November NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS
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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!
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.
 
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!
 

John Brain Jr., PE     
Acrow Bridge
 
Joy Christian, PE      
NJTA
 
Artur Daniliants, PE   
Arup
 
Phyllis A. Duke,        PE
       
Durak Evrim Ercan, PE  
Amper Engineering P.C.
 
Brendan Joseph Lazar, PE      
TRC
 
Rebecca Martin, EI/EIT 
Scope Engineering, Inc.
 
Robert Martucci, PE    
Martucci Engineering, LLC
 
Annabella Peretti (Student)                    
University of Pittsburgh
 
Luis Jose Pinillos, PE 
Acrow
 
Erin Sommers (Student) 
The College of New Jersey
 
Philip Sun, PE 
Grid


Dangers and Limits of Drone Insurance for Engineers and Surveyors 

To the business owner or licensed professional, a drone equipped with camera and sensors is a logical extension of the tool kit for their surveyors, design or marketing teams. The compact size and controlled use, and let’s face it – the first generation of drones started as toys – all of these elements can trick engineers and consultants into downplaying the risks of operating drone aircraft with optics for a business purpose. The article is by Adam Puharic.
  • Effectively Engage Chapters and Groups: Please spread the word about the upcoming National Society of Professional Engineers free webinar program, “Member Engagement Best Practices with Focus on Your States, Chapters, and Groups” (Volunteer Leadership Virtual Learning Program | National Society of Professional Engineers (nspe.org) on December 9 at 4:00 PM EDT. The program is open to all state and chapter volunteer leaders. Presenters in the session include executive directors of NSPE state society partners including, Nancy Hoines, RLA, South Dakota Engineering Society; Adam Jones, South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers; and Trish Smith, Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Following the program, the panelists will facilitate breakout sessions by membership tier to give everyone an opportunity to collaborate in smaller groups with states that have similar resources. Take this opportunity to share what has worked in your state. Participants should register by 5:00 pm EDT the day before the webinar

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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

Civil Design Engineer
Posted: November 5, 2021
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Lead Business Systems Analyst
Posted: November 8, 2021
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Tenure-track and non-tenure track Faculty Positions
Posted: October 26, 2021
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
INDUSTRY NEWS

House Finally Approves $1T Infrastructure Funding Package

After nearly three months in a holding pattern and a long day of back-and-forth negotiations among House Democrats, the chamber approved a sweeping, multi-year infrastructure funding package late on Nov. 5 that will provide an estimated $1 trillion for a wide range of infrastructure categories, including highways, transit, rail, water, power and broadband.

 
Welcome Back, Construction Crew. Here Are Your New Safety Monitoring Devices.


Through contacts with Silicon Valley firms, Volpatt Construction is embracing a major technology upgrade. Is it a sign of industry-wide changes?



US Announces Revised Vaccine Mandate Rules for Federal Contractors

Agencies now must include vaccination requirements in contracts by Nov. 14

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


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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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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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President-Elect
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NJSPE Director at Large
NSPE Delegate
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