October NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS
2021 AWARDS DINNER
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
 
Phyllis A. Duke PE
       
Stephen Kessel PE
Brown & Caldwell
 
Brendan Joseph Lazar PE
TRC
 
Ronald Lezott PE       
Colliers Engineering & Design
 
Jerry Wojciech Misiewicz PE    
JWM Group, LLC
 
Luis Jose Pinillos PE  
Acrow
 
Gregory A. Player PE   
West Monroe Partners, LLC
 
Muzammil Qureshi EI/EIT
siddiqui engineering
 
Devon M. Roche PE      
Lockatong Engineering, Inc.
 
RUPALI  SHUKLA

New York Solidifies Bachelor’s Degree Requirement for PE Licensure

On October 8, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill (S.3541) that requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering to become a licensed professional engineer in the state. Members of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers were instrumental in advocating for the enactment of this legislation.
The law puts New York’s engineering licensing standards in line with those of most other states. A provision that allowed 12 years working experience in place of a bachelor’s degree or higher to apply for a license will be removed. Individuals with substantially equivalent educational credentials (in accordance with the commissioner of education’s regulations) can also qualify to sit for the PE exam, if all other requirements for licensure are satisfied.
The amended law also changes the term “intern engineers” to “engineers in training” and permits students in engineering and engineering technology programs approved by the commissioner of education to sit for the FE exam.
Nominations Open for National Society Federal Engineer of the Year Award

Honoring the commitment of federal engineers to innovation and service is the hallmark of the Federal Engineer of the Year Award. Nominations for the award, which attracts participation from more than a dozen federal agencies, are open until October 31.
The FEYA ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2022, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Tickets will be available for sale in January. Apply or nominate a worthy engineer
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

Structural/Civil Engineer
Posted: October 13, 2021
Location: Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Associate Research Scholar
Posted: October 14, 2021
Location: New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Structural Engineer
Posted: October 5, 2021
Location: West Trenton, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
INDUSTRY NEWS

2021 Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Firms Feel Pandemic's Pinch

Subcontractors struggle to keep work moving through unprecedented market shortages and disruptions

For the first time since the 2010 housing crisis, total revenue for Top 600 firms decreased. Read the complete report about productivity, costs, bottlenecks—and what executives say.

 
Nerves of Steel Needed as Firms Face Volatile Prices, Broken Contracts and Price-Gouging

Inflation and Supply Chain

When Elmhurst Group, a Pittsburgh-area developer, started collecting bids for a new mixed-use building last November, the price of the steel frame, roof and cladding panels for the $14-million project came in $382,000 higher than expected—a big enough disappointment to give Elmhurst pause. Overall material costs for the project were running more than $650,000 above what was originally calculated.


Engineers Coalition Releasing Infrastructure Resilience Resource at COP26

Climate Adaptation

The world’s largest coalition of engineers is anticipating thousands of projects around the world this decade focused on helping people be better prepared for climate-related events.
The International Coalition of Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) said it aims to have its members influence or deliver 12,600 projects in 2,000 cities to improve climate resilience for 400 million people by 2030.

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


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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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