Vol. 12, No. 1, January 3, 2019
Zurn renews as the exclusive ASPE Young Professionals sponsor
We are pleased to announce that Zurn, a recognized leader in engineered water solutions for commercial, municipal, healthcare, and industrial facilities, will be the exclusive sponsor of ASPE Young Professionals (AYP) for the second straight year. With this partnership, Zurn is investing in the future leaders of the plumbing engineering industry and will help guide young engineers in building high-performing facilities that will contribute to a sustainable water future.
ASPE seeks committee members
Volunteer opportunities are available for ASPE members to serve on the following committees: AYP, Bylaws, Credentialing, Education, Legislative, Long-Range Planning, Membership, Nominating, PE Working Group, Technical & Research, and WOA. More information on these committees and the application form can be found at aspe.org/committees. The deadline to apply is January 31.
Culligan, Viega, and Zurn remain ASPE Affiliate Sponsors for 2019
ASPE's Affiliate Sponsors comprise a crucial group of manufacturers and service providers who are essential in helping plumbing engineers design the most technologically advanced plumbing systems. To learn more about Culligan, Viega, Zurn, and the rest of our Affiliate Sponsors, as well as how to join this program, visit aspe.org/affiliates.
Two ASPE webinars are being held this month
Next Thursday, our Drainage Selection for Hygienic Applications webinar will discuss how an informed selection of drainage products can help mitigate the risk of contamination and corrosion, and on January 30, our popular webinar on Medical Gas Changes to NFPA 99 presented by Mark Allen will offer background on why the changes were made and explain how the changes may impact medical gas and vacuum system designs. Each webinar awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.
You only have one month left to apply for the 2019 Alfred Steele Scholarship
If you are in, or are planning on attending, an engineering program at a college, university, or technical school, apply now for ASPE's Alfred Steele Scholarship. It is limited to ASPE members and their immediate families, and the application deadline is January 31.
ASPE Technical Symposium presentation proposals are due February 15
The 2019 ASPE Technical Symposium will be held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27, and we are currently taking proposals for 90-minute technical sessions on a variety of topics for plumbing system design professionals at all career levels. You can learn more and submit a proposal at aspe.org/CallforPresenters.
Registration is open 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. To help candidates prepare to study for the exam, ASPE is holding classes in Charlotte (February 9–10), Chicago (February 16–17), Irvine, California (February 23–24), and Pittsburgh (March 2–3). You can register for any of these classes at aspe.org/CPDReviewClass.
Enhance your design skills at one of our workshops in February
- On February 21, the Intermediate Plumbing Design Workshop in Irvine will discuss sizing and selecting multi-stage pressure regulators, valves, flue and combustion systems, pumps, and equipment and fixtures. Participants will receive 0.75 CEUs or 7.5 PDHs for attending.
- On February 22 (Irvine) and February 27 (Pittsburgh), the Medical Gas Design Workshop will feature a step-by-step discussion of regulations and proceed through pipes, valves, alarms, selecting source equipment, and sizing. Each workshop awards 0.7 CEUs or 7.0 PDHs.
- On February 28 – March 1, the Basic Plumbing Design II Two-Day Workshop in Pittsburgh will cover layout, sizing, calculations, and coordination with other trades. This workshop awards 1.3 CEUs or 13.0 PDHs for attending.
EPA proposes revised "waters of the United States" definition
Under the proposal, stormwater control features, waste treatment systems, features that only contain water during or in response to rainfall, groundwater, many ditches, and prior converted cropland are not considered "waters of the United States." More>>
New report identifies corrosion threats and solutions
NACE International's report warns that the corrosion of water systems could lead to widespread health crises if left unchecked and recommends corrosion management practices for communities to implement to combat the problem. More>>
Free Engineers Week webinar is being held January 16
Attendees can learn 10 easy-to-implement ideas to celebrate Engineers Week and engage students in engineering at this webinar presented by DiscoverE. More>>
Copper Development Association seeks award nominations
The call for entries of outstanding copper building projects is for the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture Awards, a program that recognizes and promotes outstanding application of architectural copper alloys. The deadline is January 31. More>>
WQA Radio reaches 100-episode milestone
The Water Quality Association's weekly podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher, has been offering important interviews, regulatory updates, and insights into water treatment trends and issues for the past two years. More>>
Registration is open for the 2019 NFPA Conference & Expo
This annual fire protection and life safety event is being held in San Antonio on June 17–20, and early bird pricing ends March 15. More>>
Early bird deadline for EduCode 2019 is February 4
Presented by the Southern Nevada Chapter of ICC, this conference for building industry professionals is being held March 11–15 at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. More>>
Autodesk signs a definitive agreement to acquire BuildingConnected
The acquisition will add bid management, risk analysis, and other preconstruction solutions to Autodesk's construction portfolio. More>>
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