NSPE Opposes Oregon Bill on Changing Engineering Standards

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William Pino founded Municipal Lighting Systems, Inc., in Miami, Florida, where he went on to serve the company as president for more than two decades. While at the helm, he led the Miami-based company to annual earnings totaling upwards of $20 million. In addition to his entrepreneurial efforts, William Pino belongs to numerous professional societies, including the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

A recent news release announced that NSPE joined the Professional Engineers of Oregon in a public stance against proposed legislation permitting Oregon interior design professionals to tackle engineering functions in their commercial projects.

In their statement, the two organizations described the lengthy certification and licensing process that professional engineers undergo. By allowing interior designers to serve in the same capacity by way of a voluntary program, they argued that Oregon lawmakers would undermine the stringent standards by which their engineers abide. That’s why they urged the state’s House members to vote against HB 2153, the legislation in question, to prevent design professionals from performing engineering functions without being licensed pursuant to Oregon law.


Illuminating Engineering Society – 2017 Annual Meeting

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William Pino is a longtime lighting professional and president of Main Street Engineering in Miami, Florida. As part of his dedication to lighting engineering and urban lighting systems, Miami’s William Pino is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

The Illuminating Engineering Society is dedicated to the art and science of lighting. It offers a wealth of educational resources for lighting professionals, government entities, and professional organizations operating in the world of lighting and illumination. It maintains a special focus on public and municipal applications of outdoor lighting.

The Illuminating Engineering Society holds a conference each year in order to bring lighting professionals together. The 2017 annual conference is themed My Light, and will discuss the impacts of light on human health. This topic is especially important this year, following the widely-publicized American Medical Association announcement about LEDs and blue light.

This year’s keynote speech will be presented by Steven Squyres, a principal scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover Project and Cornell University professor. He will be joined by a variety of experts throughout special seminars, paper presentations, and more.

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held August 10-12 in Portland. Registration is open now.

Latest IES Standard Offers More Than 30 Percent Energy Savings

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An accomplished engineer, executive, and entrepreneur, William Pino has been the force behind An accomplished engineer, executive, and entrepreneur, William Pino has helped steer several successful Miami-based companies in the engineering and illumination sectors. In addition to his professional accomplishments in the Miami area, William Pino holds membership in the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America.

In a recent study of the impact of the 2016 IES and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1 on the cost of energy compared to previous standards, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) found that Standard 90.1 saves just north of 34 percent compared to IES’s previous standard published in 2004. PNNL conducted this research as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program.

Commenting on the study, ASHRAE president Tim Wentz noted the four decades of cooperation between his organization and IES to constantly update Standard 90.1 in accordance with modern developments in energy savings and production. He also predicted that the two groups would continue to push forward to find the most energy savings possible, even as the work becomes more difficult in the face of inherently efficient new technologies.

The Miami Rescue Mission Needs Household Goods and Clothing

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Formerly the president of Main Street Engineering in Miami, Florida, William Pino is a leader in outdoor municipal lighting. Alongside his involvement with lighting system development and sales, William Pino enjoys making charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations including the Miami Rescue Mission.

The Miami Rescue Mission has been serving the people of Florida’s Broward County since 1922. It offers safe shelter, meals, employment assistance, and other crucial support services to more than 1,300 men, women, and families in need in the greater Miami community every day.

Donating your lightly used household goods is one simple way to help the Miami Rescue Mission. Some of these goods are used in Mission programming, while others are sold to generate revenue for the organization. The Mission currently needs a wide range of basic household items. In addition to clothing for people of all ages, it is specifically seeking home and lawn furniture, appliances, tools, and vehicles.

The Miami Rescue Mission will pick up items at no cost to donors and donated items are tax-deductible. To schedule a pickup, visit www.miamirescuemission.com or call 1-800-817-HOPE.

Three Benefits to Being Multilingual

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William Pino founded Municipal Lighting Systems, Inc., in Miami in 1995 and worked as the company’s president and CEO until 2016. His effort and dedication to the Miami-based company has led it to become the number one supplier of outdoor lighting products in multiple South Florida municipalities, with sales exceeding $20 million a year. Aside from his professional life, William Pino is a polyglot, someone who knows multiple languages, with fluency or conversational-level mastery of English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Greek.

Aside from enriching your travel experience, learning multiple languages offers numerous other advantages. Three indirect advantages of multilingualism include:

1. Better Cognitive Function – According to Northwestern University’s Global Languages Initiative, simply knowing multiple languages in enough to boost your cognitive abilities. Things like problem-solving, memory, and creativity all benefit from learning a new language.

2. Enhanced Employment Opportunities – According to the US Department of Labor, 25,000 new translation and interpretation jobs will have been created between 2010 and 2020. This 42 percent growth rate in the field highlights how in-demand multilingualism is in the job market.

