ASPE Pipeline, Vol. 12, No. 13, June 20, 2019

Vol. 12, No. 13, June 20, 2019


American Society of Plumbing Engineers


Don't miss out on early bird savings!

ASPE's will be held on October 24–27 at the Wyndham Grand in Downtown Pittsburgh. This biennial event will offer nonstop professional development and networking opportunities for plumbing industry professionals, including , the , an , a , and evening social events. Early bird pricing ends on June 30, so to save.


ASPE mourns the passing of long-time LA Chapter member and ASPE Fellow, Haig Demergian, PE, CPD

Haig joined ASPE in 1970 and was an instrumental member of the Los Angeles Chapter, serving for many years as the Education Chair, and for 10 years he was an instructor at UCLA Extension, teaching plumbing design. His career spanned more than 45 years in plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection engineering for governmental, institutional, industrial, and private projects. Visitation and funeral services will be held on June 25–26 at .


Two new sponsors support the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium

Please help us welcome SeeWater (Silver) and Armstrong Fluid Technology (Bronze), who join our and exhibitors at the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium Product Show on October 24 in Pittsburgh. The offers an excellent chance to get your product questions answered by the experts and possibly even influence future product designs. Join your peers, grab a drink, and get a bite to eat at this engaging event!


Log in to ASPE Connect by the end of June for your chance to win

In this member-only community you can get answers to your most pressing design questions almost immediately. If you and fill out your profile during the month of June, you will be entered to win a free archived ASPE webinar. Get started today at .


Just announced: Introduction to Navisworks webinar on July 12

ASPE’s Vice President, Education, Blair Minyard, PE, CPD, CDT, will introduce participants to the software application of Navisworks for individuals throughout the plumbing industry. You can sign up for this webinar at our new education community at .


2019 CPDT exam is being held September 16–22

ASPE's (CPDT) designation recognizes outstanding plumbing system designers who are in the early stage of their career and is intended as a precursor to the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) designation. Registration for the 2019 exam is now open at .


Learn more about siphonic roof drainage at our webinar on August 8

, sponsored by MIFAB and free for ASPE members, will help participants understand the value a siphonic system can bring to their projects—both the monetary value and also the improved efficiency/safety. This one-hour contact program offers 0.1 CEU.


Join ASPE’s Chicago Chapter at their 50th anniversary celebration

The Chapter will be celebrating this milestone with a along the Chicago River on July 26. Also, ASPE’s Charlotte Chapter is holding a on June 27 at the Embassy Suites Uptown in Charlotte. You can learn more about these and other upcoming networking opportunities at .



Billions of people globally do not have safely managed drinking water

Even though 1.8 billion people have gained access to basic drinking water services since the turn of the century, vast inequalities still exist in accessibility, availability, and quality, according to a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization.


CPC Navajo Mountain concludes successfully

The international team of tradespeople brought clean, running water and safe wastewater disposal to a series of homes on a Navajo reservation in a remote mountainous region on the Arizona-Utah border.


ASSE publishes revised performance requirements for plumbing

applies to the plumbing aspects of residential food waste disposers designed to reduce food waste particle sizes for discharging into sanitary drainage systems, and establishes design and performance requirements for freeze-resistant dual-check backflow preventer wall hydrants.


Register soon for Empowering Women in Industry 2019 to save

This one-day conference scheduled for September 26 in Chicago will be filled with keynotes and interactive workshops on topics designed for women in male-dominated industries. The early bird rate ends June 30.


Comments on the 2022 FGI Guidelines are due June 30

The Facility Guidelines Institute seeks suggestions for improvements for clarity or to better support clinical practices, infection prevention and control, and safe and effective patient and resident care in hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities.


Early bird deadline for IAPMO’s 90th annual Education and Business Conference is August 23

is being held in Reno on September 22–26 and will include education sessions, keynote speakers, exhibitors, a golf outing, and more.

Registration is open for the 2019 ICC Annual Conference and hearings

The Code Council looks forward to industry participation in on October 20–30 in Las Vegas, which will include the Group B Public Comment Hearings, the Building Safety & Design Expo, an education program, and more networking activities.


NSF announces international speakers for the Legionella Conference 2019

An international lineup of public health and sustainability experts from four continents will discuss complex hospital water systems, cooling towers, proactive water quality monitoring, and other topics at the on September 11–13 in Los Angeles.


Rheem acquires a leading high-efficiency gas boiler and water heater manufacturer

Intergas, the brand leader in the Netherlands for condensing boilers, will join Rheem’s Global Water Division and operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Paloma Rheem Global Inc.


PHCC Connect 2019 heads to Indianapolis

On October 2–4, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association will offer education sessions, a product showcase, the co-located 2019 RSES Conference, tours, and more at .


Save the date for the 2020 CMPX Show

The 2020 Canadian Plumbing & Mechanical Exposition will be held in Toronto on March 25–27.


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