April NJSPE Update
NJSPE's Featured Platinum Sponsor
We specialize in civil, geotechnical, structural, environmental, and construction engineering. We maintain an accredited, full-service, materials testing laboratory through our partner company ANS Consultants, Inc. We also offer local geotechnical drilling and geoprobe services, as well as construction monitoring, special inspections, and materials testing. We are a State of New Jersey registered SBE/MBE and special inspection certified for a variety of engineering and inspection services, as well as a New York State registered MBE firm. We have extensive experience providing geotechnical engineering and construction support services to a variety of private and public projects across the nation. Contact us today to allow us to provide the answer to your engineering and constructibility needs.

NJSPE Continuing Education Webinar
Friday, April 28th 2023 9AM - 12PM 
Modular Bridges (1 PDH) 
Speaker: Bob Rose Northeast Sales Manager, Acrow Bridge

Explore the history and designing of modular bridging with top bridging expert Bob Rose. Learn about the various features, benefits, basic components, and truss configurations of modular bridging. The presentation will also include applications and installation methods. Mr. Rose will also share details on specific New Jersey projects. 

The Replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge – Phase 2 (1 PDH)
Speaker: Kwok L. Tam, P.E. Vice President,
National Bridges & Structures Practice, WSP USA 

Listen to Kwok L. Tam, P.E., Vice President, National Bridges & Structures Practice at WSP USA, talk about the new Kosciuszko Bridge that replaces a 1.1-mile segment of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway over Newtown Creek with two parallel, modern, and innovative structures each with a single-tower cable-stayed main span. The signature structures carry an estimated 180,000 vehicles per day and provide a gateway between Brooklyn and Queens and reshape the skyline of these two New York City boroughs. State of the art methods were employed to help reduce future maintenance requirements and to provide for a 100-year service life of the bridge. The methodology used to also protect against chloride infiltration and premature deterioration will be discussed, as well as the design practices used to protect against future concrete spalling and cracking. 

Special Inspections/Third Party Inspections (1 PDH)
Speaker: Laurence W. Keller, P.E. Vice President, Whitestone Associates, Inc

Special inspections were developed and codified to minimize improper construction and ensure that the design-professional-in-responsible-charge remains engaged in the construction process to reduce project defects and failures. As such, one of the major functions of design professionals occurs after the design plans are approved and a building permit is issued through the special inspection program. Join us for a presentation by Laurence W. Keller, P.E. from Whitestone Associates, Inc. on special inspection code requirements and responsibilities.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Mercer Oaks Country Club
725 Village Rd W
West Windsor Township, NJ
Featuring Honored Guests, Camaraderie,
Buffet Dining, Dessert & Open Bar!

Once a year, the members of NJSPE gather to celebrate engineering in NJ, applaud the
installation of the new Board Members, recognize the engineering excellence
of our award recipients and network with your fellow engineers.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Installation and Awards Dinner.
Legislative Update
Governor Signs Elections Transparency Act

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed S-2866, establishing the Elections Transparency Act, into law. This new law aims to increase transparency in political campaign finance and imposes several new requirements on political candidates and committees, as well as on independent expenditure committees. The legislation sunsets all existing local pay-to-play ordinances and has local governments subject to the limitations outlined in the bill.

Specifically, here are the changes in the new law:

  • Eliminates local pay-to-play rules and replaces them with a sometimes-weaker statewide directive that bans companies with contracts worth $17,500 or more from making donations of more than $300 to candidates and parties. 
  • Shortens the amount of time that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), New Jersey's elections watchdog, must investigate violations from 10 years to two years after a violation takes place, and applies the change retroactively. The move kills four current investigations into allegations of campaign finance law violations from 2017 against Democratic and Republican leadership committees. 
  • Pays ELEC commissioners, who are currently unpaid, giving them $30,000 salaries.
  • Creates a 90-day period when the governor can appoint new ELEC commissioners without Senate approval, as is currently required.
  • Doubles, and sometimes triples, the amount of money donors can give to candidates, parties and political committees.
  • Requires super PACs, 501(c)(4) nonprofits and 501(c)(6) trade organizations to report donations they receive worth more than $7,500, so-called "dark money" donations that are currently allowed to be kept secret, and all independent spending.
  • Allows state and county Democratic and Republican parties to create new "housekeeping accounts" to cover non-political expenses.
  • Removes limits on contractors donating to state, county and municipal political parties and legislative leadership committees.
2023 Yearlong Sponsorships
2023 Yearlong Sponsorships is available. This is great chance for your company to get in front of hundreds of Professional Engineers. Based on community feedback, we have improved the benefits associated with each Sponsorship level to increase your brand exposure and engagement with the NJSPE Community.
NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its New Members. Thank you for your membership!
Jillian Stanton
The College of New Jersey
Ksenia Tretiakova, PE
Vitruvian GC
Tejal Patel, P.E.
Jeffrey Laux, P.E.
Carolyn Feigin, P.E., P.P.
Erica Vigliorolo, P.E.
Gregory Stolowski P.E.
Brian Van Nortwick, P.E.
Matt Lunemann, P.E., P.M.P, ENV SP.
William P. Delisky, P.E.
Lawrence Powers
Patrick Stewart
Vice President
NJSPE Director at Large
NSPE Delegate
Immediate Past President
Executive Director