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NJSPE December Continuing Education Webinar

Friday, December 8, 2023

9am - 12pm


The New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers Continuing Education Webinar series brings the top professionals and hot topics in our field right to your desktop. 

Fender Systems Design: A Technical Approach


(1 PDH NJ, NY & PA)


Dominique Polte 

President, 

ShibataFenderTeam Inc.

This course centers on two primary subjects within the scope of fender system design: design energy and fender panel design. Initially, it explores the principles involved in calculating the berthing energy of vessels. This step holds paramount importance in the overall fender design process. The subsequent section of the course is dedicated to the intricacies of designing fender panels. It covers various aspects such as components incl. accessories, different scenarios such as multiple fender contact, panel structure and includes best practices and hands-on examples. A consistent theme throughout the course is the holistic approach to fender system design. This approach encompasses all facets of the project, including components, manufacturing, project conditions, and goes beyond the boundaries of rubber production. 

Interstate 95 Emergency Rebuild Using Ultra-Lightweight Foamed Glass Aggregate


(1 PDH NJ, NY & PA)


Theresa Andrejack Loux, PhD, PE, ENV SP 

Chief Technical Officer, 

Aero Aggregates of North America LLC 

This course centers on two primary subjects within the scope of fender system design: design energy and fender panel design. Initially, it explores the principles involved in calculating the berthing energy of vessels. This step holds paramount importance in the overall fender design process. The subsequent section of the course is dedicated to the intricacies of designing fender panels. It covers various aspects such as components incl. accessories, different scenarios such as multiple fender contact, panel structure and includes best practices and hands-on examples. A consistent theme throughout the course is the holistic approach to fender system design. This approach encompasses all facets of the project, including components, manufacturing, project conditions, and goes beyond the boundaries of rubber production. 

Phase 1-Roadway Improvements to Witherspoon Street from Nassau Street (NJSH Rt. 27) to Green Street Municipality of Princeton, Mercer County, NJ


(1 PDH NJ, NY & PA)


Tejal Patel, PE, CME, LEED AP

Associate, Client Manager,

T&M Associates

Historic Witherspoon Street is located within Princeton’s Central Business District (CBD) and is considered the municipal “Main Street” of Princeton. Last improved in the prior century, the roadway corridor focused on vehicle use and parking; sidewalks were narrow and street trees were limited. Improvements were needed to reimagine the street as a downtown main street. Princeton’s community vision was to create a vibrant pedestrian environment while still accommodating business patrons and operations. This project, extending from Nassau Street (Route 27) to Green Street, is the first of three phases to improve the corridor. After sixteen months of community engagement, over twenty design concepts, and coordination of highway intersection improvements with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Princeton adopted a design which converts a portion of the roadway into a one-way pedestrianized space. The southern roadway section from Nassau to Spring Street was converted from a two-way 40’ wide vehiclecentric street into a 12’ one-way street with a 10’ service lane; concrete pavers are used on both the road and sidewalk to convey that this is a community space. Wider sidewalks accommodate outdoor dining, enhanced landscaping, and furnishings for a comfortable pedestrian experience. A reduced speed limit, mid-block raised crosswalk, and a curb extension at Spring Street serve to calm traffic. Green infrastructure elements include urban tolerant trees, landscaping, and concrete pavers with porous joints to improve flood and energy resiliency. North of Spring Street, the original two-way traffic pattern is maintained and curb extensions, wider sidewalks and an exclusive pedestrian traffic signal phase at Paul Robeson Place further enhance pedestrian safety. The resulting design preserves the best of Princeton, improves the pedestrian experience, and facilitates opportunities for a desirable and sustainable CBD with a promenade feel and a flexible space that complements the historic roadway’s characteristics.

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Call for Nominations for NJSPE Awards – 2024


The NJSPE Awards were established to 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 the society. This year’s awards will be presented at the Installation & Awards Dinner in June 2024.


We are reaching out to the Engineering community for nomination submissions for the following awards viewable by clicking the button below.

View Awards

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Legislative Update

2023 Election Recap

Overview


Democrats will continue to control the Senate by a margin of 25-15 and the Assembly by a margin of 51-29. They currently control the Senate by a 25-15 majority and the Assembly by a 46-34 majority. All 120 legislative seats were up this year. This was the first election cycle under the new map following redistricting, giving Republicans what appeared to be their first chance at getting within striking distance of the majority in several years. However, Democrats had a particularly strong night flipping 5 Assembly seats. 


In addition to the hotly contested races listed below, it is worth noting that the new Legislature will see a substantial number of new faces, due to dozens of retirements and Assembly members moving up to the Senate this year.


Here is a breakdown where NJ Democrats gained seats in the Assembly:


In the 3rd district, Republicans Bethanne McCarthy and Thomas Tedesco, Jr. lost their races to Democrats Heather Simmons and Dave Bailey, Jr. The race was close at the Assembly level, with the Republicans losing by less than 1,000 votes.


