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Vol. 12, No. 3, January 31, 2019
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Deadline to apply for ASPE's committees is today
Members: if you would like to volunteer to serve on one of ASPE's committees, please submit an application by tonight. The committees looking for volunteers are ASPE Young Professionals, Bylaws, Credentialing, Education, Legislative, Long-Range Planning, Membership, Nominating, PE Working Group, Technical & Research, and Women of ASPE. Go to aspe.org/committees to learn more about these committees and apply.

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 John Lansing, CPD, LEED Green Associate, as a contributor to Chapter 6: Domestic Water Heating Systems. You can find the corrected page here.

2019 CPD exam has been extended to three days and practice exams are now available
The 2019 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam now will be held on April 3, 4, and 5 at testing centers around the world, and registration is open until March 21. 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), and you also can sign up for practice exams here.

It's cold outside—stay indoors and take advantage of ASPE's online education opportunities
In addition to our one-hour archived webinars, ASPE also has a new three-hour online Fire Protection Systems Course as well as 10 75-minute technical education sessions from the 2018 Convention & Expo. All of them can be viewed at your leisure, and the webinars and technical education sessions also offer CEUs for your credential recertification requirements.

Uponor renews as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor for 2019
Uponor is a leading international systems and solutions provider for safe drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling, and reliable infrastructure. ASPE's Affiliate Sponsor Program helps manufacturers and service providers directly connect with our 6,400+ members and the industry at large through year-round exposure and recognition on ASPE's website, in publications, on social media, and at ASPE events. 
To learn how to take advantage of these benefits, visit aspe.org/affiliates.

 

Members: the first-quarter 2019 Board Report is now available
2018–2020 ASPE Board of Directors members share their thoughts on Society activities since the election last fall in the newest edition of the "ASPE Board Report," which members can download at aspe.org/bodnewsletter.

2019 Tech Symposium presentation proposals are due February 15
The 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium will be held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27, and we are currently taking proposals for 90-minute technical education 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

Upcoming workshops are selling out—register soon!
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 in Irvine, our Medical Gas Design Workshop will feature a step-by-step discussion of regulations and proceed through piping, valving, alarming, selection of source equipment, and pipe sizing. Each workshop awards 0.7 CEUs or 7.0 PDHs.

Learn how to responsibly review sprinkler shop drawings at our March webinar
On March 20, presenter Richard Alpert, PE, will explain the items required by NFPA 13 to be shown on shop drawings and the most common corrections found during the shop drawing review process. This one-hour webinar awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH, and registration is open at aspe.org/ShopDrawingWebinar.

Do you know when the first standardized plumbing principles in the U.S. were accepted?
On February 11, 1924, Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, recognized the completion of "Recommended Minimum Requirements for Plumbing," which served as the basis of plumbing codes in the United States and many national plumbing codes around the world. You can read Mr. Hoover's acceptance letter and the document here.

Engineers Without Borders NYC seeks a mechanical project manager for a project in Kenya
The mechanical construction manager will be tasked with overseeing construction of the mechanical portions of a project to improve the rainwater harvesting systems at the Miumbuni Primary School during the last two weeks of April. For more information, contact Domenico DiGregorio at dom@plumberswithoutborders.org.

Are you ready for Eweek and Girl Day?
Make DiscoverE.org your one-stop shop for a plethora of resources you can use to engage students and celebrate engineers during Engineers Week (February 17–23) and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (February 21).

Updated Professional Qualifications Standard for Medical Gas Systems Personnel is available
ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 6000-2018 incorporates the new and/or changed medical gas-related requirements of NFPA 99-2018: Health Care Facilities Code. More>>

IAPMO offers an amnesty program for expired professional certifications
The program allows individuals with expired IAPMO professional certifications to renew at a reduced cost, and they will receive new credentials after they pass the relevant amnesty exam. More>>

ICC Group B Committee Action Hearings are taking place on April 28 – May 8
The hearings provide code officials, engineers, and energy conservation professionals with the opportunity to provide input on proposed changes to the Group B International Codes, which include the IBC, IEBC, IECC, IgCC, and IRC. More>>

ASME launches a new automated Standards Update Notifications system
Through the system, subscribers will be informed via email when an update to an ASME standard has been published. The system will not provide a copy of the standard, only notification that it has been updated. Users can sign up for specific updates here.

Registration is open for the 2019 World Plumbing Conference
The triennial World Plumbing Conference in Melbourne on September 11–13 will offer a unique opportunity for the global plumbing community to come together for knowledge sharing, networking, and professional development.

WQA celebrates its 70th anniversary
This year marks seven decades of leadership in water quality for the Water Quality Association, which unveiled a special logo with the phrase, "Water quality solutions for 70 years and beyond." More>>

ICC CEO joins the NIBS Board of Directors
Dominic Sims, CBO, was appointed to a three-year term on the National Institute of Building Sciences' Board as a representative of standards organizations in the industry. More>>

ANSI releases 100-year history report
The document takes a look at some of the recent standards and conformity assessment activities the Institute has led, in collaboration with its members and partners, to drive U.S. competitiveness, innovation, and quality of life. More>>

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