Vol. 12, No. 9, April 25, 2019
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Congratulations Alfred Steele Scholarship recipients!
We are pleased to announce that ASPE's Education Committee chose the following engineering students to receive 2019 Alfred Steele Scholarships:

  • Kirsten Joy Winthrop Collins, a member of the Central Florida Chapter, was awarded $2,000 to pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
  • Nora M. Ureche, a member of the Wisconsin Chapter, was awarded $2,000 to pursue a degree in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
  • Karlene C. Robich, a member of the Eastern Michigan Chapter, was awarded $1,000 to pursue a degree in Architectural Engineering from Lawrence Technological University.

Need fast answers to your design questions?
When you post a question on ASPE Connect, you are likely to receive at least five replies from other ASPE members within hours. "The level of expertise I see in these exchanges is priceless," says Steve Clayman of the Toronto Chapter. You can start asking your own questions and tap into this knowledge base at connect.aspe.org.

ASPE seeks working group members to develop a new standard on hot water system temperature maintenance
Volunteers with a technical background in designing plumbing systems, specifically domestic water heating systems, are needed to participate on Working Group 15 to develop a new American National Standard on system design methods used to regulate the temperature of water exiting a fixture or appliance in domestic water distribution systems. Ideal candidates would be plumbing system designers/engineers, piping system experts, code authorities, and others knowledgeable in plumbing system design techniques. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. Interested individuals are encouraged to fill out the application here: aspe.org/content/aspe-standards-committee-application.

Beware of 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium hotel scams
It has been brought to our attention that some members and exhibitors have been targeted by third-party companies attempting to solicit reservations at unauthorized hotels. They create websites and make phone calls and email solicitations using web domain names and email addresses that look similar to the official versions for the event, offering special discounted hotel rooms that do not exist with the goal of obtaining your credit card information.

ASPE is the official housing provider for the 2019 Tech Symposium and has worked with the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel to establish a room block for Symposium attendees and exhibitors. The only way you can obtain the special rate is through the 2019 Tech Symposium website: aspe.org/2019Tech.

Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than ASPE is not approved. In the event you are contacted, please proceed with caution and report any unauthorized solicitation to ASPE.

Earn CEUs at our upcoming educational opportunities

Just announced: free webinar for ASPE members on June 19
"New Technologies for Legionella and Pathogen Control," sponsored by Water Control Corp., will discuss the different methods of controlling Legionella/pathogen levels in plumbing systems, including cost comparisons (with pros and cons) with sample problems for participants to complete. Registration is now open, and you will earn 0.1 CEU for participating.

Springtime means time to get out of the office and network with ASPE Chapters
Several ASPE Chapters are holding golf outings in May, including Los Angeles and Orange County (May 3), New Jersey (May 6), and St. Louis (May 6), and the Buffalo-Niagara Women of ASPE are hosting a tour at The Richardson Olmstead Campus on May 2, to which all are invited. You can learn more about these networking events at aspe.org/chapterevents.

EPA announces Campus RainWorks Challenge winners
The winning designs incorporated a variety of green infrastructure practices to mitigate stormwater pollution, minimize flooding, increase resilience, and connect the local community to their watershed. More>>

NSF drinking water standards are now National Standards of Canada
The American National Standards for health effects of drinking water treatment chemicals (NSF/ANSI 60) and plumbing system components (NSF/ANSI 61) have been updated for the Canadian market. More>> 

Next week's ICC code hearings will be live streamed on iccsafe.org
Participants at the 2019 International Code Council Committee Action Hearings will consider potential changes to the IgCC, IECC, IBC, IRC, and IEBC, and the proceedings will be live streamed here: iccsafe.org/webcast. More information and the schedule can be found at media.iccsafe.org/2019_CAH.

Comments on the National Green Building Standard are sought
Changes to the second draft standard of the 2020 NGBS are available for public review until April 29, 2019. The public comment period for the second draft Standard Errata closes on May 5, 2019. More>>

ASHRAE publishes a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings
ASHRAE Guideline 34-2019 provides comprehensive descriptions of the processes and procedures to retrofit historic buildings, specifically listed buildings, to achieve greater measured efficiency. More>>

Registration is open for WEFTEC 2019
The Water Environment Federation's 92nd annual technical exhibition and conference will be held in Chicago on September 21–25, and the early bird deadline is July 12. More>>

New definitions for five refrigeration keywords are established
The International Institute of Refrigeration and ASHRAE have clarified the meaning of the following basic terminology used in the HVAC&R industry: cooling, refrigeration, chilling, freezing, and cold chain. More>>

Two ICC inspector certifications receive accreditation
The B1 Residential Building Inspector and B2 Commercial Building Inspector certifications went through a rigorous process by ANSI that aids in the development of an effective workforce credentialing market in the U.S. More>>

ANSI student paper competition deadline is April 30
This year's competition focuses on the theme, "How Do Standards Mitigate Disaster?" Eligible students must currently be enrolled full- or part-time in an associate, undergraduate, or graduate program in the U.S. More>>

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