AGENDA

Tuesday, September 14

This interactive discussion will cover highlights from the recent PSPE member roundtables. PSPE will review suggestions from the conversation and plan a path forward.


Moderators
Marleen Troy, PhD, PE| PSPE Chapter Task Force Leader  | Wilkes University
Susan Best, PE, F.NSPE | PSPE President

This seminar will cover what is meant by the term sustainability and as well as how to prove it.  Various definitions of sustainability and the importance of sustainability will be explained.  The history of the field of sustainability will be reviewed, and various tools used to demonstrate sustainability in companies and organizations will be described.

Learning Objectives

  1. NSPE's code of ethics speaks to this issue of sustainability as a professional obligation of all licensed engineers.
  2. The topic of sustainability involves consideration of the future and includes a balance between planet, people and profit.
  3. Different industries and different companies will use different tools to demonstrate sustainability to their stakeholders

1 PDH | Approved

* This webinar has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensing board of that state.


Speakers
Lisa Peterson, PhD, PE | Aftan Engineering, LCC
Marleen Troy, PhD, PE | Wilkes University

Panelists specializing in air, soil, water and waste will share insights about how sustainability is playing a role in their daily work.  Each panelist will discuss some of the greatest sustainability challenges they are currently facing, recent trends in sustainability, and any upcoming regulations that might impact their work.

Participants will learn about current sustainability challenges and trends concerning both private industry and government regulatory initiatives in the environmental field.

1 PDH | Approved

* This webinar has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensing board of that state.


Speakers
Lisa Peterson, PhD, PE | Aftan Engineering, LCC
Thomas Pullar, PE | Earthres Group, Inc
Nicole Wilson, PE | Earthres Group, Inc

We will review the history of the I-35W bridge, the bridge inspection criteria, the NTSB recommendations, and other similar cases in the NSPE library of Board of Ethical Review cases. The objective of this session is consider what your ethical obligations beyond workscope constraints, reporting obligations, and alternative courses of action when faced with ethical issues as an engineer.

1 PDH | Approved

* This webinar has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensing board of that state.


Speaker
Rebecca Bowman, Esq., PE, DFE | NSPE

Speakers from sessions offered today will be available for further questions and conversation.


Speakers
Rebecca Bowman
Lisa Peterson
Marleen Troy
Nicole Wilson

Wednesday, September 15

This interactive discussion will focus on the challenges of multi-state licensure. Take advantage of the Power of Association - learn from others and share your own experiences.


Moderators
Jennifer Nolan-Kremm, PE | HDR, Inc.
Frank Stanton, PE, F.NSPE | The ENC Group, LLC

The A.R.I. USA presentation will cover the type, purpose, and installation of air valves in water and wastewater distribution systems. Technical advancements in the design of air valves will be explained and solutions will be offered for both immediate and long-term energy savings. Other topics include a traditional vault replacement solution and engineering design and support services.

1 PDH | Approved

* This webinar has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensing board of that state.


Speaker
Bill Paynter | Aquestia USA

This interactive course educates engineers on the application of ASTM standards to the design, construction, and maintenance of walkway surfaces. Learn how to safeguard against pedestrian fall hazards on walkway surfaces, such as floors, stairways, sidewalks, streets, parking lots and pavements.

1 PDH | Approved

* This webinar has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensing board of that state.


Speaker
David Fleisher, PE | Fleisher Forensics

 


Speakers
John Wanner, CAE | PSPE Legislative Director

Margaret Edwards | NSPE Policy and Advocacy Associate

 

Tuesday, September 21

Join this interactive discussion to share leadership training sources you have found to be valuable – workshops, conferences, virtual events, books, etc.


Moderators
Jennifer Nolan-Kremm, PE |HDR, Inc.

Nicole Wilson, PE | Earthres Group, Inc.

The presentation will provide not only the value of engaging stakeholders in projects, but also gaining community acceptance and involvement. The attendees will gain knowledge on the process for assessing a historic preservation project and the challenges of adaptive reuse. There will also be discussing about challenges that were encountered and how the team overcame those challenges.

1 PDH | Approved

* This webinar has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensing board of that state.


