Vol. 8, No. 13, June 25, 2015                                         


Earn up to 13.5 hours of continuing education credit at the 2015 ASPE Technical Symposium
Being held October 1-4 in St. Louis, ASPE’s 2015 Technical Symposium will offer three days of intensive professional development training for plumbing engineers and designers at all career levels. Sessions will be presented on popular topics such as domestic water systems, project management, Revit 2016, fire suppression systems, rainwater harvesting, and more. Check out the Official Planning Guide to learn more about the technical education program and special events and then register at aspe.org/2015-ts-registration soon. The early bird registration rate ends July 31.

Guess who will be speaking at the ASPE Young Professionals Leadership Conference?
At this conference strictly for young professionals being held October 1 in St. Louis, several well-known industry leaders will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the skills needed to advance in your career, including project management, leadership, and ethics. Go to aspe.org/2015-special-events to find out who will be speaking and to register. Breakfast, lunch, and 0.6 CEUs are included in this exclusive training event.

The 2015 ASPE Technical Symposium Product Show is growing!
More and more of the industry’s leading manufacturers and service providers are signing up to be part of the 2015 ASPE Technical Symposium Product Show being held October 1 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis. Don’t miss your chance to pick their brains and learn about their new products in this intimate setting. Register now for the 2015 Technical Symposium to attend this special event and take advantage of numerous other networking and professional development opportunities.

ASPE seeks steam and condensate systems expert
A plumbing engineer who has experience designing steam and condensate piping systems is needed to review a chapter on the topic from Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook, Volume 3. If you are interested in this short-term project, contact gpienta@aspe.org.

Join the ranks of sustainable design professionals with a GPD designation
The Green Plumbing Design (GPD) designation denotes plumbing engineers with superior skills in sustainable plumbing system design. Your next chance to earn the GPD designation will be held just prior to the 2015 ASPE Technical Symposium on September 30-October 1 in St. Louis, but you will need to register soon as space is limited. Go to aspe.org/GPD for more information and to register.


Holdrite renews as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor
ASPE is pleased to announce that Holdrite, a leading manufacturer of innovative pipe and equipment support systems, acoustical plumbing solutions, water heater accessories, and water and firestop sleeving systems, has renewed its Affiliate Sponsorship for the next year. ASPE’s Affiliate Sponsorship program offers increased visibility of your company’s products and services within the plumbing engineering community via exposure at events and in print and digital media. Click here to learn more or contact ASPE’s Director of Affiliate Relations, Brian Henry, to become an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor.

Second public review of stormwater harvesting standard closes next week
Comments on changes to ARCSA/ASPE 78: Stormwater Harvesting Systems for Direct End-Use Applications will be accepted until June 28. Click here to access the changes and the comment form.

ASPE Members: don’t miss the latest issue of ASPE Journal
The May 2015 edition of ASPE’s only members-only publication features articles on hospital plumbing systems and hazard protection for plumbing equipment, as well as updates on ASPE membership and legislative activities. To contribute an article to ASPE Journal, contact gpienta@aspe.org

Have some fun this summer with ASPE Chapters
Monthly meetings are on summer break, but ASPE Chapters are still offering numerous opportunities to network, including golf outings, picnics, and baseball games. You can learn more about these events at aspe.org/chapterevents.

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Manitoba to mandate drain water heat recovery
As of April 1, 2016, Manitoba will become one of the few jurisdictions in the world to mandate drain water heat recovery in all new homes as part of new energy-efficiency measures. This technology uses outgoing, warm drain water to pre-heat incoming, cold water. More>>

An ATM that delivers water?
Four ATM-style dispensers that provide a pre-selected amount of drinking water have been installed in Nairobi, Kenya in a public-private partnership effort to combat water shortages. The water costs about half a U.S. cent for 20 liters. More>>

EPA strengthens UST requirements to reduce leakage
The revised requirements for underground storage tanks add secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping, operator training requirements, periodic operation and maintenance requirements, and new release prevention and detection technologies, among other changes. More>>

Draft pump energy index tool is now available
As part of the Energy Department’s rule-making process for the Energy Conservation Standard on Commercials Industrial Pumps, the Hydraulic Institute worked with the DOE to develop a PEI Calculation Tool to help pump manufacturers evaluate how their pump efficiencies compare to the proposed minimum levels.

NCARB changes requirements for foreign architect certification
Architects from foreign countries now will be subject to the same process to obtain NCARB certification as U.S. candidates. More>>

FGI seeks proposed changes to healthcare facility guidelines
The Facility Guidelines Institute has opened the public proposal period for the 2018 editions of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities and the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities. Proposals will be accepted until October 15. More>> 

ICC announces the availability of the 2015 IgCC
The 2015 International Green Construction Code is available for purchase on ICC's website. This version includes ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014 as an alternative path of compliance.

IAPMO releases training manual for the 2015 UPC
Available in both hardbound and e-book versions, the Uniform Plumbing Code Illustrated Training Manual includes narrative discussions of most sections of the code as well as significant commentary updates for alternate water sources and nonpotable rainwater catchment systems. More>>

Registration is open for the 2015 ICC annual conference
Being held September 27-October 7 in Long Beach, California, the 2015 ICC Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings will include education sessions, certification testing, building tours, and a career-planning workshop.

Greenbuild 2015 being held November 18-20
“Monumental Green” is the theme of this year’s Greenbuild conference, which will be held in Washington, D.C. The conference will feature three days of education, networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops, and tours of green buildings in the nation’s capital. 


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