Welcome to NSPE's PE Institute!

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The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is committed to creating a world where the public can be confident that engineering decisions affecting their lives are made by qualified and ethically accountable professionals. As a recognized and authoritative expert in engineering licensure, ethics, and professional practice, NSPE provides the knowledge and tools necessary to become licensed and to remain current with changes in technology, law, regulation, and engineering topics affecting society. The PE Institute serves as NSPE's premier center for continuing education for professional engineers to keep their skills relevant and learn new information to support their success in the industry.

2024 Spring Webinar Series - All Recordings are FREE to NSPE Members

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Would colleagues consider you workable? How easy is it for you to mold, flow, and bend in today’s work environment? Is your knowledge up-to-date and relevant? NSPE's webinar series, WORKability Wednesdays, is FREE to NSPE members and covers topics impacting the industry and helps to enhance your competencies in the profession. 

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Wed, Apr 3 at 2:00 pm EDT
NSPE's Board of Ethical Review Presents: The Duty to Act

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Experience Level: Any level of experience

Members of the Board Ethical Review will present, analyze, and discuss four cases from among the most recently published additions to the BER library.  The primary focus is on the duty to act.  Cases include the duty to report misconduct, two different situations and perspectives on the appropriate courses of actions when applicable authorities refuse to act, and a cutting edge case involving the tension between duty to one's employer and the duty to dissent.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to recognize misconduct and the duty to report.

2. Participants will be able to recognize when they have a duty to escalate.

3. Participants will be able to evaluate alternative approaches when seeking to balance the tension between duty to the employer/client and the duty to dissent.

1 PDH (NY Approved)

Pricing:

NSPE Members: FREE

Non-members: $75.00 (Join NSPE today and save on this purchase.)

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Speaker(s)

Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E., D.F.E., Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice

Jeffrey H. Greenfield, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F. NSPE, Project Manager

Travis L. Rhoades, PE, Senior Bridge Engineer

Wed, Apr 17 at 2:00 pm EDT
Second Best Protection Against Risk

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Experience Level: Any level of experience

This presentation will disassemble the mechanics of professional liability insurance, review NSPE's annual survey of professional liability carriers, examine subtle forms of risk transfer which can sound reasonable in conversation but be catastropic in application, and discuss some claims and cases which had surprising outcomes.

This webinar is 90 minutes. 


Learning Outcomes:

1.  Correlate contractual insurance requirements with coverage
2.  Recognize risk transfer language
3.  improve understanding of the current insurance and liability landscape

1.5 PDHs

Pricing:

NSPE Members: FREE

Non-members: $75.00 (Join NSPE today and save on this purchase.)

To register, add this webinar to your shopping cart and check-out in the NSPE e-store

Speaker(s)

Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E., D.F.E., Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice

Kodi Jean Verhalen, Esq., P.E., Partner

Frank Musica, Esq., Professional Liability Risk Advisor

Wed, May 1 at 2:00 pm EDT
Enhancing Building Safety: Mitigating Risks of Slips, Trips, and Falls

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NSPE is collaborating with our partners at the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) to support National Building Safety Month.

Experience Level: Any level of experience

Slips, trips, and falls (STF) are among the leading causes of accidents and injuries in buildings worldwide, posing significant challenges to public safety and liability issues. This presentation will discuss the various aspects of building safety concerning slips, trips, and falls, emphasizing proactive measures and best practices for risk mitigation. 

Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to define slips, trips, and falls.

2. Participants will be able to identify common causes, risk factors, and associated hazards related to slips, trips, and falls.

3. Participants will be able to identify methods for preventing slips, trips, and falls.

1 PDH 

Pricing:

NSPE Members: FREE

Non-members: $75.00 (Join NSPE today and save on this purchase.)

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Speaker(s)

Yoandi Interian, P.E., Senior Engineer

Wed, May 15 at 2:00 pm EDT
Lidar Illuminated: Revolutionizing Engineering Design and Building Analysis

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NSPE is collaborating with our partners at the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) to support National Building Safety Month.

