July NJSPE Update
September 30, 2021 Mercer Oaks CC Awards Dinner

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.


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.

NJSPE Member Rate Non-Member Rate
$35 $50

NOTE: Your payment for any of the above courses are only good for ONE person. Sharing the video will NOT result in additional free PDH credits.

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National Society of Professional Engineers Conference Registration Opens

Registration for the 2021 Virtual Professional Engineers Conference (August 3–5) is now open! The reimagined conference is a compact three-day event featuring concurrent sessions in the afternoon and two “MasterMind” sessions, in which a problem is crowd sourced for the group to discuss. We’ll also rally firms, chapters, and state societies to host watch parties and get together locally, watch a session, and celebrate PE Day. Early bird registration deadline is July 15.

• Tuesday – Exciting, highly interactive keynote by Shelley Row, P.E., on bridging the gap from technical skills to managerial skills to leadership skills.
• Wednesday – Keynote by James Livermore on cybersecurity, plus a two-hour ethics presentation on the tragic FIU bridge collapse.
• Thursday – All about innovation! Presentations on NASA and artificial intelligence as well as a closing session about how engineering and leadership skills helped one man scale Mount Everest.

NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its Newest Members
Thank you for your membership!
Edward Alfred Jalil, PE
John B. Kelly, PE
Public Service Electric & Gas
George Nader, PE
Structural MD

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. READ MORE
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

Sr. Electrical Engineer
Posted: July 7, 2021
Location: Neptune, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Project Engineer
Posted: June 14, 2021
Location: Allendale, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

New Jersey set to Award 2nd Massive Offshore Wind Project

In a decision that could make New Jersey a leader in wind power, the state is poised to award a deal for the second-largest procurement of new offshore turbine projects yet to be developed anywhere in the U.S. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is scheduled Wednesday to award projects to one or two developers of offshore wind projects that could triple the output of such projects being built off the coast, primarily in waters off Atlantic City and southern Jersey. Offshore wind is a key — if not most critical — component of Gov. Phil Murphy's administration's goal to transition to 100% clean energy by mid-century. By then, the state hopes that at least 23% of its electricity is generated by offshore wind farms, backed by a robust green economy employing thousands in well-paying jobs.

Engineers Build Tethered Drones for Safety, Longer flights

Some solid engineering ideas are relatively simple. Engineers at the University of Cincinnati are developing a semi-autonomous tethered drone that is moored to the ground and can operate more safely and much longer with an electric tether. "The battery is a big limitation for drone flight time," said Prof. Manish Kumar at UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science. The tether could be a thin electric cord, fiber-optic cable or even a kite string. After a disaster, a tethered drone could be used for helping reestablish local communications and stay aloft for a long time.

What contractors need to know about disagreements on public jobs

With a nearly $1 trillion federal infrastructure plan under discussion between President Joe Biden and lawmakers, contractors that specialize in private work could be considering a leap into the public sector. One thing they need to know is that disagreements can arise on any size project and over a wide variety of issues and public work is no exception. Two of the top areas of contention involve change orders and having the leeway to replace a nonperforming subcontractor.
NSPE Brings Women in STEM Caucus to DiscoverE Event

NSPE’s Government Relations team, working with the Congressional Women in STEM Caucus, has gained the caucus’s high-profile support for and participation in the upcoming DiscoverE’s Women in Engineering event. The virtual gathering will be Wednesday, June 23, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

The Unnatural But Ethical Act of Admitting Mistakes

In the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers, the eighth professional obligation (III.8) states, “Engineers shall accept personal responsibility for their professional activities, provided, however, that engineers may seek indemnification for services arising out of their practice for other than gross negligence, where the engineer’s interest cannot otherwise be protected.”
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
Past President
Vice President
NJSPE Director at Large
NSPE Delegate
Executive Director