NSPE Gateway to Government June 10, 2008
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

Partnership with Construction Specifications Institute Adds Value

CSIWiki

CSIWiki is a free Web-based construction and design industry encyclopedia a living document to which any construction professional can contribute. The goal of CSIWiki is to provide common definitions of terms related to construction documentation. With few exceptions, CSIWiki’s articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet, simply by clicking the “edit this page” link. Construction professionals are invited to add information, cross-references, and citations. Through active participation, the CSIWiki community can create a manual that combines their collective knowledge and experience.

CSI AudioCast

More than 100,000 CSI AudioCast episodes have been downloaded since its launch at audio.csinet.org. CSI’s audiocast focuses on news, education, interviews, and best practices for the construction and design industries. This spring, CSI will add two new series to the AudioCast line up – bimWITS (focused on BIM and offered in collaboration with the buildingSMART Alliance) and the Week in Green (focused on innovations in sustainable construction).

CSI Forums

Got a Question? Ask it in the CSI Forums. CSI’s forums give you access to CSI’s expert members! Right now, people are talking about specs, construction practices, products and systems, certification, MasterFormat 2004 Edition, SectionFormat, UniFormat, and membership and leadership issues.  

Register for the 2008 NSPE Annual Conference

Join us in Portland, Oregon, for the 2008 NSPE Annual Conference, July 24–27. We’ve arranged a stellar lineup of top-notch speakers and informative seminars—plus an array of special events to get you out and about in this beautiful city.
 
Participants can earn up to 19 professional development hours at this year’s conference education sessions. Education session topics cover PEs in the LEED world, global energy issues, emerging technologies, sustainable design, risk management, profitability, best practices, stress management, and other current professional topics. In addition, you’ll find countless opportunities to network with engineering leaders, make important business connections, and be brought up-to-date on issues impacting our profession and our Society.
 
While you’re there, be sure to take in Portland’s rich history and breathtaking sights. Go for a fund-raising Fun Run along the Willamette River . . . play golf at a Robert Trent Jones course…relax while “cruising down the river”. . . socialize at an exclusive ice breaker reception . . . visit beautiful northwestern parks . . . experience Oregon wine and brewery venues . . . and much more.
 
We look forward to welcoming you and offering a dynamic, enjoyable, and highly meaningful conference experience.

Visit the
NSPE Web site to register today!
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What are Engineers Paid?

Covering over 35 disciplines, including the five licensure-eligible disciplines in addition to 30 other recognized branches, the NSPE Engineering Income & Salary Survey is designed to give you the most accurate pay information for all engineering professionals. Participation is free and open to both NSPE members and nonmembers.

Your input is essential to the validity of the survey data. It will enable us to produce a survey with the most accurate representation of the profession, and one that will continue to be purchased as the standard. To promote a broad range of participants, we ask that you encourage other working engineers, both NSPE members and nonmembers, to contribute to this growing database by also submitting their data online. Total confidentiality and anonymity of the survey data is assured, and the data submitted will not be used for any other purpose.

Also, for the first time, a FREE individualized report summary will be available to all who participate in this years survey. This special benefit has been added as an incentive to keep participation growing so that NSPE can continue to provide the most statistically valid data available.

Visit the NSPE Web site to participate in the
Salary Survey.
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Look Ahead to NSPE Fall Education Opportunities

Join your colleagues for continuing education at the NSPE Fall Semester October 23 - 24, 2008 at the Maritime Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.  The exceptional conference facility is conveniently located close to Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport. With the state-of-the-art meeting rooms and comfortable, moderately priced accommodations, you couldn’t have a better environment to support your learning. 

Put this excellent educational opportunity on your calendar now. More details will be available on the NSPE Education Web page later in the summer. [ return to top ]

Events Calendar

NSPE Calendar 

July
24-27 NSPE Annual Conference

August
17-20 APWA Public Works Congress
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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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