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.
January 30, 2018
NSPE and the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers are joining forces to ensure that the work of the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is not compromised by a regulatory review. The Nevada Sunset Subcommittee of the Legislative Commission is reviewing the board and 25 others to determine whether any of them should be terminated, modified, consolidated with another board, or continued.
January 22, 2018
When can I take the PE exam? is one of the most common questions from PE license candidates. The answer varies by state, and now NSPE members have free access to all the answers in one comprehensive resource.
January 11, 2018
NSPE is pushing back against the Department of the Interior’s proposed rollback of essential regulations implemented in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The department finalized rules after a comprehensive multiphase rulemaking process in 2016. NSPE actively advocated for an enhanced role for professional engineers to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, and these provisions were included in the final 2016 rule.
January 8, 2018
As a result of extensive advocacy by NSPE and the engineering and architecture community, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, now signed into law, allows for a 20% deduction for businesses organized as “pass-through” entities, like S-corporations, sole proprietorships, and limited liability partnerships, subject to income limitations. The Senate bill would have greatly restricted this deduction for “service” businesses, including engineers, architects, doctors, lawyers, and financial services firms.
December 19, 2017
As a result of extensive advocacy by NSPE and the engineering and architecture community, the House and Senate tax reform conference report allows for a 20% deduction for businesses organized as “pass-through” entities like S-corporations, sole proprietorships, and limited liability partnerships, subject to income limitations. The Senate bill would have greatly restricted this deduction for “service” businesses including engineers, architects, doctors, lawyers, and financial services firms.