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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In Memory of Richard Berkenfeld, PE

We have lost our friend and 1st Vice President His funeral service was held at Star of David Memorial Chapels - Waters Chapel 1236 Wellwood Ave West Babylon, NY 11704 on Monday 05/14/2018 at 10:00 AM.  He was buried at: Wellwood Jewish Cemetery 1400 Wellwood Ave Wyandanch, NY 11798 (631) 454-9600.

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In memory of Richard Berkenfeld, PE

Let us remember our dear friend and colleague

Richard G. Berkenfield, P.E. He had been practicing Consulting Engineer since 1965 and had been involved in the design of various buildings ranging from industrial, commercial, commerce, government facilities and residential buildings. In addition to performing building inspection services he had been engaged by lawyers as an expert witness in safety standard and building code requirements. Mr. Berkenfield was a prominent member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers, and the American Society of Safety Engineers.

He will be dearly missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


NYC Bridge renamed for Joel A. Miele Sr, PE

On Sept. 29th at 11:00 am, a ceremony was held for the renaming of the pedestrian bridge over the Hawtree Basin at 163 Avenue for Joel A. Miele, Sr. PE in recognition of his many years of service to the City of New York. The ceremony was held at the intersection of 99th Street and 163rd Avenue. The City Council had unanimously approved the renaming of a pedestrian bridge to the "Joel A. Miele, Sr. Pedestrian Bridge," in honor of the former Community Board 10 chairman and commissioner of two city agencies.

Joel A. Miele, Sr. PE had died four years ago. The law clearing the way for the renaming was introduced by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park). "He was the embodiment of public service who dedicated his entire adult professional life to serving our city and community," Ulrich said in a social media post shortly before the Council's vote. "A special thank you to Community Board 10 Chair Betty Braton who spearheaded this effort."


Joel A. Miele Sr. PE Engineering Education Memorial Fund

The Joel A. Miele Sr. P.E. Engineering Education Memorial Fund

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Joel Miele

Joel A. Miele Sr. PE, F. NSPE, former NYSSPE State President, NYSSPE Queens Chapter President and Commissioner of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, passed away in May of 2013 at the age of 78.  In addition to a partner in his own firm, Miele also served the public and his fellow engineers through the following positions throughout his career:


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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

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Page last updated on June 5, 2018