October NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

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 Continuing Education!
Offering 6 PDH credits for professional engineers in NJ, NY, PA and other states that accept NJ or NJSPE accredited programs

NOVEMBER 14, 2019
WSP, USA/Louis Berger
Morristown Offices
Mt. Kemble Corporate Park
412 Mt. Kemble Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07692


Firestopping Requirements of the New ASTM Firestop Inspection Standards, & the International Building Code - 7 PDHs
Approved for 7 PDHs in NY, NJ, PA & DE
Also approved with International Code Council (ICC) - 0.7 CEUs

NOVEMBER  1, 2019 
Mott MacDonald
111 Wood Ave South, 
Iselin, NJ 08830

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 visit the website for nomination information.

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!

Everything You Need to Know About Renewing Your PE License
It's almost that time of year again - time to begin the process of renewing your PE license. By preparing early, you can check off all your minimum requirements and complete the renewal process without having the stress of waiting until the last minute. To help you get started, we put together links to helpful resources you need to renew your license.  READ MORE

We Want to Help you Meet your PDH Requirements!
April 2020 is the next deadline for the biennial PE license renewal. In the State of New Jersey, 24 professional development hours are required every two years, including two to eight of those hours completed in ethics. While completing the PDH requirements for the PE license can be a huge task if you wait until the last minute, there are ways to make the process a little easier.  To assist our members with the final push of credit completion, we have compiled some current and upcoming opportunities NJSPE will be offering that can earn you credits!   R EAD MORE

Each year, the NJSPE's Education Foundation sponsors the NJ MATHCOUNTS events
throughout the state. The Competition Series is for middle school students grades 6 - 8. It
consists of school competitions with the winners moving on to regional and then state
competitions. The national competition was held in Orlando in May.The MATHCOUNTS motto is "Some students love math. Other students fear math. MATHCOUNTS is a place for both." Below are the regional and state competition dates along with the contact information for the respective coordinator. If you would like to become involved in or donate to MATHCOUNTS, please contact Lisa Jones at LJones@njpsi.com. LEARN MORE.

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
Building a bridge to the top

When the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey entered into a nearly $2 billion public-private effort to rebuild the Goethals Bridge - which carries about 1.5 million vehicles a month across the Arthur Kill between Staten Island and Elizabeth - the global design, engineering, construction and management firm AECOM was brought in for project and construction management.  AECOM is New Jersey's largest engineering company with more than 1,000 employees in the state, according to the 2019 NJBIZ Book of Lists. The replacement of the Goethals Bridge was named as New York's 2018 Best Project in the Highway and Bridges category by the trade publication Engineering News-Record.   READ MORE

World Green Building Council Calls for Net-Zero Embodied Carbon in Buildings by 2050
Engineering News-Record

Proposed loan redemption program for new STEM teachers in NJ advances
Press of AC

As the focus on careers in science, technology, engineering and math continues to build, a bipartisan bill that would provide up to $20,000 in tuition reimbursement for new STEM teachers in New Jersey schools is advancing in the state Legislature.  If approved, the bill could provide opportunities in 12 schools throughout Atlantic County, said co-sponsor Sen. Chris Brown, R-Atlantic.  READ MORE

The first traffic circle to ever exist was right here in N.J. You're welcome, America.

If there are two distinctly Jersey road features that confound out-of-staters and even frustrate Jersey drivers, it's the jughandle and the traffic circle.  The traffic circle isn't as likely to get an angry eye roll from out-of-state drivers as the jughandle, only because they are fewer of them now. There are approximately 30 traffic circles in New Jersey, said Steven Schapiro, a state Department of Transportation spokesman.  READ MORE  

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
NTSB Report and Recommendations

NTSB has released an abstract of its forthcoming final report on the fatal Merrimack Valley pipeline explosion from September of last year. Final revisions are being made to the report, but in the report's synopsis/executive summary, NTSB states that "requiring a licensed professional engineer to stamp plans would illustrate that the plans had been approved by an accredited professional with the requisite skills, knowledge, and experience to provide a comprehensive review." Acknowledging the importance of the role of the PE in preventing an event like this from occurring, NTSB recommends the elimination of the licensing exemption on natural gas pipeline projects in the 31 states that have the exemption in place.  READ MORE

2019 Professional Engineers Conference Wrap-Up

NSPE's 2019 Professional Engineers Conference brought 375 engineers, PEs, and students to Kansas City, Missouri, for education, networking, and leadership development. The Society also installed new officers, celebrated member excellence, and put the achievements of the past year on display . The event served as a launch pad for implementing the Society's updated strategic plan, including vision, mission, values, and goals   READ MORE

As Licensing Threats Increase, NSPE Builds Defense Network

NSPE has bolstered its efforts to protect professional licensing with the creation of the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing, a new coalition of advanced professions dedicated to informing lawmakers and the public of the importance of rigorous professional licensing standards.  In this partnership, NSPE is leading the charge to educate policymakers on the importance of maintaining standards for complex technical professions like engineering that have a clear impact on public health, safety, and welfare READ MORE

2019 Fall Webinar Series

The PE Institute has a catalog of live educational events, webinars, and conferences for the professional engineer. As engineering disciplines become more specialized, continuing education becomes more crucial to managing a rising career. Online webinars and conferences can help PEs stay current on a variety of topics. All events provided by NSPE, its state societies, and partners are available to members at a discount. READ MORE

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