Enhance your Revit skills at one of our regional workshops
Our popular one-day, hands-on Revit MEP 2017 workshop is being held in the following locations:
- March 9: Indianapolis
- March 30: Seattle
- May 1: Los Angeles
- May 8: Omaha
- May 11: Houston
The workshop offers 7.5 hours of continuing education, and space is extremely limited. Sign up today at aspe.org/revit2017.
Members are needed to help revise PEDH Volume 1
ASPE is looking for experts in the following topics to review and update chapters in Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook, Volume 1: Fundamentals of Plumbing Engineering: plumbing standards, cost estimation, corrosion, seismic protection of plumbing systems, energy and resource conservation, acoustics in plumbing, value engineering, ensuring high-quality plumbing designs, and building information modeling. The deadline for this project will be April 7. For more information or to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
ASPE Chapters celebrate plumbing engineering
To help students learn about plumbing engineering during Engineers Week, the Southwest Ohio Chapter participated in Techfest in Dayton, Ohio on February 17–18 (ascdayton.org/TechFest). Chapter members displayed a virtual reality setup that showcased a plumbing Revit model, allowing students to view plumbing design as it would appear in three dimensions and installed.
To highlight your Chapter's involvement in Engineers Week or World Plumbing Day, please send the relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate World Plumbing Day next week
World Plumbing Day is celebrated annually on March 11 to promote the important role played by the plumbing industry in protecting global public health. You can find suggested activities and more information at worldplumbingday.org.
Updated stormwater discharge rules went into effect February 16
The EPA's 2017 Construction General Permit prohibits non-stormwater discharges of external building washdown water containing hazardous substances and includes limitations on discharges into sensitive waters, among other changes.
Are water treatment systems vulnerable to cyber-attack?
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ransomware to demonstrate how an attacker could take over a water treatment plant and potentially unleash toxins into a public water supply. More>>
Ninth annual Fix a Leak Week takes place March 20–26
This WaterSense program aims to help reduce water waste in households by teaching homeowners how to find and fix household leaks. More>>
Researchers build low-cost solar still to produce potable water
The prototype solar vapor generator uses porous paper coated in carbon black, which absorbs sunlight and transforms the solar energy into heat that is used during evaporation, and the materials only cost $1.60 per square meter. More>>
Revised standard for automatic compensating valves is now available
ASSE 1016-2017/ASME A112.1016-2017/CSA B125.16-17: Performance Requirements for Automatic Compensating Valves for Individual Showers and Tub/Shower Combinations harmonizes requirements between the United States and Canada to streamline the manufacturing of these products. More>>
IAPMO solicits public comments for the 2018 uniform solar/hydronics and swimming pool codes
Public comments on the 2017 Report on Proposals for the 2018 editions of these American National Standard designated model codes will be accepted through June 20. More>>
ICC seeks committee members to develop a new Water Efficiency Rating Index standard
ICC and RESNET are developing a standard methodology for evaluating and labeling the water efficiency performance of one-, two-, and multifamily residential buildings. The deadline to apply as a General Interest committee member is March 17.
PMI announces advocacy plans for 2017
This year the organization aims to educate lawmakers on the water-saving potential of water-efficient plumbing products, potential threats to safe drinking water, and the need for a restored national water infrastructure. More>>