Speakers
Chris Ballentine | Willow Valley Communities
Scott Burkholder, PMP | CCS Building Group
Matt Haverstick | CCs Building Group

This event is open to everyone. We hope you will join us.

Order of the Engineer Program Brochure.

The Order of the Engineer is the contingent of engineers in the United States who have accepted the Obligation of an Engineer. The Order of the Engineer fosters a unity of purpose and honors lifelong dedication to the profession.

There are no dues and no meetings, simply a pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth. The symbol of the Order is a stainless-steel ring worn on the fifth finger of the working hand.  A PE license is not required.

 


Facilitator
Susan Best, PE, F.NSPE | PSPE President

Schedule:

  • Part 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Break | 2:00 – 2:15 PM
  • Part 2 | 2:15 – 3:15 PM

On March 15th, 2018, a pedestrian bridge across a 6-lane highway being built for the Florida International University failed and fell across the highway killing 5 occupants of crushed cars and a worker. An additional ten persons were injured, six seriously. As is common in these types of failures, there were several missteps contributing to the failure.

This 2-part seminar examines the path to failure, as disclosed in an independent investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, and the relationship between the missteps, and the professional ethics of each party and professionals involved. In addition to the ethical issues, the wise use of computer aided design tools is also discussed.

Both sessions must be completed to receive 2 PDH.

2 PDH | Approved

* This webinar has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensing board of that state.


Speakers
Susan Sprague, PE, F.NSPE  | JMT
Eric Tappert, PE

Speakers from sessions offered today will be available for further questions and conversation.


Speakers
Eric Tappert, PE
Susan Sprague, PE, F.NSPE
Scott Burkholder, PMP
Matt Haverstick, EIT
Chris Ballentine

 

Wednesday, September 22

Guests will discuss the challenges, successes, and what the future might hold as teams work remotely. Has your management style changed? Are you going to renew your lease? Have you found technology you can’t live without?


Moderators
Lisa Peterson, PhD, PE | Aftan Engineering, LCC

Nicole Wilson, PE | Earthres Group, Inc.

This presentation provides insight on how demolition and deconstruction can maintain sustainable practices in property redevelopment. The presentation will describe methods of sustainable reuse during demolition and redevelopment, provide information on how to reduce environmental liability through the PADEP Act2 Program introduce the listener to some potential funding sources to reduce the cost for legacy environmental concerns. The presentation will focus on Bethlehem Steel to provide procedure and data for sustainable practice.

Objectives

  • Understand how demolition in brownfields redevelopment can be sustainable.
  • Understand how the PADEP Act 2 program can help reduce liability and increase sustainability.
  • Understand funding mechanisms to assist in property redevelopment and promote sustainable redevelopment.

1 PDH | Approved

* This webinar has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensing board of that state.


Speaker:
Vincent Carbone, CPG, PG | HDR, Inc.

This presentation will showcase innovations in best management practices to address challenging stormwater objectives in highly urbanized environments. From high flow rate biofiltration systems to rainwater harvesting systems, attendees will learn how successful implementations of green infrastructure - as well as integrated approaches with traditional infrastructure - maximizes on-site pollutant removal and runoff reduction for sites small and large, and build resilient urban communities able to respond and adapt to future stormwater challenges.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the growing challenges of stormwater management in expanding urban communities, and how innovative, integrated BMPs maximize available land use while meeting stormwater quality and quantity objectives
  • How green infrastructure can be implemented in conjunction with traditional approaches to expand its applications to large-scale sites and watershed-based practices

1 PDH | Pending


Speakers
Justin Nace | Territory Manager | StormTrap

Yuya Ishizuka, PE  | Water Quality Solutions Specialist – Northeast Region | StormTrap

Speakers from sessions offered today will be available for further questions and conversation.


Moderators
Vincent Carbone
Justin Nace


PDH Information

*This session is under review to determine acceptability for continuing education credits toward the New York professional engineer’s license. To confirm acceptance of these PDH outside of NY, please consult the licensure board of that state.

**This session has been evaluated and accredited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers to meet continuing education license requirements in New York.