Vol. 7, No. 20, October 2, 2014


ASPE Executive Director/CEO to leave the Society
Earlier this week, ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE, submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors, effective November 21, 2014. 
Jim has been with ASPE for almost four years and has been a dynamic force in helping the Society achieve an increased presence in the plumbing community on a global level, and the Board thanks him for his commitment and dedication to ASPE. For more information, see this memo issued by ASPE President Mitch Clemente, CPD.

2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition achieves record-breaking success
Thousands of plumbing industry professionals participated in ASPE’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Chicago, making the 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition the most well-attended Society event ever. Make your plans now to join us in Phoenix on October 29-November 2, 2016 to help ASPE embark on our next 50 years of leadership in the plumbing engineering community. To view pictures from the 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition, go to aspe.smugmug.com.

ASPE announces the Society’s 2014-2016 Board of Directors
At the 2014 ASPE Business Meeting on September 21, Chapter delegates elected the following individuals to serve for the 2014-2016 term:

  • President: Mitch Clemente, CPD
  • Vice President, Technical: Scott Steindler, CPD, GPD, LEED AP BD+C, ARCSA AP, GGP
  • Vice President, Membership: Kelvin Kennedy, CPD, GPD, CD, FASPE
  • Vice President, Education: David DeBord, CPD, GPD, LEED AP BD+C, ARCSA AP, CFPS, FASPE
  • Vice President, Legislative: Carol Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI
  • Vice President, Affiliate: Vincent Scriboni
  • Treasurer: Chris Graham, CPD, FASPE
  • Region 1 Director: Rui Paul Silvestre
  • Region 2 Director: Keith Bush, CPD, CSI
  • Region 3 Director: James Zebrowski, PE, CPD, FASPE
  • Region 4 Director: Donald Strickland, CPD, GPD
  • Region 5 Director: Bryan Hutton

15 ASPE members inducted into the Kenneth Wentink College of Fellows
During ASPE’s biennial Banquet on September 23, the following individuals became ASPE Fellows, a prestigious honor that recognizes their continued commitment to advancing the Society and the profession:

  • David Anelli, FASPE
  • Vivian Enriquez, CPD, FASPE
  • Joseph Ficek, CPD, GPD, FASPE
  • Michael Frankel, FASPE
  • Chris Graham, CPD, FASPE
  • David Lewis, CPD, FASPE
  • Kelvin Kennedy, CPD, GPD, CD, FASPE
  • Khosrow Saum Nourmohammadi, Ph.D, PE, CPD, LEED AP, FASPE
  • Joseph Messina, CPD, FASPE
  • Richard Molina, FASPE
  • Carmen Sorvillo, CPD, FASPE
  • James Vertz, CET, FASPE
  • Anthony Wasch, FASPE
  • Diane Wingard, CPD, FASPE

ASPE recognizes members for outstanding achievements and service
During the 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition, the following awards were bestowed to recognize the recipients’ long-term dedication to the Society and its membership:

  • J. Joe Scott II, CPD, LEED AP, FASPE, received the George W. Runkle Award for his dedication and inspired service to the advancement of the ideals and goals of the Society.
  • David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED AP BD+C, received the Distinguished Service Award for his tireless work on ASPE’s behalf at both the chapter and national level.
  • Jeffrey Ingertson, CPD, FASPE, received the Donald Dickerson Founders Award for his lifetime achievements, dedication, and promotion of the Society, its mission, and the profession.
  • Brian Henry and Michael Moffat received Peter Warshaw Awards for their service and support on behalf of the Society’s membership.
  • ASPE Awards of Merit were presented to Cyril Unger, CPD, FASPE, Haig Demergian, PE, CPD, FASPE, and Stephen Howe, PE.
  • ASPE Special Awards of Achievement were presented to Steve Ziga, CPD, SET, CFPS, Ethan Grossman, PE, CPD, LEED AP, Cory Powers, Carol Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI, Daniel Marchand, Brian Salisbury, CPD, FASPE, Raymond Parham, PE, and Frank Sanchez, CPD, GPD.
  • ASPE Special Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Sarah Balz, PE, CPD, LEED AP, Peter Kraut, PE, and Theresa Lyn Allen, PE, CPD, GPD, LEED AP.

Did you attend the 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition? Tell us what you thought! 
If you were one of the 4,000+ plumbing industry professionals at the 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition in Chicago, we’d love to hear your comments to help us plan future events. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey on the overall event at aspe.org/evaluation. To comment on a specific technical session or speaker, click here and then choose the name of the session. (Technical session presentations and CEU certificates will be sent to full Convention attendees soon.)

