ASPE Joins IAPMO and WQRF in Revising Hunter's Curve
The research project will result in a new methodology for sizing plumbing systems using high-efficiency fixtures.
Attention Members: ASPE Headquarters Communications Will Be Affected May 17
Due to system upgrades, ASPE staff will have limited access to voicemail and email on Friday, May 17. We apologize for any inconvenience.
ASPE Joins the Licensing that Works Coalition
The Coalition's aim is to strengthen the push to make the four-year bachelor’s degree the mandatory educational requirement for licensure as a professional engineer in the United States.
Rainwater Catchment Systems Standard Is Open for Second Public Review
The draft revisions are now open for public comment until 11:59 CST on May 3, 2013.
ASPE Signs MOU with ASSE
The intent of the memorandum of understanding is to jointly advance the organizations' mutual interests in the safe design and installation of plumbing systems.
ASPE Forms New Committee to Help Develop National BIM Standard
To ensure the National BIM Standard–United States™ accurately references the needs of plumbing engineers, ASPE recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™.
AEC Daily Joins ASPE’s CEU Provider Program
Now eligible for ASPE’s CEU Provider Program are two of AEC Daily’s continuing education courses: “Tankless Water Heating Solutions” and “Cost-Effective Energy Savings with Drain Water Heat Recovery.”
NSF International Joins IAPMO in Co-Sponsoring ARCSA/ASPE Rainwater Catchment System Design Standard
NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences, and consumer goods industries, has signed an agreement to co-sponsor an American National Standard on rainwater catchment systems being developed by ASPE and ARCSA.
IAPMO Joins ASPE’s Affiliate Sponsorship Program for 2013
IAPMO has been protecting the public’s health and safety for more than 85 years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.
ASPE Convention & Exposition Named One of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Tradeshows in 2012
Total attendance for the 2012 Convention & Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina was 4,161, an increase of 12 percent over 2010.
Siphonic Roof Drainage Systems Design Standard Opens for First Public Review
ASPE 45: Siphonic Roof Drainage, a standard that was first published in 2007, has gone through extensive revision, and comments on the draft revisions will be accepted until 11:59 CDT on March 24, 2013.
Guardian Equipment Joins ASPE’s CEU Provider Program
ASPE’s CEU Provider Program allows participating organizations to issue ASPE continuing education units for their professional development programs.
Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association Joins ASPE’s CEU Provider Program
PPFA joins a growing list of highly respected industry organizations that want to increase their visibility and enhance the desirability of their educational programs.
ASPE Joins Industry Leaders to Convene the Fourth International Emerging Technology Symposium
The 2014 International Emerging Technology Symposium (ETS) will be held April 23-24, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.
Copper Development Association Inc. Joins ASPE’s Affiliate Sponsorship Program for 2013
As an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor, CDA benefits from numerous opportunities to heighten awareness of its services within ASPE’s membership as well as the general plumbing industry.
ASPE Holiday Office Closing
The ASPE office will be closed from Monday, December 24, 2012 until January 2, 2013.
ASPE Announces Viega as an Affiliate Sponsor for 2013
Viega joins the growing list of manufacturers that are taking advantage of this new program.
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Joins ASPE’s Affiliate Sponsorship Program for 2013
ASPE Affiliate Sponsors can use the special ASPE logo to indicate their participation in the program.
ASPE Supports Engineers Without Borders USA
Through our partnership with Knovel, ASPE is donating access to our technical content to Engineers Without Borders USA for one year.
ASPE Announces Armstrong International as an Affiliate Sponsor for 2013
This new program is open to all plumbing product manufacturers that want to gain greater exposure of their brand within ASPE's membership base.
ASPE Is Moving!
Services may be affected until December 4 as ASPE moves into its new office.
Rainwater Catchment Systems Standard Is Open for Public Review
Comments will be accepted on the proposed new American National Standard, ARCSA/ASPE 63: Rainwater Catchment Systems, until January 18, 2013.
ASPE Research Foundation Releases Groundbreaking Storm Drainage System Report
Due to its impact on plumbing system design, the ASPE RF Board of Directors voted to make the report available to everyone in the plumbing industry.
ASPE Joins Consortium Members to Discuss Lead-Reduction Law
On November 9, members of the Get The Lead Out Plumbing Consortium met with the media to explain how the group is helping the industry understand the federal "lead-free" law.
PERC Drainline Carry Report Is Now Available
The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition, of which ASPE is a member, has released its long-anticipated study, The Drainline Transport of Solid Waste in Buildings.
