Vol. 12, No. 6, March 14, 2019
2019 CPD exam registration closes in one week
Don't wait any longer! Register now at aspe.org/cpdexam for the 2019 exam, which is being held at testing sites around the world on April 3, 4, and 5. For more information on eligibility, what to expect on the testing day, reference materials, and study options, check out our new 2019 CPD Exam Overview and Highlights informational video.
You still have time to register for our webinar on sprinkler shop drawings
On March 20 at 2 p.m. EDT, our next one-hour webinar will explain the items required by NFPA 13 to be shown on shop drawings and the most common corrections found during the review process. You will earn 0.1 CEU for participating, and registration is open at aspe.org/ShopDrawingWebinar.
2020 Emerging Water Technology Symposium announces call for abstracts
ASPE is pleased to once again be co-convening this biennial event with the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC). The EWTS provides a forum for industry experts to learn about emerging technologies and best practices to mitigate threats to water safety. You can learn more about the call for abstracts here.
ASPE seeks public comments on revised rainwater harvesting standard
Working Group 63 has updated the 2013 version of ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 63: Rainwater Catchment Systems and seeks input on the proposed changes. The scope of this standard covers requirements for the design and installation of rainwater catchment systems that utilize the principle of collecting and using precipitation from a rooftop and other hard, impervious building surfaces. The draft and comment form can be found at aspe.org/publicreview. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. EDT on April 22, 2019.
Registration for the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium will open next month
Save the date! The 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium will be held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27 and will include in-depth technical education sessions, the ASPE Young Professionals Leadership Academy, a Women of ASPE meetup, and other networking events. In addition, the Tech Symposium Product Show will give attendees exclusive access to event sponsors:
- Platinum: Copper Development Association, Zurn
- Gold: Permadrain LLC, Oatey, IPEX, Charlotte Pipe, Rheem, ICC
- Silver: IAPMO, Corzan Piping Systems, NSF International, McWane Plumbing Group, Navien, ThermOmegaTech, MiFab, Eaton, GF Piping Systems, Mueller Streamline
- Bronze: AK Industries, Airvac, Kemper Water Control Systems, Watts Water, Taco Comfort Solutions, LiquiTech
Just announced: Legionella risk management webinar
On April 18, the one-hour webinar "Legionella: Plumbing Design Methodology to Reduce Risk" will review equipment that kills or captures bacteria, general plumbing system design/selections to consider to eliminate bacteria growth locations, and considerations in piping materials to promote flow. Registration is open at aspe.org/LegionellaRiskWebinar.
New Read, Learn, Earn submission incentive for ASPE members is launched
Every month, ASPE members are now eligible to win a $25 coupon toward an ASPE Bookstore purchase by completing the current Read, Learn, Earn article. Just take the quiz, and you are automatically entered. The first drawing will happen in April 2019 for quizzes completed in March 2019 for article #269. You can learn more here.
New volunteer opportunities with the Community Plumbing Challenge are available
One project slated for June is the next installment of the Navajo Nation program to bring safe running water and sanitation to the people of the Navajo Nation on the Arizona/New Mexico border. Another project slated for the end of May will focus on installing safe water and sanitation systems for schools in Kathmandu, Nepal. You can learn more about these opportunities and apply here.
Fix a Leak Week starts next Monday
This annual EPA water conservation initiative reinforces the need for residents to find and fix common household leaks that can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water per year in the U.S. More>>
Revised Canadian regulations for lead in drinking water are released
Health Canada has updated the national drinking water guideline to reduce the maximum acceptable concentration of lead from 0.01 mg/L, set in 1992, to 0.005 mg/L. More>>
Registration is open for the 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference
This event is being held in Kansas City on June 22–26 and will include sessions addressing current trends and technologies in the HVAC&R industry, as well as tours, social events, and a keynote message from Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut, advisor, and author. More>>
IAPMO seeks plumbing and mechanical systems experts to help develop new standards
The standards will cover automatic water leak detection devices and electronic plumbing supply system integrity detection devices for commercial and residential applications. Applications to join the Technical Subcommittee are due March 22. More>>
Proposed changes to the 2020 We-Stand have been published
The 2020 Public Proposal Monograph will be reviewed by the We-Stand Technical Committee at its meeting on April 9–10 in Ontario, California. More>>
CSA seeks comments on amendments to thermoplastic piping standards
Amendments to the CSA B1800-18 Series–Thermoplastic nonpressure piping compendium are now posted for public review on the CSA Draft Review site.
IWSH announces 2019 essay scholarship contest
Applicants must be a current high school senior, or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college, or university, or an apprentice program. Submissions are due April 30. More>>
New Women in Mechanical Construction group is launched
The program by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada will promote inclusiveness in the mechanical contracting industry, while inviting women to share experiences, explore new opportunities, and learn new skills to assist in career advancement. More>>
Milwaukee School of Engineering wins the MCAA19 Student Chapter Competition
The teams were tasked with being the prime contractor for the plumbing, piping, and HVAC work for a renovation project at Indiana University's Memorial Football Stadium. More>>
ICC signs an MOA with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
The formal strategic partnership will promote the use of U.S. building codes and standards and ensure worldwide public safety in construction and infrastructure. More>>
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