ASPE Pipeline, Vol. 12, No. 11, May 23, 2019

Vol. 12, No. 11, May 23, 2019

American Society of Plumbing Engineers


Congratulations new CPDs!

We are pleased to announce that the following individuals passed the 2019 (CPD) exam:

Ghassan Abu Sultanah, CPD; Jason Adams, CPD; Robert Allen, CPD; Rohit Apte, CPD; Reza Bahador, CPD; Neil Baker, CPD; Clark Baker, CPD; Stephen Bales, CPD; Marcia Bartges, CPD; Ryan Beard, CPD; Scott Beckord, CPD; Hannah Berger, CPD; Austin Boggs, CPD; Shane Brant, CPD; Michael Brotherson, CPD; Susanne Brown, CPD; Brent Carlson, CPD; Cavis Carpenter, CPD; Sean Carroll, CPD; Francisco Javier Chaidez, CPD; Gregory Champion, CPD; Bill Cheek, CPD; George Clemenceau, CPD; Andrew Cole, CPD; Liza Cusimano, CPD; Geoffrey Damico, CPD; Richard Davis, CPD; Troy Dawes, CPD; David Desjardins, CPD; Sarah Deunay, CPD; Jeffrey Diekemper, CPD; Darko Dzeletovic, CPD; Brian Evans, CPD; Jay Ferrare, CPD; Jonathan Fitzsimmons, CPD; Matthew Folkedahl, CPD; Ian Frand, CPD; Jeffrey Gallagher, CPD; Mostafa Ghanem, CPD; Francisco Gomez, CPD; Patrick Hafner, CPD; Gary Hanks, CPD; Artin Haroutunian, CPD; Lingxiao He, CPD; Robert Healy, CPD; Richard Henry, CPD; Darren Horsfield, CPD; Ian Huynh, CPD; Gerald Johnson, CPD; Eric Jones, CPD; Hye Jin Kim, CPD; Louis King, CPD; Daniel Kingery, CPD; David Knifton, CPD; Rhea Lamoureux, CPD; Brian Lawson, CPD; Aaron Lenchner, CPD; Nicholas Lopilato, CPD; Mihail Manofu, CPD; Yolanda Mashni, CPD; Joseph Mastroluca, CPD; Mary Maxwell, CPD; Cheryl McDermott, CPD; Sean McIntosh, CPD; Adam McKinley, CPD; Jay Mehta, CPD; Brian Mena-Gunn, CPD; Timothy Morris, CPD; Anupam Nath, CPD; Zachary Nolan, CPD; Moolchand Pariag, CPD; Craig Parks, CPD; Brenda Pesmark, CPD; Michael Phillips, CPD; Marc Pisarek, CPD; Joe Rutledge, CPD; Grace Sack, CPD; Thomas Sauro, CPD; David Schlant, CPD; Laura Schulte, CPD; Naveen Kumar Shivanna, CPD; John Snell, CPD; Michael Spengler, CPD; Mark Spigarelli, CPD; Randy Stabnow, CPD; Tyler Stewart, CPD; Emily Strobridge, CPD; Stephen Sweeney, CPD; Dejan Tadic, CPD; Robert Teifer, CPD; David Texter, CPD; Michael Trinidad, CPD; Billy Turcios, CPD; Shawn Tyler, CPD; Art Urroz, CPD; Christopher Vallo, CPD; Israel Villanueva, CPD; Tyler Watson, CPD; Peter Weiss, CPD; Christopher Wilson, CPD; Christopher Winnie, CPD; Brandon Wolk, CPD; Mengyang Wu, CPD; Zachary Young, CPD; Rodolfo Zafra, CPD; Ruoting Zhang, CPD


Just announced: attend our next webinar at a reduced rate if you register by May 28

On June 12, presenter Bill Cheek, CPD, will discuss the considerations for plumbing design in a facilities management environment for healthcare, research, and educational facilities. ASPE members can attend this webinar for $49 if you register by May 28 at


Women of ASPE scholarship deadline is May 31

WOA has created a scholarship to help a deserving member attend ASPE’s in Pittsburgh on October 24–27 to promote the importance of fostering the growth and professional development of women in the field of engineering. You can learn about eligibility requirements and apply .