Patterson Pump Co. Receives ASPE's Industry Award
The award was presented for the company's longstanding support of ASPE and the plumbing engineering industry and its outstanding service to the advancement of plumbing engineering technology.
2012 ASPE Convention & Exposition Exceeds Expectations
Total attendance increased 12 percent and manufacturer participation grew by 15 percent over the 2012 ASPE Convention & Exposition in Philadelphia.
New Student Chapter Formed in Chicago
ASPE's most recent Student Chapter was formed at Illinois Institute of Technology, a private Ph.D-granting university offering programs in engineering, architecture, business, and law.
ASPE Seeks Member Input on Water Conservation Standard
Comments should be sent to Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE, by November 30.
Past President Philip French, PE, FASPE, Receives Donald F. Dickerson Founders Award
He received the award for his lifetime achievements, dedication, and promotion of the Society, its mission, and the plumbing engineering profession.
New Class of ASPE Fellows Inducted during the 2012 ASPE Banquet
Seven new ASPE Fellows joined the Kenneth G. Wentink College of Fellows on October 30, 2012.
ASPE Research Foundation Honors IAPMO and Professor John Swaffield with Awards
The Award of Distinction and Award of Scientific Achievement were announced during the 2012 ASPE Convention & Exposition.
Distinguished Service Awards Bestowed on Former ASPE Board Members
At the 2012 ASPE Banquet, William "Billy" Smith, FASPE, and Norman Parks, CPD, CET, received Distinguished Service Awards for their dedication to the Society.
Past ASPE President Julius Ballanco Receives Prestigious Award of Merit
At the 2012 ASPE Banquet, Julius A. Ballanco, PE, CPD, FASPE, was awarded the George W. Runkle Award of Merit.
2012-2014 ASPE Board of Directors Announced
At the 2012 ASPE Business Meeting on October 27-28, chapter delegates elected the 2012-2014 ASPE board of directors.
ASPE Joins Industry Leaders to Help Get the Lead Out
A consortium of plumbing manufacturers and industry trade associations recently met in Chicago to start developing strategies to alert and prepare industry constituents for upcoming changes in the allowable level of lead in plumbing products.
McClure Engineering Joins ASPE's Honor Roll of Employers
McClure Engineering in St. Louis was nominated by its employees for ASPE's Honor Roll of Employers for the company's support in helping employees become ASPE members and participate in ASPE events.
ASPE and CCSF Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Plumbing Technician Certification Program
In collaboration with the City College of San Francisco, ASPE will use the grant to develop an associate degree program in plumbing engineering design as well as a certification program for plumbing engineering design technicians.
2012-2014 Board of Directors Candidates Announced
Elections will be held at the 2012 Business Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina this October.
ASPE Announces a New Local Chapter in Evansville, Indiana
The new satellite chapter is under the jurisdiction of the Central Indiana Chapter and will serve the professional development needs of plumbing engineers in southern Indiana and western Kentucky.
ASPE Research Foundation Receives a Generous Donation from ASSE
The donation will be used to help fund a project on biofilm growth in manual and electronic faucets.
Kyle Petty Announced as the 2012 ASPE Convention & Exposition Keynote Speaker
All 2012 Convention & Exposition attendees are invited to hear Kyle Petty's keynote address on Monday, October 29.
ASPE Congratulates the New CPDs
Dozens of plumbing engineers join the ranks of those designated as Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD).
Three Engineering Students Receive 2012 Alfred Steele Engineering Scholarships
Jingyu Lee, Elizabeth Mende, and Veronica Mende will use the awards to help finance their degrees in engineering for the 2012-2013 school year.
ASPE Approved as an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer
As an ANSI-accredited standards developer, ASPE now may sponsor documents for approval by ANSI’s Board of Standards Review as meeting certain criteria regarding due process in development to be designated as American National Standards.
ASPE Research Foundation Elects New Board of Directors
The 2012-2013 ASPE Research Foundation board of directors will be responsible for implementing several new research projects in the coming year.
ASPE Signs Memorandum of Understanding with NSF
On May 15, ASPE signed an agreement with NSF International to write standards that benefit the public health, develop educational programs, and promote conferences highlighting water quality and conservation.
ASPE and CIPH Sign Mou
This agreement is designed to establish a framework for cooperation that will enable the exchange of information regarding the American and Canadian plumbing products and systems industries.
Donald F. Dickerson, First ASPE President, Passes Away
Donald F. Dickerson, PE, CPD, FASPE, one of the founders of ASPE, died on Saturday, March 24, at Tarzana Memorial Hospital.
