E-news for the Construction Division February 2006

Live Broadcast Web Seminars from PEC

NSPE-PEC is offering three more seminars. Each 90-minute seminar includes downloadable handouts and CEUs you can apply toward maintaining your PE license for only $149 (NSPE member price). What if you want to invite someone who is not a member of NSPE? We welcome you and encourage you to register at the nonmember price of $189 or become an NSPE member and qualify for the member rate.

Visit the PEC Web site to view the courses in the series:

  • The PE on the Construction Site: Building Relationships and Great Projects with Field Labor, Management, Designers, and Owners
    February 22, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. E.S.T.
  • Adapting to Politics While Keeping Your Engineering Ethics
    March 22, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. E.S.T.
  • Trends in Construction Professionalism
    April 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. E.S.T.



Take the 2006 Ethics Challenge

All current NSPE individual members, NSPE state societies, and NSPE chapters (including student chapters) are invited to participate in the 2006 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest. Here's your opportunity to match your wits with experienced PEs and engineering students throughout the country!

Contestants are encouraged to analyze the facts of a real situation involving a government engineer who has been offered gifts from time-to-time from consulting engineering companies and contractors. Contestants must develop discussion and conclusions about the ethics of the engineer in the case using the format of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review (BER). Entries must be 750 words or less and received at NSPE headquarters by April 14.

The winning entry will receive a certificate, recognition in PE magazine, and an award of $1,000 ($500 to the NSPE state society or NSPE chapter and $500 divided among the authors), provided by the NSPE Educational Foundation.

Judges will decide the winner based on quality of the entry in form and presentation, demonstration of understanding of the implications concerning ethical or unethical behavior, and comprehensive analysis of the case and arguments supporting your conclusions.

The contest is named for NSPE's former general counsel, who played a key role in the founding of the NSPE BER.

Visit the NSPE Web site or contact Mary Ann Cannon for additional information.

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NSPE Offers Fellowship for Graduate Students

NSPE-PEC and the NSPE Educational Foundation have established the George B. Hightower, P.E., Memorial Fellowship Fund to annually honor an outstanding engineering graduate student.

All applications must be submitted by March 1.

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PEG Offers Webinar on Energy Performance Contracting

Energy performance guarantee contracting is a form of project delivery that has filled a need where capital program needs are greater than the agency's budget. The goal is to buy as much construction as possible through money saved in conserving energy. The Professional Engineers in Government is hosting a Webinar on this topic to learn how to better perform this type of contracting.

Date: March 16, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Presenter: Paul M. Bowers, P.E., DEE, chair of NSPE-PEG
Members $129 per site; Nonmembers $169 per site
For more information or to register, visit the
PEG Web site.

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Mentoring Offers Great Networking Opportunities


Why become a mentor?

* You'll learn. Your mentees will have knowledge you don't have. Your relationship with your mentees will help you develop your people skills, which will enhance your own professional and personal life.

*Becoming a mentor gives you an opportunity to pay back.

*You'll receive recognition from your peers.

*You'll validate your own accomplishments.

*You'll expand your personal and professional network.

*You'll feel proud and satisfied about your role as a mentor.

You'll receive a mentoring tool kit that has valuable resources that serve as a guide for you to be the best mentor. you can be. For further information, contact Mary Maul or Rochelle Compton.

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Contact the PEC Executive Board

PEC 2005-06 Executive Board Roster

E. Terence Foster, Ph.D., P.E., F.NSPE
Omaha, NE

Immediate Past Chair
Donn Zang, P.E.
West Chester, PA

Arthur DeWit, P.E.
Lake Havasu, AZ

Leonard "Bud" Darby, P.E.
Alexandria, VA
Northeast Region Vice Chair
Jon Drosendahl, P.E.
Glenshaw, PA
North Central Region Vice Chair
James Goedert, Ph.D., P.E.
Omaha, NE
Southeast Region Vice Chair
James Neff, P.E.
Gainesville, FL
Southwest Region Vice Chair
Thomas Prag, P.E., CCCA.
Tulsa, OK

Central Region Vice Chair
Carl Meglan, P.E.
Pickney, MI

Western and Pacific Region Vice Chair
William Beery, P.E.
Hilo, HI
PEC Staff Liaison
Kim Granados

tel: 703-684-2857

PEC Homepage

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PEC is now taking registrations for the 2006 listing. Join your colleagues and competitors. List your firm on the NSPE Web site and link more business to your future.

