NJSPE New Continuing Education Course Available: How the Towers Fell, Lessons Learned from the 1993 and 9/11 Attacks

A new continuing education course is available at NJSPE.org

Course Title: How the Towers Fell, Lessons Learned from the 1993 and 9/11 Attacks
Speaker: Joseph M. Englot, PE.

Accreditation: 3 NJ PDH credits
Presentation to the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers
To understand “How the Towers Fell” we first need to examine how and why the WTC Complex and PATH Station were first constructed, the existing “New Jersey Tubes” they replaced, the details of the 1993 WTC bombing damage, the forensic Investigation by ATF & FBI, the recovery and repair effort, and the lessons learned on improving security and emergency response at the WTC complex that was a factor during the 9-11 attack. This will be followed by a description of evacuation of the WTC complex after the first plane hit the towers, and how the Twin Towers and Seven WTC collapsed with a first-hand in-depth description of the site damage.

We will examine the damage to lower Manhattan and the severe economic impact that the tragic event had on the community and will build upon the information presented on the 1993 Bombing and the 9/11 attacks. It will also cover temporary shoring, flood protection, and site cleanup from the 9- 11 attacks followed by the construction of the Temporary PATH Station, reconstruction, repairs to the PATH tunnels and Exchange Place Station in NJ. It will cover recommended improvements in building codes. It will foster discussion about whether a standard high-rise tower could have survived the 1993 Bombing and why the Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center all remained stable for different time periods only to collapse later in a manner resembling controlled demolition.

You can register for your courses here!

Have an idea for a course?

NJSPE is looking for suggestions for educational opportunities to add to our catalogue. If you are interested in partnering with NJSPE for an educational session, please contact the NJSPE office and ask for Joanne Lombardi: jlombardi@njpsi.com

Maintaining Your New Jersey Professional Engineering License

Hard-working professional engineers know achieving a PE license is only the beginning. Many state licensing boards require that professional engineers maintain and improve their skills. New Jersey requires you to obtain Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by completing continuing education courses.

Here is exactly what you need to know about maintaining your New Jersey professional engineering license in order to renew and maintain PE status.

How many PDHs do I need?

New Jersey professional engineers need 24 hours of continuing education over a two-year period in order to maintain and renew their license.

Can I do more PDHs than required?

Professional engineers can do as many hours of PDHs as they desire.

If I do more than the required PDHs, can those hours carry over into the next renewal period?

Yes, but 12 hours of continuing education is the maximum amount you can carry over.

How long is the renewal period?

Biennial – every two years.

How much does it cost to renew?

There is a renewal fee of $80.

When can I renew my license?

On April 30 in even numbered years. (The renewal deadline was extended last year due to the Covid Pandemic.)

Are certain PDHs required each period?

Two ethics PDH credits are required each period. No more than eight hours of ethics PDHs can count toward the 24 hours needed to maintain your license.

Can I complete my PDHs online?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of PDHs you complete online.

Where can I find upcoming PDHs?

NJSPE provides multiple online continuing education courses for your benefit. Visit our continuing education page to register today! Continuing Education Page.

Do you have more questions? We would be happy to help. Reach out at info@njspe.org.

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