TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS
February 25, 2021, Board Meeting Disciplinary & Administrative Actions
Continental Builders & Developers, Inc., Houston, TX; Case Number B-37880
Violation: The Respondent falsely signed and sealed an engineering document indicating a professional engineer performed or directly supervised the engineering work when one had not.
Act/Rule Violated: 22 Tex. Admin. Code §137.37(b).
Resolution: Cease and Desist Order.
David Aguero, Houston, TX; Case Number B-38066
Violation: Mr. Aguero practiced engineering while not being licensed as a professional engineer and misused the engineering seal of a deceased professional engineer. Mr. Aguero also engaged in the unlicensed practice of engineering by altering an engineering document with an already existing engineering stamp and signature and falsely created an engineering document a professional engineer performed or directly supervised the work.
Act/Rule Violated: Tex. Occ. Code §§1001.004(c)(2)(A), 1001.301(a) and 1001.301(d). 22 Tex. Admin. Code §137.37(b).
Resolution: Cease and Desist Order and Administrative Penalty of $3,000.00.
Bijay Raj Aryal, P.E. #109689, Katy, TX; Case Number D-38202
Violation: Mr. Aryal issued an engineering report that was not consistent with the established criteria for the type of report it purported to be. As such, Mr. Aryal issued a written assertion in the practice of engineering that created a misleading impression about the scope of the report.
Act/Rule Violated: 22 Tex. Admin. Code §137.57(a)(3).
Resolution: Formal Reprimand and Administrative Penalty of $1,731.
Oscar A. Chavez, P.E. #78313, Brownsville, TX; Case Numbers D-37879 and D-37902
Violation: Mr. Chavez failed to act as a faithful agent to his client by failing to complete the windstorm inspection process which he was hired and paid to do. Mr. Chavez failed to perform engineering functions in a manner that would not result in the endangerment of lives, health, safety, property, or welfare of the public by failing to address the deficiencies communicated to him by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). Mr. Chavez failed to practice engineering in a careful and diligent manner by failing to address the deficiencies communicated to him by TDI.
Act/Rule Violated: 22 Tex. Admin. Code §§137.55(b), 137.63(b)(4), and 137.63(b)(6).
Resolution: Two-Year Probated Suspension, Administrative Penalty of $2,962, and Restitution of $450.