December NJSPE Update
NJSPE's Featured Platinum Sponsor
ANS Consultants, Inc. was established by Atul N.Shah, PE (ANS) in 1993
to provide construction inspection services, geotechnical and environmental drilling
services, materials testing, and geotechnical engineering
services across New Jersey and in Tri-State area.

Over nearly 30 years, we have had the privilege to work on a variety of public and private project, including some of the state’s largest transportation & infrastructure, waterfront & ports, water & wastewater, oil & gas, power transmission, and residential and commercial buildings projects. Since day one, ANS Consultants has been a proud sponsor of NJSPE, MATHCOUNTS, and a number of other engineering and community societies, and we encourage our staff continue to be active participants in advancing our profession.

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NJSPE is now taking nominations for the 2022 Awards. 
Please visit the website for more information.

Deadline will be Friday, January 28, 2022 for both!
Governor Murphy Reinstates Public Health Emergency to Respond to Omicron Variant of COVID-19

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today reinstated a Public Health Emergency, effective immediately, in order to ensure that the State is able to respond to the continued threat of COVID-19 and the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. Executive Order No. 280 declares a Public Health Emergency and restates the existing State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing state agencies and departments to utilize state resources to assist the State’s healthcare system and affected communities responding to and recovering from COVID-19 cases. Executive Order No. 281 continues Executive Orders Nos. 111, 112, and 207, allows Executive Orders Nos. 251, 252, 253, 264, and 271 to remain in effect, and extends various regulatory actions taken by the departments in response to COVID-19.

“COVID-19 remains a significant threat to our State and we must commit every resource available to beating back the wave caused by the Omicron variant,” said Governor Murphy. “While we hope to return to a state of normalcy as soon as possible, the step I am taking today is a commonsense measure that will protect the safety and well-being of all New Jersey residents while allowing state government to respond to the continuing threat that COVID-19 poses to our daily lives.”

The Public Health Emergency will allow the state to continue vaccine distribution, vaccination or testing requirements in certain settings, the collection of COVID-19 data, implementation of any applicable recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent or limit the transmission of COVID-19, staffing and resource allocation, and other critical components of the State’s COVID-19 response. The new Public Health Emergency will allow for existing orders requiring masking in school and daycare settings to remain in effect.

Governor Murphy’s public health emergency declaration also empowers all State agencies to take all appropriate steps to continue to address the public health hazard resulting from new variants of COVID-19.  

Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, the Public Health Emergency will expire after 30 days, unless renewed. State COVID-19 metrics will be re-evaluated at the time of expiration to determine if an extension will be needed. 

For a video message from Governor Murphy on the Public Health Emergency,
For a copy of Executive Order No. 280, please click here.
For a copy of Executive Order No. 281, please click here.
2022 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.
We’re allowing any existing 2021 yearlong sponsor who signs up now to have these sponsorships start immediately! This is extra marketing value for your group!

NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its Newest Members
Thank you for your membership!

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Stephen Joseph Bittner PE
Allison Burton (Student)
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Anthony D. Cavallo PE
Google, Inc.
Joel Feliz PE  
Pcl construction
Gerard Ferrara PE
Kerry Ingredients & Flavours
Frank Ferrese PE    
FJT Technologies LLC
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Rowan University
Nicole Camille Lim (Student)
The College of New Jersey
Leena Memon (Student)
Princeton University
Robert J. Palmay PE   
FCNA Partners
William Philcox PE   
Engineering Professionals Inc
Marli F.    Pimenta (Student)
Angelo Antonio Scala (Student)
The College of New Jersey
David Alexander Shockley
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. (Student)
The College of New Jersey
Robert Watkins PE    
Mott Watkins Associates, LLC

New Jersey Legislature Re-organizes –
Governor Murphy Charts The Next Four Years

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022 the New Jersey Legislature will re-organize with 15 new members in the Assembly and 5 new members to the NJ Senate. The Governor will be sworn in on January 18th of his second term but he is already giving clues to what his plans for 2022 will be.

Gov. Phil Murphy has a broad goal as he prepares to begin his second term: finish his mission to reshape New Jersey in a more progressive fashion. That, he said, includes more gun reform, expanded abortion rights, same-day voter registration, and getting the state’s budding marijuana industry up and running. The Democrat is also standing by his commitment that he won’t impose any more tax hikes this time.

Murphy — who is limited to two consecutive terms by the state Constitution — didn’t hint at any major plans to unveil a new policy or agenda for the next four years. Instead, he said he wants to continue to build on what he campaigned on four years ago: remolding New Jersey’s economy, making health care and college more affordable, reforming criminal justice, and closing the state’s wealth gap.

Fully funding both schools and the state’s long-troubled public-worker pension system each year — moves he said will help lower New Jersey’s notoriously high property taxes. Expanding pre-K. Getting the state Legislature to codify and extend abortion rights amid fears a U.S. Supreme Court decision will put Roe v. Wade on the chopping block. Expanding off-shore wind energy. Enacting more gun reform. Installing same-day voter registration. And setting up the state’s legal marijuana industry, which has seen slow progress since voters approved legalizing pot in 2020. None of these things are new. But Murphy insisted continuing to chip away at them would put the state in a better position when he leaves office in four years.

An open question is whether the Democratic-controlled Legislature — led by more moderate members of Murphy’s party — will support all of the governor’s progressive plans after Republicans flipped seven seats in an election that was colored by a surge in GOP turnout. Murphy supporters counter that the governor’s progressive vision helped him withstand the red wave. For his part, Murphy has said many people are “hurt” and looking for “government to step in.”

One issue he has repeatedly been hammered over the last four years — especially by Republicans — is raising taxes. In one of the two gubernatorial debates against his Republican rival last year, Murphy vowed not to raise taxes in his second term.
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!
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Location: Princeton , New Jersey
Type: Full Time

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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. 


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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$35 $50

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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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