Monthly Archives: May 2017

Jarlstrom v. Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying Board, by Arthur Schwartz

An Oregon man who was investigated and fined by a state board for unlicensed practice of engineering has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the state’s definition of an engineer violates the First Amendment. Mats Jarlstrom, 56, was fined $500 after identifying himself as an engineer in emails he sent to Beaverton officials challenging […]

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Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. v. Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP, by Arthur Schwartz

In Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. v. Rummel Klepper & Kahl, LLP, the Maryland Court of Appeals confirmed that the Economic Loss Rule is alive and well in Maryland. NSPE and other design professional organizations filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of the rule. Generally, the Economic Loss Rule prevents parties from asserting […]

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EJCDC’s Sponsoring Organization, NSPE, Implores ABET to Emphasize Licensure’s Role in Engineering Curriculum, by Arthur Schwartz

As engineering education accreditors work out the details of how best to prepare students for a changing profession, NSPE is strongly advocating for a place in the curriculum for teaching the value of engineering licensure. Accreditation organization ABET is revising its criteria for student outcomes and the engineering curriculum, and in January, NSPE urged ABET’s […]

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EJCDC’s Supporting Organization sends Letter to U.S. Office of Personnel Management on Professional Engineering, by Arthur Schwartz

In a May 9, 2017, letter, EJCDC’s sponsoring organization, NSPE, urged the department to revise its individual occupational requirements for all “Professional Engineering Positions, 0800.” OPM’s use of the term “professional engineering” to define positions that are not professional engineering positions creates substantial confusion about job scope and responsibilities. NSPE, therefore, urges OPM to stop […]

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EJCDC’s Supporting Organization Resist Inflammatory Occupational Licensure Bill, by Arthur Schwartz

EJCDC’s sponsoring organization, NSPE, and the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers beat back legislation (A.B. 353) that would erode occupational licensure in the state. In an April 11, 2017 letter to the Nevada Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor, NSPE President Kodi Jean Verhalen, P.E., Esq., F.NSPE, and NSPE-NV President Craig Sisco, P.E., emphasized the […]

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