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Vol. 10, No. 15, July 20, 2017 

WOA announces the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium scholarship recipient
Congratulations go to Kari Rosteck of ASPE's Eastern Michigan Chapter who was awarded the Women of ASPE (WOA) scholarship to attend the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium in Montreal this fall. Kari is a mechanical engineer at Stantec, has been in the profession for one year, and joined ASPE last June. The scholarship will cover registration, hotel, travel, and expenses to attend this year's Symposium. Congrats again Kari!

Learn how to design an integrated water reuse scheme at our August webinar
On August 16 at 2 p.m. EDT, presenter Mark Meredith will explain how to successfully integrate a rain/stormwater, graywater, and black water recycling scheme, as well as how regulations inform system design. This one-hour contact program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH, and registration is open at aspe.org/WaterReuseWebinar.

Register for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium now to win a free briefcase
Thanks to a generous contribution from our Affiliate Sponsor HOLDRITE, the first 125 people to register for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium will receive a new briefcase when they check in at the registration desk at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. By attending, you can earn up to 1.2 CEUs, expand your professional network, learn new skills, and increase your career opportunities. Register now at 2017tech.aspe.org

WOA membership drive has begun!
Through December 31, 2017, the ASPE member (man or woman) who recruits the most new women members will win $500 that can be used toward any ASPE product, program, or service. Details on the drive can be found at aspe.org/woa-membership-drive, and you can contact skidd@aspe.org with questions.

2017 ASPE Technical Symposium Product Show is being held October 19-20
To give our attendees and exhibitors more time to discuss the industry's newest products and services, we have expanded the popular Product Show to two days this year. Please help us welcome our newest exhibitors and Friend-level Sponsors, CSA Group and NTI Boilers.

NSF International renews as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor
NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences, and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. To learn more about how ASPE's Affiliate Sponsor program can increase your company's visibility in the plumbing engineering community, contact bhenry@aspe.org.

Exhibitor Services Manual is now available
The official service contractor for ASPE's 2017 Technical Symposium, GES Canada Ltd., has released important information for those companies that are exhibiting at the Product Show on October 19-20 at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. The manual can be found here.

Save the date: professional liability webinar is being held September 13
This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of professional liability issues that confront all design engineers, including the types of insurance coverage available, legal issues, errors and omissions, statutes of limitation and statutes of repose, and what to look for in contracts that will impact your liability exposure. Registration is open at aspe.org/profliab.

ASPE seeks speakers
Are you an instructor on a topic related to plumbing system design? Do you want to share your knowledge with ASPE members? Complete this brief form to tell us more about you, the topic, and your speaking history with ASPE Chapters, or contact education@aspe.org to learn more about presentation opportunities with ASPE.

WQA/ASPE S-802 is open for a third public review
Comments on changes as a result of the second public review for the revision to this standard on sustainable media products for water treatment will be accepted until August 20, 2017. You can access the revisions and the comment form here.

Registration is open for the 2017 CPDT Exam
The Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) program recognizes young plumbing system designers who excel at the technician level, and this year's exam is being held at testing sites around the country on October 5 and 6. You can learn more and register at aspe.org/CPDT-exam.

The 3Q17 Education Newsletter is now available
In this edition, you can read about Legionella and plumbing systems, construction administration, the 2018 CPD Exam, and hosting a workshop in your area, as well as find a coupon to view an archived ASPE webinar.

25 percent of the world's population lacks access to clean water
2.1 billion people worldwide do not have safe, readily available water at home, and 4.5 billion people, more than half of the world's population, lack properly managed sanitation, according to a new report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. More>>

Honolulu mayor proposes fire sprinkler mandate
After a major fire killed three people at a condominium complex, Mayor Kirk Caldwell sent the Honolulu City Council a proposal to require automatic fire sprinklers in existing high-rise residential buildings. More>>

Alabama legislation allows plumbers to install sprinkler systems
Governor Kay Ivey recently signed a bill that allows master plumbers to install sprinkler systems in single-family homes after 32 hours of specialized training. More>>

ICC resolves conflicts in codes regarding maximum plumbing fixture flow rates
The conflicts resulted from six code change proposals that were submitted during the 2016 code change process to add maximum plumbing fixture flow rates to the International Energy Conservation Code. More>>

Revised backflow requirements for commercial dishwashing machines are published
ASSE 1004-2017: Performance Requirements for Commercial Dishwashing Machines includes updates to testing procedures, the allowance of additional types of backflow protection devices, and testing to NSF/ANSI 372. More>>

Early bird deadline for the 2017 ARCSA Annual Conference ends July 31
This event is being held in Orlando on October 16-18, and registration is open at arcsafoundation.org/store/2017-annual-conference.


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AHR Expo calls for Innovation Awards entries
To be considered, products must be exhibited at the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago and available for sale by the end of January 2018. Completed entry forms and the entry fee must be submitted by August 16, 2017. More>>

Registration is open for the Hydraulic Institute's fall conference
HI is co-locating this year's conference with the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) Fall Meeting at the Renaissance Worthington in Fort Worth, Texas on October 23-26. More>>

ICC Official Annual Business Meeting Notice is now available
This document includes important information about this meeting being held on September 11 in Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with the ICC Annual Conference, as well as a call for board nominations and proposed member resolutions. 

New PV and solar heating system inspector certification programs are launched
The Photovoltaic System Inspector (PVSI) and Solar Heating System Inspector (SHSI) certifications are now available from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. More>>

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