ASPE has formed successful partnerships with industry organizations. ASPE is proud to collaborate with these partners and work closely with each organization to develop the plumbing engineering and design field. Our partners include:
The American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) is an organization whose members have a common interest in protecting drinking water from contamination through cross-connections. ABPA is an organization dedicated to education and technical assistance. Through its network of regions and chapters, local needs and interests are supported with the resources of the national organization. ABPA is committed to advancing all aspects of backflow prevention for the continued protection of all water users.
The buildingSMART alliance is a unique organization helping to make the North American real property industry more efficient by leading the creation of tools and standards that allow projects to be built electronically before they are built physically using Building Information Modeling.
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, founded in 1933, is a not-for-profit trade association that is committed to providing members with the tools for success in today’s competitive environment. More than 260 companies are members of this influential Canadian industry association.
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has been protecting the public’s health and safety for more than eighty five years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.
The International Code Council (ICC) is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International's Water Programs require extensive product testing and unannounced audits of production facilities to verify that water treatment products meet the design, material and performance requirements. NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and led the development of the American National Standards for all materials and products that treat or come in contact with drinking water.
The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition (PERC) was founded in 2009 to develop research projects that will support the development of water efficiency and sustainable plumbing products, systems and practices. The coalition is comprised of five industry organizations: Alliance for Water Efficiency, International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials, International Code Council, Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, and Plumbing Manufacturers Institute.
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is a trade association of plumbing products manufacturers. Its member companies produce most of the nation’s plumbing products. The association functions as a sounding board for its members, a source for industry and market information, and as a coordinating and decision-making body for dealing with industry issues. It is active in many arenas as it helps develop and maintain standards and codes, and works closely with government agencies at all levels – federal, state and local.