President’s Message

Since September, the PSPE leadership has been focusing on membership, communications and support of House Bill 1447 for the proposed Registration Act changes.  

My Definition of the Value Proposition

I found in my career that becoming a Professional Engineer, raised my value by another power. Don’t misunderstand me, we are not better people or engineers than our non-registered colleges, but we have more value in the market because of the additional time and effort we invested into becoming a PE. 

PSPE Nominating Committee Report 2014-15

The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the slate of nominees for state office.

Logo Design Contest Announcement

As part of our effort to encourage folks to pass around the PE Reporter, we are adding a character to indicate the most likely articles that might be of interest to readers that are not regular aficionados of our premier publication.  

PSPE Call for Award Nominations 2014

PSPE and NSPE annually recognize performance and accomplishments of chapters, individuals, projects, and other professional organizations whose efforts have enhanced the integrity or our professional engineering society or the stature of our engineering profession.

Deck Failures

With 40 million decks in the United States that are more than 20 years old, it’s important for homeowners to check their deck, preferably with the assistance of a qualified engineer, builder, or home inspector. Like all structures, decks need to be maintained and should be inspected on a regular basis, and after a heavy snow load and before an event that will result in a large number of occupants.

Five for Five

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions for the future, including resolutions pertaining to our profession and career. I usually reflect on the past and what I learned from it. Here are my observations of what changed over the last five years and significantly impacted the world of civil engineering.

Did You Know

The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation is the charitable arm of PSPE which supports Pennsylvania MATHCOUNTS and our scholarship program.

The Real Power of Solar

…interesting how the interviewer, an executive for a multinational contractor, held my solar experience with such obvious disdain. During my short career in PV I had heard nothing but enthusiastic inquiries – “How much can I fit on my house?” “Does it really work?!” “Can I stop paying PECO?!!” Yet now, post-interview, I was questioning my past. Was solar for real, or was it just a bunch of opportunistic hackers? It took some serious thought to stifle my anxiety, but I ultimately concluded that solar, like many forms of alternative energy, has not only a place in society but a purpose.

RedVector Introduces the “International Building Code & More” Course Series, the leader in online continuing education and workforce training solutions for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, recently expanded its online course library to include 12 new courses focusing on the International Building Code (IBC). 

Fun Prayers for Myers-Briggs

Just for fun…

Having Computer Trouble at the Office

Just for fun…