May 7, 2018
In coordination with the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, NSPE is fighting Ohio S.B. 255, which could undermine and potentially eliminate engineering licensure in the state. The legislation sets forth a new policy allowing the state to use the least restrictive regulation to protect consumers from present, significant, and substantiated harms that threaten public health and safety.
May 2, 2018
NSPE successfully advocated for the inclusion of an important provision in the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4) to strengthen qualifications-based selection requirements for airports. NSPE and other engineering and construction associations sent a letter to Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, urging the incorporation of a bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Westerman, P.E.
April 27, 2018
This episode, Tire Engineers Litigation, starts the new format for NSPE Speaks and features a one-on-one interview with NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz on the recent litigation surrounding the company Tire Engineers, what it means for NSPE and professional engineers, and how PEs can lend their voice and support to this, and future, cases.
April 23, 2018
Current litigation in the federal courts in Mississippi involving a company calling itself “Tire Engineers” provides NSPE an opportunity to actively assert and advocate in federal court its longstanding policy and position that the misuse of the term “engineer” by unqualified and unlicensed individuals or companies is misleading and deceptive and endangers the public health and safety.
March 20, 2018
NSPE is troubled to hear of the tragic pedestrian fatality in Arizona—the first fatal crash involving a fully autonomous vehicle. Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s family and all involved in this incident.
March 16, 2018
NSPE is saddened by the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University and the tragic loss of life. As PEs, we value the public’s health, safety, and welfare above all else, and our deepest condolences go out to the victims, their families, and the citizens of Miami at this time. NSPE is closely monitoring the investigation into the collapse. We need to determine the root cause so that, as PEs, we can prevent crises like this from occurring again in the future.
March 7, 2018
NSPE has submitted the newly released Autonomous Vehicles: A Public Regulatory Policy Guide to the Department of Transportation to consider for incorporation into its anticipated next version of federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles. The Department of Transportation convened a meeting in early March and opened a formal docket requesting input as it develops the newest version of federal guidelines, known as Autonomous Vehicles 3.0.
March 6, 2018
With the introduction of autonomous vehicles, automation is poised to become a much larger part of our transportation environment. As a result, NSPE has been working on multiple fronts to promote and protect the public health, safety, and welfare in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle technologies.
February 26, 2018
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that while no health or safety violations occurred during a failed nuclear project, the agency will consider adding a step to its inspection procedures that ensures a professional engineer has approved design specification documents.
February 21, 2018
Infrastructure is the framework that supports virtually every aspect of our lives: transportation, commerce, public health, safety, and security. The National Society of Professional Engineers has consistently advocated for a comprehensive, long-term solution to address the unacceptable decay of our nation’s critical infrastructure. Decades of neglect and underfunding has brought U.S. infrastructure to a tipping point.