NSPE Gateway to Government August 31, 2007
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

Client/Consultant Relationships Web Seminar

Is working with consultants a struggle for you and your agency? This Web seminar will help you avoid the pitfalls. Learn how to develop a good client/consultant relationship. Hear what both sides expect and need from each other.

Web seminar Client/Consultant Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 
November 13, 1:30 –  3:00 p.m. E.S.T.
NSPE Members $119 per site.

The client and consultant relationship can be tumultuous when both lose sight of the goal. This Web seminar will give you an understanding of each persceptive and help you avoid the bad and the ugly.  


Introducing the PEG Executive Board for 2007-08

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

Chair-Elect
Tim Madhanagopal, P.E., BCEE , F.NSPE
Plant Manager
Orange County Utilities

Secretary
John Cardarelli II, Ph.D., P.E.
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Public Health Service/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

Immediate Past Chair
Scott E. Nodes, P.E., P.T.O.E.
Transportation Engineering Manager
Arizona Department of Transportation
Transportation Technology Group

Northeastern Region Vice Chair
Louise Carosi Doyle, P.E.
Associate Engineer
Westchester County Health Dept.

 

Southeastern Region Vice Chair
Julius C. Stafford, P.E. 
Manager of Engineering
City of Richmond

 

Central Region Vice Chair
Diane M. Carlson, P.E.
Engineer
MDEQ

 

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

 

Western &Pacific Region Vice Chair
Michael Simpson, P.E.

Young Engineer Representative
Todd S. Rastorfer, P.E.
Civil Engineer
US Army Corps of Engineers

 

 

These PEG members were present at the PEG meeting during the NSPE Annual Conference in Denver.

Left to right: Tim Madhangobal, P.E., F.NSPE; Russell Martin, P.E., F.NSPE; Scott Nodes, P.E., George Hamilton, P.E.; Steve Bagley, P.E., F.NSPE; Larry Emig, P.E., F.NPSE

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Looking for PEG State Chairs

 

Check the list of state chairs below.  Is your state represented?  Is our information up-to-date?  Let us know who we should add to our list.  Send your PEG state chair information to Marcia Prichard, Manager, Professional Practice.


Daniel G. Miller, P.E. - KS
Ali M. Mustapha, P.E. - LA
Diane M. Carlson, P.E. - MI

Todd Rastorfer, P.E. - NM

Richard W. Lenz, P.E. - NY
Jesse R. Guerra Jr., P.E. - TX
Robert B. Darby, P.E. - UT
Telesphor L. Charland, P.E. - VA

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New Faces of Professional Engineering Sought

As a sponsoring society of Engineers Week, the NSPE is eligible to nominate five candidates from our membership who represent the New Faces of Professional Engineering to the New Faces of Engineering program. 

EWeek's New Faces of Engineering program strives to promote engineering as an exciting profession open to everyone. By highlighting young, diverse, talented engineers, their achievements, and the impact of those achievements on society, EWeek aims to put a face on the "stealth" profession. 

Please encourage those outstanding young engineers you come in contact with to submit a nomination form.

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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. Check out the 21 documents.

•        Immediately Downloadable
•        Peer Created and Reviewed
•        Available for Multiple Project Use
•        Balanced and Fair

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NSPE Offers New Fall Education Line-up

To register for any of the following 2007 NSPE Fall Education offerings, visit the NSPE Education Web site.

September 5, 12:30–1:30 p.m. E.D.T.
Ethics Forum: Ethical Engineering/Fair Trade
Arthur E. Schwartz, Esq., NSPE Deputy Executive Director

September 18, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
Essentials in Cyber Law: Domain Names, DMCA , Cyber Squatting & Trademarks
Rick Martin and Tony DeGidio, Esq., Attorneys at Law, Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
Intellectual Property and Technology Law

September 19, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
High Tech Recruiting
Jennifer Holstine, NAS Recruitment Communications
Sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Industry

September 26, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
Professional Engineers in Construction 2007–08 Web Seminar Series: Earned Value Management
Jack C. Freeman, P.E., PBS&J

September 27, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
Til Death Do Us Part: Keeping Your Employees Engaged
Dan Ryan, The Human Capital Group Inc.
Sponsored by PEPP Council of Principals

October 4, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
Building a Positive Work Environment, Void of Negativity
Gary Topchik, SilverStar Enterprises

October 10, 12:30–1:30 p.m. E.D.T.
Ethics Forum: Ethical Engineering/Fair Trade
Arthur E. Schwartz, Esq., NSPE Deputy Executive Director

October 17, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
** Free to students and young engineers! **  

Essentials of Ethics and Professionalism for Students and Young Engineers
Mumtaz Usmen, Ph.D., P.E., Wayne State University, Zoran Novak, P.E., and Robert Tillman, Ed.D, Northeastern University
Sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Higher Education

October 25, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
A Perfect Storm is Brewing - Climate Change and Implications for Infrastructure Decisions
Tania Morris, P.E., and David B. Connor, EIT, MWH Americas Inc.

October TBD, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
Professional Engineers in Construction 2007–08 Web Seminar Series: Integrating Trenchless Technology
PB Americas Inc.

November 6, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.S.T.
From Engineer to Manager to Leader: Tools to Advance Your Career
Mick Morrissey, Principal, Morrissey Goodale LLC

November 13, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Client/Consultant Relationships: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Panel: Charles Dodge, P.E., HNTB Corp., Gregg Granato, P.E., TxDOT and Nellie Shannon, P.E., TxDOT
Sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Government

November 14, 12:30–1:30 p.m. E.S.T.
Ethics Forum: Ethical Engineering/Fair Trade
Arthur E. Schwartz, Esq., NSPE Deputy Executive Director

December 5, 1:30–3:00 p.m. E.S.T.
It’s Who You Know: The Power and Process of Building Your Network
Dan Ryan, The Human Capital Group Inc.

  • Know someone who is getting ready for the FE or PE exams? A variety of study materials for the upcoming exams are available through NSPE.
  • The Virginia Society is offering the Civil exam review course in Richmond beginning September 6 and the Tennessee Society is offering the Civil exam review course in Nashville beginning September 6. Please share this information with your colleagues!
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2007-08 PEG Executive Board Contact Information

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

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

Chair-Elect
Tim Madhanagopal, P.E., BCEE , F.NSPE
Plant Manager
Orange County Utilities

Secretary

John Cardarelli II, Ph.D., P.E.
US Environmental Protection Agency

US Public Health Service/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

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
Diane M. Carlson, P.E.
Engineer
MDEQ

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
Michael Simpson, P.E.

North Central Region Vice Chair
Gary J. Pendergrass, P.E., RG

Young Engineer Representative
Todd S. Rastorfer, P.E.
Civil Engineer
US Army Corps of Engineers

Young Engineer Representative 

Vacant

State Representatives:
Daniel G. Miller, P.E. - KS
Todd Rastorfer, P.E. - NM
Richard W. Lenz, P.E. - NY
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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Events Calendar

NSPE Calendar

September
9 - 12
The Best Show in Public Works, San Antonio, TX

October
10  Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
10 - 12 Intertraffic, Fort Lauderdale, FL

November
13
Client/Consultant Relationship: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
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To contribute or view the complete list of PEG Sustaining Sponsors, visit the PEG Fund for Professional Development.

 


 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of engineering licensure in the U.S. To commemorate the anniversary, NSPE is planning celebration activities, contests, and outreach materials to continue the promotion of licensure and its importance to the engineering profession and public health, safety, and welfare. 


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