What are people saying about ASPE Connect?

  • “I am really impressed with the flow of knowledge on this site. Being in this business of engineering and construction for 53 years, I can say this blog is the most helpful and friendly around.” — David L. Lewis, Technical & Cx Project Director, St. Louis Chapter
  • “This forum is excellent, and responses are always quick and helpful.” — Andrew Peter, Piping Engineer, Central Florida Chapter
  • “This is a great forum and is very helpful.” — Scott Jackson, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Pittsburgh Chapter

Start getting answers to your design questions at .


Free Legionella webinar for ASPE members is being held June 19

, sponsored by Water Control Corp., will discuss the different methods of controlling Legionella/pathogen levels in plumbing systems, including cost comparisons with sample problems for participants to complete. This one-hour contact program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH. Can't attend the webinar on June 19? You're in luck. This webinar will be archived for viewing at a later date.



Only a few spaces are left to exhibit at the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium Product Show

Please help us thank the following sponsors who are exhibiting at the on October 24 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. To join them as a sponsor, click here

  • Platinum: Copper Development Association, Zurn
  • Gold: Permadrain LLC, Oatey, IPEX, Charlotte Pipe, Rheem, ICC, NIBCO, Equipment Controls Co.
  • Silver: IAPMO, Corzan Piping Systems, NSF International, McWane Plumbing Group, Navien, ThermOmegaTech, MiFab, Eaton, GF Piping Systems, Mueller Streamline, Kholer
  • Bronze: AK Industries, Airvac, Kemper Water Control Systems, Watts Water, Taco Comfort Solutions, LiquiTech, Highland Tank, QuantumFlo, JR Smith Manufacturing Inc., Caleffi, Poloplast, OmegaFlex, Apollo Valve, Cemline

Our next regional workshop is almost sold out!

On June 27–28, our in Rosemont, Illinois will cover the design, sizing, and equipment selection for storm drainage, domestic hot and cold water, water heating, sanitary sewer, and natural gas systems. This workshop awards 1.3 CEUs.


Network with local industry professionals at ASPE Chapter events

Upcoming networking and professional development events include a Dayton minor league baseball outing on May 31, a Philadelphia WOA event on June 5, and a Kansas City golf outing on June 10. You can learn more at .



May 20–26 is 2019 Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

This year’s theme is “Pool Chemistry for Healthy and Safe Swimming.” The CDC provides numerous tools and resources to promote ways to prevent disease outbreaks, drowning, and pool chemical injuries.


ASPE Affiliate Sponsor RWC pledges support for CPC Navajo Mountain

The next Community Plumbing Challenge on June 3-7 will deliver running water and safe wastewater disposal for a series of family homes situated in the remote Piute Mesa area of Navajo Mountain on the Arizona-Utah border. Sponsorship and participation opportunities are still available.


ICC-ES verifies ASPE Affiliate Sponsor Uponor’s marketing claims

The specific claim is that in-slab installation of pre-sleeved AquaPEX piping has less overall energy consumption (heat and pressure losses) than overhead insulated copper pipe under optimized conditions.


Registration is open for a new PMI online course on Legionella

,” open to both PMI members and nonmembers, is a follow-up to “.”

2019 ARCSA Annual Conference is being held December 2–5

You can now register at for this conference being co-located with the Irrigation Association’s 2019 Irrigation Show in Las Vegas. The early bird rate ends October 31.


SFPE seeks rising leader nominations

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers is now accepting nomination for the Top 5 under 35 at . Nominations are due no later than June 3.


ASHRAE launches a new webpage focused on refrigeration

The features resources, information, and publications concerning refrigeration and refrigerants such as standards, design guides, ASHRAE courses, and more.


ANSI releases World Standards Week 2019 schedule

This year’s events during the week of November 4-8 in Washington, D.C. are designed to inspire open dialogue about standardization, conformity assessment, and workforce development priorities.


NCARB celebrates its 100th anniversary

Founded by architects from 13 licensing boards in 1919, NCARB’s original mission was to set national standards for registration and facilitate licensure between states.


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