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Vol. 10, No. 12, June 8, 2017

ASPE's 2017 Technical Symposium features exciting new professional development options
This year, our Technical Education Program features two new choices for attendees: a full-day Intermediate Plumbing Design Workshop and tours of the Jean R. Marcotte wastewater treatment plant, the largest-capacity wastewater treatment plant in the world. Both options offer the same amount of CEUs for participating as if you had taken technical sessions during the same time. You must pre-register for these events by September 4 and space is limited, so go to 2017tech.aspe.org to register soon.

Early bird registration rate for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium ends June 30
To save $50 off the standard rate, you must register for the Symposium by the end of this month. All full registrations include attendance at the technical sessions of your choice, up to 1.2 CEUs, the Product Show, the party at the Grevin Wax Museum, and breakfast and lunch events. Registration now at 2017tech.aspe.org.

The Technical Symposium Product Show keeps growing!
To meet the industry's top manufacturers and service providers, you must attend the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium Product Show being held October 19-20 at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. We are pleased to welcome the following new exhibitors: SeeWater Inc. as a Silver Sponsor and Taco Canada, Cash Acme and SharkBite (divisions of Reliance Worldwide), Heat-Line, and Can-Aqua International as Friend Sponsors. You can register at 2017tech.aspe.org.

ICC-ES renews as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor
A member of the International Code Council's Family of Companies, ICC-Evaluation Service is a leading provider of evaluation reports and listings offering evidence that plumbing, mechanical, and fuel gas (PMG) products and systems meet the requirements of codes and technical standards. ASPE's Affiliate Sponsors receive numerous brand recognition benefits year-round, so to join the program contact Brian Henry at 847.296.0002 x235 or bhenry@aspe.org.

ASPE seeks members to join our Mentoring Program
Do you want to help nurture the next generation of plumbing designers and engineers? ASPE currently is in need of Mentors with the following credentials: Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD), Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT), and Green Plumbing Design (GPD). To learn more and sign up, visit aspe.org/aspe-mentoring-program.

Women of ASPE announce their new Facebook group
WOA invites women in the industry to join this gathering space for ideas, planning, and general communication to build awareness of the Women of ASPE. You can sign up to join the group here: facebook.com/groups/203299903473073.

Are you flying to Montreal for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium?
ASPE has partnered with Air Canada to offer attendees a 15% savings on any Flex fare reservation. Just visit aircanada.com and enter the code CTAGBUX1 when prompted. The fare displayed will reflect the discounted rate. The code is good for the travel period of Tuesday, October 10, 2017 through Monday, October 30, 2017.

New CPD list has been updated
ASPE is pleased to announce that Gregory James Neary, PE, CPD, passed the 2017 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) Exam held in April. The full list of new CPDs can be found here: aspe.org/cpd-directory-new-2017.

What are ASPE Chapters doing this month?
Many ASPE Chapters, while on hiatus from technical meetings for the summer, are holding golf outings to help local industry professionals connect in a relaxed, fun environment. To find out what's happening around the country, go to aspe.org/ChapterEvents

Water rates increase again, but at a slower pace
The average cost of U.S. residential drinking water service for a family of four using 100 gallons per person per day rose 4 percent last year,  the smallest increase since the annual Circle of Blue survey began in 2010. More>>

NOVA video investigates the Flint water crisis and its repercussions
This one-hour documentary that aired on PBS delves into the science behind the problem and features interviews with local residents who were affected and scientists who exposed the problem. More>>

New method to recover fresh water from brine is developed
The system uses a carbon nanotube-based heating element that can increase the amount of fresh water recovered during membrane distillation processes to almost 100 percent. More>>

Registration is open for IAPMO's Annual Conference
The organization's 88th annual Education and Business Conference will be held September 24-28 at the Hotel Captain Cook and the William Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. More>>

New Professional Qualifications Standard for Rainwater Catchment Systems Personnel is now available
ASSE/ARCSA/IAPMO/ANSI Series 21000-2017, which ASPE helped develop as a member of the Working Group, sets the minimum training requirements for those who install, design, and inspect rainwater catchment systems. More>>

PMI names new CEO and Executive Director
Kerry Stackpole, FASAE, CAE, most recently served as an advance team leader for the Executive Office of the President, working both domestically and internationally to execute events on behalf of the President and Vice President of the United States. More>>


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ARCSA announces online professional accreditation classes
Those seeking ARCSA AP status can now take the two-day workshop online at their convenience. More>>

IAPMO acquires the National Standard Plumbing Code
On June 1, ownership of the NSPC was transferred from the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association, and the two organizations will cooperate to provide services and future editions of the code. More>>

AWWA Job Fair being held June 13
This free event will be held during ACE17 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from 2-5:30 p.m. More>>

Canadian Hydronics Conference joins the CIPHEX Roadshow
The third edition of the Canadian Hydronics Conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on October 17. More>>

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