NJSPE Ocean County Chapter

Upcoming    Events


October Dinner Meeting| RSVP

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Social Hour: 6:00 P.M.         Dinner & Program: 7:00 P.M.

River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar
1600 Route 70, Brick, NJ 08724  •  (732) 840-1110  •
riverrockbricknj.com

All members are encouraged to invite a Young Professional! 

PROGRAM:
“Water over the Dam: Addressing Dam Safety Issues” Presentation
Presented by John Ritchey, P.E. of French & Parrello Associates
Approved for 1 CPC Credit for NJ Professional Engineers

COST:
$40 for NJSPE members
$50 for non-members
$15 for students/unemployed
New member’s special – 1st meeting free with proof of NJSPE membership.
Please make checks payable to OCSPE. Payments are non-refundable.

RSVP:             RSVP online here by 12:00 P.M. on Thursday,  October 24, 2019.

Guests and Spouses are welcome!

Please take note of the upcoming OCSPE meeting dates for 2019-2020:

    • Tuesday, December 3, 2019; at River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar, Brick, NJ; presentation TBD.
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020; at Yesterday’s Restaurant, Bayville, NJ; 2 CPC Ethics presentation by Renard Barns, Esq.;
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020; Joint Meeting with Central NJ Surveyors Group, at Captains Inn in Forked River, NJ (prime rib buffet night).
    • Tuesday, March 31, 2020; at MJ’s Restaurant and Bar, Bayville, NJ.  The presentation will be on Stormwater Rules update by Jeromie Lange, PE, PP, CME, CFM, EXW, Senior Principal, Maser Consulting P.A.;
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020; Annual Presentation on State of the County by the Ocean County Engineer’s Office at Yesterday’s Restaurant, Bayville, NJ;
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (Tentative); at River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar, Brick, NJ; Monmouth County presentation and joint meeting with Monmouth County;
    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020; BlueClaws Family Night and Scholarships presentation.
    • Wednesday, June 17, 2020; Officer’s Installation, Presentation “Protecting Your Engineering Practice” by Joseph Ciampoli, Esq., Frederick Mahar, Esq., and Terry Ann Coleman of Thompson Becker, LLC; location TBD.

News  and  Past  Events



ANNOUNCING THE 2019-2020 OCSPE OFFICERS

The new officers were installed at the June 25, 2019 meeting.

President: Michael Drobny, P.E.
Vice President:  Alina Ferreira, PE, PP, CME
Treasurer: Vacant
Secretary: Joe Letinski, EIT
Chapter Director: Chris Theodos, PE, PP, CME

The officers look forward to serving you in the upcoming 2019-2020 year.


ANNUAL BLUECLAWS PICNIC AND SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

The annual Lakewood BlueClaws outing was held on June 4, 2019, with scholarship awards presented prior to the game. We thank the attendees for joining the annual OCSPE’s scholarship presentation.

The scholarship recipients for 2018 were as follows:
Alex Duque Scholarship: Ian Templeton (in attendance)
OCC Scholarship: Pascal El-Khouri (presented at OCC Ceremony)
OCSPE Scholarship, in honor of Mike Testa: Anthony Dante (in attendance)


52nd ANNUAL ENGINEERING CAREER DAY

NJSPE Educational Foundation hosted the 52nd annual Engineering Career Day on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  This program was held at the Rutgers College of Engineering on the Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ and was well attended. The Engineering Career Day is organized as a public service to high school students to introduce them to career opportunities available in engineering. This program is supported by corporate sponsors, public authorities, local colleges and universities.  Mike Testa, PE, OCSPE Past President was in charge of organizing the event; some volunteers from OCSPE along with our Past President, Mark Rohmeyer, PE, helped Mr. Testa put together this event.  We extend our gratitude to Mr. Testa and OCSPE volunteers for their efforts!

We hope to see your high school next year! Please reach out to us for more information: Mark Rohmeyer, P.E. at mrohmeyer@tandmassociates.com


MATHCOUNTS

OCSPE, together with Ocean County College, hosted the 2019 MathCounts Competition on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Middle School students competed as individuals and as teams in our annual event. Northern Burlington Middle School won the competition.  There were some additional amazing standouts, and a couple new schools that impressed, as well! Good luck as you move on to the State Competition!


CHAPTER DIRECTOR INSTALLATION

The Installation Ceremony for our new Chapter Director, Chris Theodos, took place on September 29, 2015, at our monthly meeting at The Cove, in Bayville.  Thank you to Chris for joining the officers, and thank you to Jason Burneyko, Past President, for performing the installation! Photos from the installation are located in the Photo Slideshow on this page.


CHRIS THEODOS WINS NJSPE DISTINGUISHED ENGINEERING SERVICE AWARD

OCSPE’s Chris Theodos was presented the Distinguished Engineering Service Award at the NJSPE Awards Ceremony on June 19, 2014 at Mercer Oaks Golf Course. CLICK HERE to read Chris’ bio. Congratulations Chris!

