E-news for the Construction Division March 2006

NSPE Offers Web Seminars On A Variety of Hot Topics

Web Seminars include 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 or NSPE's Education Web site for more information.

  • Trends in Construction Professionalism
    April 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. E.D.T.
  • The Ethics of Gifts: Drawing the Line
    May 8, 2006 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. E.D.T.

  • Construction Arbitration & Construction Mediation
    May 9, 2006 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. E.D.T.


NSPE's Legacy Project Compliments Annual Convention

This year NSPE and the Massachusetts Society of Engineers will be contributing to Homes for Our Troops. Through donations from online  registrations,eBay auctions prior to the convention and additonal activities we hope to raise awareness and a substantial contribution for this noble charity. More information on The Legacy Project can be found on the web.

Stay tuned for PEC scheduled events.

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Annual Roundtable Addresses The Financials of A/E/C Firms

Join fellow CFOs in a supportive learning environment that will provide a valuable national forum for CFOs of A/E/C firms to network, benchmark current activities, identify trends, and discuss emerging issues. This year's topics include  Succession planning for the CFO and IRS Domestic Production, with open sessions designed to address your issues.  To register visit the CFO Web site.

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Join NSPE-PEC In Efforts to Support High Achieving Students

Support PEC's first fellowship in construction education. PEC recently established the George B. Hightower Fellowship to award a worthy student $3,000 toward graduate level courses. Support continued education for construction engineers by contributing today to the George B. Hightower Fellowship. PEC will match all funds up to $50,000. To contribute please visit the website.

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Professional Engineers In Government Offers Valuable Book

In Engineer Your Way to Success, America’s top engineers from organizations like Eastman Kodak, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, IBM, AT&T, Boyle Engineering, Sverdrup Corporation, and the University of Texas tell you what skills you need for a successful engineering career and share their personal advice on what they look for when hiring and considering promotions.


This book is like no other career book you’ll find—it’s engineer-specific. Whether you’re an engineering student or an experienced engineer, Engineer Your Way to Success is the best book you can get for yourself, your employees, or any engineer who wants to enhance his or her career.


To purchase go to the NSPE Products and Service catalog.

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Take the 2006 Ethics Challenge

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.

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!

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

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PEC Happenings

  Terence Foster, chair of PEC shows off PEC vanity plates. Very nice!


NSPE wants to know what's happening in your area.  Send us pictures, articles or event listings to have your region showcased in the next issue of PEC Reporter!

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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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Want to find out if compensation for you and your staff meets market standards? The NSPE Salary Survey can help! Participation is free and takes only 10 minutes. Plus, you'll receive a free customized report for your level of engineering in your region! Member discounts apply for all survey subscriptions!

PEC is now 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

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