Earn 4 PDH Credits from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Many facets of our lives have been moved online; work, school, and our continuing education events. Our last virtual conference on April 30th was a huge success! NJSPE members and professional engineer licensees were able to earn the same amount of PDH credits, from the comfort of their own home, as they would have if they attended an in-person event! In the spirit of safety and health, we will be offering another opportunity for continuing education for engineers on June 30th from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. This continuing education event will be presented via Zoom. The deadline to register is June 27th at 5:00 p.m.! During this webinar, you can earn up to four PDH credits! These PDHs will count for New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania engineers. 

The webinar will feature 2 sessions: 

The good news is that if you’ve already completed your ethics requirements, you have the option to purchase access to just the morning session!

The prices for members and nonmembers are as follows:

Session information:

Construction Quality Assurance and Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for the Goethals Bridge Replacement

The Goethals Bridge Replacement Project required innovations in monitoring permitting, quality assurance (QA), resource tracking, and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) scheduling. KSE performed Construction QA and CEI Services, and developed testing procedures for construction materials. Document control procedures ensured that current documents were available and obsolete documents were identified/removed. Controlled Inspection checklists ascertained that design and construction requirements for work elements were fully documented before acceptance. Nonconformance and Daily Work Reports documented project quality. The CEI services were iteratively reviewed/ improved, allowing the development of innovative practices to manage large, complex projects. These practices can be applied to other projects.

Ethics for Professional Engineers

“Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.” NSPE Code of Ethics Preamble. The presentation will provide an overview of the need for ethics in professional engineering; what the NSPE Code of Ethics, through the Fundamental Canons, Rules of Practice, and Professional Obligations, requires of professional engineers; and what steps can be taken to practice ethical decision making. This will be compared to legal obligations as promulgated in New Jersey regulations, with a comparison to the NCEES Model Rules. Discussion of some example cases from the NSPE Board of Ethical Review will be included.

Make sure you register before the June 27th deadline! Click here to register now.

8 PDHs in ONE DAY at our next CE Event!

On March 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, in conjunction with the New York State Society of Professional Engineers will hold Common Mistakes in Design of Coastal and Marine Projects. This event, worth 8 PDHs, will be held at Mott MacDonald in Iselin, New Jersey. The best part? These credits will all be eligible for your professional engineering renewal requirements for 2020.

This participatory classroom-seminar, led by staff consultant at Bergmann Associates Saied Saiedi, PhD, PEng,
will discuss common mistakes in the design of coastal & marine projects with the following objectives:

  • To provide for a list of significant design mistakes
  • To discuss case studies of damages referring to underlying design mistakes
  • To introduce design tools and practical rules of thumb
  • To perform class exercises

There will also be several special features, including real-life case studies, class exercises, computational aids and design tools, and a collection of technical literature and educational video clips.

If you’re looking for a complete course outline, you can expect:

  • Examples of major damages and failures
  • Introduction to coastal & marine hydraulics (waves, currents, etc.)
  • Introduction to coastal sediment transport
  • COMMON MISTAKES related to:
    • Design wave height
    • Design water level
    • Field data vs. theoretical guides
    • Sediment transport (capacity vs. actual transport, etc.)
    • Beach morphology
    • Nature-based (green) solutions vs. gray structures
    • Forces on structures (pipes, piles, sea walls, vessels, etc.)
    • Breakwaters and revetments
    • Static and dynamic stability of vessels
  • Software and design tools
  • Five take-away messages

If you’re a NSPE member, you can attend this event for $225. Sustaining members cost $275 and non-members cost $325. All ticket prices include the cost of breakfast and lunch.

If you’re looking for more information, please check out our event summary page. But if you’re ready to secure your seat for this great event, you can click here to register now! We hope to see you there.

Earn Seven PDHs and Learn About the new Firestopping Requirements

On November 1, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and New York State Society of Professional Engineers will be holding a continuing education event called Firestopping Requirements of the New ASTM Firestop Inspection Standards, & the International Building Code. This course has been approved for seven PDHs in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware as well as .7 CEUs from the International Code Council.

Firestopping is a critical area of fire protection in commercial buildings to limit the spread of building fires. This is the reason NYC Department of Buildings changed their new 2014 code to require firestop special inspections utilizing the ASTM firestop inspection standards for all buildings. According to these standards, the inspector shall provide visual and/or destructive testing for a percentage of the firestop systems. The New ASTM firestop inspection standards have proven to be an excellent standard to protect the liability of the special inspection agency and general contractors. To reduce your liability these standards need to be adhered to, so NYSSPE has supported firestop special inspection training for its membership.

With the new firestop inspection standards now being required by the 2014 NYB Building Code, this class will focus on understanding the requirements of sections 714 and 715 of the 2015 IBC along with the ASTM firestop inspection standards. Focusing on joint systems, perimeter containment, through and membrane-penetrations. This program will provide helpful hints for firestop inspection and plan review and we will be reviewing the proper way to inspect per the ASTM inspection standards along with the proper paperwork required.

Seating for this course is extremely limited, so be sure to secure your seat. The cost is $320 for members, $370 for NYSSPE sustaining members, and $420 for nonmembers. To learn more about the Firestopping Requirements of the New ASTM Firestop Inspection Standards, & the International Building Code, click here. If you’d like to register, click here.

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