ASPE seeks comments on siphonic roof drainage standard revisions
Changes resulting from the first public comment period for ASPE 45-20XX: Siphonic Roof Drainage are now available for review at aspe.org/content/aspe-standards-public-review. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. EST on February 10, 2019.
Register now for the 2019 CPD exam and ASPE's CPD review classes
The 2019 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam will be held at testing centers around the world on April 4 and 5, and to help candidates prepare to study for the exam, ASPE is holding CPD Review Classes in Irvine, California (February 23–24) and Pittsburgh (March 2–3).
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Water Infrastructure Improvement Act is signed into law
H.R. 7279 codifies a concept known as "Integrated Planning," which can assist communities with meeting their requirements under the Clean Water Act while maintaining their obligation to achieve improvements in local water quality. More>>
Contractors are optimistic about workloads but worried about worker availability for 2019
Labor shortages are having an impact on construction costs and project schedules, but approximately one-third of construction firms expect the dollar volume of projects they compete for to increase, according to The 2019 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report by AGC.
Canada's National Building Code will include climate change obligations
Using predictive data, building designers will have to create durability plans for new structures to withstand future climate loads based on the life of the building and its envelope components, as well as the elements that are part of those components. More>>
New standard lets consumers know what is "Fine to Flush"
Manufacturers of wet wipes will be able to feature an official water industry symbol on their packaging if they pass tests indicating that their products don't contain plastic and will break down in sewer systems. More>>
Deadline to submit proposals for the 2020 We-Stand is January 29
IAPMO, publisher of the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE-Stand), is calling for formal code proposals toward the development of the 2020 edition of this standard. The proposal form can be found here.
ICC seeks presentation proposals for its 2019 Annual Conference
The ICC Annual Conference Education Sessions and the Building Safety & Design Expo are being held in Las Vegas on October 20–23, and the deadline for proposal applications is January 31. More>>
EPA to review several WaterSense specifications
The agency seeks input on potential revisions to the WaterSense specifications for tank-type toilets, lavatory faucets and faucet accessories, showerheads, flushing urinals, and weather-based irrigation controllers. More>>
NIBS releases its 2018 Moving Forward report
In the 2018 report, the Consultative Council addresses ways to improve the performance of the nation's existing buildings, including improvements to building codes, standards development focused on the effective reuse of building products, and investments in retrofits. More>>
WaterSmart Innovations issues call for abstracts
Professionals working in disciplines related to urban water efficiency, water resource conservation, supply- and demand-management, and water reuse are invited to submit a paper for consideration for the WSI Conference and Exposition on October 2–3 in Las Vegas. More>>
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