Integrated Design: The Reality of Implementation of Sustainable Design

As the building industry embraces sustainable design practices at a rapidly increasing rate, the professionals involved are increasing their knowledge and inventing new technologies just as quickly. This is the change that is necessary in order to work towards the goals of mitigating climate change, minimizing the negative impact on the planet, and creating healthy environments; but there is still a sizeable piece missing in the puzzle. The main barrier preventing the design of truly green bui...
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How to Start Your Own Firm

Have you considered starting your own firm? During this Web seminar you will hear the experiences of others who have gone through the process and been successful. Learn some tips for success and what potential pitfalls you may encounter. 1 PHD.
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How to Get Your Next Job

We have all been there. You get that first job and everything goes well, but then something happens and you start to wonder what else is out there. This Webinar will explore getting that next job, whether it is an internal promotion or an external opportunity with another firm. We will talk about how you can make yourself more valuable to your present firm and to others, and there will be information about the best tools and methods you can use when the “external route” seems to be the onl...
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How to Get Your First Job

If you thought getting that engineering degree was the key to instant success, there are a few more doors you need to pass through before that success starts to pay off. This presentation will focus on how you should be working while in school and even after you graduate to translate and leverage what you have learned into a real career opportunity. It will touch on the importance and strategy of networking, both in person and using social networks, and will also get into the process of identi...
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How to Conduct Effective Meetings

How are your team meetings run? Do some meetings gnaw at your sense of accomplishment? How are group interaction problems solved? In this session we will explore and participate in steps to take towards facilitating effective and timely meetings. By the end of the Webinar you will know how to set meeting standards, hold each other accountable, and encourage effective meeting behavior. 1 PDH Speaker's Bio: Debbie White.
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Historical Cases & Engineering Ethics

Cultivating an understanding of ethics is essential for engineers as they conduct their professional lives. A different approach is to examine historical cases, which can offer a different perspective on professional responsibilities. This Webinar presentation will consider several issues in engineering ethics, such as unintended consequences; professional responsibility and judgment; and concern for human health, safety and welfare, using historical cases as examples. One of the more importan...
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Health, Safety, and Welfare: The Social Responsibility of Construction Quality Assurance

Available for immediate online access. Many states have regulations requiring construction quality assurance (QA) to be directly supervised by a licensed architect or engineer. Compliance levels vary, and a significant amount of construction QA is left to construction managers, testing labs, inspectors, or even the contractors themselves. This session will focus on some of the reasons why society, and the legislators they elect, expects architects and engineers to maintain direct responsibilit...
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Harnessing the Power of Change

An economic downturn has thrust change upon the engineering consulting business. While most view this as a challenge or threat, it is also an opportunity. This session outlines how to leverage the times to make valuable improvements to your business, strengthen leadership, improve performance, and gain an edge on your competitors. 1 PDH Speaker's Bio: Mel Lester.
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Got BIM?: It's Not Just About 3D Models

Learn what is important about implementing BIM today as it is not just about 3D models. Get ideas on areas where you might focus your BIM projects, and explore concepts that you can bring back to your organizations to get you started. The key to your success now and in the future is taking the first steps to implement BIM if you have not yet done so. 1 PDH
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Focus on Shop Drawings: Vital Link Between Design and Construction

This program will focus on contractual and legal issues regarding the preparation, submittal, and review of shop drawings. This course will provide in-depth discussion of: Key issues arising from shop drawing provisions in standard construction contracts; Shop drawing review practices for contractors, architects, and engineers; and Court cases examining shop drawing duties and liabilities. 1 PDH Speaker's Bio: Hugh Anderson. This course is available for free to NSPE members. Please...
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Evolving Professional Risks: Construction Delivery Methodologies, Sustainable Design, Cases of National Interest, and Other Real and Potential New Risks

New construction delivery methodologies like integrated project delivery and other hybrid contracting techniques continue to evolve, potentially or in fact implicating liabilities, professional responsibility, and the applicable standard of care. Similarly, sustainable design continues to test capabilities of new materials and systems, creating risk. These risks and others can be tempered or exacerbated by the courts. These topics and more will be discussed during the seminar. Speaker: Stan...
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Ethics in Difficult Situations

Engineering ethics is a field of study that investigates how engineers can —and should—carry out their duties by providing a variety of frameworks that help make sense of what their obligations are, what virtues belong to good engineers, and what outcomes the engineering profession ought to hold important. But is there a one-size-fits-all code of ethics? Or are there situations that call for principles to be modified, bent, or even ignored? Are ethical principles, specific to the engineeri...
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Ethics Forum: Whistleblowing: What Are the PE’s Obligations to Report Misconduct?

