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Recognize Your Township Engineer During National Engineers Week

Thursday February 1st, 2018
Township supervisors who want to recognize the valuable contributions that engineers have made to their communities can honor them during National Engineers Week, February 18-24.
 
National Engineers Week, which is sponsored by more than 120 engineering societies and major corporations, was created to increase public awareness about engineering. The observance, designated by an act of Congress, recognizes how engineers make the lives of all Americans more livable, comfortable, and safe.
 
In townships, the engineer plays a vital role in providing much-needed services. From planning, designing, and overseeing the construction of public works facilities to reviewing proposals for capital projects to inspecting bridge superstructures and foundations, the engineer helps find the most cost-effective, long-term solutions to the problems that confront townships. 
 
In fact, the township engineer has taken on increasing responsibilities. Engineers are expected to advise township supervisors and other officials on such topics as road and traffic safety, watershed and storm­water runoff, alternative energy solutions, erosion and sedimentation control, and project financing.
 
To help make the engineer’s job easier, township officials should encourage their engineers to join the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Engineers. Members receive subscriptions to a variety of PSATS publications, including The Township Engineer newsletter; have access to Association resources; and may attend all Association workshops, including those geared toward engineers, at the lower member rate. 
 
These benefits, combined with the networking opportunities the Association provides, help members stay on top of municipal engineering issues. For more information about joining the Township Engineers Association, go to engineers.psats.org.
 
For more information about the observance, visit www.discovere.org or email info@DiscoverE.org.