New York State MATHCOUNTS Team Finishes in 19th Place at the National MATHCOUNTS Competition

Pictured from L-R, Coach Stephen Schmidt of Iroquois Middle School, Rowechen Zhong of Iroquois Middle School, Maxwell Ruiyang Sun of The Harley School, Rishabh Das of Hunter College High School and David Li of Ralph Perry Junior High School.

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NYSSPE 2016-2017 Year End Legislative Summary Part 2 of 2

The above video is the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) 2016-2017 Year End Legislative Summary Part 2 of 2. The video is presented by Anthony Fasano, P.E., NYSSPE Executive Director and NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq.

Here is a time-stamped breakdown of the video to make it easier to find the sections of interest to you: [Read more…]

2017 Indoor Air Quality in Opposition

Memorandum in Opposition (submitted May 18, 2017)

A 926  Lupardo (MS)   // Same as S1440 (Avella)

INDOOR AIR QUALITY PLANS

On behalf of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE), in furtherance of public health, safety and welfare, we are writing in opposition to the above referenced bill. NYSSPE is a professional trade association representing the interests of its members and more generally the interests of all professional engineers (totaling more than 25,000 licensees in New York State) practicing in all disciplines (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, geological, environmental, etc.) and practicing in all practice settings (private sector consulting, industry, government, and education.) [Read more…]

2017 Green Roof Memo in Opposition

Memorandum in Opposition (submitted May 18, 2017)

Re:S5652 /A2843/S5652 (Senator Klein/Assemblyman Dinowitz)

 An Act respecting design, installation and certification of green roofs and providing for a tax credit related thereto

On behalf of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE), in furtherance of public health, safety and welfare, we are writing in OPPOSITION to the above referenced bill. NYSSPE is a professional trade association representing the interests of its members and more generally the interests of all professional engineers (totaling more than 25,000 licensees in New York State) practicing in all disciplines (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, geological, environmental, etc.) and practicing in all practice settings (private sector consulting, industry, government, and education). [Read more…]

NYSSPE Platinum Sustaining Member Atlantic Testing Adds a New Service

NYSSPE Platinum Sustaining Member, Atlantic Testing (ATL) is excited to announce they now offer full petrographic analysis of concrete, rock and soil and analysis of air void systems within concrete.

Petrographic analysis is an important tool used to evaluate and identify properties of rocks, soils, and building materials. Analysis of concrete can help determine problems affecting its strength and durability. Analysis of rock and soils can assist with source evaluation.

Concrete and Aggregate Examinations:

ASTM C856 – Standard Practice for Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete

ASTM C457 – Standard Test Method for Microsopical Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System in Hardened Concrete

ASTM C295 – Standard Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete

To find out more about becoming an NYSSPE Sustaining Member, click here.

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NYSSPE 2016-2017 Year End Legislative Summary Part 1 of 2

The above video is the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) 2016-2017 Year End Legislative Summary Part 1 of 2. The video is presented by Anthony Fasano, P.E., NYSSPE Executive Director and NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq.

Here is a time-stamped breakdown of the video to make it easier to find the sections of interest to you: [Read more…]

NYSSPE May 2017 – Design Build Budget Bill Update

The above video is a New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) legislative update on Design Build with respect to the recent budget bill. The video is presented by Anthony Fasano, P.E., NYSSPE Executive Director and NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq.

You can also click here for a written summary of the 2017 budget bill as enacted written by Mark Kriss, Esq.

Here is a time-stamped breakdown of the video to make it easier to find the sections of interest to you: [Read more…]

NYSSPE April 2017 Update – Man Indicted for Falsely Utilizing Architect and Engineering Stamps

The above video is a New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) legislative update on the recent indictment of Paul J. Newman of Cohesion Studios Inc. in Rensselaer, New York who has been accused of falsely acting as a licensed and registered architect, fraudulently stamping more than 1,000 project plans and inspection reports.  He also fraudulently utilized a professional engineer’s stamp. The video is presented by Anthony Fasano, P.E. NYSSPE Executive Director and NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq.

Here is a time-stamped breakdown of the video to make it easier to find the sections of interest to you: [Read more…]

New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying, and Geology – Board Meeting Summary 3-10-17

A New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) representative attended the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying, and Geology board meeting on March 10, 2017. The following is a summary of the meeting. (videoconference New York – Albany – Rochester)

A quorum was present.

Committee on Access to the Professions:

The Board engaged in a general discussion regarding experience qualifications needed for licensure as a professional engineer. There was uniform agreement that applications for licensure must include detailed written descriptions of an applicant’s professional related experience.

Engineers’ Week – Capital District had 900 plus attendees. The event provided very good exposure generally for the profession and had significant participation by both women and minorities. [Read more…]

NYSSPE April 2017 Update on Land Surveyor Legislation

The above video is a New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) legislative update on the current status of legislation proposed by land surveyors in New York State in an effort to “redefine” the profession of land surveying. This legislation has been around, in one form or another, for many years, and NYSSPE continues to monitor it closely.  The video is presented by Anthony Fasano, P.E. NYSSPE Executive Director and NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq.

Here is a time-stamped breakdown of the video to make it easier to find the sections of interest to you: [Read more…]