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MSPE is pleased to announce that our members can now save up to 34%* through the UPS® Savings Program! Plus get 50%** off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll!* Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for an affordable shipping option, UPS understands the importance of speed, reliability, and cost. Save on a broad portfolio of UPS shipping services for you and your business, including: Up to 34%* on UPS Air letters Up to 30%* on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+) Up to 18%* on UPS® Ground shipments At least 75%* on...

Letter from the President

As we ramp up activities across the state, let’s keep the vision of what we are doing in the forefront of our minds. With every decision we make at the state and local chapter we need to be asking ourselves, “does this decision promote licensure?” and “does this decision elevate the public awareness of the work that our fellow PE’s and members are doing?” As most members know, the journey to achieve our vision is not an easy one. Fernando Arze-Peredo, PE, used to tell me, “if you are doing this job because you want a pat on the back,...

Register Now for Fall Educational Seminars

Registration is open for our Fall Seminar Series. Check out our offerings and get registered now for one of the three seminars currently scheduled. Seminars include Mechanical Forensic Engineering, Erosion and Sediment Transport and Emergency Action Preparedness. Each of these seminars will be taught by experts in the field and will offer an interactive classroom experience. For additional program information and to register click here.

Mechanical Forensic Engineering Seminar scheduled

This one-day (7 PDHs) Mechanical Forensic Engineering Seminar will provide attendees with a solid understanding of the forensic engineering process. During the seminar, attendees will: Understand general causes and consequences of mechanical failures Examine written warnings, owner’s manuals and intuitive design Learn techniques for documenting failures and conducting investigations Review the forensic engineering report and understand how it is organized Discuss material and non-material causes of failures and examine case studies Learning Objectives: You’ll be able to: Recognize the relevance of codes and standards in forensic engineering. Understand how forensic investigation and research is used to form defensible opinions. Identify...

Michigan MATHCOUNTS team places at National Competition

The Michigan MATHCOUNTS Team placed 5th in the 2017 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition held May 14th and 15th at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  The team is comprised of the top four finishers in the Michigan Competition: Reagan Choi, Alex Xu, Varun Rajesh, all from Boulan Park Middle School in Troy, and Jeffrey Zhang, from Hillside Middle School in Northville.  The Team was coached by Mark Martin, a teacher at Boulan Park Middle School. The team was among 224 competitors from all 50 states, plus U.S. territories and schools that serve the U.S. State and Defense departments who...

New Fellows named

John A. Condie, PE and James E. Kirkwood, PE were named MSPE Fellows on May 5, during the MSPE Annual Conference in Ann Arbor. Both men have been practicing professional engineers for at least 20 years, and are active members of MSPE’s Western Chapter. They have established a conspicuous record of achievement in professional affairs, including substantial interest and active work in the MSPE at the Chapter and State level, and have been active in civic, community, and public affairs.

Engineer of the Year Awards presented

The MSPE Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year were presented on May 5, during the Annual Conference in Ann Arbor. Scott Conners, PE, was presented the Engineer of the Year Award. Scott is described as a dedicated, hardworking engineer, outstanding in professional abilities and endless willingness to volunteer. He is well respected among his peers with esteemed reputation for leadership. As the City Engineer for the City of Walker, he is highly visible to the community and represents engineering qualities which are regarded as honorable and trustworthy. Scott has served on numerous boards for MSPE, including...

Column: End the political games over water pipes

By: Stephen V. Pangori The Internet is amazing. With just a few clicks, we have the entire spectrum of human knowledge at our fingertips. As much as that can be a boon, it is equally a detriment. There are certain things that should only be handled by well-trained and experienced professionals. One of those things is deciding what materials to use when replacing aging water and wastewater systems. The pipes that convey clean drinking water to our homes and carry wastewater away are critically important to the health and well-being of our communities. As our elected officials grapple with how...

MSPE Opposes SB 157 – Contact your Senator!

MSPE has been working with our design professional partners and several other groups (including ACEC, AIA, APWA, MML, MTA, CRA, AWWA, DIPRA and CPA) in opposition of SB 157.  The most recent version of the bill S01239'17 (S-2) Draft 2 was voted out of the Senate Committee on March 22.  Despite our best efforts and overwhelming opposition in both committee hearings from those attending, the bill was passed out 4-1 on party lines.  This bill would disallow standard city/county specifications, force the allowance of plastic pipe materials in all bidding for publicly funded water and sewer projects and cause potential long-term maintenance...