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 Registration Open for Engineers' Day on the Hill - Tuesday, March 7

This year's Day on the Hill will start with a Legislative Briefing at 7:00 am at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown. Breakfast will be served. From there we will walk to Legislative Plaza to meet with legislators and attend committee meetings. Your participation is important. Please make plans to attend! 

To Register for Day on the Hill, click here

A small block of rooms is available Monday night at the Doubletree for $212. THESE WILL GO QUICKLY! To reserve a room, click here


Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest

DownloadMilton F. Lunch Ethics Contest Flyer, with all attachments.

All current NSPE individual members through their NSPE state societies and NSPE chapters (including student chapters) are invited to participate in the 2017 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest. Match your wits and knowledge of engineering ethics with experienced professional engineers and engineering students throughout the country.

New this year, the winning entry will receive a certificate, recognition in PE magazine, and an award of $1,000 to the author!

How to Participate

NSPE’s Board of Ethical Review is furnishing you with four different fact situations to choose from regarding the ethics of engineers. Contestants can choose any one out of the four situations and develop an essay, video, photo essay, poster, or PowerPoint presentation which could include embedded videos/sound, etc. to demonstrate their understanding of the facts and the NSPE Code of Ethics.

Contestants are asked to read the facts of the case, then develop a discussion and conclusion to respond to the included question(s). Contestants should also provide references, citing specific sections of the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers. Contestants may also want to check the NSPE Board of Ethical Review’s Web site for additional cases decided by the BER.

All entries must be received by Friday, April 28, 2017. E-mail or mail entries to:

2017 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest
NSPE Legal Department
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2794
E-mail: legal@nspe.org

The contest is named for NSPEs former general counsel, who played a key role in the founding of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review.





2017 TN Engineers’ Conference 



Sept. 27-29, 2017

Music City Center

Hyatt Place Hotel




Tennessee Architects’ and Engineers’ Board

Enforcement of QBS

In July, you received a notice from the Board about the new provision in the Rules of Professional Conduct giving the AE Board the authority to enforce the provisions of the Qualifications-Based Selection law relating to providing a price when requested by local government for public works projects.  This rule went into effect in March 2013.  Click here to review that memo from the Board.


At the AE Board meeting in August, TSPE learned that an architect filed a complaint against another architect for submitting a price in response to a request from local government.  The complaint was approved for a formal hearing, which means it is a serious matter.  I encourage you to review the Rules of Professional Conduct, specifically 0120-02-.02 (6) on the second page. TSPE members may email Kasey Anderson for a “generic” letter to use to notify local governments of this prohibition.

 John Cothron, Executive Director of the AE Board, and Board Member Hal Balthrop discussed this issue at length during a session at the Annual Meeting in September.  If you have questions about “gray” areas, submit them to John Cothron.

Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
Tennessee Engineering Center  •  800 Fort Negley Boulevard  •  Nashville, TN 37203
615-242-2486  •  Fax 615-254-1923  • kanderson@tnec.org