Vol. 10, No. 3, February 2, 2017

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Check out our new Affiliate Sponsor portal!
ASPE's Affiliates now have a dedicated space on aspe.org to share news, case studies, new products, and more information about their companies. Just go to https://aspe.org/affiliates to learn more about our Sponsors and how to join the Affiliate Sponsor program.

Just announced: ASPE's Revit workshop is traveling to Houston
On May 11, our full-day, hands-on Revit MEP 2017 workshop will visit Houston to help local plumbing system designers take their projects to the next level. The class is limited to eight people and offers 7.5 hours of continuing education credit. You can find the course outline and registration details at aspe.org/revit2017.

Sustainable design case studies are needed
ASPE Journal and Plumbing Engineer magazine are looking for plumbing system design case studies to publish in upcoming issues. Priority will be given to those that discuss innovative, nonproprietary design techniques. To submit your case study, contact gpienta@aspe.org.

Space is still available in our upcoming Revit workshops
Limited spots are available in the following locations:

  • February 24: Baltimore (Owings Mills) 
  • March 9: Indianapolis 
  • March 16: New York City 
  • March 30: Seattle

Registration is open at aspe.org/revit2017.

Special offer for nonmembers: if you register for one of these workshops and join ASPE, your first year of ASPE membership will be included in the special registration fee.

ASPE welcomes new CEU Providers
We are pleased to announce that Fiber Technology Corporation, NSF International, Process and Water, and Pentair Thermal Management have joined our CEU Provider Program. As official ASPE CEU Providers, they are able to offer continuing education units for their professional development programs, which can be used toward CPD and CPDT recertification. To contact our CEU Providers, go to aspe.org/ceuproviders.

Did you miss our January webinar on heat tracing?
The one-hour webinar is now available in our archives for viewing at your leisure. Members who attended the live webinar can review it for free (no additional CEUs will be provided), but if you couldn't make the live webinar, you can view it for $70 and earn one hour of continuing education credit. 

CPD exam registration is open
The 2017 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam is being held at testing sites around the world on April 6 and 7. To learn how this international credentialing program can help accelerate your career, visit aspe.org/CPD, and you can register for this year's exam at aspe.org/CPDExam by March 24.

Presentation boot camp is being held March 29 in Seattle
This popular full-day workshop will help you understand your audience, tailor content, relate the benefits of your services to potential clients, deliver persuasive arguments both verbally and non-verbally, close with confidence, and effectively answer follow-up questions. Registration is now open at aspe.org/presentation-boot-camp-workshop.

Special offer for nonmembers: If you register for this workshop and join ASPE, you will save $100 off the nonmember registration fee!

Important notice regarding World Plumbing Day and the Chapter Award of Merit
This year, World Plumbing Day (March 11) falls on a Saturday. If your Chapter was planning on doing a presentation on plumbing engineering at a local school on World Plumbing Day to earn Award of Merit points, you may do the presentation on the preceding Friday (March 10) or the following Monday (March 13). ASPE will accept a presentation on either day toward the Award of Merit, which gives you two possible days to earn points this year. ASPE's PowerPoint on plumbing engineering can be found in the education section of the Chapter Officers Resource Page: aspe.org/OfficersEducation.  

Get help preparing for the CPD exam at a Chapter review class
Several ASPE Chapters around the country are holding CPD review classes to help test-takers prepare for the exam. You can learn about these opportunities and other local networking and professional development events at aspe.org/chapterevents.

Engineers Week is coming soon!
This year, Engineers Week will be held February 19-25, and the theme is "Engineers Dream Big." Visit discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week to learn how to get involved in your community.

Billions are needed to fix NY's aging water pipes
While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked for $2 billion to fix the state's water infrastructure problems, experts say it could cost $80 billion to replace leaking water mains, modernize sewer systems, and remove lead pipes. More>>

Water-saving toilets and faucets are becoming more mainstream, according to NKBA research
National Kitchen & Bath Association members also expect to see more safety and comfort amenities in residential bathrooms among the top 10 trends in bathroom design for 2017. More>>

Comments on amendments to the UPC are due tomorrow
The amendments concern text on circuit venting found in Sections 205.0 and 911.0 of the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code. More>>

ICC seeks input on new pool solar heating and cooling standard
Public comments on the first draft of ICC/APSP 902/SRCC 400: Solar Pool & Spa Heating & Cooling System Standard will be accepted until February 6. More>>

Fire protection engineers are needed to help update PE exam
NCEES is seeking licensed fire protection engineers to participate in an online survey for the PE Fire Protection exam professional activities and knowledge study, or PAKS. This survey will be used to update the specifications for the exam. More>>

NIBS report contains a recommendation to re-establish the NIST plumbing research laboratory
The 2016 Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council report, for which ASPE provided content, was delivered to the President and Congress and contains detailed recommendations reflecting the consensus of the construction community on water resources, among other topics.

Free webinar on new pump regulations is being held March 2
This webinar presented by Empowering Pumps will include a review of new U.S. Department of Energy regulations for small and integral horsepower electric motors. More>>

New research tries to quantify the benefits of residential graywater systems
The AWE Research Committee report provides methods for performing cost/benefit analyses for packaged single-family graywater systems for toilet flushing and irrigation. AWE is also hosting a webinar on the topic on February 16. More>>

Revised chemical dispensing systems standard is now available
ASSE 1055-2016: Performance Requirements for Chemical Dispensing Systems provides performance standards and compliance testing procedures for chemical dispensing systems with integral backflow protection. More>>

2017 Building Safety Month theme is announced
"Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth" will be the theme of this year's Building Safety Month, which is held annually in May. More>>

Water Infrastructure Conference is being held in Flint on March 7-9
The goal of the conference is to highlight water infrastructure issues, share lessons learned from the City of Flint and other cities around the country, and present new technologies and innovations to solve aging water infrastructure problems. More>>


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