January 5, 2018

SCSPE Executive Director's Report

Good afternoon,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday and ready for 2018.  SCSPE is gearing up for the second regular session of the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly that convenes next Tuesday, January 9, 2018. 

Currently, ACEC-SC has thirteen bills we are monitoring (see them here.) As legislation develops we will keep you informed.  We will be closely monitoring all legislation dealing with the VC Summer Nuclear Plant fall out (SCANA merger, Base Load Review Act. Etc.) 

With the session starting in next week, SCSPE will start our annual “Wednesday Engineer at the State House” the following week.  Please look at your calendar and pick a Wednesday to join me in the lobby.  We will talk to your legislator, as well as legislators in your area that may have influence on a bill we are monitoring. 

SCSPE hopes you and others at your firm are planning to attend the Design Construction Partnership Legislative Reception on January 24, 2018 at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, SC from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Click here to view the invitation, and click here to rsvp.  This would be a great day to join me at the SC State House.  You could personally invite your legislators to join us at the legislative reception. 

We are almost finished putting together a great slate of speakers for the annual ACEC-SC/SCSPE Winter Meeting taking place on February 14, 2018 a Seawells here in Columbia.  ACEC-SC is putting together an Environmental Track with updates from SCDHEC, the Corp of Engineers and other topics, while SCSPE  has a business track with topics like cybersecurity, strategic planning, and fraud.  You won’t want to miss this one day meeting where you can earn 6 professional development hours, so mark your calendars and plan to attend the ACEC-SC/SCSPE Winter Meeting 2/14/2018. 

Stay warm out there.

Have a safe and prosperous 2018.

Adam B. Jones
Executive Director
The Design Construction Partnership
Members of SCSPE
to its
Legislative Reception
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Palmetto Club
1231 Sumter Street. Columbia, SC 29201
Business Attire

2018 Call for Presentations
 June 7 – 9, 2018
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
Myrtle Beach, SC
Don’t miss this opportunity to present at South Carolina’s largest engineering conference. Are you involved in a new or novel project, approach or system you think your contemporaries would find interesting and worthwhile? OFFER to make a presentation at the conference. Topics to be considered include but are not limited to:

  • Alternate Energy
  • Nuclear
  • BIM
  • LEED
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical Engineering/HVAC
  • Civil Engineering
  • Power
  • Cloud Technology
  • Project Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Rail
  • Engineering Research
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Surveying, Photogrammetry
  • Ethics
  • Sustainability
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation/Traffic Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Aviation
  • Disaster Assistance
  • Thermal Dynamics
  • Flood Management
Abstract Guidelines - *** Please review guidelines below carefully***
  • Provide an informative presentation abstract– No more than 500 words written in English
  • Maximum 2 presenters per presentation
  • Speakers must provide own computer – projectors will be provided by the conference-If you use an Apple product you are responsible for providing any adapters needed
  • Speaker fees or concessions must be requested when abstract is submitted
  • Speaker will provide presentation handouts if applicable
Speaker Benefits
•    Free registration for the day of presentation – or – discounted admission to full conference of $155.00
•    Recognition among your peers and colleagues in engineering
•    If you are a licensed PE in South Carolina you can receive double PDH credit for your
Abstract Deadline: Wednesday, February, 14, 2018
Abstracts should be sent to: Allison King download Call for papers form here. 
SC Engineering Conference
Phone:  (803) 771-4271

SCSPE Educational Foundation 
The SCSPE Educational Foundation, Inc. 2018 Membership Campaign is underway.  The Board of Trustees, which consists of volunteers from each SCSPE Chapter, cordially invites you to join us in our efforts to advance the field of engineering.  We are striving to make our $100,000 goal.  With your help, we can achieve this milestone.
Donations to the Educational Foundation will allow the  continuation of at least two scholarships, currently $1,000 each, to rising juniors and seniors in qualifying undergraduate engineering studies in South Carolina and can provide support to State MathCounts and other programs that promote and encourage engineering as a profession.
We would like to have all SCSPE members as part of the SCSPE Educational Foundation. Please participate in the Foundation at any level, as described in the  2018-2019 SCSPE Educational Foundation Membership Form.  Your tax-exempt donation will be greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we wish you every success during the 2018 calendar year. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

 Michelle Motchos, PE
*The SCSPE Education Foundation, Inc. is an IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.*

Upcoming Events

January 8th
SCSPE Piedmont & Spartanburg Chapter Joint Meeting

January 9th
SC Legislative Session Begins

January 24th
Engineers Day at State House Begins
(We'd like an Engineer to join us every Wednesday at the State House)

January 24th  
Design Construction Partnership Legislative Reception
Palmetto Club, Columbia, SC 

February 14th 
ACEC-SC/SCSPE Winter Meeting
Seawells, Columbia, SC 

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