February NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                
NJSPE Would Like to Welcome its Newest Members
Muhammad Ansari PE  
The Resident Engineering Inspection PC
Desmond Lloyd Williams DaCosta, Sr. (Student)

Riza Ismail Dagli PE
Elizabeth Mary DeFazio (Student)
Charles K. Thorn PE        
The Chazen Companies

NJSPE is offering Continuing Education Programs in the SPRING! 
TWO Days of PE Approved Continuing Ed  for NJ and NY! 

April 1, Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
April 29, The Palace at Somerset Park

Ethics, Coastal Design, Stormwater, NCEES Update, Threats to PE Licensure, Bridges, Plus Additional Topics!

Full Info and registration will be released later in February!

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 Award Nominations Deadline Extended!
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 go to the website for more information. Nominations due March 3. 

Professional Engineers to be Added to New Jersey Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force
With autonomous vehicles very close to hitting the streets throughout the world, two new Joint Resolutions - AJR164 and SJR105 - were created to establish a New Jersey Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force.  This Task Force will conduct a study of advanced autonomous vehicles and make recommendations on laws, rules, and regulations that New Jersey may enact to safely integrate advanced autonomous vehicles on the state's highways, streets, and roads.   READ MORE

Engineering Week 2019
Celebrate engineering from February 17 to 23. Engineering Week is important because it raises awareness about all engineers - from young STEM students to aspiring engineers to professional engineers to CEOs. Regardless of what involvement you have in engineering, this is a week where you can proudly display to the world the importance of your job. During Engineering Week, you will connect with engineers from all over the globe and together, you will create a unified, proud engineering community. READ MORE

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
CCM breaking ground on Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center

The County College of Morris announced Friday it has broken ground on its new Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, a project that was designed to address employment and growing industry needs.  The 31,000-square-foot facility is expected to open spring 2020, CCM said.  The center will have the latest technology and equipment, CCM said, and will provide training and offer faculty, students and industry professionals the opportunity to work together on new solutions and developments.  READ MORE

NJ Settles with Fiat Chrysler over Software that Cheated on Emission Tests
NJ Spotlight

Upcoming Webinars

This month, engineering.com is offering three webinars, including Accelerate Product Innovation with Creo Simulation, 
3D Scan to 3D Print: Building Digital Workflows for Rapid Reverse Engineering, and 
Easy Access to Engineering Data on the Shop Floor: How Steelcase Leveraged ThingWorx. 

Tall Buildings Council Offers Nearly Everything You Might Want to Know About Skyscrapers 
Engineering News Record

A record demand for tall and supertall buildings appears to be alive and well. But the big question is whether it will stay that way.  The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, in its 2018 CTBUH Tall Building Year in Review , found that 18 supertall buildings 300 meters or taller completed construction last year-a record number that beats 2017, but only by three. The number of completed buildings in 2018, at least 200 m and including at least 300-m-plus buildings, is 143. That is four fewer high-rises than in 2017.  READ MORE  

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
Federal Court Ruling Preserves "Professional Engineer" Designation

A federal judge has ruled that an Oregon man was within his First Amendment rights when he referred to himself as an "engineer," even though he was not licensed as a professional engineer. This ruling does not, in any way, weaken or change the fact that only PEs may engage in the professional practice of engineering in the state, nor that only licensed individuals may call themselves professional engineers or PEs.  READ MORE

EPA Proposal Would End PE Requirement

NSPE has raised objections to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed elimination of a requirement that closed vent emissions system modifications be reviewed and sealed by a professional engineer. The objections were outlined in a public comment to the agency, which is reconsidering emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector. Under the current rule, anytime a closed vent system is altered or modified, the changes must be reviewed and sealed by a professional engineer. The EPA wants to relax that rule, however, and allow approval by nonlicensed in-house engineers.  READ MORE

2019 Free Courses to Earn PDHs

These courses are available for free to NSPE members to conveniently view from the comfort of your home or office. Viewers may earn credits by viewing the webinars and passing a quiz. Upon successful completion of each session quiz with a passing score of 70% or higher, the quiz taker will receive an attendance certificate with the appropriate credits (PDHs) earned for that session. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                           

Michael J. Bennink, PE
Vatsal A. Shah, PE 
Past President
Robert V. Kiser, PE
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Vice President
Vince Wagner, PE
Erica Vigliorolo, EIT
Brian Van Nortwick, PE
NJSPE Director at Large
Robert J. Thiel, PE
NSPE Delegate (two-year term 2016-2018) 
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Executive Director