January NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                
NJSPE Would Like to Welcome its Newest Members
Louis T. Barry PE
Chavond Barry Engineering
Joseph C. Bautista PE
Ulma Formworks
Ralph J. Bruzzichesi PE
Facilities and Maintenance Solutions
Brandon Fetzer PE
Rensseler Polytechnic Institute
Patrick Harrison PE
Brooks M. Hopkins (Student)
Villanova University
Jeffrey Michael Laux PE
Affiliated Engineering Laboratories
Paul Rosenwinkel PE
NJM Insurance
John Michael Serafin, Jr. PE        

NJSPE is offering Continuing Education Programs in the SPRING! 
More information to come in early 2019. 
Don't miss out on local programs to meet your CE Requirements.

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!

Greeley and Hansen Names New Executive Vice President
Michael J. Hope has been named Executive Vice President of Eastern Operations for Greeley and Hansen, a global civil and environmental engineering, architectural, and management consulting firm focused exclusively on serving the needs of the water sector. In this role, Hope will have overall responsibility for leading all of Greeley and Hansen's eastern-based operating groups. He will also serve as a member of the firm's Executive Management Team. READ MORE


NJSPE Award Nominations due by January 26, 2019
The NJSPE Awards honor individuals and firms for achievements in the practice and profession of engineering. It is important that we recognize those who have given the best for the advancement of the profession, and to society as a whole.  Please go to the website for more information.

MATHCOUNTS Sponsorships Now Available

New Jersey MATHCOUNTS is passionate about giving middle school  "Mathletes" the opportunity to participate in a math-based competition. The experience strengthens not only their math skills, but comradery among like-minded students. These sponsorships are an opportunity for New Jersey engineering firms to encourage and build relationships with these amazing Mathletes, their parents and other Professional Engineers. READ MORE

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         

Bill to encourage nontraditional STEM programs clears Senate

Legislation sponsored by Senate Education Chair Teresa Ruiz, D-29th District, and Sen. James Beach, D-6th District, to establish a pilot program to provide grants for nontraditional STEM programs, cleared the Senate on Monday. Senate Bill 688 , would establish the four-year New Jersey Early Innovation Inspiration School Grant Pilot Program in the Department of Education  to award grants for nontraditional science, technology, engineering and math programs.  READ MORE

New Guidelines for Financing Solar Installations in NJ
NJ Spotlight

How to Choose the Best Custom Building for Industrial Applications

When an industrial operation requires a new building, it's time to evaluate the options. Will it be temporary or permanent? Build a pre-engineered box or get a custom shape and size? What building system is best?  Every case is different, and there are cases in which a certain type of building is a better option than the others. Tension fabric buildings are a versatile option for many industrial building situations, but metal and other types of fabric buildings have their own benefits as well.   READ MORE

Experts At Odds Over Gas Pipeline Safety Responsibilities After Mass. Blasts
Engineering News Record

Even as natural gas service will be restored by the end of the month to the thousands affected by September's gas explosions in Massachusetts, safeguards to prevent similar explosions nationwide won't be coming as quickly.  READ MORE  

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
After Pipeline Explosion, NSPE Wins Case for Ending License Exemption

NSPE's major effort to improve public safety in the aftermath of a deadly pipeline explosion in Massachusetts has resulted in a new state law. On December 31, Governor Charlie Baker signed emergency legislation that requires a licensed professional engineer to approve plans for engineering work associated with natural gas infrastructure in the commonwealth.  Following the Merrimack Valley gas line explosions in September, the National Transportation Safety Board investigated the incident and consulted with NSPE. The Society and NTSB staff spent several weeks discussing the engineering licensing process, its standards, and NSPE's opposition to licensing law exemptions.    READ MORE

EPA Proposal Would End PE Requirement

NSPE has raised objections to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed elimination of a requirement that closed vent emissions system modifications be reviewed and sealed by a professional engineer. The objections were outlined in a public comment to the agency, which is reconsidering emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector. Under the current rule, anytime a closed vent system is altered or modified, the changes must be reviewed and sealed by a professional engineer. The EPA wants to relax that rule, however, and allow approval by nonlicensed in-house engineers.  READ MORE

Unity By Design: 2018

Across the country, NSPE members made 2018 a year of change. It was a year dedicated to unifying and strengthening the nationwide network of 52 state and territorial societies that stands for licensed professional engineers and their protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.  Working together, the network helped champion  the PE cause, advance  the careers of PEs and those on the path to licensure, unite  a diverse profession, and promote  the outstanding contributions of professional engineers.  READ MORE

2018-2019 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                           

Michael J. Bennink, PE
Vatsal A. Shah, PE 
Past President
Robert V. Kiser, PE
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Vice President
Vince Wagner, PE
Erica Vigliorolo, EIT
Brian Van Nortwick, PE
NJSPE Director at Large
Robert J. Thiel, PE
NSPE Delegate (two-year term 2016-2018) 
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Executive Director