David Dexter

How Will the Development of a New PE Exam Specification Impact the CPD Program?

May 12, 2022

A recent discussion on the ASPE Connect Open Forum regarded professional registration and the potential development of a PE exam within the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying […]


What Are the Limits and Restrictions on a Code Administrator’s Authority?

March 8, 2022

Recently, I have heard comments such as: “The inspector didn’t catch it until after the piping was installed and concrete floors were poured. It cost the company $500,000 to revise […]


Why Nationally Recognized Standards Are Important in the Vertical Build Market

February 4, 2022

In our profession, standards are referenced and employed as a basis of design in specifying materials and, to a certain extent, the means and methods of installation. However, not everyone […]


What Are an Engineer’s Obligations When Freedoms Intersect?

January 7, 2022

Anyone who accepts a freedom, license, registration, or any privilege must also accept the duties and responsibilities that go with such considerations. Nothing comes for free, and the payment can […]


Coordination Is Key to Helping Make the Right Design Choices for the Owner

August 23, 2021

Design is the process of taking an action to meet specific requirements in our effort to provide a complete system. Regardless of the size of any given project, it consists […]


How to Apply Value Engineering to Benefit the Owner and the Project

July 20, 2021

This month, I thought we might discuss the topic of value engineering from an engineer’s perspective. It’s a term that gets much use and abuse in the vertical build market. […]


Are Today’s Construction Managers Really Looking Out for the Owner’s Best Interests?

June 18, 2021

The management of a project is one of the many items for which the Engineer of Record (EOR) is responsible as part of any project. This got me thinking about […]


“How Engineers and Tradespeople Can Work Together to Better Serve the Client”

April 7, 2021

The skilled trades are responsible for turning the engineer’s interpretation of the client’s vision into a brick-and-mortar facility. They are an integral part of the construction team who do not […]


“Understanding Everyone’s Responsibilities and Obligations in the Code Process”

March 18, 2021

Last month, we broke down the meaning of the Registered Professional Engineer and began the discussion of how the engineer interacts with the building official. Let’s continue that discussion by […]


“What Does It Take to Be a Registered Professional Engineer?”

February 10, 2021

The title of Registered Professional Engineer … what does that really mean? Let us review each of the words that make up the official professional designation. “Registered” is a person […]

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