E-news for the Construction Division April 15, 2008

2008 Spring PEC Web Seminar Series

Presented by Edward L. Fronapfel, M.S.C.E., P.E.
Principal in the forensic engineering firm of Professional Investigative Engineers (PIE)

April 15, 2008
Construction Defects Part I
1:30-3:00 p.m.

Construction defect claims are on the rise. This lecture will examine the long-term effects and current implications of construction deficiencies. Through case studies and examples, Ed Fronapfel will identify the design and construction detailing that result in major structural movements and examine the specific issues associated with poor building performance. Get a glimpse into the future of claims to the insurance industry and learn how to properly design systems to prevent the impacts.

May 13, 2008
Construction Defects Part II
1:30-3:00 p.m.

Construction defect claims are on the rise. In Part I, Ed Fronapfel looked at the long-term effects and current implications of construction deficiencies. His discussion today will continue with a review of property claims and building standards. He will address issues of "cutting corners," water control, crawl spaces, and foundation performance. Through case studies and examples, he will identify the design and construction detailing that result in major structural movements and examine the specific issues associated with poor building performance. Get a glimpse into the future of claims to the insurance industry and learn how to properly design systems to prevent the impacts.

Web Seminar Registration Prices:          
NSPE Member $119           Non-member $ 149.00

Enrollment is per connection. Invite as many colleagues to view the program as you can accommodate for this low price! Each connection will receive supporting materials and a copy of the PowerPoint presentation slides.  Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions to the presenters via seminar messaging.  All participants will receive documentation of PDH credit for submission to state licensure boards. Each 90-minute seminar earns 1.5 PDH.

Visit the NSPE Web site to register.



 

$3,000 Hightower Fellowship Deadline Extended

The George B. Hightower, P.E., Fellowship is awarded annually to either a current engineering student or a graduate from an ABET-accredited engineering program. NSPE's Professional Engineers in Construction established the George B. Hightower, P.E., Fellowship in recognition of the contributions that Hightower made to the construction engineering profession. Hightower's dedication to professionalism, ethics, and construction engineering led him to serve as a founding member and the first national chair of PEC.

Visit the NSPE Web site for more information and an application

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Support PEC: Become a 2008 Sustaining Firm

Your support is needed for the efforts of the Professional Engineers in Construction as we strive to promote the hard-earned PE designation and enhance the image of the PE in construction.  We are asking you to solicit your company to be a 2008 PEC Sustaining Firm.

As a supporter you will also ensure that the voice of construction engineers is heard loud and clear and enable PEC initiatives-in-progress to continue, such as:

  • The PEC Knowledge Initiative–Web-based seminars on the hottest issues in construction. PEC Sustaining Firms will receive one complimentary registration to one of our 2007-08 Web seminars;

  • Support of universities, such as the University of Nebraska, who have construction degree programs. It is hoped that this support, in letters and phone calls, will lead to more EAC/ABET-accredited construction programs and highlight the need for more construction-centric training of engineers;

  • Involvement with ASCE and NCEES to create a construction module on the 2008 Civil Engineering PE exam; and

  • The George B. Hightower, P.E., Memorial Fellowship Fund to annually honor an outstanding engineering graduate student.

By being a PEC Sustaining Firm, your company will be listed on the PEC Web page with a link to your Web site. The site receives over 3,000 hits a month and is a great asset for your firm. In addition, your company name will appear as a PEC Sustaining Firm in PE Magazine, NSPE's monthly engineering news magazine. You will also receive a plaque to display in your office.

Join today and ensure that the PEC initiatives-in-progress continue.

You can also support PEC by letting us know what products and services we can develop to help you stay successful! E-mail your suggestions to pec@nspe.org. Thank you for your support!

Respectfully,

Donn Zang, P.E., F.NSPE
project leader on behalf of the
Membership & Sustaining Firms Project Team

 
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A Guide to Integrated Project Delivery

According to the American Institute of Architects, Integrated Project Delivery leverages early contributions of knowledge and expertise through the use of new technologies, allowing all team members to better realize their highest potentials while expanding the value they provide throughout the project lifecycle.

Not all agree that this delivery method is the way to go. Some have stated that IPD can be more costly and does not give the design professional the appropriate roles and responsibilities.

Download the AIA Integrated Project Delivery Guide to better understand the principles of IPD, understand the value propositionof of IPD from the perspective of various stakeholders, and discern subtle differences between possible models for IPD.

If you are interested in joining a discussion on Integrated Project Delivery or would like to express your opinions on the subject, please contact Kim Granados, Director of NSPE Interest Groups.

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2007-08 PEC Executive Board

Chair
James Goedert, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Nebraska 
Omaha, NE

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

Chair-Elect
David Hunley, P.E.
Connico Inc. 
Burlington, KY

Secretary
Paul Bakken, P.E.
Utility Engineering Corp. 
Centennial, CO
Northeast Region Vice Chair
Jon Drosendahl, P.E.
Glenshaw, PA
North Central Region Vice Chair
Paul Harmon, P.E.
University of Nebraska 
Lincoln, NE
Southeast Region Vice Chair
James Harper, P.E.
Hillsborough County PWD 
Tampa, FL
Southwest Region Vice Chair
Thomas L. Paxson, P.E. 
Pax-Sun, Inc. 
Lufkin, TX

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

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

PEC Staff Liaisons:
Kim Granados, CAE
703-684-2857

Erin Reyes
703-684-2884

PEC Homepage 

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