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Wheaton Sprague Engineering, a Building Envelope design, consulting, and engineering firm that performs services nationally, is proud to announce that Jeffrey P. Cook and Craig D. Mertz have received their Professional Engineering licenses for the state of Ohio, in which the headquarters of the firm is based.
Regulation of the engineering profession is established by various jurisdictions of the world to protect the safety, well-being and other interests of the general public, and to define the licensure process through which an engineer becomes authorized to provide professional services to the public.
There are minimum education and experience requirements in order for individuals to become licensed Professional Engineers in each state. Included in the minimum requirements is the passing of an eight-hour National Council of Examiners for Engineering examination for Ohio’s professional registration.
The professional status and the actual practice of professional engineering is legally defined and protected by the state in which the license is held. In some jurisdictions, only registered or licensed engineers are permitted to use the title of “engineer”, or to practice engineering professionally. Another earmark that distinguishes a licensed professional engineer is the authority to take legal responsibility for engineering work. A licensed engineer may sign, seal or stamp technical documentation such as reports, drawings, and calculations for a study, estimate, design or analysis.
Jeffrey P. Cook, P.E., is a civil engineer with a 9-year career in the commercial construction realm, providing structural engineering for a diverse number of architectural, structural, and building envelope projects with varying degrees of challenges. He currently serves as a Project Engineer for Wheaton Sprague Engineering in Stow, Ohio, where he performs assessments and emergency response services for problems related to the building envelope; and performs structural analysis and design of steel and/or aluminum glazing systems, panel systems and other forms of cladding and architectural components.
Craig Mertz, P.E. is a civil engineer with a 13-year career in the commercial construction realm providing structural engineering, design and project management to the curtain wall and glazing industry. He currently serves as Project Manager / Senior Engineer at Wheaton Sprague Engineering, Inc. and is located in Cary, North Carolina. His experience includes directing and performing structural analysis and design of aluminum and/or steel glazing systems, panel systems, other forms of exterior cladding, and specialty architectural components to the building envelope.
According to John L. Wheaton, P.E., LEED AP BD+C and president of Wheaton Sprague, "Both of these gentlemen have been with our firm for a number of years, and it has been my great pleasure to watch them grow as professionals. Having Jeff and Craig both obtain their professional engineering licenses, it brings the firms number of total registered engineers to 6, and increases the strategic position of Wheaton Sprague to become the total building envelope resource for our clients throughout the United States. I am very proud of both of these young men."