about new applicants based on adjustable
criteria, as well as data on how many people
have viewed your listings and shared them
In addition, purchasing packages of
multiple job listings has been simplified,
creating a faster and smoother online
process. And there are special posting rates
for members looking to add new talent to
Learn more at http://careers.nspe.org.
NSPE has launched a new online Career
Center designed to help engineers find job
openings and help employers find the kinds
of engineers they need.
If you’re looking for a job, you’ll find that
you can save and edit your resume, use that
saved information to apply for jobs online,
set up job alerts, and store job listings for
later review. Employers searching for the
right candidate can post jobs online, and
make use of new tools, including a searchable resume database, auto-notification
NSPE Launches New Career Center
NSPE members, who were recently on a
break from attending seminars on forensic
engineering in Charleston, South Carolina,
came across a serious public safety issue
and did as all professional engineers should
do—they took action.
The PEs, who are also members of the
National Academy of Forensic Engineers,
were walking on Charleston’s King Street,
a busy area with many shops and restaurants. When they came across construction scaffolding erected over a sidewalk,
they noticed that two parts of the scaffolding had separated. They immediately
contacted police, and a construction crew
came quickly to fix the problem.
NSPE and NAFE member Klas Haglid,
P.E., told Charleston’s WCBD-TV, “I think it
would have been extremely easy for some-
body to bump into another cross-brace, and at
that point the structure would have become
unstable and it would have fallen.” He added,
“It could have easily crushed somebody.”
The January 11 incident reminded NSPE
and NAFE member Richard Rice, P.E., of a
collapse in Atlanta in 2008. He compared
the scaffolding in the two situations, saying
they were very similar. And he should
know—Rice was the main investigator for
the 2008 accident, in which one person was
killed and others were injured.
Coincidentally, Rice had just finished
presenting a paper on the Atlanta incident
to NAFE members when he and fellow
engineers noticed the faulty scaffolding
on King Street.
NAFE, founded in 1982, is a chartered
affinity group of NSPE.
Northeast Engineers Meet
Report by NSPE/
From December 5–7, the District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers
hosted the NSPE 2013 Northeast Regional Meeting & Mid-Atlantic Engineers
Conference in Washington, D.C. From left to right: Jacinda Collins, P.E., of the
American Institute of Steel Construction; Dirk Grotenhuis, P.E., of Resource
Systems Group Inc.; Brian Beaudoin, P.E., of Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc.; and
Jason Beaudet, P.E., of CLD Consulting Engineers.