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Vol. 11, No. 20, September 27, 2018
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It's here: the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo starts tomorrow
If you're in the plumbing engineering field, the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo is the event you need to attend to enhance your skills, discover new inspiration, and advance your career to the next level. At the Expo on October 1–2 you will find more than 300 exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations, along with their product engineers who are eager to answer all of your specification questions. The Technical Education Program on October 2–3 offers 25 sessions to help professionals at all career levels learn new skills. You also will have ample opportunity to network with more than 4,000 industry professionals to increase your contact list. We can't wait to see you there!

You still have time to join us in Atlanta
Save time on-site and register online at expo.aspe.org for either the full Convention or the free Expo-only option. The full Convention offers the ability to earn up to 17.25 hours of continuing education, and Expo-only registrants can pay a small fee to earn up to 11 hours of continuing education just for being on the show floor.

Boston Chapter member is named pme's 2018 Plumbing Engineer of the Year
Ethan Grossman, PE, CPD, LEED AP, leads the Plumbing and Fire Protection Department of SmithGroup's Boston office and has been an ASPE member since 2006. You can read why he was chosen as the 2018 Plumbing Engineer of the Year here. Congratulations Ethan!

ASPE's newest infographic answers: "What Is a Plumbing Engineer?"
Have you ever struggled to explain what exactly plumbing engineers do? Our new infographic offers a quick and concise description of the profession to help when someone asks about the roles and responsibilities of plumbing engineers. Please feel free to download and share it to spread the word about this exciting career option.

Several ASPE members are recognized in Plumbing Engineer's Top 10 in Their 20s list
Andrew Hemmelgarn, CPD, EI, Jasmine Kinard, CPDT, Jim Meyer, Jennifer Olson, Brian Schatz, EIT, Julianna Scheet, EIT, Ron Saunders, CPD, and Justin Wroblewski, CPDT, were recognized for achieving notable success in their respective fields. Plumbing Engineer tells their stories in this feature article. Congratulations all!

Watts renews as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor
Watts Water Technologies is a global manufacturer headquartered in the United States that offers innovative plumbing, heating, and water quality solutions for commercial, residential, and industrial applications 
through its family of companies. To learn more about this program and how to join our elite group of Affiliate Sponsors, visit aspe.org/affiliates.

Public comments on ASPE's siphonic roof drainage standard are being accepted
ASPE/ANSI 45 (2013): Siphonic Roof Drainage has been revised, and the changes are now available for public comment until October 22. The draft and the comment form can be found here.

CPDT exam registration closes October 11
If you are an up-and-coming plumbing system designer, don't forget to register for this year's Certified Plumbing Design Technician exam to join our growing list of CPDTs. Go to aspe.org/CPDT-exam to view eligibility requirements, recommended study materials, exam info, and more.

Correction to the last edition of ASPE Pipeline
We wish to apologize for neglecting to include the Central Florida Chapter in the list of ASPE Chapters that have been generous contributors to the Education & Research Foundation.

Should the modern toilet win the MVP award for water conservation?
An article in NPR details the story of how the 1.6-gpf toilet is a big reason why cities have been able to grow and still keep their water use in check. More>>

ICC Learning Center offers plumbing webinars
The first-of-its-kind International Plumbing Code webinar series will provide an overview of the basic principles of IPC design, installation, and inspection. More>>

ASHRAE updates its online standards review database
This improved resource allows users to access public review drafts for standards, guidelines, and addenda and to submit comments. More>>

WQA activates its crisis response blog
At response.wqa.org you can find information and resources such as podcasts, news, videos, and infographics about how water quality can be affected by flooding.

AIA Consensus Construction Forecast projects continued growth in nonresidential construction spending
Leading economic forecasters predict 4.7 percent growth in spending for this year (up from 4 percent) and an additional 4 percent in 2019. More>>

DOL launches a new website to connect career seekers with apprenticeship opportunities
Apprenticeship.gov features an Apprenticeship Finder tool that offers a platform to search for apprenticeships by city, state, and occupation, as well as connects job seekers to high-skilled, high-paying careers.

Help raise awareness of the value of water during Imagine a Day Without Water
You can find out how to participate in this initiative being held on October 10 at imagineadaywithoutwater.org.

Free webinar on micro-irrigation is being held on October 11
Co-sponsored by EPA's WaterSense program and the Alliance for Water Efficiency, this webinar will discuss the benefits of subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems. More>>

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