ASPE Research Foundation Elects 2012–2013 Board of Directors
At its 2012 annual meeting, the ASPE Research Foundation (ASPE RF) held formal elections for the 2012–2013 fiscal year. The following individuals were elected to serve on the board:
- President Julius A. Ballanco, PE, CPD, FASPE, JB Engineering & Code Consulting
- Vice President David H. Anelli, Heery Design
- Vice President William N. Erickson, C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co.
- Vice President William F. Hughes Jr., CPD, LEED AP, FASPE, Garcia Galuska DeSousa Consulting Engineers Inc.
- Vice President Curtis A. Ray Jr., CPD, Phoenix Engineering Group Inc.
- Vice President Max Weiss, Weiss Research
- Vice President Stanley M. Wolfson
- Treasurer Carol L. Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, Whitaker & Rawson
- Secretary Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE, American Society of Plumbing Engineers
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve another term as president of the ASPE Research Foundation,” Ballanco says. “The work that we have been doing and plan on doing is critical to ensuring that plumbing system design is based on sound engineering and scientific principles.”
The ASPE RF recently completed an extensive study on roof drainage systems that was co-sponsored by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and the resulting data is already helping reevaluate current plumbing codes regarding roof loadings. The full report will be published later this summer. Planned research projects will involve electronic (hands-free) faucets and the impact of food waste disposing systems on venting. “ASPE and our membership are excited to see valuable research projects coming to completion through the hard work of the ASPE RF, and we will continue to support their efforts as a Society and as individuals,” says Hughes, who also is the current ASPE president.
“We appreciate the financial donations we receive from ASPE members as well as others in the plumbing community,” Ballanco says. “It is through their financial support that we are able to produce research vital to the design of safe, effective plumbing systems.”
About the ASPE RF
In 1976, facing a need for meaningful technical research on emerging technology, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers established the ASPE Research Foundation, which is the only independent, impartial organization involved in plumbing engineering and design research. By sponsoring unbiased and impartial technical research, the Foundation upholds the best interests of the public and plumbing industry. Visit aspe.org/ResearchFoundation for more information.