Vol. 10, No. 6, March 16, 2017

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Don't miss your chance to register for the 2017 CPD exam
Registration for this year's Certified in Plumbing Design exam closes March 24. If you want to prove your expertise in plumbing engineering by becoming a CPD, register for the exam now at aspe.org/cpdexam. The CPD Review Webinar Series is still available to help you prepare at your leisure. This four-part series covers all of the components of the exam and offers practice questions and tips for taking the test.

Learn the difference between automatic control valves and direct-acting valves at our next webinar
"Understanding Automatic Control Valves" on March 22 will help you understand how to properly size and apply these devices to control pressure in commercial water systems. Registration is now open at aspe.org/ACVwebinar. This one-hour contact program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

Manufacturers: gain immediate access to ASPE members by participating in the 2017 Technical Symposium
Hundreds of plumbing engineers will be attending this year's ASPE Technical Symposium, being held in Montreal on October 19-22. Sponsoring the Symposium gives manufacturers and service providers the chance to engage in one-on-one contact with the attendees during the exclusive Product Show as well as logo recognition both before and during the event. Contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235 for more information.

IAPMO renews as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor
ASPE's Affiliate Sponsor Program provides plumbing industry manufacturers with the opportunity to continually reach out to and interact with the plumbing engineering community to help ensure the continued growth of their business. We recently added new benefits to the program, including new product announcements and case studies distributed to ASPE members and promotion of significant company dates and events, so visit our new Affiliate Sponsor webpage to learn more and sign up.

Enhance your knowledge of domestic water and sanitary sewer systems at our May 5 workshop
This full-day workshop at ASPE's headquarters just outside of Chicago offers 0.75 CEUs or 7.5 PDHs for attending. The presenter will thoroughly discuss how to design these systems, including how to properly size piping and equipment, coordinate space allocations within buildings, and work with architects and structural engineers. You can register at aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop.

Reach thousands of plumbing engineers with an ASPE webinar sponsorship
ASPE's Webinar Series attracts a highly qualified group of decision-makers and prospects, made up primarily of ASPE members. Sponsoring an ASPE webinar offers your company a unique opportunity to both build brand image and establish your name as a leader in your field. This is a phenomenal marketing tool for generating highly qualified leads and provides a way to communicate with your target market, busy plumbing design and engineering professionals, in the time it takes them to eat lunch. For more information on how to sponsor a webinar, contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235.

Public review of two revised sustainability standards is open
Comments on revisions to WQA/ASPE/NSF S-802 (2017): Sustainable Treatment Media for Drinking Water Applications and WQA/ASPE/NSF S-803 (2017): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems will be accepted through April 21. The drafts and public comment forms can be found at aspe.org/publicreview.

The latest ASPE Journal is now available
Featured in this issue is "Spec Is a Four-Letter Word" by the renowned Alfred Steele, PE. You can read the article at aspe.org/aspejournal, and then let us know what you think! Send comments on this thought-provoking discussion to gpienta@aspe.org.

Membership Committee call to action
Attention members: What additional programs would you like ASPE to offer? What can ASPE do to make you want to introduce your colleagues to ASPE? If you have answers to these questions or new ideas, want to be involved, or simply want to help take ASPE to the next level, please consider joining the Membership Committee. Contact Membership Committee Chair Jason McDonald, CPD, at ASPEMemCom@gmail.com to express your interest.

U.S. infrastructure continues to score poorly
Overall infrastructure was rated D+ in the new ASCE Infrastructure Report Card, with water receiving a D and wastewater receiving a D+. The report estimates that a total of $2.06 trillion more than current spending will be needed to pay for upgrades, and water and wastewater infrastructure will need at least $150 billion.

Next Wednesday is World Water Day
The 2017 theme of this annual event is "Why wastewater?" to highlight the need to treat and reuse wastewater to protect the environment and safe water resources. More information can be found at worldwaterday.org.

Which city has the highest construction costs?
Due to large-scale projects, international investment, limited space, local regulatory requirements, labor shortages, and lack of contractor competition, New York City is the most expensive city in the world to build in, according to the 2017 Arcadis International Construction Costs report.

London wastewater engineers benefit from "Igloo" training
The virtual reality Igloo theater allows up to 15 engineers at a time to experience real-world problems and tackle potentially hazardous situations before entering the sewer system beneath London. More>>

Turning (recycled) water into wine
A pilot program at the University of California, Davis uses rainwater treated with reverse osmosis to clean the tanks and equipment at the university's winery. More>>

ICC announces 2017 Annual Conference call for papers
The Annual Conference Education Sessions and the Building Safety and Design Expo will be held September 10-12 in Columbus, Ohio. Proposed presentations on building code compliance, building safety, leadership, and/ or building technology will be accepted through March 31. More>>

New IAPMO Learning Center website is launched
At the redesigned iapmolearn.org you can register for live classes, take online courses, register for and attend webinars, keep track of your training history with IAPMO, and add training from other providers.

ANSI announces the first workshop on community-scale, resource-oriented sanitation treatment systems
The workshop will be held June 28-30 in Durban, South Africa. It is the first step toward the development of an international standard on performance criteria for these systems. More>>



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