NSPE Gateway to Government November 2006
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

PEGASUS Seeks Nominations of Government Engineers

Professional Engineer in Government Achievement and Service in the United States Award recognizes the registered professional engineer who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement and practice of engineering at the state, regional, county, special district, or municipal government level. The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2007 award is February 22.

 

FEYA to Honor Engineers

The Professional Engineers in Government administers the FEYA program. This honor will be awarded to an engineer employed by a federal agency that employs at least 50 engineers worldwide. Candidates are nominated by their employing federal agency.

The Federal Engineer of the Year is selected by a panel of judges established by NSPE-PEG who consider engineering achievements, education, continuing education, professional/technical society activities, NSPE membership, awards or honors, and civic and humanitarian activities.

The FEYA luncheon will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on February 22, 2007. To order tickets to the luncheon download an order form beginning January 4, 2007.

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Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day Finds a New Home

At the April board meeting, NSPE passed a budget that did not include funding for Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day. PEG members Mark Van Hala, P.E., F.NSPE, and Larry Emig, P.E., F.NSPE, who have championed this program from the beginning, have worked to find a new home for the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day Web site.

  

The American Society of Civil Engineers' Transportation & Development Institute has agreed to take on the job. The Web address will remain the same. Although NSPE no longer is an official partner for Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, some state societies and many individuals still support this worthwhile program at the grassroots level. Mark Van Hala continues to track the efforts of NSPE members. ASCE will be updating the Web site in the near future.

 

Every Day is a good opportunity to share the message and

Help "PUT THE BRAKES ON FATALITIES" and SAVE LIVES!

Drive as if Your LIFE Depends On It!


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PEG Web Seminars

How to Market Your Engineering Services to Local Government
This 60-minute presentation provides valuable insight into the process of marketing your engineering services to local government, including the differences between state and federal government, how to prepare your presentation, how to approach your client, tips for the face-to-face meeting, developing your portfolio, enhancing your presentation, what to consider during contract negotiations, and pointers for working together during the project. A knowledgeable panel brings considerable experience to the presentation.

Presenters: Steve Bagley, P.E., F.NSPE; Diana Dean, P.E.; and Russell Martin, P.E., F.NSPE.

Owner's Guide to 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.

Presenters: Bill Storie; Scott F. Smith, P.E.; James I. Johnson, P.E.; Paul Bowers, P.E., BCEE, F.NSPE

If you are interested in purchasing this seminar, contact Marcia Prichard or 703-684-2885.

Please let Scott Nodes, P.E., P.T.O.E. or Marcia Prichard know what topics you would like to see PEG develop as Web seminars.

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Engineer Book Sale

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 what skills are needed 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—it’s engineer specific. Whether an engineering student or an experienced engineer, Engineer Your Way to Success is the best book you can get for yourself, your employees, or engineers who want to enhance their careers.

Now on Sale! Price: NSPE Member $10 / Nonmember $15

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Winter Seminar for Engineer Practitioners

NSPE's Education Department is offering the following Web seminar: 

December 12, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. (1.5 PDHs)
EJCDC Contact Documents: Using and Understanding the EJCDC Engineering & Construction Documents
Learn best practices to better use the only pre-approved construction and engineering services contract documents for use on water and wastewater projects financed by the USDA/Rural Utilities Service.

The 10% discount on EJCDC contract documents ends November 30.

Questions? Contact Mary Maul at 703-684-2833.

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PEG Seeks Sustaining Sponsors

Government engineers are facing ever-growing challenges managing public works projects and other government-funded engineering efforts within the constraints of quality and economy. That's why PEG is seeking to expand its efforts to help government engineers face these challenges by mobilizing a select group of agencies, companies, and individuals to provide support for its programs. This group is known as the PEG Sustaining Sponsors.

By becoming a PEG Sustaining Sponsor, you or your organization will enable PEG to

  • Create continuing professional development workshops and seminars for government engineers, and help registered engineers meet the CPD requirements of state registration boards;
  • Continue the Federal Engineer of the Year Award and the Management Fellow Scholarship Program;
  • Promote partnerships with government agencies and engineering technical societies;
  • Facilitate the development of more and better products and services for government engineers;
  • Support the development of programs to increase the awareness and visibility of the achievements of government engineers; and
  • Expand programs to help government engineers and their employers deal with the pressures of career mobility, rapid technological change, and ethical responsibilities.

For more information about becoming a Sustaining Sponsor, visit the PEG Web site or contact Marcia Prichard.

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Construction Seminars Offer Hot Topics

The Professional Engineers in Construction have designed several seminars based on talks at the July Convention. Be sure to attend!

Sustainable Design - Advantages of LEED Certification
January 23, 12:30 - 2:00 E.D.T.
Tom Hicks, vice president of LEED, U.S. Green Building Council

Green Building - Where's the ROI and Marketing Advantage
February 21, 12:30 - 2:00 E.D.T.
Gary J. Saulson, head of corporate real estate, PNC Financial Services

Brownfields Sites - Grants and Incentives to Cleanup and Redevelop
March 21, 12:30 - 2:00 E.D.T.
John A. Sartor, P.E., PP, senior vice president, Paulus, Sokalowski and Sartor LLC

Through the Roof - Escalating Construction Costs
April 18, 12:30 - 2:00 E.S.T.
Michael Kennedy, principal, Stantec Consulting Inc.

One seminar

  • $149 NSPE member
  • $189 Nonmember

     

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    Events Calendar

    NSPE Calendar

    January 
    5 – 7 
    NSPE Board of Directors meeting, Jacksonville, Florida
     
    21 – 25 Transportation Research Board

    February
    1 Qualifications-Based Selection Awards Program nominations due
    22 Professional Engineer in Government Achievement and Service in the United States Award nominations due
    22 Federal Engineers of the Year Awards luncheon, Washington, D.C.

    March
    15 John W. Gregorits, P.E., F.NSPE, Management Study Fellowship applications due
    25 – 27 Lifesavers 2007 Conference Chicago

    July
    26 – 29 NSPE Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado

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    2006-07 PEG Executive Board Contact Information

    Chair
    Scott E. Nodes, P.E., P.T.O.E.
    Transportation Engineering Manager
    Arizona Dept of Transportation

    Immediate Past Chair
    Paul M. Bowers, P.E.

     

    Chair-Elect
    Russell G. Martin, P.E.
    Program Director
    Maine Department of Human Services
    Division of Health Engineering

    Secretary
    Majella D. Stevenson, P.E.
    LCDR, CEC, USN
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, BRAC

    Northeast Region Vice Chair
    Louise Carosi Doyle, P.E. 
    Associate Engineer
    Weschester County Health Dept

    Southeast Region Vice Chair
    Julius C. Stafford, P.E.
    City Safety and Regulations Engineer
    City of Richmond

    Central Region Vice Chair
    Vacant

    Southwest Region Vice Chair
    Manuela (Nellie) Gomez Shannon, P.E.
    Assistant Director of Public Works
    City of San Antonio

    Western and Pacific Region Vice Chair
    Vacant

    North Central Region Vice Chair
    Vacant

    Young Engineer Representative
    Dwight L. Williams, Ph.D., P.E.

    Young Engineer Representative
    Michael Yee
    LTJG, CEC, USN
    Fleet and Industrial Supply Center

    State Representatives:
    Daniel G. Miller, P.E. - KS
    Kristal D. Metro, P.E. - NM
    Robert B. Darby, P.E. - UT
    Ali M. Mustapha, P.E. - LA
    Diane M. Carlson, P.E. - MI
    Telesphor L. Charland, P.E. - VA
    Jesse R. Guerra Jr., P.E. - TX

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