I wanted to provide a brief update on some of the exciting membership benefits that we currently have and are working towards creating to ensure that your membership remains much more valuable than the financial cost. [Read more…]
Eleven Free PDH Courses available for New York Members of the National Society of Professional Engineers
NSPE membership now includes 15 free online seminars that you can conveniently view from the comfort of your home or office. At the end of each seminar, a quiz will be available for those who need it to meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please note that 11 of the 15 free PDH courses are certified for engineers licensed in New York State.
On behalf of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers we wish you a warm and healthy holiday season to you and your family. We appreciate all the support our members and sustaining members continue to give us. We have had a great year at NYSSPE and we continue to focus on ensuring that the practice of engineering in the State of New York is done lawfully and ethically and we will continue to do that this coming year. [Read more…]
McLaren Engineering Group has completed a technical feasibility study for a Gondola in the Capital District. McLaren Engineering Group and its partners have completed a technical feasibility study for an aerial gondola that would connect the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station to downtown Albany, providing a new, reliable and efficient transportation option for commuters, visitors and tourists. The project team found that a Capital District Gondola is technically feasible and constructible with minimal impacts, and has strong support from local stakeholders.
The study, which was launched in July 2016 focused on a one-mile long operating corridor that would begin at the Amtrak Station and across the Hudson River to a station on South Pearl Street near the city’s arena; Times Union Center. The gondola would then continue to the Empire State Plaza.
“The findings to date have exceeded our expectations. A new gondola system can be built that will connect the 825,000 people arriving and departing each year at the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station to three important destinations: downtown Albany, the Albany Capital Center and the Empire State Plaza,” said Peter Melewski, P.E., National Director of Strategic Planning, McLaren Engineering Group. “Building off these initial findings, our project team will continue to work closely with stakeholders to secure funding, continue ridership and rider cost analysis, advance the design, and obtain necessary reviews and approvals.” [Read more…]
NYSSPE held its annual Fall Conference in conjunction with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Northeast Regional Meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York this past weekend. It was a very well attended event. Many northeastern states were represented and Mark J. Golden, CAE, FASAE, NSPE Executive Director addressed attendees to discuss the future of NSPE membership including the current efforts to lower the dues for NYSSPE members.
A multitude of classes were offered covering topics from Flooding & Public Health to Building Envelope Technologies for Energy Efficient Designs. Attendees received up to 6PDHs during the two days of seminars.
An interactive and engaging ‘Discussion of Ethics in Engineering Using Case Studies’ was taught by Robin Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.ASCE, F.SEI; Senior Risk Engineering Consultant at Zurich Services Corporation. The presentation focused on understanding engineering ethics by defining ethics, reviewing the ASCE and NSPE Code of Ethics, providing help in making ethical decision, and using case studies as a learning tool. [Read more…]
The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) recently held the 3rd annual New York City Design Professionals Day at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
The day started with an inspiring kick-off speech by New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Commissioner Rick Chandler, P.E. and was followed by technical sessions from DOB, Department of Design and Construction (DDC), and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) representatives.
It was clear that the running theme for the day was: SAFETY in engineering…. [Read more…]
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) has created the first annual Professional Engineer Day on August 3, 2016 to honor PE’s around the world. NSPE recognizes their commitment to public health, safety, and welfare and hopes to raise awareness of this growing profession.
The first professional engineering license was granted to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming on August 8, 1907. Since then, licensure and it’s importance in the work force has largely expanded. We would like to take this opportunity to thank professional engineers for their hard work and commitment. Please join us in celebrating professional engineers today!
On Professional Engineers Day, NSPE encourages professional engineers to continue to elevate the engineering community and share why they became licensed on social media using #LicensedPEDay. Professional Engineers Day will be celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of August and will provide an opportunity to educate the public on the role of a licensed professional engineer and for companies to recognize members of their staff who are licensed.
What can you do on Professional Engineers Day? Use #LicensedPEDay on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to
- Upload a photo or video of yourself and share why you decided to become a PE;
- Post photos or videos of your team of PEs;
- Share your reasons for hiring PEs;
- Give special recognition to your PEs in the workplace; and
- Educate your colleagues about the importance of the PE license.
It is with regret that we announce the passing of Nicholas J. Bartilucci on July 17, 2016. Mr. Bartilucci was an icon in the engineering world and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers for over 53 years. In 1986, Mr. Bartilucci was selected as “Engineer of the Year” by the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. He has also received the Distinguished Service and Community Service Awards from NYSSPE.
Bartilucci was the former President and Chairman of the Board of Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers. His professional experience spanned over fifty years in civil and environmental engineering. Bartilucci graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and received his master of Civil Engineering from New York University. He admirably served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps in the Panama Canal Zone.
Aerial photo’s of a construction crane that recently collapsed onto the Tappan Zee Bridge.
You probably heard about the recent construction accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge where a crane boom collapsed. The New York State Society of Professional Engineers has been monitoring the situation and keeping up to date with all news relating to the investigation.
. We will continue to monitor the situation as the health and safety of the public is always our primary mission. It is nothing short of a miracle that there were no major injuries.
Photo: Credit: NBC4 New York [Read more…]
Oct. 10, 1915-June 30, 2016
John Walton Angstadt, of Clarence Center, a retired mechanical engineer, died Thursday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 100 years old.
Born in Kutztown, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1937 from Pennsylvania State University, where he played clarinet in the band. Mr. Angstadt began working the Buflovak Equipment Division of Blaw-Knox Co. in 1938, made a number of design and manufacturing improvements and held several patents. He became vice president for engineering in 1977 and retired in 1980.