MSPE Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) is pleased to announce our 75th year of membership and service to professional engineering in Michigan. The formation of a professional engineering society in Michigan was frequently considered in 1943, 1944, and 1945. Technical societies existed; however, the 45 Charter Members of MSPE were concerned with the professional,…

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Message From the President – October 2019

October 15, 2019   I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the new President of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers. I received my BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1988, worked for the City of Los Angeles for a couple years, and then after some travel…

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MSPE Mourns Loss of Douglas J. Thompson, PE, F.MSPE

Douglas J. Thompson, P.E., F.MSPE November 1, 1963 – May 14, 2019 The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers is deeply saddened to report on the recent passing of one of our most active and dedicated members, Mr. Douglas J. Thompson, P.E., F.MSPE. Doug epitomized selfless service to the engineering profession and to the society, as…

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MSPE Opposes Bill Treading on PE Judgment

The House of Representatives is considering H.B. 5723, a bill that might be an attempt to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.  From Scott Conners: “It’s imperative that the industry allow the design engineers and system operators, the experts in operations and maintenance, to choose the materials that can provide consistent and safe service. ”  Read the entire article.

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Register Now for Engineering Michigan’s Future Conference

It’s time to register for MSPE’s Annual Conference, Engineering Michigan’s Future! The conference will be held May 3-4, in Grand Rapids. Check out the tours and educational sessions, as well as the networking event and vendor showcase. You don’t want to miss this conference, so register today!

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Qualifications Matter – FREE Webinar

Qualifications Matter There has been a concerted effort to place a greater emphasis on price-based bidding of engineering services, in which cost would be a significant factor in determining the firm awarded a given contract. Focusing on short-term cost-savings results in less qualified bidders securing contracts for projects that, if completed without the proper expertise,…

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