Calendar of Events


  • Wednesday
    28
    September

    What Separates Good Engineers From Great Engineers

    Sep 28, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (ET)

    Experience Level: Any level of experience

    The question of what constitutes a great engineer as opposed to a good engineer was recently posed by an undergraduate engineering student at Temple University.  I have spent a lot of time reflecting on this excellent question. It is obvious to include the fundamentals of their specific engineering field and the tools and processes of that specific engineering field. Perhaps it is also obvious to include common engineering experiences such as design reviews, project management (both traditional and agile), and financial analysis.

    But what about the details of leading these engineering processes? Most of us what agree that how we execute a process is as important as using the correct process. What do we do when we need to lead these processes creatively? How do we find problems worth solving and how do we build a coalition to solve the problem. Do great engineers think in overall systems or in deep details? What exactly do we mean when we want engineers to think critically? 

    This webinar is my reflections on how to develop an answer to the question of what should a great engineer know, do, and be.

    Learning Objective:

    Break down exactly what is meant by critical thinking and apply it to the solution of engineering problems. 

    1 PDH

    NSPE Members: FREE

  • Wednesday
    19
    October

    Setting and Verifying Corporate Sustainability Goals Across Environmental, Social, and Governance To

    Oct 19, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (ET)
    Experience Level: Any level of experience

    U.S. corporate sustainability goals, metrics, and reporting are changing rapidly and have an effect on engineering decision-making and documentation. Sustainability data assurance is becoming more prevalent and potential regulations are on the horizon. Rather than wait for mandatory Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) customer/government requirements and disclosures- come hear what you can do now to stay ahead.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand how Sustainability and ESG issues, risks, and opportunities reach far beyond publicly listed companies
    • Identify double materiality
    • Implement sustainability governance
    • Know how sustainability disclosure and assurance can play a constructive role in your organization
    1 PDH (NY Pending)

    NSPE Members: FREE

  • Wednesday
    26
    October

    How Blockchain Protects Public Safety: A Working Solution

    Oct 26, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (ET)
    Experience Level: Any level of experience

    The growing gap between the physical and digital worlds exposes an existential threat to building safety. We cannot prove who authored the documents, yet we use them to construct buildings and structures for public use.

    Offices all over the world throughout the supply chain copy, forward, upload, and attach digital documents generally trusted as the actual copy of the licensed professional's instructions. We purchase, fabricate, ship, install, commission, inspect, and approve occupancy certificates for bridges, buildings, and roads with nothing more than blind trust. We need proof that the professional's original instructions are uncorrupted along the entire supply chain of decisions.

    The Build3 Blockchain provides proof of authorship and resolves this dilemma.

    This presentation covers essential technical information about how blockchain works, how it resolves the supervision dilemma, and how adoption is non-disruptive. The presentation includes a demonstration of a working prototype.

    Learning Objectives:

    • The vulnerability in the practice of regulated engineering
    • The fundamental technical principles of blockchain
    • How this technology solves the proof of supervision security vulnerability
    • The importance of the proposed development framework in customizing an industry specific solution
    1 PDH (NY Pending)

    NSPE Members: FREE