Lubrizol receives ASPE’s Industry Award
ASPE’s Industry Award is presented biennially to a plumbing manufacturer for outstanding service to the advancement of plumbing engineering technology, and this year’s recipient was Lubrizol Corp.

Kenneth G. Wentink Award of Excellence presented to UCLA Extension
This award recognizes exemplary individuals, and in 2014 it was presented to the UCLA Extension staff for their achievements in helping educate plumbing designers through the Advanced Plumbing Systems Design Certificate program.

ASPE seeks input on the CPD program 
ASPE is updating the Certified in Plumbing Design program and exam and seeks your help. Please take this brief survey to let us know your thoughts.


What is the CPDT?
ASPE’s newest certification program, Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT), provides professional recognition of plumbing designers who do not yet have the experience required for the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) designation. To be eligible to take the CPDT examination, a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering with one year of experience designing plumbing systems, or an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a field related to engineering and a minimum of two years of experience designing plumbing systems, or four years minimum of plumbing design experience. The first exam for this new program will be held at testing sites across the country on November 20 and 21.

Minnesota Chapter receives the 2014 ASPE Chapter Humanitarian Award 
ASPE’s Chapter Humanitarian Award honors ASPE Chapters that have unselfishly given back to their local community, and this year it was awarded to the Minnesota Chapter for its long tradition of providing volunteer services.

Learn, network, and have fun with ASPE Chapters this fall
ASPE Chapters are hosting plumbing design classes, golf outings, and other events to help local professionals make new contacts and learn more about the industry. Go to aspe.org/chapterevents to find out what’s happening in your area.


White House issues actions to advance solar deployment and energy efficiency 
The actions will cut carbon pollution by nearly 300 million metric tons through 2030--equivalent to taking more than 60 million cars off the road for one year--and will save homes and businesses more than $10 billion on their energy bills. More>>

First edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code is released 
Published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the MAHC addresses the design, construction, operation, maintenance, policies, and management of public aquatic facilities to help create or update existing pool codes to reduce the risk of outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries.

Demand for LEED APs grows 46% 
9,033 U.S. job postings from March 2013 to February 2014 required a LEED credential for positions in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering, construction management, and architecture, among others, according to a study conducted by the USGBC and Pearson. More>>

California governor signs legislation to regulate groundwater removals 
California will begin regulating groundwater resources for the first time due to new legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown, which will require local agencies to create groundwater management plans and allow the state government to step in if these plans are not effective. More>>

Faulty wells, not fracking, to blame for contaminated water 
Drinking water contamination found in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas is primarily due to well integrity problems such as poor casing and cementing, not hydraulic fracturing deep underground, according to scientists from Duke, Ohio State, Stanford, Dartmouth, and the University of Rochester. More>>

Legionella prevention standard opens for fourth public review 
The full draft of ASHRAE Standard 188P: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems is open for public comment until November 10, 2014.

Architect intern program is updated to streamline requirements 
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards will implement significant changes next year to streamline the Intern Development Program, which most states require to satisfy experience requirements for initial licensure as an architect. Due to the changes, it is anticipated that the average intern will have five to six years of post-graduation experience prior to qualifying for initial licensure. More>>

Solar energy installations in U.S. schools jump 110% 
Currently, 3,752 K-12 schools have solar installations that have a combined capacity of 490 megawatts and generate roughly 642,000 megawatt-hours of electricity each year, equivalent to $77.8 million worth of utility bills and enough energy to offset 50 million gallons of gasoline, according to the National Solar Schools Census.

Canadian e-learning course on plumbing practices launched 
CSA Group and CIPH are offering a new training course called “Reviewing Essential Practices for Plumbing Professionals,” which will help plumbing professionals apply the Canadian National Plumbing Code and legislative requirements to projects from quoting through final inspection.

Registration is open for the 2015 AHR Expo 
Being held January 26-28 in Chicago, the 2015 AHR Expo will feature more than 2,000 exhibiting manufacturers and 100 educational sessions for HVAC, plumbing, solar, geothermal, and related professionals. It is being held in conjunction with ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference.

New WQA website offers enhanced user experience 
The new WQA.org features search tools to connect consumers with WQA members, certified professionals, and certified products, as well as helpful resources detailing common water contaminants and the technologies that are available to reduce them.

Celebrate World Standards Week on October 20-24 
This weeklong series of events in Washington, D.C. provides an opportunity for stakeholders from all sectors of the standards and conformity assessment community--as well as industry, government, consumers, and others--to network and discuss current issues.


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