Vol. 12, No. 5, February 28, 2019
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ASPE Chapters celebrate 2019 Engineers Week
Did you help spread the word about engineering in February? Let us know at gpienta@aspe.org. Jeffrey Edwards, CPD, GPD, says that the Baltimore Chapter held its first Engineers Week presentation at the historic Engineers Club in Baltimore on February 15. Seven Baltimore Chapter Board members and approximately 40 high school students participated in the presentation, lunch, and hands-on displays of piping, valves, fixtures, and systems. You can view pictures of the event here. Thank you Baltimore Chapter!

Eastern Michigan Chapter members are recognized at ASSE International banquet
We are pleased to announce that the following members received awards at the ASSE Michigan Chapter Awards Banquet that was held on January 26:

  • John E. Matthews Award and Engineer of the Year: Pamela Hartsell, CPD
  • L. Glen Shields Award: Esteban Cabello, PE, FASPE

You can find pictures of the event in the Eastern Michigan Chapter's March newsletter.

New Book of the Month member benefit is launched
To help our members fill their digital bookcases with knowledge and design tips, ASPE will be offering one publication at a significant discount each month. For March, members can purchase the PDF version of Pumps & Pump Systems II for 35% off. Just add it to your cart and use coupon code GoodbyeWinter when you check out from March 1–31, 2019. (Notes: Discount is only available for ASPE members and PDFs. If purchasing multiple items, the discount will be applied only to the assigned publication. Coupon code can only be used once and cannot be used on top of the Chapter Officer discount.)

ASPE apologizes for oversight in PEDH Volume 2
On the contributors page of the 2018 edition of Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook, Volume 2, we neglected to include Mark Penoyar of the Central Florida Chapter as a contributor to Chapter 6: Domestic Water Heating Systems. You can find the corrected page here.

Two leading manufacturers renew as ASPE Affiliate Sponsors
Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies and is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power systems, and premier furniture, cabinetry, and tile. Rheem has been a pioneer in developing some of the most innovative advancements in heating, cooling, and water heating for nearly 100 years. To learn how to join Kohler, Rheem, and our other Affiliate Sponsors, visit aspe.org/affiliates or contact Director of Affiliate Relations Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847-296-0002 x235.

ASPE seeks plumbing design experts to serve on the Main Design Standards Committee
The Main Design Standards Committee is the consensus body having responsibility for the review and approval of all ASPE design standards. We are currently taking applications for members in the User Group, which includes those who use the system or product(s) involved, or those who receive substantial support from a user directly concerned but not involved with its design, production, or distribution. (This reference is not to users of the standard, but to users of the system or product(s) covered by the standard.) To apply, please submit a completed application by March 14. 

Join us at our next webinar to learn how to review sprinkler shop drawings
On March 20 at 2 p.m. EDT, our next one-hour webinar will explain the items required by NFPA 13 to be shown on shop drawings and the most common corrections found during the review process. You will earn 0.1 CEU for participating, and registration is open at aspe.org/ShopDrawingWebinar.

Have you registered for the 2019 CPD exam yet?
Registration closes March 21, so act fast if you haven't yet. We've added a third testing day this year to give you more flexibility in choosing an exam date (April 3, 4, or 5), and you can find everything you need to know about the CPD exam, testing locations, study aids, and the CPD program at aspe.org/cpdexam. Good luck!

More sponsors sign up for the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium Product Show
GF Piping Systems (Silver) and Taco Comfort Solutions (Bronze) have joined our growing list of 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium sponsors/Product Show exhibitors. This year's premier professional development and technical education event for plumbing system design professionals is being held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27. To join these industry-leading companies as a sponsor/Product Show exhibitor, download the sponsorship brochure here

2019 Global Marathon starts next Wednesday
The Global Marathon is a free five-week online forum that engages women and others in engineering to learn and receive actionable career advice. The sessions will start on March 6 and end on April 3. More>>

Celebrate World Plumbing Day on March 11
On this day each year, the global plumbing community promotes the link between quality plumbing and health, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. You can learn more and find resources at worldplumbingday.org.

Deadline to submit proposed changes to the NSPC is tomorrow
IAPMO is developing an updated National Standard Plumbing Code–Illustrated and is accepting proposed changes until 5 p.m. EST tomorrow. More>>

New product performance standards for water heaters are available
ASSE 1082-2018, ASSE 1084-2018, and ASSE 1085-2018 cover water heaters, under varying flow conditions, with precise output temperature controls to provide controlled water temperatures to end users or through distribution systems. More>>

ICC to host rountable discussion on mitigating leaks in premise plumbing systems
This special PMG roundtable discussion will be held on April 27, before the start of the Committee Action Hearings in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Space is limited, and participation is first-come, first-served. RSVP by March 15 is required. More>>

Rainwater standard designed to help code officials is published
CSA B805-18/ICC 805-2018: Rainwater Harvesting Systems Standard was designed to help code officials seeking an industry standard to develop guidelines that work with existing building codes.

ASHRAE seeks building modeling presentation proposals
Proposals for the 2019 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference taking place on September 25–27 in Denver are due March 15.

ISO publishes first global BIM standards
The standards are meant to provide the framework to help designers and contractors from different countries collaborate more efficiently on all phases of construction projects. More>>

ASSE International launches a redesigned website
The new asse-plumbing.org features faster performance, increased accessibility, and quick links to ASSE-certified products, professionals, schools, online testing, webstore, and Working Pressure magazine.

Value of Water Campaign releases three-year progress report
The campaign was created to educate the nation about the state of water infrastructure, and "Building the Will to Invest: A Progress Report from the Value of Water Campaign" finds gains in support for infrastructure investment and participation in Infrastructure Week and Imagine a Day Without Water.

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