Timothy S. Ormiston PE
Timothy S. Ormiston PE
President’s Message Fall 2015
If you attended the PSPE 2015 Awards and Installation Banquet you would have heard Tim Ormiston, PE, PSPE President, deliver the message of what PSPE stands for:
Protecting the License
Standards for Professional Conduct
Philanthropy
Education
PSPE 2015 Conference Highlights  |  PSPE 2015 Conference Photos
Tim Austin, PE, F.NSPE, NSPE President (l) and Dave Briskey, PE
Tim Austin, PE, F.NSPE, NSPE President (l) and Dave Briskey, PE
“Are We Doing Enough to Protect the Public Welfare?” That was the question posed by Tim Austin, NSPE President, as he spoke to the lunchtime gathering of professional engineers who attended the PSPE State Conference on September 24 and 25, 2015.
Call for Nominations – NSPE Fellow Grade
The NSPE Fellow Program is a national program intended to recognize deserving professional engineers who have demonstrated long term professional service at the chapter, state and national levels of NSPE.
Safety: It Takes All of Us

Tips for building a robust and effective health and safety program
Allentown’s Historic 8th Street Bridge
Allentown’s Historic 8th Street Bridge
Extending the Life of a Historic Allentown Landmark, Important Traffic Artery
The 8th Street Bridge is an iconic part of the skyline in Allentown, Pennsylvania and is a vital transportation link. As many as 17,000 vehicles travel across the bridge each day to get to and from the city’s central business district. PennDOT selected a design team led by Michael Baker International to undertake rehabilitation of the 2,700-foot-long, 17-span, concrete spandrel arch viaduct. The design challenges of this project centered on enhancing the long-term durability and functionality of the bridge while respecting its historic significance. 
Alternative Delivery Methods from the Engineer’s Perspective
Alternatives to the traditional design-bid-build (DBB) delivery method of construction have been evolving for decades in a continual effort to improve efficiencies and effectiveness. But with aging infrastructure, cost escalation, and increased limits on financial and human resources, facility owners are incentivized more than ever to look to alternative delivery methods (ADM) to meet their constituencies growing needs. While there is a plethora of information on the various forms of ADM and the distinct advantages and disadvantages to each, little has been written about the topic from the consulting engineer’s perspective.
Call for Articles – PE Reporter Winter 2016
Articles Due: January 26, 2016
Distribution: February 2, 2016
The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers welcomes articles for possible online publication in the quarterly PE Reporter. The PE Reporter, published online quarterly, provides current industry information valuable to Professional Engineers and keeps society members informed of association news. (This is in addition to the PE Reporter Weekly.)