What should a professional engineer do when confronted with organizational wrongdoing? What are the appropriate steps to take and stages to consider when wrestling with your obligation of loyalty to your employer/client and your professional obligation to the public? This webinar will examine all of these and other issues, and a panel of experts will discuss a series of case studies relating to knowledge of violations, duty to report and cooperate with the appropriate authorities, obligatio...
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Ethics Forum: Confronting an Ethics Disaster: What Can Professional Engineers Do?

What can you and your company or organization do when faced with an ethics catastrophe? How do you investigate the problem, prepare a response, manage and limit the harm, avoid similar problems in the future, and stabilize your company or organization in order to move forward? This Webinar will examine all of these and other issues, and a panel of experts will discuss case studies relating to objectivity and truthfulness, obligation to act as a faithful agent and trustee, avoidance of dece...
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Ethics Forum: Conflicts of Interest: Will Proposed Federal Rules Impact Engineering Practice?

Newly proposed federal organizational conflict of interest rules could have a serious effect on the design and construction industry. The proposed rules make substantial changes to existing organizational conflict of interest requirements for engineering and construction firms doing business with the federal government. This Webinar will examine these proposed requirements and related issues, and a panel of experts will examine a series of case studies relating to conflicts of interest, di...
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Ethics and Sustainable Development

Sustainable development involves the simultaneous pursuit of economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social equity. In this webinar, Carlos Bertha will unpack what this means from a moral perspective. Is it possible for an engineering venture to remain profitable and still be environmentally and socially responsible? Is it ethical for such a venture not to expand its “bottom line” this way? Carlos will use a variety of examples to show that sometimes the problem isn’t as simple a...
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Ethics and Risk Management: When “Trust Me” Isn’t Enough

In recent news, we’ve read about scandals, cover-ups, and ethical breaches. Ethical challenges and business risk are everywhere and if you are not careful, it only takes one major occurrence to put you out of business. Integrity and risk management are business issues and your decisions and actions will determine your long-term financial success. Learn about the different types of enterprise risk and how to plan accordingly. How to build trust using the Integrity Chain; Determine the ...
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Engineers as Skilled Communicators

Available for immediate online access. This Web seminar is designed for technical professionals who need to communicate technical information to various audiences. It discusses how to write and present reports, e-mails, and letters more efficiently and effectively. Topics will include: Organizing the writing task; Identifying primary information and directing readers' attention to it; Arranging facts for maximum impact; Writing clear, concise and complete information for varying audie...
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Engineering Your Career with a High Quality Social Network

Social networking can be a powerful tool when applied to the pursuit of professional career development. Due to differences in objectives and audience, however, professional social networks need to be managed very differently than how one would maintain a social network of friends and family. From the perspective of career development, a professional social network is highly diverse tool that when used effectively, can grow one’s capabilities while simultaneously establishing resources fo...
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Engineering Leadership: What, Why, and How

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight an opportunity for engineers to develop their leadership skills. Some engineers today could benefit from improving their interpersonal and leadership skills, which are so important to solving engineering challenges. This presentation describes what constitutes leadership, why engineers are positioned to lead, and how leadership can be taught and modeled. 1 PDH. Speakers: Jeffrey Russell Ph.D., P.E., Norman Doll, and Wayne Pferdehirt, P.E.
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Engineering Ethics: What is the Impact of the Ongoing Economic Crisis on Engineering Ethics

Available for immediate online access. This session will review recent studies and examine the potential ripple effect the financial slowdown has had on employer and employee attitudes regarding their ethical responsibilities. Relevant case studies will also be reviewed by a panel of experts who will also field questions. (Pre-approved in New York state) 1PDH Speaker Bio: Arthur E. Schwartz, CAE, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel.
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Engineering Ethics: What Do Millennials, Gen X’ers, and Boomers Think?

Available for immediate online access. This session will focus on recent studies relating to the ethical views, priorities, and concerns of some of the younger and maturing demographic groups. Relevant case studies will also be reviewed by a panel of experts who will also field questions. (NY State Approved) Speaker Bio: Arthur E. Schwartz, CAE, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel.
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Engineering Ethics: Technical Issues

This session will examine a variety of issues including codes and standards, expert witness testimony, patents, preparation of technical proposals, use of technology, and other issues. 1 PDH Presented by: NSPE Deputy Executive Director andGeneral Counsel Arthur Schwartz
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Engineering Ethics: Business Issues

This session will examine a variety of issues including employment practices, relations with clients, use and preparation of contract documents and political contributions and other issues. 1 PDH Presented by: NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz.
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Engineering Ethics: A Conversation About Professional Practice Issues

Join NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and a panel of engineering ethics experts for a discussion on academic integrity, recommending termination of employment, duty to advise client of a subpoena, and conflicts of interest. Polling questions and opportunity for Q&A will allow for audience interaction. 1 PDH
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Engineering Ethics: A Conversation About Marketing Issues