Experience Level: Any level of experience

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology represents a transformative force in architectural design and building analysis. This presentation introduces participants to the fundamental concepts of LiDAR, elucidating its operational mechanics—how it uses laser beams to measure distances and create high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of environments and structures. As we explore LiDAR's capabilities, we focus on its precision in gathering hyper-accurate spatial data, which is pivotal for modern engineering and architectural endeavors.The precision of LiDAR data not only enhances the design and planning processes but also plays a critical role in problem identification and resolution during project lifecycles. Engineers and architects leverage this data to detect potential issues early in the construction phase, ranging from structural vulnerabilities to unforeseen environmental impacts, thereby mitigating risks and enhancing safety. The presentation will delve into specific case studies, such as the use of LiDAR in the reconstruction of Notre Dame, demonstrating how detailed data facilitates the preservation of cultural heritage while adhering to modern safety standards.This discussion aims to highlight how LiDAR is revolutionizing the field by providing architects and engineers with the tools necessary for more informed decision-making, ensuring precision and efficiency in both design and execution of architectural projects. 

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand the Fundamental Concepts of LiDAR Technology: Participants will learn about the basic principles of LiDAR, including its mechanisms like Light Detection and Ranging and Time of Flight measurements, and how these principles allow for the creation of high-resolution 3D spatial data

2. Explore LiDAR Applications in Design and Building Analysis: Attendees will be able to identify how LiDAR technology is applied in various architectural processes such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), site analysis, and topographical mapping, enhancing accuracy, efficiency, and sustainability in design and construction.

3. Identify Structural and Safety Concerns in Engineering Projects: Learners will explore how LiDAR technology enhances engineering workflows by providing detailed and accurate 3D data, which is crucial for identifying potential structural weaknesses or safety issues early in the design and construction phases, thereby facilitating proactive risk management.

1 PDH 

Pricing:

NSPE Members: FREE

Non-members: $75.00 (Join NSPE today and save on this purchase.)

To register, add this webinar to your shopping cart and check-out in the NSPE e-store

Speaker(s)

Mark Waldman, PE, SE, LEED AP, Principal Engineer - Owner

Aaron Parks, Vice President of Architecture and Design

Rye Waldman, Director of Engineering and Building Research

Wed, May 29 at 2:00 pm EDT
Designing Fire Protection Systems - The Role of the Engineer and Engineering Technician

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NSPE’s certification division, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) presents this webinar in support of National Building Safety Month. 

Experience Level: Any level of experience

This presentation will discuss Position Statement 2020-1 The Engineer and the Engineering Technician Designing Fire Protection Systems published by SFPE and endorsed by AFSA and other industry associations. Specifically, this presentation will examine the roles of engineers and the engineering technician and specific roles and responsibilities that each party is responsible for during the life cycle of a fire-protection project.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Define the minimum National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s
2. (NCEES) educational requirements and years of experience to become a licensed professional engineer.
3. Explain the role of the fire protection engineer.
4. Explain different levels of a NICET designer.
5. Explain the role of the fire design technician.
6. Explain responsibilities of the fire protection engineer.
7. Explain responsibilities of the fire design technician.

1 PDH 

Pricing:

NSPE Members: FREE

Non-members: $75.00 (Join NSPE today and save on this purchase.)

To register, add this webinar to your shopping cart and check-out in the NSPE e-store

Speaker(s)

John Denhardt, P.E., ET, CWBSP, FSFPE, Vice President, Engineering & Technical Services

Linda Biernacki, President

Michael Aitken, P.E., F.NSPE, DFE, CxA, LEEP AP O+M, Vice President

Wed, Jun 12 at 2:00 pm EDT
DEI or ‘die’ – A Noteworthy Discussion

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Presented by NSPE’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Experience Level: Any level of experience

