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Vol. 12, No. 2, January 17, 2019
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ASPE member John Lansing receives a 2018 World Plumbing Council scholarship
We are pleased to announce that John Lansing, CPD, LEED GA, a Plumbing Designer with Interface Engineering in Portland, Oregon and a member of ASPE's Portland Chapter, was awarded the 2018 World Plumbing Council (WPC) Education and Training Scholarship to study plumbing engineering standards in the UK. The culmination of the scholarship will be a report featuring comparisons of British methods with those used in the United States under the IPC and UPC and how British technologies may be utilized in the U.S. Congratulations John! More>>

Dorothy Thrasher is granted Life Membership status
Congratulations also go to Phoenix Chapter member Dorothy Thrasher, CPD, who was granted Life Membership by ASPE's Board of Directors for her significant contributions to her Chapter and her work as a mentor to help fellow members succeed in the industry. Dorothy joined ASPE in 1979 and held several positions on the Phoenix Chapter Board of Directors, including two terms as Chapter President and Vice President, Technical. She also has served as the Chapter's Golf Tournament Chair since 2001 and was the Golf Chair and a member of the Host Committee for ASPE's 2016 Convention & Expo in Phoenix.

Time is running out to apply for the 2019 Alfred Steele Scholarship
Applications are due January 31! ASPE awards up to $3,000 in scholarship monies each year to qualified applicants. You can learn about the eligibility requirements and apply at aspe.org/SteeleScholarship.

Zurn joins our growing list of 2019 ASPE Technical Symposium sponsors
The following sponsors will also be exhibiting at the Symposium Product Show on October 24 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Stay tuned to learn who else signs up to sponsor/exhibit.

  • Platinum: Copper Development Association, Zurn
  • Gold: Permadrain LLC, Oatey, IPEX
  • Silver: Uponor, IAPMO, Corzan Piping Systems, NSF International, McWane Plumbing Group
  • Bronze: AK Industries, Airvac

New initiatives will help ASPE members make the most of their memberships
Did you know you can be a member of more than one ASPE Chapter? You can learn how and also read more about our new multiple-year membership renewal and early renewal discount for new members at aspe.org/membership_options.

Online fire protection systems course is now available
ASPE has teamed up with the American Supply Association's Education Foundation to offer this three-hour course that you can take at your leisure. It covers topics such as codes and standards, detection systems, extinguishing agents, fire pumps, private mains, standpipes, hose systems, sprinkler systems, and more. Go to aspe.org/FireProtectionCourse to purchase the course.

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).

Upcoming ASPE education programs

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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