Haw. Code R. § 16-115-2 - Definitions

Current through February, 2022

As used in this chapter:

"Agricultural engineering" means that branch of professional engineering involving the design, construction, and use of specialized equipment, machines, structures, and materials relating to the agricultural industry and economy. It requires knowledge of the engineering sciences relating to physical properties and biological variables of foods and fibers; atmospheric phenomena as they are related to agricultural operations; soil dynamics as related to traction, tillage and plant-soil-water relationships; and human factors relative to safe design and use of agricultural machines. The safe and proper application and use of agricultural chemicals and their effect on the environment are also concerns of the agricultural engineers.

"Architect committee" means members of the board who are professional architects.

"Branch examination" means a professional engineering examination which covers subjects within only one branch of professional engineering. The branches of engineering examined in are agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and structural.

"Chemical engineering" means that branch of professional engineering which embraces studies or activities relating to the development and application of processes in which chemical or physical changes of materials are involved. These processes are usually resolved into a coordinated series of unit physical operations and unit chemical processes. It is concerned with the research, design, production, operational, organizational, and economic aspects of the above.

"Civil engineering" means that branch of professional engineering which embraces studies or activities in connection with fixed works for matters such as irrigation, drainage, waterpower, water supply, flood control, inland waterways, harbors (not including piers), municipal improvements, railroads, highways, traffic, non-structurally supported tunnels, airfields and airways, purification of water, geotechnical activities, and sewerage and refuse disposal.

"CLARB" means Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.

"Consultation" means meetings, discussions, written or verbal messages, reports, etc., involving scientific, aesthetic or technical information, facts, or advice for purposes of planning, designing, deciding, or locating construction or alteration of structures, buildings, works, machines, processes, land areas, or projects.

"Design" means any procedure which conveys the plan, location, arrangement, intent, purpose, appearance, and nature of construction or alteration of existing or proposed buildings, structures, works, machines, processes, land areas, or projects.

"Direct control" or "directly in charge of the professional work" means personal preparation, or direct supervision of the preparation and personal review, of all instruments of professional service.

"Electrical engineering" means that branch of professional engineering which embraces studies or activities relating to the generation, transmission, and utilization of electrical energy, including the design of electrical, electronic, and magnetic circuits and the technical control of their operation and of the design of electrical gear. It is concerned with research, organizational, and the economic aspects of the above.

"Engineer committee" means members of the board who are professional engineers.

"Experience in responsible charge" means direct control or personal supervision of engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, or land surveying work.

"Evaluation" means careful search, examination, or inquiry to reveal, determine, or estimate the value, worth, merit, effect, efficiency, or practicability of planning, design, location, construction, or alteration of existing or proposed structures, buildings, works, processes, land areas, or projects.

"Full-time" means forty hours or more per week.

"Geotechnical activities" means the investigation and engineering evaluation of earth materials including soil, rock, groundwater and man-made materials and their interaction with earth retention systems, structural foundations, and other civil engineering works. The activities involve application of the principles of soil mechanics and the earth sciences, and requires a knowledge of engineering laws, formulas, construction techniques, and performance evaluation of civil engineering works influenced by earth materials.

"IDP" means the intern development program of NCARB or other similar program satisfactory to the board.

"Industrial engineering" means that branch of professional engineering involving the investigation, design, and evaluation of systems of persons, materials, and facilities for the purpose of economical and efficient production, use, and distribution. It requires the application of specialized engineering knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems.

"Institution of higher education approved by the board" means an institution approved by the board that offers curricula leading to a master's degree in engineering, architecture, or landscape architecture.

"Investigation" means careful search, examination, inquiry, or study to reveal or determine scientific, aesthetic, technical information, or facts for the planning, design, location, construction, or alteration of existing or proposed structures, buildings, works, machines, processes, land areas, or projects.

"Land surveyor committee" means members of the board who are professional land surveyors.

"Landscape architect committee" means members of the board who are professional landscape architects.

"Lawful experience" means that type of experience listed in sections 16-115-39, 16-115-58, 16-115-79 and 16-115-98.

"Mechanical engineering" means that branch of professional engineering, which deals with engineering problems relating to generation, transmission, and utilization of energy in the thermal or mechanical form and also with engineering problems including but not limited to the production of tools, machinery, and their products and to heating, ventilation, refrigeration, and plumbing. It is concerned with the research, design, production, operational, organizational, and economic aspects of the above.

"NCARB" means National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

"NCEES" means National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

"Observation of construction" means making and documenting visits to the site by a licensed engineer, architect, landscape architect, or qualified representatives working under the supervision of a licensed engineer, architect, or landscape architect, as the case may require, to observe the progress and quality of the executed work and to determine, in general, if the work is proceeding in accordance with the contract documents. It is not required that they make exhaustive or continuous on-site observations to check the quality or quantity of work nor is it intended that the engineer, architect, or landscape architect be responsible for construction means, methods, techniques, sequences, or procedures, or for safety precautions and programs in connection with the work.

"Part-time" means less than forty hours per week.

"Planning" means careful search, examination, inquiry, study, and the formulation or execution of a statement, outline, draft, map, drawing, diagram, or picture showing arrangement, scheme, schedule, program, or procedure for locating, building, or altering existing or proposed buildings, structures, works, machines, processes, land areas, or projects.

"Prepared by" means that a licensed engineer, architect, surveyor, or landscape architect, as the case may be, personally drafts, draws, or designs the plans, specifications, and other related documents.

"Public officials" means and includes without limitation all federal, state, and county agencies that issue permits.

"School or college approved by the board" means an institution approved by the board and offering curricula leading to degrees in engineering, architecture, geo-science, or landscape architecture accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the National Architectural Accreditation Board, Inc., the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, or as approved by the board.

"Specifications" means the specifying of material, equipment, projects, or methods to be used in the construction or alteration of buildings, structures, works, machines, processes, land areas, or projects.

"State-produced licensing examination" means and includes a licensing examination administered by states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession of the United States, as approved by the board.

"Structural engineering" means that branch of professional engineering which deals with the investigation of, the design of, the selection of, and construction observation of the force-resisting and load-supporting members of structures such as foundations, walls, columns, slabs, beams, girders, trusses, and similar members where such investigation, design, selection, and supervision requires a knowledge of engineering laws, formulae, practice, and knowledge of the methods used in their erection.

"Supervise", "supervision", "supervision of design", or "under the supervision of" means that a licensed engineer, architect, surveyor, or landscape architect, as the case may be, shall:

(1) Exercise direct control and oversee the subject activity through physical presence or through the use of communication devices; provided the licensee has both direct control and detailed professional knowledge of the work being supervised; or
(2) Substantially redraft, redraw, redesign, or recalculate the plans, specifications, and other related documents; and be responsible for all work within the licensee's discipline performed on plans, specifications, and other related documents.

"Written examination" means paper-pencil or computer-assisted examination.

Notes

Haw. Code R. § 16-115-2
[Eff 8/29/94; am and comp 10/26/01; am and comp 5/23/13] (Auth: HRS § 464-7) (Imp: HRS §§ 464-7, 464-8, 464-11)

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