May NJSPE Update
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Common Mistakes in Design of Coastal & Marine Projects - 8 PDHs


Monday, June 22, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Offering 8 PDH credits - you must attend the full day!

This participatory classroom-seminar discusses common mistakes in the design of coastal & marine projects with the following objectives:
- To provide for a list of significant design mistakes
- To discuss case studies of damages referring to underlying design mistakes
- To introduce design tools and practical rules of thumb
- To perform class exercises

Saied Saiedi, PhD, PEng
Staff Consultant, Bergmann Associates



NJ PE license renewal extended until May 30
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that, in an effort to protect the public by limiting in-person contact that could result in the spread of COVID-19, multiple divisions within the Department of Law and Public Safety are extending the board deadlines for renewing and submitting licenses. Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Professional Boards is extending by 30 days licenses for Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Engineer & Land Surveyors, which are due for renewal during the April renewal period.

Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction Projects
Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 142, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction. The Order permits non-essential construction projects to resume effective at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18. All construction projects must abide by the social distancing, safety, and sanitization requirements that are described in detail in the Governor's Executive Order.
For the Executive Order click here:

NJSPE Would like to Welcome its Newest Members:
Christian R.  Cueto, PE
Harbor Consultants Inc.

Teal S. Jefferis, PE
Jefferis Engineering Associates, LLC

Andrew T. Lee, PE
Lam Group

Kenneth McGoldrick, PE
New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Lucas William Piloco (STUDENT)
University of Vermont

Hannah Elizabeth Walsh (STUDENT)
Grove City College

Michael David,  PE
Plaza Construction, LLC

Lawrence Klock, PE

Peter M. Longo, PE

Remington & Vernick Engineers

John S.  Truhan, PE
Truhan & Associates Inc.

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!

Both the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and the National Society of Professional Engineers have chosen the New Jersey Department of Transportation to be a recipient of a 2019 Qualification-Based Selection Merit Award.

MATHCOUNTS 2020 Update
NJ MATHCOUNTS faced a challenging year. Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, the 2020 chapter competitions were a rousing success. This year, 138 schools registered including 128 teams and 603 individuals totaling 1,115 participants. 

The NJ state competition was scheduled to be held on March 14 at Rutgers University. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the national MATHCOUNTS office made the difficult decision to cancel all state competitions. Shortly there after, the national competition was also canceled. 

NJ MATHCOUNTS is beginning to plan the 2021 competitions. This process will require sponsors, donations and volunteers. To be placed on the sponsor or volunteer list, please contact Lisa Jones at To donate, please click the link below.

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
DelMarva plans VPP energy storage project for Chesapeake Bay peninsula service area
Power Engineering

Delmarva Power has selected distributed energy resource (DER) controls and aggregation firm Sunverge to spearhead a proposed behind-the-meter virtual power plant (VPP) and energy storage project in Maryland.

The new normal: 8 ways the coronavirus crisis is changing construction
Construction Dive

U.S. jobsites are reopening but the industry will not be the same as it was before the COVID-19 outbreak. Are you ready for the paradigm shift?  
Senate Committee Approves $19.5B Water Infrastructure Package

A major water infrastructure package has advanced in the Senate, with committee approval of legislation authorizing about $19.5 billion for Army Corps of Engineers projects and Environmental Protection Agency wastewater treatment and drinking-water programs.   

Multifunctional porous carbon fibers show significant promise in capacitive desalination
Science Daily

Researchers in the College of Science have developed a material that is up to 40 times faster in desalinating small batches of water than other materials available today. 

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
Hightower Fellowship Opens for Applications

The NSPE Education Foundation George B. Hightower, P.E. Fellowship is awarded annually to a current engineering undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled in, or graduated from, an ABET-accredited engineering program.
15 Free Courses

These courses are available for free to NSPE members to conveniently view from the comfort of your home or office. Viewers may earn credits by viewing the webinars and passing a quiz. 

Engineering Education in the Time of COVID

Like every segment of society, engineering education has undergone profound change during the Covid-19 pandemic. Shuttered campuses have turned learning virtual, with engineering faculty forced to adopt new technology for teaching and to figure out how to turn what is often a hands-on education into a remote practice.

ECJDC Releases Two New Engineering Documents

The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC®) on April 15 released two new documents from its Engineering Series. 

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