The Photo Slideshow on this page has photos of Chris receiving his award. CLICK HERE to see more photos from this event.

OCSPE Current Officers 2018-2019


Brian Van Nortwick, EIT President
David Barry, EIT Vice President
Alina Ferreira, PE Treasurer/Secretary
Chris Theodos, PE, PP, CME Chapter Director
David Barry, EIT Past President

If you need to contact the officers, please send an email to OCSPE.NJ@Gmail.com

OCSPE Past Presidents


1980-1981 Alan Rissmiller
1981-1982 Alan Veverka
1982-1983 Allen Chase
1983-1984 Richard Finlay

1986-1987 Charles Lindstrom
1987-1988 Chris Theodos
1988-1989 William Voeltz
1989-1990 Jeff Carr
1990-1991 Robert McCarthy
1991-1992 Jeff Daum
1992-1993 Glen Beckmeyer
1993-1994 Dan Paterson
1994-1995 Dave Applegate
1995-1996 Bruce Connell
1996-1997 Bill Skorton
1997-1998 Mike Geller
1998-1999 John Paluchowski
1999-2000 Bob Burdick
2000-2001 Rob Harrington
2001-2002 William Delisky
2002-2003 Timothy Lurie
2003-2004 Charles Bassano
2004-2005 Brian Murphy
2005-2006 Charles Witte
2006-2007 Michael Testa
2007-2008 Doug Bartels
2008-2009 Jason Marciano
2009-2010 Mark Reme
2010-2011 John Mele
2011-2012 Rich Cestone
2012-2013 Patrick Lynam
2013-2014 Matthew Lunemann
2014-2015 Jason Burneyko
2015-2016 Carolyn Feigin
2016-2017 Mark Rohmeyer

2017-2018 David Barry

19?? – 19?? (if anyone has any corrections, or can provide additional information or the names and years of any other Past-Presidents of the OCSPE, please contact one of the current officers!)

BECOME A MEMBER


Join now and start receiving valuable member benefits!

APPLY ONLINE:

CLICK HERE to apply via the secure application on NSPE.org
Make sure to select New Jersey and the Ocean County Chapter when applying!

OR   CLICK HERE to download the PDF application   and   Email Kelly

 

APPLY BY MAIL OR FAX:

CLICK HERE to download the PDF application and mail to:
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Trenton, New Jersey 08611

OR fax to:    (609) 393-9891       Attn: Kelly Biddle


Also, feel free to join our Partnering Sponsors:

To join the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE),
CLICK HERE to apply via the ASHE Southern New Jersey section’s website.

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CLICK HERE for more information on the New Jersey chapter of ASCE.

Dear Members,

We received below inquiry from Eric Max, Esq. of New Home Warranty Arbitration Services, LLC:

NSPE Officers,

I run an arbitration service that provides construction experts to arbitrate disputes between new home builders and new home owners under the NJ New Home Warranty Program.  Under NJ regulations only architects/engineers may serve as arbitrators to resolve certain types of construction claims under the Program.  Architects/Engineers are paid for their services and will receive training in how to conduct an arbitration.  I was hoping you could circulate the attached flyer to your members.  Thank you for your help. 

Eric Max, Esq.

New Home Warranty Arbitration Services, LLC
800 Denow Road, Suite C #305
Pennington, NJ 08534
(215) 493-4852
eric.max@nhwas.com


NEW HOME WARRANTY CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATORS WANTED!

NEW HOME WARRANTY SERVICES, LLC.

 

CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATORS NEEDED TO RESOLVE NEW HOME WARRANTY DISPUTES ARISING UNDER THE NJ STATE ISSUED WARRANTY PLAN. ARBITRATORS NEED TO BE QUALIFIED AS BUILDING INSPECTORS, SUB CODE OFFICIALS OR LICENSED ENGINEERS/ARCHITECTS. (SEE BELOW.)

“Arbitrators must have one of the following credentials to serve in this program:

  • the arbitrator has proof of satisfactorily passing the course of study for building inspector (R.C.S.), as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-5.20(d)1, and examination module 1A-building 1 and 2 family dwelling or
  • be licensed as a professional engineer or a registered/ licensed architect in any state or
  • hold a license as a sub code official in the state of New Jersey.

Arbitrators serving in matters involving a major structural defect claim must adhere to the qualifications outlined in N.J.A.C. 5:25-5.5(c)3i(1) and, when appropriate, N.J.A.C. 5:25-5.5(g)3ii, and, must be a licensed professional engineer or a registered/ licensed architect.”

Arbitrators will be compensated based on the complexity of the matter.

A one-day training session is required for all new arbitrators handling state warranty cases. The training will be conducted in New Jersey and cost $250.00. (Please note this training only qualifies you to arbitrate cases for New Home Warranty Arbitration Services, LLC.)

For additional information go to www.nhwas.com or email Eric Max, New Home Warranty Arbitration Services, LLC at: Eric.Max@nhwas.com

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