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NSPE Northeast Region Conference

November 8, 2018 - November 10, 2018

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Join Professional Engineers from Maine to Maryland as we gather to share challenges, find solutions, and study post-disaster methodologies. Expand your network to include professionals who need to solve the same problems as you. Bring your family and enjoy the rich and exciting history of the renowned Valley Forge region. We look forward to seeing you there.


Thursday 11/8/2018  
5:30 pm Happy Hour at the Crowne Plaza
6:30 pm Group dinner off-site at Pepper’s Italian Restaurant (individual pays own)


Friday 11/9/2018  
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Post-Disaster Building Safety Assessment Training (6.5 PDH; pre-approved for New York) 
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner & Historic Speaker: General Chevalier Louis Lebègue dePresle Duportail


Saturday 11/10/2018  
9:00 am – 12:00 pm NSPE Northeast Region Business Meeting

This conference features a full-day training seminar on the methods of assessment of the safety and usability of buildings after natural and man-made disasters. This training can be employed by engineers and architects to assist government agencies in their emergency response to such events. 

Based on the Applied Technology Council’s well-accepted post-disaster methodologies and documentation guidelines ATC-20 and ATC-45 (for earthquake and wind/flood events, respectively), this SAP training course will provide engineers, architects and code-enforcement professionals with an understanding of the basic skills required to perform safety assessments of structures following disasters.

Case studies will be presented and discussed to illustrate examples of possible damage scenarios that a Second Responder could encounter and how to properly assess the damage and record it for later use by emergency management personnel. Attendees will be introduced to the FEMA requirements and protocols for responders operating in a post-disaster theater which will prepare them to take the self-study online courses required of Second Responders who wish to perform post-disaster assessments. 

This course has been pre-approved for 6.5 PDH toward the New York engineer’s license requirement for continuing education.

Includes copies of ATC-20 and ATC-45 for each attendee, and pre-printed Evaluator Student Manuals. 


Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-King of Prussia, Pennsylvania


Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
260 Mall Boulevard King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
Reservations: 610-265-7500 (reference Pa Society of Professional Engineers)
Online reservations
Group rate: $139 + tax
Make your reservation by October 9, 2018



(18 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

By Air: Our nearest hub for visitors arriving by air is Philadelphia International Airport. Once on the ground, numerous resources for cab and limo transportation are available. Car rental is an option; Uber and Lyft are quite prevalent in the region.

By Train: Amtrak to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. From there the Valley Forge region (including King of Prussia) is accessible by cab, trolley, regional rail or limo. Amtrak features limited service directly to Paoli Station, where ground transportation is available for destinations in the King of Prussia/Valley Forge area. Paoli Station is a fifteen minute drive from the hotel. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has an extensive network of buses, trains and trolleys that can bring you from Center City Philadelphia to our area and back again. Uber and Lyft are quite prevalent in the region.

Explore Valley Forge

Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N. Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406

History: On December 19, 1777, the Continental Army marched in to Valley Forge. For the next six months, the divided groups of militiamen would band together to form a true army, one capable of taking the fight to the British. Learn more about what happened here more than 200 years ago that makes this such an important place.

Recreation: While Valley Forge is certainly a must-see for history buffs, the park has also become a haven for outdoor recreation. With nearly 30 miles of trails, waterways filled with trout and catfish, and scenic picnic areas, recreation has become a major draw to the historic grounds.

King of Prussia Mall
One of America’s most iconic shopping malls, King of Prussia draws visitors from throughout the world. With 7 department stores and a collection of luxury retailers unsurpassed in the region, King of Prussia is a premier shopping and dining experience not to be missed. The King of Prussia Mall is New York fashion chic without the hassle of Manhattan travel. The mall is the largest retail space in the U.S., with more than 400 stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and Lord & Taylor.

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces in the Barnes collection—including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modiglianis, and 7 Van Goghs—whose arrangement is as awe-inspiring as the art itself.

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401

Features endangered and exotic animals from all over the globe, as well as in-season daily live animal feedings, education programs, spring break and summer camps, birthday parties, playground and more.

For more options visit www.valleyforge.org



Register Online

Registration Level NSPE Member Non-member/Guest
Full Conference $  350 $  650
Training only (includes lunch and materials) $  275 $  575
Friday Dinner & General DuPortail only
(included with full conference)
$  70 $  70
Saturday only (included with full conference) $  25 $  25


  • Safety Assessment Training Sponsor: $ 1,000
  • Coffee Break Sponsor: $ 500



November 8, 2018
November 10, 2018


Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
260 Mall Blvd
King of Prussia, PA 19406 United States
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(610) 265-7500
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Sustaining Associates

PSPE would like to thank our Sustaining Associates for their support: