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Vol. 10, No. 17, August 17, 2017

ASPE announces Delta Faucet as the exclusive Women of ASPE sponsor for the second consecutive year
During a facility tour of Delta Faucet's headquarters in Indianapolis last week, Jason Gonzales, Delta's Sr. Director, Commercial Sales, signed a contract to extend the company's exclusive sponsorship of the Women of ASPE (WOA) for the next year. During the tour, WOA Chair Sarah Balz, PE, CPD, LEED AP, presented Jason with an appreciation plaque to recognize the company's ongoing support of WOA, both nationally and locally. Thank you, Delta, for your generous sponsorship of WOA and for helping advance women in the industry!

The official 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium Planning Guide is now available
Want to know what you will be doing during the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium? Check out the Official Planning Guide, which contains information on the technical education program, special events, the Product Show, how to obtain the special ASPE rate at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, and an air travel deal. ASPE's 2017 Technical Symposium is being held on October 19-22 in Montreal, and
by attending you can earn up to 1.2 CEUs as well as enhance your career opportunities and increase your professional network. Registration is open at 2017tech.aspe.org.

You only have two more weeks to get the standard registration rate
To avoid a late fee, you must register for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium by Thursday, August 31. By attending you can earn almost half of the CEUs you need for CPD or CPDT recertification, plus you'll get to see all of your fellow design professionals from across North America. Register here now: 2017tech.aspe.org.

Learn how to limit your liability on September 13
Our next one-hour webinar, "Professional Liability Issues for Engineers," will help you understand how to manage risks from the beginning of a project through completion and beyond. It will discuss liability insurance, the limits of liability and indemnification, what constitutes an error or omission, statutes of limitation and repose, and what to do when things go wrong. You can register now at aspe.org/profliab.

2017 CPDT Exam registration is open until September 15
This fall, eligible candidates have the opportunity to sit for the Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) Exam on October 5 or 6. Registration for the exam closes on September 15, so act fast. Click here to learn more about the exam and to find testing locations near you.

Join us for the Technical Symposium Product Show on October 19-20
This popular event is being held at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal for an extended two days this year to give you even more time to learn about the latest products and services offered by our exhibiting sponsors. Lambert & Begin recently joined the show as a Friend Sponsor, and we invite all local engineers and designers and Technical Symposium attendees to network with them and the other sponsors. The full list of exhibitors and registration can be found at 2017tech.aspe.org.

Industry partners seek abstracts for the 2018 Emerging Water Technology Symposium
ASPE, AWE, IAPMO, PMI, and WPC are hosting this biennial event on May 15-16 in Ontario, California. Formerly known as the IETS, the EWTS provides a forum for industry professionals to discuss solutions to today's water supply, treatment, and distribution problems. The conveners are accepting abstracts for 30-minute presentations through January 15, 2018. 

ASPE's Chicago Chapter announces local networking events
On September 7, the Chicago Chapter's AYPs will be touring Wrigley Field and then watching the Cubs game at a local tavern, and on September 21, the Chapter is holding its 45th Annual Product Show. You can learn more about these and other local ASPE Chapter networking opportunities at aspe.org/chapterevents.

Did you miss our August webinar on water reuse?
Don't worry! All of ASPE's webinars are archived for later viewing at aspe.org/WebinarArchives. The August webinar will be posted soon, and in the meantime you can learn about other topics by viewing webinars on roof drains, ASHRAE 188 (both FREE for ASPE members), heat tracing, high-efficiency domestic hot water strategies, and more. 

Millions of Americans are still exposed to unsafe drinking water
Approximately 63 million Americans were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, and the EPA advises that the solution to keeping the country's water systems safe is replacing aging underground distribution pipes. However, many municipalities cannot afford the upgrades. More>>

Jacobs announces acquisition of CH2M
The merger would give Jacobs access to the global water business, as CH2M has been recognized as the top water design firm in the world. More>>

Awareness of POU water treatment devices is growing
Due to the Flint water crisis and other recent issues, Americans are more knowledgeable about water treatment devices and are more likely to purchase one for their home, although they still believe that the primary responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water lies with the municipality, according to a new WQA survey.

New app consolidates building codes in one place
UpCodes simplifies research by putting all national and local building codes in one searchable app and also updating them in real-time. Basic (free), monthly, and annual subscriptions are available.

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IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services releases mark usage guide
The free, illustrated Mark Usage Guide will help users of IAPMO's marks of conformity properly display and implement the marks. More>>

Updated ASHRAE principles of HVAC textbook is published
The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the changes made in the 2017 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals and contains information on the treatment of building HVAC systems from basic principles through design and operation. More>>

NGWA seeks volunteers to update water well construction standard
ANSI/NGWA-01: Water Well Construction Standard is a performance standard encompassing municipal, residential, agricultural, monitoring, and industrial water production wells, and volunteers are sought from all interest categories. More>>

NSF partners with the Indian Plumbing Skills Council
Under the MOU, NSF International and IPSC will develop a joint facility where IPSC will offer training for plumbers and NSF will operate a testing and certification laboratory. More>>


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