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Vol. 10, No. 1, January 5, 2017

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ASPE President is featured in Reader's Digest article on tap water
Mitch Clemente, CPD, FASPE, ASPE's 2016-2018 President, recently contributed his expertise for the Reader's Digest article "17 Things You Need to Know About Your Tap Water," which you can find at rd.com/health/wellness/is-tap-water-safe.

Register now for the 2017 CPD exam
The Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam is being held at testing sites around the world on April 6 and 7, and to help you prepare, we once again are offering our CPD Review Webinar Series in addition to other preparation materials that can be found with registration details at aspe.org/CPDExam. To learn more about this international program that recognizes the industry's top professionals, go to aspe.org/CPD.

Wife of Past ASPE President passes away
ASPE is saddened to announce that Irene French, wife of Phil French, PE, FASPE, passed away on December 26. Condolences can be shared at scheppfamily.com/book-of-memories/2809070/French-Irene/obituary.php

Get hands-on training in Revit MEP this winter
ASPE's popular, full-day Revit MEP workshop will be held at the following locations:

  • January 24: Oklahoma City 
  • February 9: Salt Lake City (Murray City) 
  • February 16: Toronto (Mississauga) 
  • February 24: Baltimore (Owings Mills) 
  • March 9: Indianapolis 
  • March 16: New York City 
  • March 30: Seattle

Each workshop offers 0.75 CEUs, and registration is now open at aspe.org/revit2017. 

Learn about electric heat tracing at our next webinar
On January 18 at 2 p.m. EST, the presenters of our first webinar in 2017 will discuss the different types of electric heat tracing available, the benefits of self-regulating heating cables, and how to design and optimize a complete electric heat trace system. This webinar awards 0.1 CEU, and registration is now open at aspe.org/HTPwebinar.

Start the year right with new skills
ASPE workshops are an excellent way to earn CEUs and boost your career potential. In addition to the Revit MEP workshops mentioned above, we also are holding a Basic Plumbing Design workshop on January 25 in Oklahoma City and a Presentation Boot Camp on March 29 in Seattle. Go to aspe.org/workshops for registration details.

Green Plumbing Design workshop is being held February 22-23 in Baltimore
If you want to learn how to take your sustainable plumbing design skills to the next level, register now for the two-day GPD workshop at aspe.org/gpd. If you are a CPD or a PE, you also will be eligible to take the GPD exam at the end of the workshop to earn the right to use the GPD designation after your name.

Three ASPE Affiliate Sponsors renew for 2017
We are pleased to announce that Culligan, an international water treatment products company specializing in water softeners, water filtration systems, and bottled water for residential and office applications, Rada, a recognized expert in shower and washroom controls for commercial and public buildings, and Zurn, a leading manufacturer of engineered water solutions for the commercial, municipal, and industrial markets, are continuing their relationships with ASPE via our Affiliate Sponsor program. To learn more about how this program can help your company connect with the plumbing system design industry, contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847-296-0002 x235.

Don't miss your chance to apply for an Alfred Steele Scholarship!
ASPE's Alfred Steele Scholarship, which is open to the sons/daughters of ASPE members and also Student Members, rewards up to $3,000 each year. To be eligible, you must have 3.0 GPA or higher and be enrolled in or plan to attend an engineering program at a college or university on a full-time basis. The application can be found at aspe.org/SteeleScholarship, and the deadline to apply is January 31.

First joint U.S.-Canada plumbing product standard is published
ANSI/CAN/UL/ULC 1201:2016: Sensor-Operated Backwater Prevention Systems, for balloon-type ball backwater valves, is the first of its kind in the plumbing and heating sector and will provide cost and time savings in both the Canadian and U.S. marketplaces. More>>

New tool helps designers select credible green products
The SPOT online database allows users to search building products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes, and building rating system credits and transfers that information into BIM workflows. More>> 

Water sector announces plans for collaboration with the DOE
To address national energy‐water nexus issues, several water organizations have outlined steps to promote water and energy conservation, energy recovery, and a healthy water supply. More>>

Engineers Without Borders USA collaborates with UNHCR
According to the new memorandum of understanding, the two organizations will strategically cooperate on the reduction of energy poverty to increase access to clean and sustainable energy for refugees, internally displaced persons, and affected communities. More>>

ASHRAE seeks presentation proposals for energy modeling conference
The 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference will be held September 27-29 in Atlanta, and the deadline to submit proposed presentations is March 13. More>>

ASPE partner associations announce new executive directors
The IAPMO Group has named Tom Palkon Executive Director of the ASSE International Chapter of IAPMO LLC, replacing Scott Hamilton, who will transition to Senior Director of Competency Development Services. More>>

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named Pauli Undesser the association's new Executive Director, succeeding David Westman, who had been serving as interim executive director. More>>

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