Vol. 10, No. 4, February 16, 2017

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Just announced: FREE webinar for ASPE members is being held March 8
At 2 p.m. EST, our next webinar, "Roof Drains: The Hole Story," will help attendees understand roof drains from the architectural/roofing point of view, important roof drain design issues, roofing material design details that can greatly impact your liability, how to install a drain to minimize ponding and reduce maintenance, the coming revision of A112.6.4, green roof designs, and the hidden dangers of siphonic drainage. Thanks to Froet Industries, this webinar is free for ASPE members. Registration is open at aspe.org/content/roof-drains-webinar. 

You still have time to register for next week's GPD workshop
The next Green Plumbing Design workshop is being held in the Baltimore area on February 22-23. In addition to learning new sustainable design skills by attending, you will earn 1.6 CEUs and the chance to use the GPD designation. (You must be a PE or CPD to take the GPD designation exam.) Register now at aspe.org/GPD.

New sponsors sign up for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium
Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company, Navien Inc., and NSF International are our newest Silver sponsors for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium being held October 19-22 in Montreal. As Sponsors, they will be participating in our special Product Show, which this year is being held over two days to increase the time attendees have to network with the exhibitors and learn about new products and services. To find out how your company can exhibit, contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235.

Learn about automatic control valves at our March 22 webinar
At 2 p.m. EDT, presenter Jim Nau of Watts Water Technologies will explain how automatic control valves (ACVs) work in conjunction with, but differ from, direct-acting valves in commercial water systems. This one-hour webinar awards 0.1 CEU, and you can register at aspe.org/ACVwebinar.

ASPE mourns the loss of a past president
Edward Merrell Maybeck, FASPE, passed away on February 5, 2017. A member of ASPE's Rochester Chapter, Ed was ASPE's Vice President, Technical from 1974-1978, and he was elected President for the 1978-1980 term at the 1978 Convention in New Orleans. Ed also served on the Certification/Recertification and Long-Term Planning Committees. You can leave condolences for his family here.

Save the date: basic plumbing design workshop is being held May 5
This full-day workshop at ASPE's headquarters outside of Chicago will cover the design of domestic cold and hot water systems, sanitary sewer systems, and storm drainage systems, including how to properly coordinate these utilities with architects and structural engineers. Go to aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop for more information and to register. This workshop offers 7.5 hours of continuing education credit, and nonmembers will receive a special price if you sign up for ASPE membership while registering.

Revit MEP workshops are coming to an area near you!
New Revit MEP 2017 workshops have been scheduled in Los Angeles on May 1 and Omaha on May 8. To find out where else they are being held and to sign up, visit aspe.org/revit2017.

Show off your design skills in ASPE publications
ASPE Journal and Plumbing Engineer magazine are looking for plumbing system design case studies by members 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.

The first-quarter 2017 ASPE Board Report is now available
At aspe.org/BODnewsletter, you can find out what the newly elected 2016-2018 ASPE Board of Directors members anticipate for their terms and read about other events and programs happening at the Society and Region level.

What's going on with ASPE Chapters?
To celebrate Engineers Week next week, the Central Indiana Chapter will be setting up their new ASPE booth at both Purdue University in West Lafayette and IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis to promote ASPE and the plumbing engineering industry to engineering students. The Chapter Board is going to sponsor any student who signs up as a Student Member of ASPE during these events. To learn more, visit the Chapter's newsletter.

To highlight your Chapter's involvement in Engineers Week, please send the relevant information to gpienta@aspe.org.

New AYP Liaison brochure is now available
"How to Excel as Your Chapter's AYP Liaison" outlines the responsibilities of this position and offers advice on how to make the most of this role, which is vital to a Chapter's continued success.

Check out the new Education Committee newsletter
This quarterly publication will contain tips and tricks for Chapter Education Chairs on how to present quality education programs in their areas. It can be found on the Education page of aspe.org.

Introduce a girl to engineering on Girl Day
Celebrated on February 23 during Engineers Week, Girl Day is a worldwide campaign designed to help cultivate the next generation of engineers. To get involved or to become a Girl Day Role Model, visit discovere.org/our-programs/girl-day, where you can find online training for volunteers, outreach resources, activities, and more.  

Court ruling protects copyright for standards incorporated by reference into federal regulations
The recent U.S. District Court ruling in a suit brought by ASTM International, NFPA, and ASHRAE holds that standards do not enter the public domain upon their incorporation by reference into federal regulations and thereby do not lose their copyright protection. More>>

Minnesota governor announces an initiative to improve the state's water quality by 25 percent
The 25 by '25 Water Quality Goal would not impose any regulations but rather would encourage public engagement and partnerships and allow communities to decide how to best allocate resources to protect water in their areas. More>>

What was the top state for LEED in 2016?
Massachusetts moved from third in 2015 to first place last year, followed by Colorado, Illinois, New York, and California, based on square feet of certified space per resident. More>>

New scald awareness white paper is published
Guidelines for Temperature Control Devices in Domestic Hot Water Systems by ASSE International addresses proper and improper applications of temperature-limiting devices covered by ASSE product performance standards and is available for free download at asse-plumbing.org.

IAPMO R&T is now offering asbestos testing
The new asbestos testing option is based on the performance requirements set in NSF/ANSI 53: Drinking Water Treatment Units Health Effects, which requires the removal of 99 percent of high-concentration asbestos fibers introduced to a water system. More>>

New report highlights water and energy savings in sports venues
Taking the Field: Advancing Energy and Water Efficiency in Sports Venues discusses how facility owners can improve the energy and water performance of their venues to reduce operating costs. More>>

Video series explores the connection between water, food, and energy
The four-part "Human Water Cycle" series by the National Science Foundation and NBC Learn spotlights science and engineering research aimed at helping people use water more efficiently. It can be viewed online here.

Registration is open for Canada's largest plumbing, HVACR, hydronic, electrical, and lighting expo
MCEE 2017 will be held in Montreal on April 26-27 and will feature more than 420 Canadian and U.S. exhibitors. Go to mcee.ca for more information and to register.

National ADA Symposium is being held May 14-17
The conference in Chicago will include numerous sessions on how to incorporate the required accessible features into building design, and registration is open at adasymposium.org.

ARCSA seeks Education Committee members
This new committee will work on projects to inform and educate the public in the areas of rainwater, stormwater, and water quality. Contact info@arcsa.org for more information or to apply.


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