New Continuing Education Opportunity!

Mark your calendars! NJSPE is hosting a Continuing Education Webinar on September 23rd, 9am-12pm! This webinar offers 3 CPC credits for NJ Professional Engineers and PE’s in other states that accept NJSPE accredited programs. Gain valuable insight into the industry from our featured speakers, all the while fulfilling your CE requirements! Register now! 

PFAS and Public Water Systems (1 CPC)

This session discussing PFAS and public water systems will be led by James Peeples, fellow PE and Vice President of T&M Associates.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are widely used in products such as firefighting foams, waterproof clothes, and nonstick cookware. Called “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down under typical environmental conditions, PFAS accumulate in soil and water and can persist in the human body once ingested. 

This session will include:

Complementary Use of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and other Technologies for Accurate Assessment of Current, and Prediction of Future Performance of Concrete Bridge Decks (1 CPC)

This session will be led by Nenad Gucunski, Professor and Chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers University

Effective and economical management of bridges depend on the accurate assessment of their current condition and prediction of their future performance. Among all the bridge components, reinforced concrete decks, in most cases, deteriorate the fastest. The complexity of deterioration processes requires the application of multiple nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and other technologies to accurately describe the condition, and likely causes of deterioration. 

In this session, you’ll listen to an overview of the benefits stemming from periodical multi-NDE technology surveys for bridge management, especially from the use of rapid and automated data collection and analysis processes.

Virtual Design and Construction Methodologies (1 CPC)

This session will be led by Aditi Patel, fellow PE and Vice President of LiRo’s Virtual Design Construction & Operations Department.

Explore the use of Virtual Design and Construction methodologies in all phases of a project life cycle. Emerging technologies such as Reality Capture combined with Building Information Modeling could be successfully implemented in Design, Pre-Construction, Construction and Maintenance of facilities more efficiently, to reduce costs and increase accuracy of the information driving critical project decisions. 

This presentation will discuss:

NJSPE members and government employees are offered discounted rates for this opportunity. Learn more about the webinar here and get registered today! 

More on Continuing Education 

The State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors have outlined requirements for continuing education for license renewal for PE’s. For your convenience, NJSPE offers educational resources that include in-person, electronic, and in-office courses. NJSPE is committed to providing courses in and around the tri-state area that will cater to those with multiple licenses and differing state requirements. View our full course catalog here

We want to hear from you!

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

NJSPE prides itself on promoting, serving, and representing New Jersey’s engineering professionals for the public’s benefit. Stay connected year-round as a member of NSPE – join today!

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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