; requirements
§ 81-3453 Practice of engineering; exempted activities
§ 81-3454 Technical submissions by professional engineer; affix seal and signature; conditions
§ 81-3455 Act, how construed

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes > Chapter 81 > Engineers and Architects Regulation Act

  • Action: shall include any proceeding in any court of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Architect: means a person who is licensed by the board to practice architecture. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3404
  • Attorney: shall mean attorney at law. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Board: means the Board of Engineers and Architects. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3405
  • Building: means any structure used, or intended to be used, to support, shelter, or enclose any use or occupancy. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3405.02
  • Building official: means a person appointed by the state or a political subdivision having responsibility for the public safety and welfare and the enforcement of building codes with regard to buildings and other structures within such person's jurisdiction. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3405.01
  • Company: shall include any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint-stock company, joint venture, or association. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuing education: means lifelong learning and training relevant to a licensee's professional practice. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3407
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Coordinating professional: means a licensee who coordinates, as appropriate, the work of all licensees involved in a project. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3408
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Design: means the preparation of schematics, layouts, plans, drawings, specifications, calculations, and other diagnostic documents which show the features of an architectural or engineering project. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3409
  • Direct supervision: means having full professional knowledge and control over work that constitutes the practice of architecture or engineering. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3411
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Domestic: when applied to corporations shall mean all those created by authority of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Emeritus: means an architect or professional engineer who has relinquished his or her license and who is approved by the board to use the honorary title emeritus. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3412
  • Engineer-intern: means a person who has been duly enrolled as an engineer-intern by the board. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3414
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Foreign: when applied to corporations shall include all those created by authority other than that of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good ethical character: means such character as will enable a person to discharge the fiduciary duties of an architect or professional engineer to his or her client and to the public for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3416
  • Grantee: shall include every person to whom any estate or interest passes in or by any conveyance. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Licensee: means a licensed architect or professional engineer. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3416.02
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: shall mean calendar month. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Oath: shall include affirmation in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Organization: means a business entity created by law, including, but not limited to, a partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or joint venture. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3418
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: shall include bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • person: shall be construed to practice architecture, within the meaning and intent of the Engineers and Architects Regulation Act, if he or she:

    (a) Practices the profession of architecture or holds himself or herself out as able and entitled to practice architecture. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3420

  • Person shall: include bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Practice of architecture: means providing or offering to provide design services in connection with the construction, enlargement, or alteration of a building or group of buildings and the space within and surrounding the buildings. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3420
  • Practice of engineering: means any service or creative work that requires engineering education, training, and experience in the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3421
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: shall mean a summons, subpoena, or notice to appear issued out of a court in the course of judicial proceedings. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Professional engineer: means a person who is licensed by the board to practice engineering. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3422
  • Project: means one or more related activities that require the practice of architecture or engineering for completion. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3422.01
  • Public service provider: means any political subdivision which employs or appoints an architect or a professional engineer to be in responsible charge of the political subdivision's architectural or engineering work. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3423
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Responsible charge: means the management of the technical and financial aspects of engineering or architectural work through an organization. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3425
  • Rules and regulations: means rules and regulations adopted and promulgated under the Engineers and Architects Regulation Act by the board. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3426
  • State: when applied to different states of the United States shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories organized by Congress. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Technical submissions: means designs, drawings, specifications, studies, and other technical reports that constitute, or may be prepared in conjunction with, a project. See Nebraska Statutes 81-3427
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: shall include territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Violate: shall include failure to comply with. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Year: shall mean calendar year. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801