NYSSPE Member Nikhil Bodhankar to Serve as NSPE PEPP Young Engineers Advisory Vice Chair

The Professional Engineers in Private Practice (PEPP) Young Engineers Advisory Council (YEAC) committee is made up of National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) members under the age of 35 that work in the private practice division.

Each year, PEPP YEAC members select one or more projects to focus on throughout the year. The projects are designed to help young engineers in developing their leadership skills and become better engineers or help seasoned engineers learn how to help mentor and motivate young engineers. Through a series of monthly conference calls, the group works as a team to develop this project into something to benefit young engineers, PEPP and NSPE as a whole.

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers is proud to announce that this year one of our members Nikhil Bodhankar, PE will serve as the YEAC Vice Chair. [Read more…]

The Engineering Body of Knowledge will Shape the Future of the Engineering Profession

The Engineering Body of Knowledge, First Edition, 2013, is a publication which shall serve as the common intellectual ground for all Professional Engineers, regardless of employment or engineering discipline. It is officially defined as the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate to enter practice as a Professional Engineer, and it reminds us that as engineering professionals, the public health, safety, and welfare are our responsibilities. 

The three fundamental “capabilities” of Professional Engineers that are necessary for entry into the practice of engineering as a P.E. include knowledge consisting of comprehension of theories, principles, and fundamentals, skills which allow tasks to be performed and knowledge to be applied, and attitudes which define the response one feels and experiences to a variety of situations. 

The Engineering Body of Knowledge (BOK) was developed with the future in mind, hoping to guide the Professional Engineers who will protect and lead society of tomorrow.  [Read more…]

The Value of Our Membership Money…And Where is Our National Membership Money Going?

This is a post by Rudi O. Sherbansky P.E., PE’s in Construction Division, NYSSPE.

Dear Friends and Colleagues;  At least once a year it is important that we lift our heads above the field reports on our desks and ask ourselves: “What value are we getting for our NSPE national membership dues??” or some of us might ask:  “Where is the bang for our buck??” and yet others say: “What’s in it for me (WiiFM)??” or “Where’s the beef?”.   In order to answer some of these questions, I share with you below some of the 2014 Talking Points for NSPE officers.  These bullet points below are some of the initiatives, efforts and projects taken on our behalf and with our membership dues only in the last 12 months!  So are we getting a good bang for our national membership dues??  Read the bullets and decide for yourself.  Feel free to leave your comments in the blog comments box below or email me:

Political Advocacy and Lobbying Activities on Our Behalf:

  • NSPE President Robert Green, P.E., F.NSPE, sent a letter in support of the SCRA Enhancement and Improvement Act of 2013 (S.1579), to Senator Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Rockefeller (D-WV).   NSPE strongly supports Section 104 of the legislation, which states that if a professional license issued by a state or local licensing authority to a service member would otherwise lapse during a period in which such service member is involved in hostile fire or imminent danger, the state licensing authority shall delay the expiration of the license and continuing education requirements for at least 180 days. [Read more…]

The National Society of Professional Engineers work together with MultiState Associates, Inc.

Arielle Eiser NSPE

NYSSPE Executive Director Anthony Fasano with NSPE Govt Relations Manager Arielle Eiser

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) has announced enhanced services that are now available to its’ state organizations for state legislative tracking and regulatory tracking. By working with MultiState Associates, Inc., the NSPE now has access to MultiState’s legislative tracking service, which provides access to the most updated and comprehensive data of national legislation and regulation.

The most convenient resource from this agreement is the 24/7 online access to extensive details of all bills, regulations, legislators, and committees, all of which are updated continuously. Another major resource available to all state organizations is MultiState’s ability to produce and distribute legislative reports based on the specifications desired, which can be categorized by priorities, regions, states, or subject matter.  In addition, these bill and regulatory updates are available online or through email on a daily, weekly, or bi-weekly basis. MultiState’s technology enables its’ users to customize their searches quickly and accurately. Once a bill has been identified, the user may categorize, prioritize, and track the progress of the bill through each step of the legislative process, if [Read more…]

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers to Award the 2013 Construction Project of the Year to MTA’s #7 Subway Line Extension Project

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) announced that MTA’s $1.1 billion “Running Tunnels and Underground Structures” contract, the first portion of the $2.4 billion No. 7 Line Extension Project will be awarded the 2013 Construction Project of the Year by the PEs in Construction Group of NYSSPE.

“On behalf of the entire No. 7 Line Project Team, including MTACC and New York City Transit, our consultants and contractors, I want to thank NYSSPE for this great honor. We are extremely flattered” stated Mark J. Schiffman, P. E., Esq., Vice President and Deputy Program Executive of MTA Capital Construction who will be accepting the award at NYSSPE’s Annual Conference and Awards ceremony in Lake Placid, New York on June 7th, 2013.  For further information regarding the conference and awards ceremony, go to: http://www.cvent.com/d/vcqfyx or contact NYSSPE’s Programs Director, Jennifer Miller 518-283-7490.

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NSPE Names New Executive Director

Mark Golden NSPEThe NSPE Board of Directors named Mark Golden as the Society’s new executive director in January.

Golden has previously served as the executive director and CEO of the National Court Reporters Association, which he joined in 1998. The organization’s certification programs form the basis of professional licensure for court reporting services in more than 30 states, and among his other duties he promoted and protected the ethical and quality standards of court reporting.

All told, Golden has more than 30 years of leadership experience with trade organizations and professional societies. In his work for both the Personal Communications Industry Association and the Association of Telemessaging Services International, he helped develop and achieve positive legislative and regulatory outcomes for wireless and communications service industries. [Read more…]