HOUSTON (TIP): The 92nd Annual Meeting of National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) held in San Antonio, Texas recently has elected Sam Kannappan, a noted Indian-American community activist of Houston, Texas as its zonal Secretary/ treasurer, a press release said. Sockalingam Sam Kannappan, Chairman of Enforcement Committee, of Texas P.E. Board was elected Secretary and Treasurer of Southern Zone (SZ). South Zone has 18 boards under its control. NCEES is the American National Professional Engineers (PE) Board coordinating 50 national P.E. Boards, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Engineering organizations from Canada, Mexico, Japan and other countries work with NCEES. Members of each state PE Board are appointed by their respective state governors. The requirements to receive a license to practice engineering such as education, examination and experience are decided by the Board.
NCEES conducts examination for fundamental (FE) and Professional Examination (PE) through four zones. Kannapan was also recently made a board member of Texas Onsite Wastewater Treatment Research Council by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Kannappan is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas with 25 years of experience in design, analysis, and software development for the petrochemical, refinery, and pipeline industries. He graduated with Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a leading consultant in pipe design especially in designing piping under very high temperatures and pressures. He specializes in Finite Element Analysis and Fracture Mechanics methods to determine remaining life of a pressure component. He is author of text book “Introduction to Pipe Stress Analysis”. Kannappan, a native of Nattarasankottai in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu is the founder of Sri Meenakshi temple in Houston, Texas.