The subject of representing ALL voices and life experiences in the world of engineering is often times contentious.  This presentation looks at the subject of DEI from the perspective of engineers with  differing life experiences.  Quite often, the input of those engineers with different life experiences that diverge from the perspectives of what are considered to be the 'best and brightest' practices are relegated as an after-thought or outright ignored.  There are those that feel strongly that DEI does not belong in the engineering profession.  After all, physics is physics regardless of sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc.  Not only will this webinar examine that premise, it will also bring to light many of the experiences and needs of the various members of the public that have long gone unheard - and in too many cases have resulted in needless deaths as a result of clinging to the 'best and brightest' engineering approaches.  This webinar will highlight that the terms ‘best and brightest’ are often based on a purely self-centric premise.  We’ll discuss and point to clear examples of why the definition of ‘best and brightest’ is quite different depending upon the definer.  

Learning Outcomes:

1. Attendees will recognize that important aspects of successful engineering projects will require a diverse set of life experiences/perspectives.

2. Attendees will learn that a homogeneous perspective is not capable of seeing nor understanding the needs of a heterogeneous society.

3. Attendees will learn that the key to employee retention, contribution and happiness is understanding, respecting and accepting the concept that each employee has differing needs and expectations.

1 PDH 

Pricing:

NSPE Members: FREE

Non-members: $75.00 (Join NSPE today and save on this purchase.)

To register, add this webinar to your shopping cart and check-out in the NSPE e-store

Speaker(s)

Richard B. Easley, President

Betty Jean Jordan, P.E., President

Britt E. Smith, P.E., Operations Division Director

Coming May 2024: Celebrate National Building Safety Month

NSPE is collaborating with our partners at the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) to bring you webinars supporting National Building Safety Month. Also planned for this month is a presentation from NSPE’s certification division, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

May 1 – NAFE Presents: Enhancing Building Safety: Mitigating Risks of Slips, Trips, and Falls

May 15 – NABIE Presents: Lidar Illuminated: Revolutionizing Engineering Design and Building Analysis

May 29 – NICET Presents: Designing Fire Protection Systems:The Role of the Engineer and Engineering Technician

*Time is 2:00 pm ET

Coming June 2024: DEI Connection

Save the Date!

June 12 – NSPE’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Committee Presents: DEI or ‘die’ – A Noteworthy Discussion

*Time is 2:00 pm ET

2024 Fifteen Free Webinars (NSPE Members Only)

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NSPE is firing up your learning engine with 15 FREE webinars, just for being a member! Dive into hot topics, earn PDHs, and stay ahead of the curve – all without breaking the bank. Members may earn credits by viewing the webinars and passing a quiz with a score of 70% or higher. Upon passing, members will receive an attendance certificate with the appropriate credits (PDHs) earned for that session. 

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Save the Date - ELEVATE the Profession at NSPECon24

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The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) seeks speakers willing to elevate the profession by providing interesting, relevant, and timely education to colleagues attending the 2024 Professional Engineers Conference (NSPECon24) August 7-9 in Raleigh, North Carolina. NSPECon attracts Professional Engineers (PEs), Engineers-in-Training (EITs), and industry leaders from across the United States and internationally for three days of professional development and networking.

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NSPE DEI Connection

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at NSPE is not just a buzz phrase, nor did it appear overnight. NSPE DEI initiatives were set in motion more than four years ago by leaders of the Society and continues to be a strategic focus as affirmed by the NSPE Strategic Plan. 

Take a look at a selection of NSPE webinars dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These webinars are FREE to NSPE members.

Best Practices to Increase Diversity in Your Organization 

Strauder Patton IV, PE, PMP & Kerrie Greenfelder, PE, BCEE, DBIA

Engineering: Addressing Unintended Consequences as a Professional 

Richard B. Easley, CAPP, President, E-Squared 

Navigating Unconscious Bias: Strategies for Success 

Jenna P. Carpenter, Ph.D.

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NSPE hosts several online communities where members can connect, exchange knowledge, and ask questions of their peers. These discussion groups provide tools needed to communicate with leaders and partners in your field through the Open Forum, Women in Engineering, and Engineering and Climate Change communities.