20 Working Here, Working There
When the first US licensure laws were established, very few
PEs practiced outside of their own towns and cities. Today,
however, it’s common to work in and be licensed in multiple
states. The challenge is navigating the regulatory process.
Now, state licensing boards are investigating ways to
improve the mobility of professional engineers.
BY DANIELLE BOYKIN
24 As Times Change, Code Stands as
It is expected, and frequently required by law, that those
who practice engineering be of the utmost integrity. Ethical
practice is important for the protection of the health,
safety, and welfare of the public as well as the protection
of the profession and the individual careers of professional
engineers. In the face of new trends in engineering and
familiar ethics challenges, the NSPE Code of Ethics remains
a reliable resource.
BY MATTHEW McLAUGHLIN
28 Everyone’s Business
PE recently asked a handful of experts to rate engineers’
overall business skills. The average answer: C. The ability to
bring in work and understand the financials are important
for engineers at all levels, not just for company principals. In
return, these skills help make workers more marketable and
can expand their employment opportunities.
BY EVA KAPLAN-LEISERSON
PUBLISHED BY NSPE AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2014