Legislative Committee Seeks Member Input on Industry Documents
Comments on the LEED Rating System and the Accessible Buildings Standard are being sought for submission to the USGBC and ICC respectively.
New ASPE Student Chapter Formed at Wentworth Institute of Technology
The chapter is currently comprised of 13 students representing Bachelor of Science programs in mechanical engineering technology and architecture.
ASPE Members Awarded Life Memberships
The ASPE board of directors voted to honor John Nussbaum and Edwin Hawley from the Eastern Michigan Chapter with Life Memberships at its January 2012 meeting.
Brian Henry Appointed Affiliate Liaison to the ASPE Board of Directors
He replaces Billy Smith, former ASPE Vice President, Affiliate, who stepped down from his position earlier this year.
ASPE Partners with TMB
ASPE has signed a publishing partnership with TMB Publishing Inc., in which TMB’s monthly magazine, Plumbing Engineer, will become “The Official Publication of ASPE” effective March 1 and will replace ASPE’s publication, Plumbing Systems & Design.
2012 CPD Examination Registration Is Now Open
Anyone interested in taking the CPD exam this year may now register to sit for the exam on either April 19 or April 20.
ASPE CEO Appointed to IAS Technical Advisory Council
The International Accreditation Service (IAS) Technical Advisory Council for the newly approved IAS Personnel Certification Body Accreditation Program will assist in the recognition of companies and organizations that provide the highest quality personnel certification services.
ASPE Announces New ICC Committee Appointments
Several ASPE members have been selected to represent the Society on International Code Council code development committees.
ASPE Announces 2012-2015 Strategic Blueprint
The goals and objectives identified in the document are aimed at enhancing the plumbing engineering profession, particularly by providing opportunities for professional development and career growth for ASPE members.
ASPE Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Hot Water Temperature & Control Standard
The public comment period will be open until noon on December 30, 2011.
ASPE and IAPMO Sign Agreement to Develop Green Plumbing Design Certification
At the 2011 Technical Symposium, ASPE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials signed a MOU to develop a program to test and train plumbing engineers and designers in green plumbing design.
ASPE and ASSE Agree to Develop Joint Dictionary
The plumbing dictionary, published by ASPE and the American Society of Sanitary Engineering, will be released in mid-2012.
ASPE Announces Another Member Benefit
The Plumbing Engineering & Design Handbook of Tables App is now available FREE for all members to download.
ASPE Seeks Member Input on Upcoming ICC Code Cycle
The Legislative Committee is compiling an official ASPE response and would like member comments on ICC code changes.
ASPE and ARCSA Sign Joint Standards Development Agreement
ASPE and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association will be developing a new standard for rainwater catchment system design.
ASPE Seeks Comments to IAPMO Green Supplement
ASPE is developing a response to IAPMO's call for public comment to proposed changes to the Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement and would like member input.
ASPE Executive Director/CEO Joins ASSE Product Standards Committee
Jim Kendzel, CAE, recently was appointed to the American Society of Sanitary Engineering's Product Standards Committee.
ASPE Introduces Its All-New Career Center
The ASPE Career Center is where plumbing engineers connect with the industry's top firms.
ASPE Joins with IAPMO on Hunter’s Curve Revisions
ASPE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials are working toward revising Hunter's curves for high-efficiency fixtures.
ASPE Launches a New Program for Continuing Education Providers
Professional development providers can enhance their programs by becoming an approved ASPE CEU Provider.
ASPE Supports NSF Funding
On July 11, ASPE joined more than 150 science and engineering associations in support of maintaining future funding for research through the National Science Foundation.
ASPE Facilitates Meeting of Plumbing Organizations to Discuss Johns Hopkins Study
On June 7, several leading North American plumbing organizations met in Chicago to discuss a study by Johns Hopkins on hands-free faucets.
Dave Jern Is Appointed ASPE's Director of Affiliate Relations
In this new position, Dave will work closely with Vice President, Affiliate Billy Smith to strengthen relationships between engineers and manufacturers.
ASPE Signs MOU with ABPA
The American Backflow Prevention Association is the latest industry group to align with ASPE.
ASPE Student Members Win $100,000 in MIT Competition
David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni, who are Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management MBA candidates, recently won the grand prize in MIT’s annual $100K Business Plan Competition for their waste-conversion startup company Sanergy.
ASPE Members: New Special Offer Provides 20% Off ICC Memberships
This new special membership offer allows ASPE members to join the International Code Council at a discounted rate.
