E-news for the Construction Division September 2007

PEC Mourns the Loss of Chair Elect Leonard (Bud) M. Darby III, P.E.

It is with true sadness that PEC reports that Leonard M. Darby III, P.E., known to us as Bud, passed away late Friday, August 17. Bud worked for NICET for almost 6 years after a long career with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bud attended Clarkson University in NY for his BS in Civil Engineering and Arizona State University for his MS in Engineering. During his tenure at NICET, Bud was responsible for maintaining and updating NICET testing programs in the transportation area. His years at USDOT gave him many connections within the industry and through his professional networking skills, he opened doors for NICET and PEC, increasing its recognition and enhancing its marketing with industry stakeholders and rule makers. During the past several years, Bud was an active member of NSPE-PEC where he was currently the PEC Chair-Elect for 07-08 following other board-level positions showing the level of his contributions to both organizations. Bud was integral to the PEC-Alliance Project, PEC Mentoring Program, and the Construction Credentialing Project among others.

Sign the Leonard M. Darby III, P.E. Guest Book.


Learn Effective Project Management Methodology through EVM

Presented by the Professional Engineers in Construction

Earned Value Management

September 26, 1:30-3:00 p.m. E.D.T.

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project management technique that measures forward progress objectively. EVM has the unique ability to combine measurements of technical performance (i.e., accomplishment of planned work), schedule performance (i.e., behind/ahead of schedule), and cost performance (i.e., under/over budget) within a single integrated methodology. EVM provides an early warning of performance problems while there is time for corrective action. In addition, EVM improves the definition of project scope, prevents scope creep, communicates objective progress to stakeholders, and keeps the project team focused on achieving progress. In this session Jack C. Freeman from PBS&J will give participants a thorough introduction to EVM and discuss the benefits of the methodology.

For more information and to register, visit the NSPE web page.


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Shop Drawings and Submittals – Legal AND Engineering Perspectives

NSPE & Construction Claims Advisor proudly present a special Audio Conference:

Shop Drawings and Submittals – Legal AND Engineering Perspectives

September 26, 2007 1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern Time*

To help you stay in control, and out of trouble, NSPE & Construction Claims Advisor has teamed up with attorneys Robert Epstein and EJCDC Counsel Hugh Anderson along with engineer Jim Brown, PE, of Malcolm Pirnie Engineers to steer your operations clear of any controversy.

Introducing Shop Drawings and the Submittal Process - Legal AND Engineering Perspectives. Engineering concerns, contractual issues - what does the law say?

This 90-minute interactive audioconference will help you avoid the potentially devastating claims that can often arise over shop drawings.  Join us to find out:

  • What shop drawings should AND SHOULD NOT show
  • The relationship between shop drawings, other submittals, and field work
  • How drawings are reviewed by architects, engineers AND contractors
  • Claims arising from the shop drawing review process
  • Techniques for minimizing your exposure to possible claims
  • Evolving issues, how Design/Build delivery and Building Information Modeling (BIM) affect the shop drawing process
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!      
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FEMA Solicits NSPE Member Input

On August 27, NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Art Schwartz met with the DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff to discuss the roles and responsibilities of licensed professional engineers under FEMA certification requirements for the data, analyses, structural works and "as built conditions" in connection with the mapping of areas protected by the levee system under 44 CFR 65.2 and 65.10. For the federal regulations, see: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_06/44cfr65_06.html

FEMA is extremely interested in NSPE member input on how existing FEMA requirements are working or can be improved.

Please submit your comments to Art Schwartz by October 30, 2007. Those comments will be compiled and used in upcoming meetings with FEMA scheduled later in the Fall. [ return to top ]


EJCDC releases NEW 2007 version of Construction Contract Documents

Why use documents and language created by someone other than an engineer?
Add these to your risk management arsenal today. 

***NSPE MEMBERS Save 50% on all contract documents****

Construction Related Documents:           

C-990 Construction Related Documents, Full Set (includes all of the following)
Member $700/Nonmember $1,400

C-700 Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract
Member $100/Nonmember $200

C-800 Guide to the Preparation of Supplementary Conditions
Free download

C-001 Narrative Guide to the 2007 EJCDC Construction Documents
Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-050 Owner’s Instructions Regarding Bidding Procedures & Construction Contract Documents
Member $20/Nonmember $40

C-051 Engineer’s Request for Instructions on Bonds & Insurance
Member $20/Nonmember $40

C-052 Owner’s Instructions Concerning Bonds & Insurance for Construction
Member $20/Nonmember $40

C-200 Guide to the Preparation of Instructions to Bidders
Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-410 Suggested Bid Form for Construction Contracts
Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-430 Bid Bond, Penal Sum Form
Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-435 Bid Bond, Damages Form
Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-510 Notice of Award
Member $28/Nonmember $56

C-520 Suggested Form of Agreement Between Owner & Contractor, Stipulated Price

Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-525 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner & Contractor, Cost-Plus
Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-550 Notice to Proceed
Member $28/Nonmember $56

C-610 Construction Performance Bond
Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-615 Construction Payment Bond
Member $56/Nonmember $112

C-620 Contractor’s Application for Payment
Member $28.00/Nonmember $56

C-625 Certificate of Substantial Completion
Member $28/Nonmember $56

C-940 Work Change Directive
Member $28/Nonmember $56

C-941 Change Order
Member $28/Nonmember $56

C-942 Field Order
Member $28/Nonmember $56

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Structural Engineers’ Building Conference & Expo

Zweig White, in association with NSPE, is hosting the Structural Engineers’ Building Conference & Expo, October 10-11 in San Francisco. Join fellow senior-level structural engineers to discuss issues such as building codes, industry evolution, business management, and technical innovation.

