Queens Chapter NYSSPE

The Queens Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Inc. (NYSSPE) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the engineering profession. We are the local chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) serving the Queens borough of New York City. We hold monthly meetings from September through June which include informative talks and facility tours.


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This month's presentation is:

An Overview of Composite Structures

Presented by Ben Bernhard - Peikko USA

Ben Bernhard of Peikko USA will present “An Overview of Composite Structures” This course includes an overview of what a composite structure is as well as the benefits and advantages of using these types of systems. The program will examine industry standards and performance attributes for composite structures, enabling the design professional to select the appropiate system for a specific site. Course participants will understand the difference between using composite beams with either steel or concrete systems as they relate to occupant safety, environmental factors, system performance attributes, system limitations, and proper product installation in terms of indoor environmental quality, human health and safety, as well as examine advancements in system performance in reguards to energy savings.

Participants will be able to fully understand the benefits of using composite structures in multistory buildings of any type

Participants will learn the different properties of composite structures in order to select the appropriate system for a specific project

Participants will understand how composite structures can help to reduce the carbon footprint of a building through the reduction of the building's volume

Participants will review UL fire-rating requirements and possibilities for composite structures

Lecture is 1 PDH


Not a member? Join the NYSSPE Queens Chapter for these member benefits!

Contact George Tavoulareas, PE at 347-387-1649 for further information



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Past president of the Queens Chapter Bob LoPinto, PE organized and ran another succssful MathCounts competition in Queens on February 4th at MS 16 in Little Neck. MATHCOUNTS is a Math skills building and competition for 6th , 7th & 8th grade students, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Competitions are held at the local Chapter level, followed by a State competition. The top individuals from the State competition then compete at the National Competition, which is being held in Orlando, Florida this year. The top winners of the National Competition can win college scholarships.

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Unisphere Construction


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Designed by Gilmore D. Clarke, the Unisphere was engineered, fabricated, and donated to the fair by the United States Steel Corporation (USS). Its components were manufactured by the company's American Bridge Division at Ambridge and Harrisburg, Pa., and assembled at the World's Fair site.



Mark your calendar! - No Meeting in December

Our next meeting is Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Chapter Meeting

Our meetings are held at Fort Totten, typically on the fourth Thursday of the month. The meetings start at 6:30 PM and are catered by our sponsors.

There is a continuing education seminar given at every meeting. The cost is $20 for our NSPE members, free for students and $30 to non-members.

Directions to the Professional Design Center at Fort Totten


The Queens Chapter, NYSSPE

Chapter Directors’ Meeting
(6:30 PM - call for location)

September 8th, 2016
October 13th, 2016
November 3rd, 2016
December 8th, 2016
January 12th, 2017
February 9th, 2017
March 9th, 2017
April 13th, 2017
May 11th, 2017
June 8th, 2017
July - No Meeting
August - No Meeting

Chapter Membership Meeting
(6:30 PM)

September 22nd, 2016
October 27th, 2016
November 17th, 2016
December - No Meeting
January 26th, 2017
February 23rd, 2017
March 23rd, 2017
April 27th, 2017
May 25th, 2017
June 22nd, 2017
July - No Meeting
August - No Meeting


Directions to the Professional Design Center at Fort Totten


How to Contact Us:

Queens Chapter, NYSSPE
George Tavoulareas PE, President

c/o Brian E. Flynn, PE, PC
78-66 79 Place, Glendale, NY 11385

Telephone: (718) 894-7822
FAX: (718) 894-7833

e-mail the Chapter

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