Electronic voting in the NSPE-CO 2013-14 election has now closed. Please feel free to call the NSPE-CO State office at (303) 480-1160. The ballot dealt with proposed changes to the NSPE-CO Constitution, which have been approved and recommended by the NSPE-CO Board of Directors. These changes primarily bring the Constitution current through corrections and updates. A proposed amendment also provides voting rights to student members, a small but vital part of the future of NSPE-CO. limited number of members without valid email addresses received mail in ballots. When the deadline to submit mail in ballots passes, results will be announced.
Thank you for your input on the 2013 Sunset process. Work has concluded on the 2013 Sunset process for Licensing for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Architects. These three professions are all under the purview of the Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (AES Board). Current legislation for the AES Board sunsets in 2013, requiring a review of existing statutes to determine if they continue, change or cease. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB 13-161.
Officially, SB 13-161 was A BILL FOR AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUATION OF THE STATE BOARD FOR LICENSURE OF ARCHITECTS, PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, AND PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH,IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 2012 SUNSET REPORT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REGULATORY AGENCIES.
NSPE-CO was part of a task force of professional organizations that has been working since last year on the Sunset issue. Feedback from NSPE-CO members was vital during this process.
NSPE-CO President Charlie Rossman, P.E., and Executive Director Steve Conklin attended the signing ceremony on behalf of NSPE-CO. Throughout the Sunset process, your involvement was very important as NSPE-CO worked to represent the interests of Professional Engineers in service to the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Special thanks to David Hughes, P.E. and Noelle Cochran, P.E., FNSPE, for their work on behalf of NSPE-CO.
The 20th annual Education Foundation Golf Tournament was Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Perry Park Country Club. Thank you to everyone that participated!
The expiration date is changing to one biennial date for all Colorado licensed Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors: October 31, 2013. As a result of this change, you will be receiving a license with the new expiration date and you will not need to renew your license by the previous expiration date on your old license.
This information from DORA (The Department of Regulatory Agencies):
You will be notified within 6-8 weeks of your new expiration date of October 31, 2013 that your license is ready for renewal. Remember: Timely renew your license and keep your contact information, including your email address, current by visiting the Division homepage at www.dora.state.co.us/registrations and clicking the button on the left titled "Registrations Online Services." For more information regarding the Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, please visit www.dora.state.co.us/aes. If you have any questions about the license expiration date change and your new license, please contact DORA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.894.2270.
What does DORA hope to accomplish with this change?
NSPE-CO welcomes the opportunity to learn more about engineering-related projects going on within the state. If you have a suggestion or contact for a potential guest speaker, please submit your ideas to email@example.com. NSPE-CO is open to any new ideas and appreciates your suggestions.
NSPE-CO offers eNews updates to members and welcomes article submissions from members. If you feel strongly about a current issue and would like to voice it, please submit your article to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Behrent Engineering Company seeks experienced Engineering Project Managers who hold an accredited Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a minimum of eight years of heavy industrial engineering and project management experience. Engineering professionals with direct knowledge of the chemical, manufacturing, or mining industries in Colorado and surrounding states are encouraged to respond. The successful candidate will work closely with Behrent’s current and new clients proposing, managing, and delivering full scope engineering/design services.