August NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

Reduced Cost Ethics Training for Professional Engineers
To help our members meet their requirements, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers has launched a new online ethics training for professional engineers at a reduced cost. 

This two-hour online video, presented by the NJSPE counsel Larry Powers, will provide you with the two credits required for the ethics portion of your professional engineer license. Once the video is viewed in its entirety, you will be e-mailed a certificate proving you have met this licensing requirement.

NJSPE Member Renewals
If you have received your renewal for next year and are paying by Purchase Order or Voucher, please send all paper work to NJSPE for a signature.  You can mail it to NJSPE, 414 River View Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611 or you can fax it to 609-393-9891. Thank you for your membership!

NJSPE Call for Continuing Education Presentations for November 2019 and March 2020!

NJ State Board of PE's license renewal deadline is April 30, 2020. NJSPE is presenting two Days of Continuing Education to help PE's attain the credits needed for renewal. If you have a program for presentation, or a suggestion on topics or speakers, please send them by clicking the link below and entering the info. Deadline date for your presentation or idea to be considered in the selection process is Monday, August 19.

Everything You Need to Know About Renewing Your PE License
It's almost that time of year again - time to begin the process of renewing your PE license. By preparing early, you can check off all your minimum requirements and complete the renewal process without having the stress of waiting until the last minute. To help you get started, we put together links to helpful resources you need to renew your license.  READ MORE

Save the Date - Northeast Regional Meeting
October 17 to 19, 2019. Joint New Hampshire Engineering Societies Conference and National Society of Professional Engineers in New Hampshire at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel.  READ MORE

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
Your gas tax dollars at work: NJ speeds up road work projects
NJ 101.5

A new state law makes some changes to how New Jersey manages transportation construction, an attempt to get projects going more quickly so that people see how their gas-tax money is spent.  New Jersey has raised its gas tax nearly 27 cents a gallon in the last three years, with a nearly 23 cent hike in 2016 followed by a more than 4 cent increase last year. A determination of whether the tax will increase again this year will be made this month.  Greg Lalevee, business manger for International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, said residents question what they're getting for the higher taxes and acknowledges the Transportation Trust Fund spending "could go better."  READ MORE

OSHA Investigation Slams FIGG for FIU Bridge Collapse
Engineering News Record

Enhancing the quality of AI requires moving beyond the quantitative
Science Daily

Artificial Intelligence engineers should enlist ideas and expertise from a broad range of social science disciplines, including those embracing qualitative methods, in order to reduce the potential harm of their creations and to better serve society as a whole, a pair of researchers has concluded in an analysis that appears in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence..  READ MORE

Check out the N.J. camp that's teaching kids how to build bridges

If you've ever driven over a suspension bridge, you may have been puzzled by how they manage to build foundations that go deep under the water to support the whole structure. Students at the Roebling Museum's Emily Roebling STEAM Day Camp now know all about it.  They've done it. The secret is caissons.  READ MORE  

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
NSPE Presses Congress on Pipeline Safety

NSPE is urging members of Congress to act on pipeline safety so gas line explosions, like the one in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley, don't happen and harm more people.
In comments to the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on June 19, NSPE expressed strong support for the Leonel Rondon Pipeline Safety Act, and advocated for professional engineers to be in responsible charge of public utility pipeline activities that affect public safety. Removing the engineering licensing exemption for public utility pipelines is an important step in protecting the public from future incidents similar to the Merrimack Valley pipeline explosion.  READ MORE

Who Puts Qualifications First?

NSPE is looking for star organizations, both public and private, that make exemplary use of the qualifications-based selection process at the federal, state, and local levels. Each year, NSPE and the American Council of Engineering Compani es present the 
QBS Awards  to entitie   s that procure engineering services through a process that em phasizes design firms' technical competence rather than simply the lowest bid. Nominations for the 2019 QBS Awards must originate from an NSPE State Society, an ACEC Member Organization, a public or private entity, or an individual in the public or private sector. Self-nomination is not permitted. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 30, 2019.  READ MORE

PECON 2019 Wraps Up, Martini Set to Lead NSPE

In July, NSPE members and PEs from across the country gathered in Kansas City, Missouri, for the 2019 Professional Engineers Conference . A  highlight at this year's conference was National Society of Black Engineers Executive Director Karl Reid, Ed.D, talking about why diversity matters in the engineering profession. Engineering leaders from firms and associations around the nation led panels and education sessions on the future of the profession, ethics, emerging technology, smart cities, leadership training, and infrastructure development.  READ MORE 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                           

Robert V. Kiser, PE
Michael Bennink, PE 
Past President
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Vince Wagner, PE
Vice President
Erica Vigliorolo, EIT
William Delisky, PE
Brian Van Nortwick, PE
NJSPE Director at Large
Robert J. Thiel, PE
NSPE Delegate  
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Executive Director