December NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS
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NJSPE is now taking nominations for the 2022 Awards. 
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Deadline will be Friday, January 28, 2022 for both!
2021-22 NJSPE Yearlong Sponsorship

Keep your company in front of hundreds of Professional Engineers. The NJSPE menu of services will continue to help you build your brand within the professional community.


The NJSPE website gets hundreds of visits per month. The NJSPE has built an online library of training courses that are frequently visited and purchased by not only NJSPE members but Professional Engineers who are interested in our various topics. The NJSPE email database is vast, with a recent list of all licensed PE’s across the state, this is great chance to let the NJSPE market your company with little effort on your part.
 
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Governor Murphy has Been Re-elected

Governor Murphy has been re-elected to his second term defeating his Republican opponent Jack Ciattarelli, becoming the first Democratic Governor to be re-elected since former Governor Brendan Byrne in 1977. As of this morning Murphy leads Ciattarelli by over 37,000 votes. Assembly Democrats and Republicans in both the Senate and Assembly met today to select their leaders for the legislative session that will begin on January 11, 2022. Speaker Coughlin will remain in position while after a stunning loss, Current Senate President Steve Sweeny will be replaced by Nick Scutari. Once the dust settled, Republicans picked up six seats in the Assembly and now are in a 34-46 deficit while in the Senate the Republicans picked up one seat to make the Democrat majority 24-16.
NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its Newest Members
Thank you for your membership!

Allison Burton (Student)
The College of New Jersey
 
Anthony D. Cavallo PE
    
Joy Christian PE
NJTA
 
Michael Donly PE
Donly Engineering Group, Inc.
 
Michael Graffeo PE
WW Engineers
 
Doria Hoffman (Student)
The College of New Jersey
 
Chantheary Lam (Student)
The College of New Jersey
 
Robert J. Palmay PE
FCNA Partners
 
William Philcox PE
Engineering Professionals Inc
 
Marli F.    Pimenta (Student)
NJIT
 
Angelo Antonio Scala (Student)
The College of New Jersey

Time to Put the Priority on Autonomous
Vehicle Safety

By Margaret Edwards, NSPE’s Policy and Advocacy Associate
The need for strengthened safety standards for autonomous vehicles is back in the spotlight. The heightened attention was sparked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation of Tesla in response to concerns over its autopilot technology. Specifically, NHTSA is investigating almost a dozen “vehicle crashes with in-road or roadside first responders.” This investigation opens the door to further conversations around the safety of Tesla’s AutoPilot system and automated driving systems in general.

NSPE has been a part of this safety conversation since the beginning by advocating for the creation of safety standards for autonomous vehicles, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Ever since the Department of Transportation released its first guidance on autonomous vehicles in 2016, NSPE has advocated for the involvement of a professional engineer in the development and deployment of AVs. NSPE’s position on the issue is that a PE must be involved in the development and deployment of automated vehicles because of this emerging technology’s impact on the public health, safety, and welfare.

One of NSPE’s main contributions to the discussion on AV safety has been the creation of the Autonomous Vehicle Policy Guide. The guide was published in March 2018 with the goal of providing public policy decision-makers, regulators, manufacturers, and others with guidelines to measure the safety readiness of autonomous vehicles under consideration for deployment.
New Ethics Case Studies: Plan Stamping, Public Safety, Job Qualifications
NSPE’s Board of Ethical Review has published six new case studies that provide engineering ethics guidance using fact based scenarios. The cases cover the topics of plan stamping; gifts; the public health, safety, and welfare; conflicts of interest; responsible charge; and job qualifications.

Today, there are many real-world examples in which engineering ethics has a direct impact on the public, especially those related to technology advancement. Each of the BER’s just-released cases dives into subjects that practicing professional engineers and engineer interns can face on the job.

In Case 20-4, a PE for a metropolitan water commission and a consulting engineer retained by the commission are faced with ethical dilemmas surrounding the commission’s consideration of a change in its water supply source—a change with public health, safety, and welfare implications. In another case (20-1), an engineer intern applies for a position at a consulting firm. The job requires the candidate to hold a PE license or to become licensed within 90 days. The firm offers the job to the engineer intern, but complications arise when the EI fails the PE exam and is found to have withheld information from the firm.
NJSPE Member Renewals
If you have received your renewal 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!
 
