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How To Validate A Digital Signature On An Engineers Digitally-Sealed Plan

Digital signatures for engineers in Florida require third-party validation per FAC 61G15-23.004. Other states offer similar rules that…


How long does it take to get my digitally signed-sealed file sent to me?

We do our best to get your digitally signed and sealed file processed and emailed back to you…


Why is there an expiration on digitally signed-sealed plans and how does that work for permitting?

Because a digitally sealed plan can be copied and reused while maintaining the digital signature certification, plans produced…


I received a hardcopy (printed) plan and need a digitally signed-sealed file. What do I do?

You will need to place a new order in our online plan store for the same plan but…


What’s the difference between a hardcopy and a digitally signed – sealed file?

Hard copies are only to be used physically and digitally signed and sealed files electronically only. You can…


I made a mistake on the zip code of an online digital order. What do I do?

This can only be done if the order has not been processed. Please contact our office for further…


I ordered a project through E-Tempest. What’s the process for receiving a digitally signed-sealed file?

Engineering Express provides engineering review & certification of orders placed through E-Tempest shutter software.  If you ordered the…


How can I get my digitally signed – sealed file resent to me?

Use the live chat during business hours or use our Contact Form for the most reliable service.


I need to place an online plan order for a digitally signed-sealed file. How does that work?

Visit EngineeringExpress.com/store & search for the plan you need. We recommend beginning by the brand needed. Once you…


What digital signing company does Engineering Express use for digitally signing design plans?

Engineering Express uses both Entrust & Identrust to digitally sign files. Both are in conformance with all known…


Whats The Difference Between a Digitally Signed Plan, Electronic Seal, & Scanned Digital Copy of a Plan?

HISTORY Back in the day, kings used wax to seal an envelope to prove its authenticity. That seal…


When is an Engineer Seal Required, Why Do We Write ‘Draft’ on Unsealed Work, And About Digital Seals

In Florida (as well as many states): If an engineer produces a drawing that is not a final…


How To Use Master Plans – TER’s – Calculator Reports Purchased From Engineering Express

READ BELOW BEFORE USING NON SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONSFROM ENGINEERING EXPRESS FOR YOUR PROJECT General Information About Non Site-Specific Plans:Certified…


The date on my plans is old – Do I need a plan with a current date?

Plans & TER's are dated when sealed and are tied to the listed building codes.  The original sealed…


What is the current Florida Building Code

Effective January 1, 2021, the current Florida code is the 2020 Florida Building Code (7th Edition).  It's scheduled…


How can clients in the South Florida area save money on shipping fees?

If you are a frequent buyer in the South Florida area, consider merging your orders into a single…


How can I verify prices for an online plan? Your site shows a range of prices.

All of our plans show two prices, the lowest is the price per hard copy (We sell a…


Instructions for proper use of rooftop equipment wind pressure calculator

HELP PAGE For the Engineering Express®Rooftop Equipment Wind Pressure CalculatorNote: See Limitations & Conditions of Use at the…


About Plan Store Tokens

About Engineering Express Plan Store TokensWhy Tokens? Creating a tokens-based system solves a growing list of client pain points:> Frequent…


What are porosity and closure angles when defining a porous building opening?

Explanation: In the event of a high wind event, it is the concern of building codes ASCE-7 and…


2020 FBC Product Evaluation Updates

There are many updates to the Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020), but several of them directly impact…


How do I get a Certified TER or Master Plan Sheet?

FIRST, WHAT'S A CERTIFIED TER & Master Plan Sheet? TER's or Technical Evaluation Reports and Master Plan Sheets…


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