Vol. 8, No. 14, July 9, 2015                                         


Young professionals: ignite your career at the AYP Leadership Conference
Industry experts Joe Scott II, CPD, LEED AP, FASPE, Peter Kraut, PE, and more will be headlining the ASPE Young Professionals Leadership Conference on October 1 in St. Louis. This special event designed exclusively for plumbing designers and engineers 35 years old and younger will help you learn the skills you need to take your career to the next level. In addition to being part of this inaugural leadership conference, you also can attend the special networking event just for young professionals at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium on October 3. Learn more here.

2015 ASPE Technical Symposium early bird deadline ends July 31
Don’t wait any longer to get $50 off the regular registration rate for the industry’s premier professional development event being held in St. Louis on October 1-4. You can earn up to 13.5 hours of continuing education credit in addition to networking with and learning from the country’s top plumbing engineers and designers. Check out the Official Planning Guide and then register here today.

Earn your Green Plumbing Design designation this fall
ASPE and IAPMO are offering the next Green Plumbing Design (GPD) workshop just prior to the 2015 ASPE Technical Symposium in St. Louis on September 30-October 1. The GPD program recognizes plumbing engineers with advanced skills in sustainable plumbing system design and consulting. You can learn more about the workshop and how to register at aspe.org/GPD.

CPDT exam registration opens July 27
The Certified in Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) program provides professional recognition of individuals who are skilled in the design of plumbing systems at the technician level. Your next chance to earn the CPDT designation will be held October 29-30 at testing sites across the country. Go to aspe.org/CPDT to learn more about the program and its benefits.


Get some quick CEUs with the July Read, Learn, Earn
To earn an hour of continuing education, go to aspe.org/ReadLearnEarn to access the latest monthly exam on on-site wastewater reuse systems. This convenient program is FREE for ASPE members and just $35 for nonmembers.

Experts needed for Plumbing Engineer's heating season preview
ASPE's official publication, Plumbing Engineer, seeks heating system experts to provide insight on new products, trends, technologies, best practices, legislation, and more. To contribute your knowledge, contact Ashlei Cooper.

ASPE seeks comments on sustainable drinking water treatment systems standard
Revisions to WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803: Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems are available for public comment through August 10, 2015. Click here to access the revisions and the comment form.

Chapter Officers: have you checked out ASPE’s new Chapter Officer training videos?
The ASPE staff has developed training videos containing information vital to help new Chapter Officers familiarize themselves with the critical functions of their positions. They can be accessed here: aspe.org/chapter-officers-training-videos (login required).

Have some fun this summer with ASPE Chapters
Monthly meetings are on summer break, but ASPE Chapters are still offering numerous opportunities to network, such as the Southern Nevada Chapter golf outing in Las Vegas on August 21. You can learn more about these events at aspe.org/chapterevents.

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New California stormwater rules meet controversy
A plan recently approved by the State Water Resources Control Board intended to supplement the state’s dwindling water resources has been criticized by both environmentalists and municipalities as being weak and too expensive to implement. More>>

Nonresidential construction spending is having its second-best year since 2002
From January to May, nonresidential spending expanded by 7.1 percent—the fastest growth in the segment since 2007, according to Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Spending in the water supply category expanded 0.9 percent from April but is down 6.8 percent on an annual basis. More>>

Hawaii aims to be energy self-sufficient by 2045
Governor David Ige recently signed into law four bills that are designed to help the state reach its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy sources in 30 years. More>>

Highly anticipated Legionellosis risk management standard is published
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems provides minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for buildings and their associated potable and nonpotable water systems. More>>

Humans are rapidly depleting the world’s groundwater resources
Twenty-one of the Earth’s largest 37 aquifers have exceeded sustainability tipping points and are being rapidly depleted by human consumption, according to two new studies led by the University of California, Irvine. More>>

New whitepaper highlights the important role of plumbing engineers in retrofits
A whitepaper published by Sloan Valve that discusses the PERC drainline carry study strongly recommends the use of a plumbing engineer to evaluate a building’s plumbing systems and provides recommendations when retrofitting those systems with low-flow fixtures.

Faulty contract administration leads to the majority of disputes
For the second year running, the most common cause of construction disputes in North America was errors and/or omissions in the contract documents, and the time taken to resolve disputes increased substantially, according to the Global Construction Disputes Report by Arcadis.

ARCSA and IA team up once again at the ARCSA Annual Conference
ARCSA’s 2015 Conference on November 9-13 in Long Beach, California, will include education sessions, the ARCSA/Irrigation Association Expo, and an ARCSA Accredited Professional workshop.

Guidance on water distribution in super-tall buildings is provided in new handbook
The ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems, co-sponsored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, includes major sections on plumbing systems for buildings 300 feet and taller.

Registration is open for IAPMO’s annual conference
Being held September 27-October 1 in Las Vegas, the 86th annual IAPMO Education and Business Conference will feature extensive training sessions covering code changes within the 2015 Uniform Plumbing and Uniform Mechanical Codes.

Free webinar on monitoring Legionella in building water supplies being held July 21
Dr. Janet Stout, a member of ASPE's Main Design Standards Committee, will discuss new research on collecting and transporting samples and interpreting test results. This webinar is free, but you must pre-register here.

The future of water to be discussed at PMI’s fall conference
Registration will open on July 29 for the 2015 PMI Conference on October 26-29 in San Antonio, which will take an in-depth look at “The Future of Water: Wins, Woes, and Worries.”

New Stormwater Institute is established
The Water Environment Federation’s new Stormwater Institute will focus on developing technical tools, professional training, and networking for stormwater practitioners. 


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