A.C. Corporation
Abriola Company
Accu Cost Construction Consultants, Inc.
Allied Contractors, Inc.
Allied Engineering
AMCC Corp.
AmOrient Engineering
Aschinger Electric Company
Associated Builders, Inc.
Associated Sprinkler Company, LLC.
Baete-Forseth HVAC
Bates Engineers/Contractors, Inc.
Beaty Construction, Inc.
BEC Engineering, LP
Big M Constructors, Inc.
Blitman Building Corporation
Bonhag Associates, PLLC
Boswell Engineering
BRB Contractors
Brown Construction Services, Inc.
Buchart-Horn, Inc.
Calvi Electric Company
Capital Project Management, Inc.
Carr Associates, Inc.
CAS Construction, Inc.
CBD Design and Construction Corporation
Century Electric, Inc.
Cherokee Enterprises, Inc.
Civil Technologies and Engineering, P.C.
Coastcon Corporation
Comase, Inc.
Concrete Structures of the Midwest, Inc.
Construction Management Services
CRD & Associates, Inc.
Dalton, Olmsted & Fuglevand, Inc.
D'Annunzio & Sons, Inc.
Doka USA, Ltd.
E.G. Middleton, Inc.
E.R. DesOrmeaux, Inc.
Edward E. Gillen Co.
Eshbach Brothers, L.P.
EVCO Construction Company, Inc.
Fagen Engineering, LLC
Fogel & Associates, Inc.
Ford Construction Company
Fred Weber, Inc.
Fred Zook Engineer, Inc
Frederick Derr & Company, Inc.
Free Contracting, Inc.
Geco Engineering Corp
George Harms Construction Inc.
Gibson & Associates, Inc.
Graber Concrete Pipe Company
H.C. Nutting Company
Halverson Construction Co., Inc.
Harper Industries, Inc.
Holualoa Management Corporation
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
HWH Architects Engineers Planners Inc.
Hydraulic Concrete Breaking Company
Industrial Refrigeration & Boiler Company
Industrial Specialty Contractors, L.L.C.
Ivey Electric Company
J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc.
J.A. Tiberti Construction Company
James D. Moore, Jr., P.E.
Jax Kneppers Associates, Inc.
John N. Puder, Inc.
Johnson & Scott, Inc.
Joseph Jingoli & Son, Inc.
JPM Construction Consultants, Inc.
Judy Construction Company
Klaasmeyer Construction Co., Inc.
Klaus J. Worrell, P.E.
Lecon, Inc.
Linde-Griffith Construction Company
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
March-Westin Company, Inc.
Marshall Erdman and Associates
Mayberry Electric
McAbee Construction, Inc.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Meany & Associates
Mid-States General & Mechanical Contracting
Muskegon Construction Company
Nicholas Consulting Group, Inc.
Notch Mechanical Constructors
Office of Richard W. Rauseo, P.E.
Opus Corporation
Owen-Ames-Kimball Company
P B S & J
Paric Corporation
Parsons Brinkerhoff Construction Services, Inc.
Patriot Building Company
Paul J. Gallo Contracting, Inc.
Pembroke Construction Company, Inc.
Peter Basso Associates, Inc.
PFS Corporation
Riverso Associates, Inc.
Rohde, Soyka & Andrews Consulting Engineers, P.C.
Roosien & Associates PLLC
S. Seltzer Construction Corp.
Schiavone Construction Company, Inc
Schnippel Construction, Inc.
Schoor DePalma Inc.
Sebastian Contracting Corporation
Sioux Falls Construction Co.
Skanska USA Building Inc.
Slattery Skanska, Inc.
Snyder Electric Company, Inc.
Sparwick Contracting Inc.
SpawGlass Contractors, Inc.
Stansell Electric Company, Inc,
State Utility Contractors, Inc.
Stephen A. Estrin & Co., Inc.
Stires Associates, P.A.
T.A. Loving Co.
Tamrio, Inc.
The Crom Corporation
Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc.
Thorson Baker & Associates, Inc.
Trade Construction Company, L.L.C.
Transbay Fire Protection, Inc.
Trumbull Corporation
Van Dyken Mechanical, Inc.
W.L. Hailey and Company, Inc.
Walbridge Aldinger Company
White Cloud Engineering and Construction Co.
Withers & Ravenel, Inc.
Wright Bros. Construction Company, Inc.
Zachry Construction Corporation
Zetlin & DeChiara, LLP

A seminar series that extends the effectiveness and energy that came out of the July gathering of professional engineers, constructors, owners, and regulators.


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