Join NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and a panel of engineering ethics experts for a discussion of proper uses of client information, offering tickets to a trade show, using the engineer’s seal for marketing purposes, and making in-house engineering courses available to third parties. Polling questions and opportunity for Q&A will allow for audience interaction. 1 PDH
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Engineering Ethics: Professional Issues

This session will examine a variety of issues including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, competence, protection of the public health and safety, and other issues. 1 PDH Presented by: NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz.
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Engineering Ethics: A Conversation about Safety, Confidentiality, Online Engineering Services and Other Issues

Join NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and a panel of engineering ethics experts for a discussion of providing online engineering services, accepting promotional advertising as consideration, safety issues relating to highway scaffolding, and expert witness confidentiality obligations. Polling questions and opportunity for Q&A will allow for audience interaction. 1 PDH
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Engineering Ethics at Work: Balancing the Interests of the Public

This session explores issues such as confidentiality of information potentially damaging to the public, duty to report unsafe conditions, the influence of gifts and other compensation, and publicly criticizing another engineer. 1 PDH
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Engineering Ethics at Work: Balancing the Interests of Peers

This session explores issues such as notification of review of another engineer’s work, conflicts of interest between peers and other parties, observing improper actions in the workplace, and recruitment of company personnel by outside entities. 1 PDH
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Engineering Ethics at Work: Balancing the Interests of Employers and Clients

This session explores issues such as procurement of engineering services by clients, observing improper actions by employers or clients, misrepresentation of engineering data, and restrictive employment agreements. 1 PDH
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Engineering Ethics – A Conversation About Expert Witness and Engineering Review Issues

Join NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and a panel of engineering ethics experts for a discussion of the obligation to reimburse a payment advance, limiting the scope of an engineering review, working for a law firm client involved in litigation with a former law firm client and a forensic study dependent upon work of engineer in dispute with a client. Polling questions and opportunity for Q&A will allow opportunities for audience interaction. 1 PDH Presented...
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Engineering Ethics – A Conversation About Conflicts of Interest Issues

Join NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and a panel of engineering ethics experts for a discussion of payments of engineers travel expenses by vendors, serving as a manufacturing expert, design and construction of a house in a flood area, reviewing work of another engineer and thereafter performing engineering services for that client. Polling questions and opportunity for Q&A will allow opportunities for audience interaction. 1 PDH Presented by: NSPE Deputy ...
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Engineering Ethics – A Conversation About Business, Employment and Licensure Issues

Join NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and a panel of engineering ethics experts for a discussion of the signing and sealing of a subcontractor’s calculations, a Canadian firm’s noncompliance with engineering licensure laws, obtaining professional references and an employee’s awareness of his employer’s financial improprieties. Polling questions and opportunity for Q&A will allow opportunities for audience interaction. 1 PDH Presented by: NSPE Deputy ...
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Energy Star: Benchmarking and the Role of Professional Engineers

Available for immediate online access. The U.S. EPA Energy Star program offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in measuring energy performance, setting goals, tracking savings, and documenting and recognizing achievements. A growing number of states and local governments are now requiring some form of public disclosure of building energy consumption, and are turning to Energy Star Portfolio Manager—a free online energy and greenhouse gas tracking tool—as the preferred tool f...
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Discipline Specific vs. Generic Licensure – How Should Structural Engineers be Licensed – as Professional Engineers or as Structural Engineers?

This webinar will include discussions of: the history of discipline specific versus generic licensure in the various US licensure jurisdictions; NSPE’s longstanding policy supporting the generic licensure of engineers as Professional Engineers; the goals and current legislative activities of structural engineering organizations including NCSEA and ASCE SEI; and alternatives other than discipline specific licensure that might be considered to accomplish some of the structural engineers’ obj...
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Designing For High Winds

Designing for High Winds: This Webinar will describe the methodologies used in high wind design developed by engineering standards and the building codes. The methodologies covered are appropriate for any section of the country and for any high wind hazard, including hurricanes and tornadoes. Topics covered will include wind speed maps, pressure coefficients to use for various building shapes, the process to follow in determining wind pressures and several short case studies so attendees can s...
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Cost Control

This presentation will review how cost control systems should be set up in support of other activities within a firm—including estimating and accounting (with a particular emphasis on construction firms). Also discussed will be the importance of measuring quantities as part of tracking job costs. The presentation will study sample report forms used throughout the project and review cost analysis through the use of examples with the goal of better forecasting probable final project cost. 1 P...
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Contractual Indemnity and Other Poison Pills: A Webinar and an Antidote