Registration for the 2011 ASPE Technical Symposium Is Open!
This year's premier plumbing engineering educational event will be held Oct. 27-30 in Orlando, Florida.
ASPE Responds to Johns Hopkins Hands-free Faucets Study
ASPE is coordinating a meeting of industry stakeholders to respond to a report that links hands-free faucets and bacteria growth.
ASPE Research Foundation and IAMPO Collaborate on Roof Drain Testing
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has signed an agreement to help sponsor the testing portion of a roof drain performance project developed by the ASPE Research Foundation.
ASPE Joins the World Plumbing Council
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers is honored to announce their acceptance by the World Plumbing Council as a Full member.
Purchase the Illustrated Plumbing Codes Design Handbook Now and Save 10 Percent!
ASPE's brand-new publication is a must-have for plumbing engineers and designers using the International Plumbing Code and Uniform Plumbing Code. Pre-sale is going on now!
ASPE Joins the Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition
On Monday, Feb. 21, ASPE became the sixth member organization of PERC.
ASPE Seeks Members to Serve on ICC Committees as an ASPE Representative
In line with the Society's commitment to have a positive impact on codes and standards impacting the plumbing engineering community, ASPE is asking for members' help in serving as an ASPE representative on various International Code Council committees.
ASPE Charters Its 62nd Chapter: Long Island
The ASPE board of directors has approved a petition of charter for the Long Island Chapter.
ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel Invited to Sit on Residential Sprinkler System Accreditation Program Committee
ASPE has and continues to strongly support the use of residential fire sprinkler systems. As a show of our support, Jim Kendzel, ASPE Executive Director/CEO, will serve on an Advisory Committee developing an accreditation program for organizations providing residential fire sprinkler design, installation, and maintenance services.
ASPE Celebrates National Engineers Week
ASPE is participating in National Engineers Week, being held February 20-26, 2011.
CPD Exam Registration Is Open
Registration for the 2011 Certified in Plumbing Design Examination is now available online.
2010-2012 Board of Directors Elected
At the Business Meeting during the 2010 ASPE Convention in Philadelphia, the chapter delegates elected the 2010-2012 board of directors.
ASPE Hires New Executive Director
James Kendzel has been named ASPE's new executive director starting mid-December.
President Obama Supports Residential Sprinkler Systems
In the second paragraph of his Oct. 1, 2010 Fire Prevention Week Proclamation, President Obama says, “Residential sprinkler systems can give individuals extra time to evacuate a home safely.” Click here to read the proclamation in full.
Former ASPE Board Member Passes Away
Russ Calderwood, ASPE 1978-1982 board member, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Sept. 14.
ASPE's Next Webinar on High-rise Plumbing Systems Is Sept. 22
Register today to learn everything you wanted to know about designing plumbing systems for high-rise buildings.
Follow ASPE on Facebook and Twitter
Learn up-to-the-minute information about ASPE and the 2010 Convention and EPE on our new Facebook and Twitter fan pages.
Registration for the 2010 ASPE Convention Is Open!
An exciting partnership with the ICC and World Toilet Organization will make this the highest-attended Convention ever, so don't delay on registering and reserving your rock-bottom room rate in Philadelphia. Click here for more information.
ASPE Store Is Back Online!
The ASPE online store is up and running again. Thank you for your patience while we corrected the technical difficulty.
ASPE and ICC Sign Memorandum of Understanding
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers has signed its first memorandum of understanding in its history with the International Code Council.
Does Your Company Deserve an ASPE Industry Award?
ASPE is taking nominations for the 2010 ASPE Industry Award, given to companies for outstanding service in the advancement of plumbing engineering technology.
Long-time ASPE Member Passes Away
Tom Meacham, past ASPE board member, passed away March 31.
ASPE Charters Its 61st Chapter!
Seattle joins ASPE as the Society's newest chapter.
ASPE Announces a New Professional Development Opportunity
Learn how to use BIM and the International and Uniform Plumbing Codes to enhance your designs at ASPE's new regional workshops.
New ASPE Member Benefit Announced
As a new member benefit, ASPE members may reserve conference space at the ASPE Headquarters to meet with out-of-town clients or design team members.
Showcase Your Knowledge at the 2010 ASPE Convention!
ASPE currently is soliciting submissions for technical education sessions at its 2010 Convention in Philadelphia.
Susan Kennedy Joins ASPE as Director of Marketing
Industry veteran Susan Kennedy, formerly of Sloan Valve, has joined the American Society of Plumbing Engineers as Director of Marketing.