June 10, 1997

 

August 12, 1997

Greetings,

I hope you have had a great summer. The Board of Directors has been busy following up on issues of interest to Structural Engineers and preparing a fall slate of meetings and seminars. Read on in this letter to find out what's going on with SENH.

SENH Officers

The Board of Directors met on June 3rd and elected the following officers:
President --- Robert H. Durfee, P.E.
Vice President --- Jeffrey S. Trexler, P.E.
Secretary --- Mutsuko Hayashi Gallo, P.E.
Treasurer --- Fred S. Emanuel, P.E.
Director at Large --- Jeffrey S. Nawrocki, P.E.

Meeting Dates

The Board has set the following membership meeting and seminar dates for the coming year:
Tuesday, September 16, 1997 - Membership meeting
Tuesday, October 7, 1997 - Wood Design Seminar
Thursday, November 13, 1997 - Membership Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 1998 - Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 1998 - Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 1998 - Annual Membership Meeting

Mark your calendar for these dates. Technical topics for these meeting dates will be announced in future membership mailings.

Continuing Professional Development

As you are aware, the New Hampshire PE Board has instituted a continuing professional development requirement for renewal of your PE license. Beginning this past June 30th, all professional engineers must begin to acquire 30.0 professional development hours (PDH) during the next full biennial renewal period. In accordance with rules adopted by the PE Board, SENH has assigned the following PDH units for their activities:

Regular Membership Meetings: 2.0 PDH
Technical Seminars: Varies from 3.0 - 5.0 PDH
Board of Director Member: 2.0 PDH per year
Active Committee Member: 2.0 PDH per year

SENH is preparing a log to assist you in recording your professional development hours in a format acceptable to the P.E. Board. More information will be provided during the business portion of our next Membership Meeting. Come and learn more about the continuing professional development requirements and how SENH is helping its membership meet this requirement.

Next Membership Meeting & Seminar

The next membership meeting will be held on September 16th in Portsmouth, NH. The topic will be on welding. We have two (2) speakers and a hands-on workshop planned. See the meeting announcement in this mailing for further information. This meeting is worth 2.5 PDH units.

On October 7th we will be holding an afternoon/evening seminar on wood design, and the new 1997 National Design Specification including LRFD Design Methods. See the seminar announcement in this mailing for further information. This seminar has been assigned 5.0 PDH units.

Volunteers Needed!

SENH needs your help! The following committees need active members to complete their duties.

Professional Development Committee, Dennis Labombard, P.E. Chairman
Business Practice Committee, David Konieczny, P.E., Chairman
Legislative Committee, Dan Levine, P.E., Chairman
Snow Load Mapping Committee, Jeff Tirey, P.E., Chairman
P.E. Licensing Committee, Art Rose, P.E., Chairman

Active members of any SENH committee earn 2.0 PDH's per year. Please help your organization by becoming involved in a committee and earn credit towards you continuing professional development. Contact the Chairman of the Committee that interests you for information!

NCSEA

The NCSEA Monthly Moment newsletter is enclosed. We receive this newsletter as part of our NCSEA membership.

HPC Engineering Showcase

A reminder that the New Hampshire Department of Transportation is hosting the Regional High Performance Concrete (HPC) showcase on September 22nd and 23rd at Waterville Valley. This is an excellent opportunity for practicing Bridge Engineers to keep current with new trends and meet with NHDOT officials. For registration information contact Kathy DesRoches at 603-862-2826.

Engineers Perspective

A priest, a doctor and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.
Engineer: "What's with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!"
Doctor: "I don't know, but I've never seen such ineptitude!"
Priest: "Here comes the greenskeeper. Let's have a word with him. Hey, George, what's with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow aren't they?"

George: "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight while saving our club house last year, so we let them play here anytime free of charge."
(silence)
Priest: "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight."
Doctor" "Good idea, and I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there's anything he can do for them."
Engineer: "Why can't these guys play at night?"

I hope to see you at our September 16th meeting in Portsmouth, NH.

Sincerely,

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

Robert H. Durfee, P.E.

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