NJSPE Ocean County Chapter

Upcoming Events


March Dinner Meeting  | RSVP

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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:

“Applied Hydrology Applications to McDonalds Branch”
Presented by Hunter Birkhead, P.E., Technical Manager, Colliers Engineering and Design
Approved for 1 CPC credit for NJ Professional Engineers

 COST:
$45 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.

MENU:            Choice of Chicken Francaise, North Atlantic Salmon, Fire-Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Chicken and Broccoli Scampi, soup or salad, bread and dessert.

RSVP:             RSVP online here by 12:00 P.M. on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Guests and Spouses are welcome!

PAYMENT:    Payments to be made out to OCSPE and can be made as follows:

  • Venmo – @OCSPE
  • PayPal – @OCSPE and also paypal.me/ocspe
  • Via cash or check, prior to the day of the event. Please make checks payable to

OCSPE and mail to:

Joe Letinski, EIT, Van Cleef Engineering Associates, 3 Paragon Way, Suite 600, Freehold, NJ 07728

Questions?  Contact Chapter Secretary Matthew Danza, P.E. at mdanza@acrow.com.

Please take note of the upcoming OCSPE meeting dates for 2022:

    • Thursday, April 28, 2022 – Annual State of the County presented by Ocean County Engineering Department at Yesterday’s Restaurant in Bayville;
    • Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Blue Claws Family Outing & Scholarship Presentation, FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
    • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – John Rouse, Brick MUA re FEMA Task Force deployment to the scene of the Surfside Condo collapse in Miami in 2021, River Rock in Brick

News  and  Past  Events



2021-2022 Chapter Meetings

The following In-Person Chapter Dinner Meetings have taken place in 2021-2022, each for CPC credits!  We hope you will join us for the next one!

  • February 17, 2022  Speaker:  Keith Jones, Keystone Precision Solutions  Subject” Scanning Both On and Off the Tripod.  Location: Captain’s Inn, Forked River.
  • January 26, 2022  Speaker:  Renard E. Barnes, Esq., PS&S   Subject: Ethical Obligations for Professional Engineers.  Location: Yesterday’s Restaurant, Bayville.
  • November 9, 2021  Speaker:  William Pyontek, PE, French & Parrello   Subject: Bridge Deck replacement on Route 1.  Location: River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar, Brick.
  • October 12, 2021  Speaker:  Brian Van Nortwick, PE, CDM Smith   Subject: Getting the Lead Out in Trenton.    Location: Yesterday’s Restaurant, Bayville.
  • June 10, 2021  Speaker:  David J. Applegate, PE, Kiely Companies   Subject: Design-Build Concepts, Contracts, & Implementation.    Location: Yesterday’s Restaurant, Bayville.
  • May 10, 2021  Speaker:  Jeromie P. Lange, PE,  Active Acquisitions   Subject: New NJDEP GI Based Stormwater Rules.    Location: MJ’s Restaurant, Bar & Grill, Bayville.

ANNOUNCING THE 2021-2022 OCSPE OFFICERS

The new officers were installed at the September 7, 2021 Annual BlueClaws Family Night, as follows:

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

The officers look forward to serving you in 2022!


ANNUAL BLUECLAWS PICNIC AND SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

The annual Jersey Shore BlueClaws outing was held on September 7, 2021!  Dozens of families attended and a great time was had by all!


SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

President Michael Drobny announced the scholarship award winner at the June 10, 2021 Chapter Meeting.

The scholarship recipients for 2021 were as follows:
Alex Duque Scholarship: Nicole Lim
OCC Scholarship: Fahim Rabbi


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 2021-2022


President
Michael Drobny, PE
French and Parrello Associates
Michael.Drobny@FPAengineers.com

Vice President
Alina Ferreira, PE
Brick Utilities
aferreira@brickmua.com

Treasurer
Joe Letinski, EIT
Van Cleef Engineering Associates, LLC
jletinski@vancleefengineering.com

Secretary
Matthew A. Danza, PE
Acrow Corporation of America
mdanza@acrow.com

Past President
Brian Van Nortwick
CDM Smith
vannortwickbm@cdmsmith.com

Director
Chris Theodos, PE
Brick Utilities
ctheodos@brickmua.com

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
2019-2020 Brian Van Nortwick
2020-2021 Michael Drobny

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:
NJ Society of Professional Engineers
414 River View Plaza
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.

To join the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
CLICK HERE to apply via ASCE’s website.

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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