NCSEA Response to COVID-19
As the nation responds to the challenges presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining health and safety is paramount. NCSEA is relying on local, state, and federal officials to provide requirements and recommendations for structural engineers to follow as they conduct their professional activities during these unprecedented conditions.
While respecting such limitations, the position of the NCSEA Board of Directors is that structural engineers provide essential services in support of permitted ongoing construction activities, maintenance of buildings and infrastructure, and design of projects deemed to be critical. Structural engineers are bound by licensure laws, ethics, building codes, and other regulations to protect the safety of the public, regardless of the circumstances.
Structural engineers and their firms should consider how to provide these essential services while complying fully with all applicable safety regulations and other legal mandates. Several NCSEA Member Organizations have crafted statements to assist structural engineers practicing in their states under the current conditions, which have been shared with the other Member Organizations through the Delegates.