NSPE members receive a $100 discount for conference registration! Pay only $795 for this 2-day must-attend conference for structural engineers. To take advantage of this discount, enter "NSPE" in the Discount Code section on the registration form. [ return to top ]


2007-08 PEC Executive Board

James Goedert, Ph.D., P.E.
Omaha, NE

Immediate Past Chair
Arthur DeWit, P.E., F.NSPE
Lake Havasu, AZ

Leonard "Bud" Darby, P.E.
Alexandria, VA

David Hunley, P.E.
Burlington, KY
Northeast Region Vice Chair
Jon Drosendahl, P.E.
Glenshaw, PA
North Central Region Vice Chair
Paul Harmon, P.E.
Lincoln, NE
Southeast Region Vice Chair
James Harper, P.E.
Tampa, FL
Southwest Region Vice Chair
Paul Bakken, PE
Centennial, CO

Central Region Vice Chair
Carl Meglan, P.E.
Columbus, OH

Western & Pacific Region Vice Chair
David Shields, Ph.D., P.E.
Henderson, NV

PEC Staff Liaison
Kim Granados, CAE

PEC Homepage 

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PEC would like to thank its 2007 Sustaining Firm Sponsors. Join your colleagues and competitors. List your firm on the NSPE Web site and link more business to your future. 

Abriola Co.
Allied Contractors Inc.
AMCC Corp.
Applied Engineered Systems LLC
Associated Sprinkler Co. LLC
Baete-Forseth HVAC
BEC Engineering
BEC Engineering LP
Big M Constructors Inc.
Blitman Building Corp.
Bonhag Associates PLLC
Bridges & Co. Inc.
Broaddus & Associates
Brown Construction Services Inc.
Buchart-Horn Inc.
Building Performance Construction
C&M Road Builders Inc.
Calvi Electric Co.
Capital Project Management Inc.
CBD Design and Construction Corp.
Century Electric Inc.
Cherokee Enterprises Inc.
Code Consultants Inc.
Construction Control Dynamics Inc.
Construction Management Services
Dalton, Olmsted & Fuglevand Inc.
D'Annunzio & Sons Inc.
DG3A group
Drury South Inc.
E.G. Middleton Inc.
EVCO Construction Co. Inc.
Feutz Contractors Inc.
Fitts & Goodwin Inc.
Five Oaks Associates LLC
Frank Gurney Inc.
Fred Weber Inc.
Fred Zook Engineer Inc.
Frederick Derr & Co. Inc.
Free Contracting Inc.
Gabriel Fuentes Jr. Construction Co. Inc.
Geco Engineering Corp.
George Harms Construction Inc.
Glynn Geotechnical Engineering
Graber Concrete Pipe Co.
HAKS Engineers PC
Halverson Construction Co. Inc.
Henderson Electric Co.
Hydraulic Concrete Breaking Co.
Industrial Refrigeration & Boiler Co.
James D. Moore Jr., P.E.
JEI Engineering Inc.
John N. Puder Inc.
Johnson & Scott Inc.
JPM Construction Consultants Inc.
Judy Construction Co.
K. L. House Construction Co. Inc.
KeySpan Energy
Lundy Construction Co. Inc.
March-Westin Co. Inc.
Marshall Erdman and Associates
Mayberry Electric
McAbee Construction Inc.
Metromont Corp.
Notch Mechanical Constructors
NTA Inc.
Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.
Paric Corp.
Paul J. Gallo Contracting Inc.
Pembroke Construction Co. Inc.
Peter Basso Associates Inc.
Project Development Services Inc.
Rice Lake Construction Group
Richard W. Rauseo, P.E.
Riverso Associates Inc.
Rodgers Builders Inc.
S. Seltzer Construction Corp.
Sachs Electric Co.
Schoor DePalma Inc.
Sebastian Contracting Corp.
Shook Inc., Northern Division (Formerly Shook Heavy & Environmental Group Inc.)
Sioux Falls Construction Co.
Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc.
Snyder Electric Co. Inc.
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.
Stansell Electric Co. Inc.
State Utility Contractors Inc.
Suberroc Systems (SUBSYST)
T.A. Loving Co.
The Construction Industry Advancement Program of N.J.
The Crom Corp.
The Rubicon Group Inc.
Trade Construction Co. LLC
Van Dyken Mechanical Inc.
Vision Land Consultants Inc.
Withers & Ravenel Inc.


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