This Webinar will provide an overview and analysis of some recent California cases that have received national attention. These cases outline a scenario which presents potentially disastrous financial results to the engineering community at large based on fairly common contractual indemnity language. Dealing with onerous contractual indemnity has practically become a way of life for engineers involved in contract negotiation. The discussion will center on how and why the cases were decided the...
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Comparing Contracts Documents: EJCDC, Consensus DOCS, and AIA

Focusing upon the traditional design, bid, build construction delivery process, this seminar will analyze key differences between the AIA, EJCDC, and ConsensusDocs design and construction documents. Some of the comparisons to be addressed during the seminar include the following: the role of the A/E of record during the construction phase of the project; the treatment of shop drawings; change orders; delays; indemnification; payment provisions; and disputes. 1 PDH
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Communicating Technical Ideas Persuasively

Got a good technical idea? You're halfway there. In the competitive marketplace of ideas, it takes more than innovative thinking to succeed. You must also be able to persuade others that your ideas are worthy of their attention, acceptance, or investment. There are many competent engineers who can generate sound technical solutions. But few of them have mastered the art of persuasion. This session describes the basic dynamics of persuasion, explains why engineers in particular struggle with pe...
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Communicating Clearly

This session presents tips for developing a concise and clear voice in written and verbal communications. During the session, participants will receive suggestions for making their presentations, e-mails, spoken, and written communications more compelling. Throughout, examples drawn from the presenter’s varied military experience will be shared. 1 PDH Presented by: Chris Knutson, P.E. This course is available for free to NSPE members. Please log in, if you're not already, then complete...
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Career Transitions

“I have an engineering degree, but does that mean I must always be an engineer?” The engineering profession sometimes has a reputation for being rigid and not creative. This Webinar will explore the many ways you can use your engineering knowledge and experience to be more valuable and successful as an engineer, project manager, or leader in many different ways. We will talk about the concept of career paths and we will also explore how experience is invaluable, both in your work role a...
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Business Development: How to Succeed in the New Economy

Business development is key for any engineering firm looking to wade its way out of the “Great Recession.” This webinar, presented by Richard Friedman of Friedman & Partners, will focus on establishing and nurturing a business development culture at any size firm. Find out why firms should engage as many staff as possible in BD. There is no "one size fits all" BD mold--a fundamental concept that's the foundation to this interactive webinar. We will address the BD "holy grail": how to drive...
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BIM Legal 2010 Challenges and Opportunities in the Use of Building Information Modeling in Project Delivery

The use of computer-generated modeling by design and construction teams continues to grow at a rapid clip. This technology, most commonly referred to as Building Information Modeling (or BIM), creates new opportunities for advanced collaboration and project coordination. There are challenges, however, including managing expectations with respect to the use of model elements, the lack of widely-used standard contract language, and a host of legal issues. This program will focus on both the oppo...
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Being Right or Being Effective Can Make or Break Your Engineering Career

The Engineer's Calling The second law of thermodynamics, or a computer programming language, or Newtonian physics, are not ambiguous. They are not filled with uncertainties. As engineers and scientists there is "correctness" to our work. We are often looking for one answer and one answer only. F=ma and E=IR do not vary if two variables are known; the third is uniquely defined. This certainty allows us to predict the future. It allows us to place humans on the moon and in space. It allows...
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Green Building

Available for immediate online access. Learn to identify areas where green building materials create added risk for your project, identify LEED credits that have a low value/high-risk ratio, and understand technical concerns of green building failures with this webinar. Speaker Bio: George Dubose
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A Sustainable Approach to Planning and Design

Have you been wondering how to make your projects more sustainable? Have your clients been asking for more sustainable planning and design? Paul Horton will provide an overview of the critical elements necessary in order to achieve a higher level of sustainability in projects. While we won't be able to make every project super green, we should nonetheless have a clear strategy (or approach) and a set of tools to allow us to make meaningful sustainable advances or improvements based on the spec...
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*The New Ethics and Compliance Rules for Contractors

The government has adopted major changes to rules governing contractor ethics and compliance programs, which modify parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulations. These new rules went into effect on December 12, 2008, and contain the most significant changes in the regulatory landscape for contractors in several years. This seminar provides a brief overview of the changes and guidance on how contractors can adopt training programs and gain a competitive business advantage. Quiz provided at the ...
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*Ethics: Protecting the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare & Demonstrating Professional Competence *Approved in NY State

Topcis include: Conformance with Applicable Standards Approval/Signing and Sealing of Engineering Drawings Responsible Charge/Responsible Control Judgment Overruled Awareness of Safety Violations Awareness of Illegal Practice Education, Experience, Qualifications Acceptance of Assignment Signing and Sealing of Work Coordination of Work Scope of Practice 1 PDH *Approved in NY State.
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