September NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

NJSPE Would Like To Welcome Its Newest Members:
Mr. Jonathan Michael Baske, PE Mr. Jose J. Mantrana, PE
Mr. Wesley A. Becker, PE Mr. Brandon Riggs, PE
Mr. Anthony DeJesus Jr., PE Mr. Thomas D. Sena, EI/EIT

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.

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!

NJSPE Continuing Education Presentations November 2019 and March 2020!

NJ State Board of PE's license renewal deadline is April 30, 2020. 
NJSPE is presenting two Days of Continuing Education to help PE's attain the credits needed for renewal. 
Look for additional info and registration in the next issue of the newsletter!

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

The Northeast Regional Meeting is Right Around the Corner!
October 17 to 19, 2019. Joint New Hampshire Engineering Societies Conference and National Society of Professional Engineers in New Hampshire at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel.  READ MORE

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
Claim That NJ Could Save $2 Billion on Roadwork Annually
NJ Spotlight

The report was issued by the Garden State Initiative - a right-leaning nonprofit that's focused on economic development and improving the performance of government. It factored in the D+ rating the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state for infrastructure and took a look at seven states in the region, concluding that New Jersey has the highest cost of maintenance and construction for its roads and bridges.  Henry Amoroso, executive chair of PEL Analytics who co-authored the report, said the state lacks a centralized system of real planning and prioritization.  READ MORE

400+ businesses join NJEDA's offshore wind registry

Governor Murphy, Legislative and Congressional Leaders Call for Federal Funding for Portal Bridge Replacement
Insider NJ

Standing alongside state congressional and legislative leaders, Governor Phil Murphy called upon federal officials to join the Murphy Administration in full partnership to help fund the replacement of the 108-year-old moveable Portal Bridge.  "The successful and efficient operation of the Northeast Corridor has profound consequences for our region's commuters and economy, and no bridge improvement project is more consequential to the flow of goods and services than the Portal North Bridge Project,"  said Governor Murphy.  READ MORE

Bohler Engineering relocates in Warren

Bohler Engineering has relocated from one building in Warren to another, according to JLL.  JLL said on Tuesday it has brokered a new lease for Bohler at 30 Independence Blvd., a 206,252-square-foot, six-story Class A office property owned by Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II Inc.  The engineering firm, which is relocating from 35 Technology Drive, will take up approximately 35,056 square feet of the first and second floors.  READ MORE  

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
NSPE Leads Coalition to Protect Professional Licensure

The National Society of Professional Engineers bolstered its efforts to protect professional licensing with the creation of the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL), 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. In addition to its ongoing efforts to defend the PE license, NSPE spearheaded this coalition to ensure that professional engineers and other advanced professions are represented amid the growing debate around licensing laws.   READ MORE

The Real Work Begins

It starts from a simple premise, something that has been NSPE's unchanging reason for being since it was founded 85 years ago. It is a premise that should resonate with anyone on the street, regardless of their familiarity (or lack thereof) with NSPE, engineering or licensure: We all deserve to live in a world where we can be confident that the engineering decisions affecting our lives are made by qualified and ethically accountable professionals.  NSPE's unique role in bringing this vision to reality follows in a mission statement of just nine words, in language that is plain and direct: to foster licensed professional engineers in service to society.  READ MORE

Speaking Out

It was the largest advocacy campaign on a single issue in remembered NSPE history. More than 100 members joined their voices together in August-individually, in pairs, and in small groups. They educated federal legislators and staffers about the need for professional engineering licensure to protect the public, and they pushed for passage of a federal bill that would do just that.  The NSPE-driven campaign sent members to district offices and the phones, advocating for a bill that would require PE oversight of utility pipelines following the 2018 Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, gas line explosion.  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