Through the Years: An NSPE Time Line 1970–1979

Year: 1971 | 1972 | 1975 | 1978 | 1979

1971

The NSPE Legal Fund is created to provide financial support in court cases affecting the engineering profession.
 
1972

The Professional Engineers in Construction Practice Division is authorized.

The Department of Justice files an antitrust suit against NSPE for Code of Ethics provisions banning competitive bidding of engineering services. It is a case that NSPE will fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

1975

NSPE begins publication of the NSPE News newsletter, which covers news of the Society. The newsletter continues until 1992, when it is incorporated into Engineering Times.
 
1978

The Society establishes the NSPE Political Action Committee. Supported by member contributions, the bipartisan NSPE-PAC backs candidates who support the engineering profession.
 
In United States v. NSPE, NSPE argues before the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve NSPE Code of Ethics provisions banning competitive bidding of engineering services. The high court ruled against the Society.

1979

The first issue of Engineering Times is published in September to provide readers with "a broad scope of interpretive reporting and commentary on the issues and events that members of the engineering profession have in common, across all the technical disciplines."

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