Calendar of Events

  • Wednesday

    Put Me in, Coach! The Engineering Team from Concept to Completion

    Oct 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
    Within the Construction industry, engineering-based decisions are made by Professional Engineers (PEs) closely engaged with Technicians that determine and report laboratory and field design, quality control and construction observation data. Working as an efficient team, a project moves smoothly and is successfully completed. Join our panel of Professional Engineers (PEs) and Technicians as they explore engineering best practices and approaches to overcoming technical challenges.

    Kent D. Dvorak, P.E.

    Senior Principal / Project Manager

    Mr. Dvorak currently works for the Terracon, Salt Lake City office as a Senior Principal and Senior Project Manager for the Salt Lake City International Airport. Over the last 40 years, Mr. Dvorak developed extensive experience in both geotechnical and materials evaluation and testing. He provides technical assistance for the projects, including the evaluation of existing buildings and bridges. Projects have included evaluation of noncompliant masonry construction, bridge decks and roadways experiencing distress, and mapping of structures where plans are not available.

    Chip Hollis (Moderator)

    Senior Director

    At NICET, Mr. Hollis is responsible for implementing the policies and directions established by the NICET Board of Governors and daily operations. He promotes the value of NICET certification to technicians, employers, contract specifiers, AHJs and other stakeholders. He strives to create a customer friendly environment and improve processes while preserving the rigor and integrity of NICET certifications.

    William Kenneth Johnson, Jr., P.G.

    Testing and Inspection Services

    Mr. Johnson has spent his career in the geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing industry in Charleston. Before college, he worked as a materials technician and as a geotechnical field drilling technician. Kenny holds certifications in non-destructive testing; therefore, he offers Clients a wealth of knowledge in all construction materials.

    Shannon Looney P.E, F.NSPE

    Senior Project Manager, Glenn E. Mitchell and Co.

    Shannon Looney P.E. is the current State Delegate of Tennessee for the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and has worked with NSPE for over four years. In 1993, Mr. Looney received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has worked in construction management, transportation, and civil and geotechnical engineering since then. For the past seven years, Mr. Looney has acted as the Senior Project Manager for Glenn E. Mitchell and Co, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    John W. Quidley S.E.T

    President, Caliber Consulting Services

    John Quidley is currently President and Senior Quality Consultant with Caliber Consulting Services, LLC. His role has involved helping businesses, serving as their Laboratory & Quality System Consultant, developing quality systems that meet industry standards, and ensure profitability. John’s experience of 27 years in the civil construction industry includes a consistent record of improved quality control through effective planning and performance management.

  • Thursday

    Present With Impact: An Engineer's Guide to Making Effective Presentations

    Oct 29, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PT)

    Engineering great solutions is not enough. Engineers must also be engaging and persuasive when presenting their cases. Learn how.

    About this Event

    This is an online event held via GoToMeeting.

    11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. — Optional networking

    Meet the presenter and the other attendees.

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Presentation

    It is not enough to engineer great solutions. Great solutions must be explained, approved, and, in many cases, sold to customers. That means engineers must be clear, engaging, and persuasive when presenting their cases.

    Have you ever overwhelmed an audience with too many details, delivered talking points that missed the mark, or failed to gain approval? Present With Impact will help you present like a pro. In this engaging and practical session, you will learn how to:

    • Analyze your audience.
    • Develop one central message that stays with the audience long after you deliver.
    • Utilize seven tools of persuasion.
    • Incorporate stories.
    • Structure presentations for maximum impact.
    • Get others to say “yes.”

    Login credentials will be sent with your registration confirmation and again the morning of the event.

    Speaker: Roger Grannis

    Roger Grannis

    Roger Grannis is the son of a lifetime member of NSPE and IEEE. He understands engineers and has dedicated his career to helping them communicate more effectively. Roger has improved business performance at some of the biggest names in business: GE, Gartner, Underwriters Laboratories, Symantec, Pepsi, Foot Locker, Wells Fargo.

    If the secret to learning is laughter, Roger delivers every time. He brings a rare combination of expertise and humor to every speaking engagement.

    Prior to forming Grannis Group, in 2004, Roger spent 17 years at Gartner. He contributed to growing revenues from $22 million to $850 million by building Gartner Sales University, producing Gartner’s popular podcast Talking Technology, and hosting panels with industry luminaries such as Steve Ballmer, then CEO of Microsoft.

    Roger holds a BA in speech and psychology from Willamette University and did post-graduate studies in theatre and creative writing at San Francisco State University. Roger and his son have backpacked 1,000 miles together.


    Event Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020,
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Pacific)

    Where: Online

    Register Now!

    Refund Policy

    Contact the organizer to request a refund.

    Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

    by NSPE-California

  • Wednesday

    Canon 1, NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers: “Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the p

    Nov 4, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
    Created in 1946, the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers articulates a standard of professional behavior centered around six Fundamental Canons which are further explained through Rules of Practice and Professional Obligations. There is no better place for engineers to begin an important conversation about professional ethics than with the Fundamental Canons.

    Today’s webinar will introduce you to four of the current members of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review (BER). Discussion will focus on four ethics cases that illuminate multiple aspects of Canon 1, to “hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.” These cases are personal favorites selected by each BER member from the more than 600 opinions the BER has published since the late 1950s.

    Topics include health, safety and welfare issues such as the impact of sea level rise associated with climate change, confidentiality limits to the engineer’s obligation to report observed safety violations, how far an engineer should go in warning officials about off-site safety concerns noticed on an unrelated project, and how to navigate the tricky politics of city government to achieve better code enforcement.

    Mark Dubbin, PE, FPE is a fire protection engineer with the Las Cruces, New Mexico Fire Department. He has a degree in engineering with a minor in philosophy from New Mexico State University and has been active in the NSPE Board of Ethical review for 10 years.

    Jeffrey H. Greenfield, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F. NSPE is a project manager with Broward County (South Florida) Water & Wastewater Services. He has a bachelor's degree in biology and a masters and doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been active in the NSPE Board of Ethical Review for 3 years. He is also an adjunct professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Florida International University where he teaches ethics and undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering.

    David Kish, Ph.D., P.E. currently oversees operations, maintenance, and functioning of the Purdue College of Engineering’s Flex Lab. He is a Purdue-educated electrical engineer with BSEE ’87, MSEE ’89, and PhD ’93. He also earned an MBA from the Krannert School of Management in 1998 and is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette. He has worked at Purdue since 1992. Dave was appointed to the NSPE Board of Ethical Review in 2020.

    William D. Lawson, P.E., Ph.D., F. NSPE is as an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and affiliated with the Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism at Texas Tech University. His creative activities encompass both technical research on geotechnical applications in transportation, and interdisciplinary study of professionalism, ethics, and trust/ trustworthiness in professional-client relationships. Bill is currently serving his third 3-year term on the NSPE Board of Ethical Review.

  • Friday

    2021 Winter NAFE Conference

    Jan 8 - 10, (MT)
    Save the date, and please join us for the 2021 NAFE (National Academy of Forensic Engineers) Winter Conference.
    Tucson, AZ, United States

  • Wednesday

    2021 Professional Engineers Conference

    Jul 7 - 12, (ET)
    Save the date, and join us, July 7–12, 2021, in Philadelphia, for the 2021 Professional Engineers Conference.

  • Friday

    2021 NAFE Summer Conference

    Jul 30 - Aug 1, (ET)
    The July/August 2020 NAFE Summer Conference has been postponed until July 30-August 1, 2021 in Providence, RI (Hilton Providence).
    Providence, RI, United States