Vol. 12, No. 4, February 14, 2019
2019 ASPE Tech Symposium presentation proposals are due tomorrow
This is your last chance to submit a presentation proposal for the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium, which will be held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27. We are looking for 90-minute technical sessions on a variety of topics for plumbing system design professionals at all career levels. You can submit your proposal at aspe.org/CallforPresenters, and those who are chosen will be notified by May 1.
2019 Engineers Week starts on Sunday
This annual celebration is a time to increase public dialogue about the importance of engineers and to bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents to help encourage the next generation of professionals. ASPE encourages all of our members and industry friends to get involved and help spread the word about our exciting industry. You can find ideas and resources at DiscoverE, and ASPE also offers youth outreach materials here.
Special Engineers Week discount for ASPE members
To show our appreciation for our members' dedication to the plumbing engineering profession, ASPE is offering all members a 20% discount off everything in our bookstore. Just go to aspe.org/product-detail from February 15–23, 2019 and use the promo code EWEEK when you check out.
ASPE's 2019 Workshop Series travels to Irvine next week
Act fast! Registration for the Intermediate Plumbing Design Workshop on February 21 and the Medical Gas Design Workshop on February 22, both in Irvine, California, closes tomorrow. ASPE also is holding a CPD Review Class in Irvine on February 23–24 to help candidates prepare to take the 2019 CPD exam, and registration for it also closes tomorrow.
Learn how to review sprinkler shop drawings at our next webinar
On March 20, presenter Richard Alpert, PE, will provide an introduction into the review of sprinkler system shop drawings from the perspective of the responsible engineer. He will explain the items required by NFPA 13 to be shown on shop drawings and the most common corrections found during the review process. This one-hour webinar awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH, and registration is open at aspe.org/ShopDrawingWebinar.
2019 CPD exam registration closes March 21
The 2019 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam has been extended to three days (April 3, 4, and 5), so you have even more opportunity to take the exam this year. In addition to the CPD Review Class in Irvine, ASPE is also holding a class in Pittsburgh on March 2–3. If you can't make it to one of the review classes, ASPE also offers the CPD Review Webinar Series and practice exams to help you prepare.
2019 ASPE Tech Symposium sponsorships are selling out quickly
We are pleased to announce that the following companies have already signed up to sponsor the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium, and these sponsors also will be exhibiting at the exclusive Product Show at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown on October 24. To join them as a sponsor/exhibitor, download the sponsorship brochure here or contact Director of Affiliate Relations Brian Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Platinum: Copper Development Association, Zurn
- Gold: Permadrain LLC, Oatey, IPEX, Charlotte Pipe
- Silver: IAPMO, Corzan Piping Systems, NSF International, McWane Plumbing Group, Navien, ThermOmegaTech, MiFab, Eaton
- Bronze: AK Industries, Airvac, Kemper Water Control Systems, Watts Water
Legionella Conference 2019 is being held in Los Angeles on September 11–13
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WaterSense webinar on proposed plumbing fixture specifications is being held this afternoon
At 2 p.m. EST, WaterSense will hold a webinar to review its specifications for tank-type toilets, lavatory faucets and faucet accessories, showerheads, flushing urinals, and weather-based irrigation controllers to determine if there is a need to revise them. More>>
DiscoverE seeks input on what inspires engineers
Please take a few minutes to complete the Global Engineer Survey to share the influences that led you into engineering to help inspire the future workforce.
Illinois leads as the top state for LEED in 2018
Illinois certified 172 green building projects, representing 5.31 square feet of LEED-certified space per resident. Massachusetts, Washington, New York, and Texas round out the top five. More>>
Deadline to apply for the USPSHTC Technical Subcommittee has been extended
Those who wish to serve on the committee that will develop the 2021 edition of the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code must apply by February 28. More>>
Solid waste containment interceptor experts are needed to help develop a new standard
The IAPMO Z1167 Technical Subcommittee will develop a standard on solid waste containment interceptors intended for specialty uses that will include requirements for materials, physical characteristics, performance testing, and markings. More>>
LEED v4.1 is open for registration
The newest versions of LEED for new construction and interior spaces help improve energy performance and emphasize human health and integrative building design. More>>
New Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is formed
The new organization is the result of a merger between the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF). More>>
ASHRAE 365 app is launched
The new app provides year-round updates on events, standards, education, membership, and other ASHRAE resources. More>>
ICC partners with the Italian National Research Council
The agreement will help streamline evaluation processes for manufacturers in the U.S. and Italy to help improve market access for safe and compliant building materials. More>>
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