Job Opportunities

Associate Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Posted: December 3, 2021
Location: Newark , New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Assistant Professor
Posted: November 23, 2021
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Fruit Production Scientist
Posted: November 19, 2021
Location: Kearny, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
NJSPE CONTINUING EDUCATION WEBINARS
The State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors have outlined requirements for continuing education for license renewal for PE’s. For your convenience, NJSPE is offering online trainings and educational resources.
 
NJSPE is committed to providing courses that will cater to those with multiple licenses and differing state requirements. Our programs are accredited by the NJ State Board of Professional Engineers. The number of credits awarded for successful participation and completion of each session is based on the number of hours for each program. 

AVAILABLE COURSES

  • PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING ETHICS 101
The learning objective is to expose the seminar participants to various engineering related professional and statutory codes of ethics to indoctrinate ethics awareness and an understanding of ethical standards common to all jurisdictions, including those of the participants, so that the participants understand the boundaries of ethical engineering behavior. The program is broken into several parts. Introduction to common statutory and regulatory ethics rules; review of the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics with examples of common ethics rules, illustrative case studies to consider, with emphasis on the similarities and difference between governmental and professional society sanctions; practical reasons for ethical practice, how unethical practice can present professional liability, legal, licensure, moral and public health, safety and welfare issues.

  • DRONES IN ENGINEERING
This course will review the ways drones are being used in the construction industry, mainly in the engineering and surveying fields. This course will show examples of how drones are being utilized in various different situations to assist Engineers. You will learn the safety benefits of using drones in compromising health situations. You will learn some of the legal requirements for use of drone, applications of drones for specific Engineers needs, benefits of using drones, and you will see some of what the future can hold for drone technology in the engineering field.

  • TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING STUDIES OVERVIEW
This course will provide a general overview of the use and application of regulatory and warning signs, pavement marking and traffic signals. In addition, the course will include a discussion of common traffic engineering studies used to establish speed limits and determine design parameters used in implementing traffic control devices and roadway geometric features. Examples will be presented and concepts will be reinforced through hands-on exercises. Finally, the presentation will provide an overview of roundabouts, including design features, their application and advantages of using roundabouts over other conventional intersection treatments.

  • NJ GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE STORMWATER RULES
This course will review the recently adopted NJ Stormwater Management Rules that will become effective on March 2, 2021. The discussion will focus on the design paradigm shift necessary to successfully and efficiently implement green infrastructure including design team approaches to effectively utilize green infrastructure in stormwater management. The concept of decentralization and utilizing the required tiers of BMPs to accomplish stormwater management in a treatment train will be explained, including examples. The benefits of using green infrastructure from both a stormwater management and development standpoint will be explained.

  • THE GOETHALS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Construction Quality Assurance and Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for the Goethals Bridge Replacement
Learn how the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project required innovations in monitoring permitting, quality assurance, resource tracking, and Construction Engineering and Inspection scheduling.

  • HOW THE TOWERS FELL, LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE 1993 AND 9/11 ATTACKS
To understand “How the Towers Fell” we first need to examine how and why the WTC Complex and PATH Station were first constructed, the existing “New Jersey Tubes” they replaced, the details of the 1993 WTC bombing damage, the forensic Investigation by ATF & FBI, the recovery and repair effort, and the lessons learned on improving security and emergency response at the WTC complex that was a factor during the 9-11 attack. This will be followed by a description of evacuation of the WTC complex after the first plane hit the towers, and how the Twin Towers and Seven WTC collapsed with a first-hand in-depth description of the site damage.
We will examine the damage to lower Manhattan and the severe economic impact that the tragic event had on the community and will build upon the information presented on the 1993 Bombing and the 9/11 attacks. It will also cover, temporary shoring, flood protection, and site cleanup from the 9- 11 attacks followed by the construction of the Temporary PATH Station, reconstruction, repairs to the PATH tunnels and Exchange Place Station in NJ. It will cover recommended improvements in building codes. It will foster discussion about whether a standard high-rise tower could have survived the 1993 Bombing and why the Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center all remained stable for different time periods only to collapse later in a manner resembling controlled demolition.

NJSPE Member Rate Non-Member Rate
$35 $50


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William Delisky, PE
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Tejal Patel, PE
Erica Vigliorolo, EIT
Jeffrey Laux, PE
Carolyn Feigin, PE
Brian Van Nortwick, PE
Mark Shourds, PE, F.NSPE
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
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