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…]

Introducing: NYSSPE PDH Events App!

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers PDH Event App has officially launched — just in time for NYSSPE’s Annual Conference June 7-8, 2017 in White Plains, NY.  This is NYSSPE’s official event app for major NYSSPE PDH events.

 

This app will allow you to have everything at your fingertips: [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…]

NYSSPE Thanks Life Members for their Support in 2016-2017

We’d like to give a special Thank You to the following Life Members for their generous support this past fiscal year.

Howard Blitman PE
Stanley Brodsky PE
John Brown PE
Daniel Burdett PE
Joseph Caldera PE
Alphonse Calvancio PE
John E. Davidson PE
John Davidson PE
Daniel Davis PE
Rafael DeEcheandia PE
Stephen Deutsh PE
John Dick PE
John Dicky PE
Anthony Eberhardt PE
Paul Eland PE
E. Burrell Fisher PE
Ronald Freeman PE [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…]

Jericho Middle School MathCounts Team is #1 in New York State!

On March 18, 2018, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) coordinated the New York State MATHCOUNTS Competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. The group of NYSSPE volunteers was once again led by Laura Pellizzi, PE, NYSSPE’s President.

The MATHCOUNTS Competition is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests. The program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories, the Department of Defense and State Department schools and is supported by the National Society of Professional Engineers at the state and local levels. Public, private, religious and home schools alike are eligible to participate as long as students are in the sixth, seventh and/or eighth grade.

HANDOUT BOOKLET 2017

NEW YORK STATE SCORES

MATHCOUNTS SCORES 

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NYSSPE Seeks to Reduce the Liability of Engineers through Improved Indemnification Legislation

The above video is a New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) legislative update on the current status of indemnification language in municipal contracts for engineering work and how NYSSPE is seeking to improve the language to reduce the liability of engineers in New York State.  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…]

Think Engineering! — The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO set once again to Inspire Future Engineers

The Hudson Valley’s largest hands‐on engineering event for high school and middle school students is happening again on April 2nd at White Plains High School from 11 am to 3:30 pm.

Attendees will get the chance to meet representatives from top engineering colleges and universities, learn about the industry from top engineering and technology firms, and get career questions answered by a panel of young practicing engineers.

There will also be robots, computer challenges, and interactive demonstrations!

This event has been attended by thousands of students for years now and continues to be a major source of inspiration and information to future engineers and their parents about engineering careers.

Click the below image for information about the event and we hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Note: NYSSPE facilitates posting on this blog, but the views and accounts expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not the views or accounts of NYSSPE, its officers or directors whose views and accounts may or may not be similar or identical. NYSSPE, its officers and directors do not express any opinion regarding any product or service by virtue of reference to such product or service in this blog.

Memorandum in Support – An Act respecting oversight of professional engineers and architects by the NYC Department of Buildings

Re: S4328/A4363 (Senator Lanza/Assemblyman Cusick)
An Act respecting oversight of professional engineers and architects by the NYC Department of Buildings

The following is a support memorandum submitted by NYSSPE to the Senate Committee on Cities regarding the above listed legislation.

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) submits this memorandum in SUPPORT of S4328/A4363. NYSSPE is a professional trade association representing 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.)

NYSSPE fully supports the repeal of Chapter 542 of the Laws of 2007 which will ensure that professional engineers and licensed architects are subject to uniform professional oversight by the New York State Education Department (SED). The State Education Department is charged with the duty to investigate all cases of alleged professional misconduct and prosecute cases where the evidence supports a finding of professional misconduct. There is no compelling reason to fragment the prosecution of these cases in any region of the state. This is precisely what happened with the adoption of Chapter 542 in 2007. S4328/A4363 will effectuate the repeal of this ill-advised 2007 law. [Read more…]

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