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New Chapter Treasurer Appointed
John Medendorp has accepted the post of Treasurer allowing Richard Horenburger to retire after many years of service to our Chapter. John was already selected to become Treasurer at our Annual Meeting on May 5th. This early appointment has allowed Rich and John to facilitate a smooth transition. Let us all thank Rich for a job well done and welcome John as he begins this vital service to our Philadelphia Chapter.

Outstanding Engineering Achievement Program
Top regional projects judged by Presidents of regional chapters

Outstanding: Pennoni Associates
Vine Street Expressway Overhead Bridge Replacements & Rehabilitation

Notable: Maida Engineering
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center

Honorable: Urban Engineers
Sugarhouse Casino Expansion

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Hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter

Keynote Address
Barry Benton and Javier Torrijos
Emergency Repairs required for BR 1-813 on I-495
How Engineers Impact the Region and the Nation

 Saturday - February 27, 2016

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Springfield Country Club
400 West Sproul Road - Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 690 – 7600 - Free Parking

Recognize, Promote and Celebrate the Role Engineers fill in the Greater Philadelphia Area

90 Minute Reception in the Exhibit Hall
(with Hot Butlered Hors d ’Oeuvres and Cash Bar)
Full Course Dinner
and returning for more networking in the Exhibit Hall
for a 60 Minute Dessert Reception

A fun time had by all
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PSPE Legislative Activity

PSPE's lobbyists have been busy at the capitol. Following are highlights of some issues on which they are working. Complete details can be found on the PSPE website under Legislative Activity.

  • Transportation Funding Still a Topic of Conversation
  • State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists September 18 Meeting Highlights
  • Registration Law Amendments

A bill to amend the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law has been introduced in the PA House of Representatives. That legislation makes significant changes to the title protection and exemptions sections of the Act. House Bill 1447, as introduced by Representative Marc Gergely, reflects changes first recommended by the PA Society of Professional Engineers Registration Act Task Force. Along its way to introduction there were alterations made to the document based on feedback from members and legislators. The bill has been referred to the House Professional Licensure committee. Some highlights of House Bill 1447 are:

  • Elimination of the industrial exemption as it applies to engineers, land surveyors and geologists
  • Changing the protected title from “engineer” to “professional engineer”
  • Changing the term “engineer in training” to “engineer intern”
  • Clarifying that electronic seals are permissible

Visit PSPE's Legislative Action Center
to send a letter to your legislators on this issue.


2015-16 Chapter Program
The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers
Philadelphia Chapter

Annual Dinner Meeting
May 5, 2016

Chart House Seafood Restaurant
555 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Social: 5:15 PM - Dinner: 6:15 PM
Caesar Salad
Choice of Prime Rib or Herb Crusted Tilapia
Crème Brule and Coffee
Presentations 7:00 PM
Price - $40
Abundant Free Parking


Membership Class / Service Desired
If paying for another - Name

or via an e-mail addressed to treasurer@pspe-philly.org
and a check made out to
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers,
Philadelphia Chapter
and mailed to John Medendorp, PE, Pennoni Associates,
3001 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104

The Courses will be accredited for 1.0 Professional Development Hour each by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers through PIE to meet continuing education license requirements in New York State. PSPE believes that both courses will be accepted for credit in PA, NJ and other National Model states where courses do not require pre-approval.

Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers
Philadelphia Chapter
2015-2016 Program
Date Event
Sep. 17, 2015 Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Tour
Oct. 1, 2015 Polyurethane Slab Raising
Optimizing the Sales Process
Nov. 5, 2015 Evolution of Variable Frequency Drives
BR 1-813 / I-495 Emergency Repairs
Dec. 3, 2015
SE Regional
Delaware Valley Region Outstanding Engineering Achievement Presentations
Dec. 7, 2015
Annual Multi-Society Dinner Meeting
(Organized by the Engineers' Club)
DoubleTree by Hilton at Broad and Locust
Jan. 7, 2016 SEPTA Control Center Tour
Feb 4, 2016

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk
Additonal Course TBD

Feb 20, 2016
Phila Chapter MathCounts Competition
at Temple University
Feb 27, 2016
NSPE Engineers' Week Banquet
Greater Philadelphia and
Delaware Valley Regional

National Engineers' Week Banquet Springfield Country Club 5pm to 10pm
Mar 10, 2016 VineStreet Xway Bridge Replacmnts
Propane Design - Prevent a BLEVE
Apr 7, 2016 Ethics and Engineering Contracts
Electrical Interruptions
May 5, 2016 Annual Meeting & Officers Installed
May 25, 2016
STEM Awards
STEM Awards Night at CBS3

What's Happening Elsewhere?

The Engineers' Club of Philadelphia maintains an inter-society calendar of events. To see what is happening in your specialty field of engineering, go to http://engrclub.org/events/calendar.cfm.

You may also enhance your breadth of professional skill by attending a meeting of a technical society outside your specialty. Try to do this once each month - bring along extra business cards to share with new contacts. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow engineers.


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Vision, Mission, Values, Goals

PSPE is the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers.

PSPE-PC, in partnership with national and State Societies, is the organization of licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) and Engineer Interns (EIs). Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multi-disciplinary networking, and outreach, PSPE-PC enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering.

1. Protection of the public welfare above all other considerations
2. Ethical and competent practice of engineering
3. Innovation through the creative application of math, science and engineering
4. The PE license as the highest standard of professionalism in engineering.
5. Continuous learning for professional growth
6. Growth in the number of licensed Professional Engineers
7. Teamwork, unity and fellowship of all PEs across all disciplines
8. Commitment to the future of the licensed Professional Engineer

1. Foster Chapter-State-National partnerships to seamlessly deliver a core level of service to every member.
2. Deliver value to our members that enhances their competence and ability to practice as a Professional Engineer.
3. Increase membership to serve and represent the collective interests of all licensed Professional Engineers and Engineer


We need your ideas to help improve our chapter in its mission. Remember "TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY IS OUR BUSINESS"
Please E-mail your ideas to:

2015-2016 Chapter Board
President: Thomas J. Friese, PE
President-Elect: Robert Cargill, PE
Vice President: Eric Hoet, PE
Past President: Yefim S. Gudesblat, PE
Secretary: Carl St. Pierre, PE

Membership Secretary: Abraham El
Treasurer: John Medendorp, PE
State Director: Soheila Rahbari, PE
Alternate State Director: Fredric L. Plotnick, PE

Chapter Director to 2016: Robert Kaminski, PE
Chapter Director to 2016: Mark Kucirka, PE
Chapter Director to 2017: Edward P. Pluciennik, PE
Chapter Director to 2017: Philip D. Udo-Inyang, PhD, PE
Chapter Director to 2018: Justin Alexander, PE
Chapter Director to 2018: Rick Parisi, PE




Contact Treasurer John Medendorp
or any officer for sponsorship opportunities

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