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National Engineers Week: A Celebration of Technical Achievements

Feb 19, 2020

Engineers, we would like to thank you for your contributions to society!

If you are an engineer, you are probably aware that this week (Feb. 16-22) is Engineers Week. Engineers Week, founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), is a week dedicated to emphasizing the importance of engineering and the advancements that the field has made to the world. This week-long event promotes recognition to future generations the value of learning, math, science, and technical skills, while encouraging them to pursue careers in engineering. Those who have showed excellence in their profession can be nominated for the Federal Engineer of the Year Award, an award that recognizes one individual for their technical merit, publications, leadership, and community service.

To celebrate Engineers Week, StormwaterONE is hosting a contest across all social media platforms to showcase the amazing engineering work around us. Participants are asked to snap a photo of what they do or an example of the great engineering around them and post them to social networks using the hashtag #SONEEngineers. Those who participate in the contest are entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. The winner will be chosen on Tuesday February 24th.

Share your favorite engineering work to our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

StormwaterONE offers a variety of courses to educate engineers and other construction professionals on proper stormwater management. Courses like the Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) and the Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (QPSWPPP) provide professionals with the knowledge to inspect and maintain construction sites for stormwater compliance.

Those who complete the QCIS program are able to:

  • Comprehend the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect a construction site and determine possible causes of ineffective BMPs and how to correct them
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions
  • Summarize the communication process necessary for teamwork between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution prevention plan designers so that the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project

Those who complete the QPSWPPP program are able to:

  • Understand the documentation requirements associated with maintaining the SWPPP through all phases of construction activity
  • Understand the importance of providing ongoing assistance and leadership to all trades associated with construction activities ranging from laborers to Professional Engineers
  • Prepare a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan for construction sites

To learn more about StormwaterONE courses, check out our course catalog.

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