3. Improved Decision-Making Abilities – According to a 2013 study, multilingual people are better able to resist framing techniques and mental conditioning, which are tactics often used by advertisers and politicians.

Three Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Cooking Italian Pasta Dishes

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From 2010 to 2016, William Pino worked as the president and CEO of Florida Lighting & Traffic, Inc., located in Miami. There, he was responsible for the company’s full operation, which included marketing, sales promotion, administrative work, and securing contracts for the Miami-based company. In his personal life, William Pino considers himself a master chef in Italian cuisine.

When it comes to cooking Italian cuisine, pasta is often on the menu. While you may not be a master chef, navigating these common pasta pitfalls will lend authenticity to your next Italian dish.

1. Pasta Side Dish – While many people mistakenly serve pasta as a side dish, this is never the case in authentic Italian cuisine, where any pasta dish is always served as a main course. Some go so far as to compare this rule to law or religion in Italian cooking.

2. Oil in the Cooking Pot – According to Italian cooking website Ciao Pittsburgh, 44 percent of Americans say they put olive oil directly into their cooking water when boiling pasta. Though the idea is to keep the pasta from sticking, it works a little too well and often prevents your sauce from sticking to the finished noodles. Instead, use more water and stir your pasta regularly.

3. Rinsing Cooked Pasta – When your pasta will be topped with sauce, the sauce will stick better if you do not rinse the starch off your pasta after cooking. Generally speaking, the starch on the pasta’s surface helps your sauce stick, but there are exceptions. For example, if the water you cook the pasta in is so starchy it appears cloudy, giving the pasta a quick rinse will help remove excess starch contained in the water.

Florida Engineering Leadership Institute Enhances Leadership Skills

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Former Main Street Engineering president and CEO, William Pino founded the Miami, Florida-based company in 2002 and provided electrical consulting engineering for outdoor lighting projects throughout Miami. William Pino maintains membership with the Florida Engineering Society, which elevates engineering professionals to community leaders through the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute.

The Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) focuses on transforming engineering professionals into leaders and professionals within the state’s societies and workplaces. Its mission serves to advance the Society’s ultimate goal of positioning engineering professionals to shape society on a global scale. Participants will engage in an initial 10-month class that enhances leadership skills and teaches strategies to help them serve the profession and their communities. Additionally, FELI connects participants to a network that spans current and past classes, which also serves as an outreach group to business and community leaders.

FELI consists of six sessions and runs from November through August. Four of the sessions will begin with a Thursday reception and often include optional outings and golf events. The Professional Engineers Legislative Days will host one session, enabling students to observe the Florida government and meet their state representatives. Furthermore, the final session will take place alongside the FES/FICE Annual Summer Conference and Exposition, which includes a graduation ceremony.

A Brief Overview of the Invasion of Normandy

Ping-Pong Diplomacy

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The founder and current president of Main Street Engineering, located in Miami, Florida, William Pino was formerly the vice president of Power & Lighting Systems, Inc., also in Miami, where he worked for 14 years. In his free time, William Pino enjoys playing ping-pong.

Very few sports can boast to having created a diplomatic opening between hostile countries. In 1971, while the Cold War was continuing between the West and the communist powers, and the US was embroiled in the Vietnam War, an American ping-pong team was playing a tournament in Japan and was then invited by a Chinese squad to play an exhibition match in China.

These were the first Americans invited to China since the communist takeover in 1949. President Nixon considered this opening to be a great opportunity to thaw relations, and he sent Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to China after the ping-pong match to negotiate a presidential visit. Seven months later, Nixon made the trip, and the meetings were so successful that he called his visit “the week that changed the world.”

Three Tips for Learning a New Language

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Longtime lighting professional William Pino served as president of Main Street Engineering and Municipal Lighting Systems in Miami, Florida. Outside of his work in lighting and engineering, William Pino enjoys learning new languages in his Miami-area home. He currently speaks English, Spanish, Greek, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

Learning new languages can be fun, rewarding, and very useful. For some people, it can also be difficult. If you are working on a new language, consider the following tips.

1. Be consistent.

The most successful language learners find ways to make their learning a part of their everyday lives. Incorporate daily practices in ways that are fun to you, so you will want to keep trying.

2. Take advantage of technology.

Some people enjoy app-based language learning games such as Duolingo. Others find value in switching their personal electronics, web browser, or social media websites to the new language to help them along.

3. Be willing to make mistakes.

Some research suggests that part of children’s ability to learn new languages stems from their willingness to fail and make mistakes. Play around with your new language. By stepping outside of your linguistic comfort zone, you will advance more quickly.