In the 11th district (which was split with Democrat Senator Vin Gopal and Republican Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner), Democrats swept all three seats. Gopal beat Republican challenger Stephen Dnistrian by nearly 20 points, helping to carry his running mates Margie Donlon and Luanne Peterpaul to convincing victories over Piperno and Eulner.


The final loss for Republicans was in the 30th district. While Republican Senator Rob Singer won a completely lopsided victory against Democrat Stephen Dobbins (approximately 80% to 20%), one of his running mates, Assemblyman Ned Thomson, lost by about 10,000 votes to Democrat Avi Schnall. Thomson’s Assembly running mate, Sean Kean, won convincingly with 40% of the vote, 10 points ahead of Schnall. Therefore, the Assembly will revert to its pre-2021 composition of 51 Democrats to 29 Republicans.

Nominate a Deserving Individual for the

2024 NSPE Fellows Program


The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is now seeking nominations for the 2024 NSPE Fellows program. The NSPE Fellows designation is the highest honor that NSPE can bestow on a member. It is awarded to engineers who have made significant contributions to the engineering profession and to society as a whole.


To learn more about the NSPE Fellows program and to nominate an individual, please click the button bellow.

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Submission Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

We STRONGLY encourage applications to be submitted at least three weeks in advance, giving you time to resolve any incomplete applications and ensure your nomination has the chance for success. 

NJSPE is Rolling Out Our

2024 Year Long Sponsorship Program


Seize the opportunity to showcase your company to a wide audience of Professional Engineers with NJSPE!


We offer a range of services to boost your brand within the professional community. Our website receives hundreds of monthly visits, and our online training courses are popular among NJSPE members and Professional Engineers.


Take advantage of our extensive email database, which includes all licensed PEs across the state. Let NJSPE effortlessly promote your company.


Sign up as a 2024 yearlong sponsor today, and your sponsorships will start immediately, providing added marketing value for your group!

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Have more questions about our sponsorship program? Email Meagan Rosina at mrosina@njpsi.com or visit njspe.org/njspe-year-long-sponsorships

Enroll in the Enterprise program


Enterprise membership allows a company to sponsor NSPE membership for multiple employee engineers and to design specialized benefits around their needs. Through the Enterprise program, NSPE will develop a package option perfectly suited to your organization.


Why should your company enroll its engineers in NSPE?

  • NSPE membership is an employment benefit that will help you hire and keep the best engineers a real competitive edge for your company.
  • By joining NSPE at a corporate level, your clients will recognize your company's commitment to engineering and ethical best practices, and will trust that your engineers will provide them with the best service available.
  • Your employees will recognize your commitment to their professional growth, and will remain loyal and engaged.
  • Employees will benefit from maximum access, value and convenience in everything NSPE membership has to offer.
  • Your company may also be able to save on its professional liability premiums. Through NSPE benefit partner Victor, qualifying engineering firms are eligible for an underwriting premium credit of up to 5% if at least 50% of the firm's professional staff are NSPE members.
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For more information on Enterprise Membership, or to receive a

customized package for your organization, contact NSPE Member Services

at 888-285 NSPE (6773) or memserv@nspe.org

Save The Dates!

NJSPE Continuing Education Webinar (3PDH)

Friday, December 8, 2023

9am-12pm


NJSPE 2 Hour Ethics Webinar (2PDH)

Friday, January 19, 2024

10am-12pm


NJSPE Spring 2024 Networking Event

Friday, March 1, 2024

9am-12pm

Location TBD


NJSPE Installation & Awards Reception

Friday, June 27, 2024

6:30-10:30pm

Mercer Oaks Country Club


Click Here to View Local Chapter Events

NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its New Members. Thank you for your membership!

Alva A. Bernard (Student)

North Dakota University


Erin Bryden, PE

CVR Engineering


Casey William Colgan, PE


Joffre Arturo Cueva, PE

Jeffcorp


Keith Edward Daly, PE  

Remington and Vernick Engineers


John Fortunato, PE     

Colliers Engineering & Design, Inc

(dba Maser Consulting)


NICOLE KHAN, EI/EIT   

TPD


Damon Kozul, PE       

Three D Enterprises LLC


Charles E. Lindstrom, PE        

Lindstrom, Diessner and Carr PC


Fred Missel II, PE       

Klimanj

Stephen Mohan, PE   

WJM Engiineering


Jack Nyhuis (Student)

The College of New Jersey


Kingsley Nnamdi Obasi, EI/EIT  

SAIC


James Michael Oris, PE 

Remington and Vernick Engineers


Paul Panzera, PE     

Ivoclar Vivadent Mfg


Matthew Ryan, EI/EIT  

Van Cleef Engineering Associates


Yashwant Sinha (Student)

Rowan University


Erin Sommers (Student)

The College of New Jersey


Mathew Wilder, PE   

Morgan Engineering LLC

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Carolyn Feigin, P.E., P.P.
Erica Vigliorolo, P.E.
Gregory Stolowski P.E.
Darren Ferlazzo, P.E
Tejal Patel, P.E.
Brian Van Nortwick, P.E.
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