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Vol. 10, No. 19, September 14, 2017 

2017 CPDT exam registration closes September 15
If you are planning on taking the Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) exam on October 5 or 6, you must register no later than tomorrow. The CPDT designation signifies plumbing designers who excel at the technician level and is considered a precursor to the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) certification. ASPE offers several resources to help you prepare for the exam, which you can find at aspe.org/cpdt.

Last chance to get the hotel group rate for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium
To secure the special discounted ASPE rate at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, be sure to make your reservation by September 20. After this date, the special ASPE rate will not be available. Click here to make your reservation today. (The rate is available from October 12 through October 29 if you were planning on arriving early or staying after the Symposium ends.)

Just announced: CPD Review Class is being held November 30-December 1
ASPE is hosting a 1.5-day class at our headquarters near O'Hare airport in Chicago for those who are planning on taking the 2018 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam. The registration fee includes a 30-question sample exam and a copy of the updated 2017 CPD Review Manual, and registration is open at aspe.org/cpdreviewclass

ASPE is pleased to welcome Xylem as a Bronze Sponsor of the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium
All of our sponsors will be exhibiting at the Product Show on October 19-20, so join us at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal to check out their latest products and learn how to apply them in your designs. After the Product Show on October 20, the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium kicks off with 35+ technical education sessions that will help you learn new skills and advance in your career. Registration and more information about the Technical Symposium are available at 2017tech.aspe.org.

Two new companies join ASPE's CEU Provider Program
Elkay Manufacturing Company and Lochinvar LLC are now eligible to award ASPE CEUs for their workshops on "The Art of Water: Solving Water Delivery Challenges with Bottle Filling Stations" and "System Fluids" respectively. ASPE's CEU Provider Program offers companies the opportunity to issue ASPE CEUs for their professional development programs to be used toward CPD and CPDT recertification. To view a list of approved providers, programs, and contact information, go to aspe.org/CEUProviderHome.

Bradford White renews its ASPE Affiliate Sponsor status for the next year
Bradford White is a full-line manufacturer of residential, commercial, and industrial products for water heating, space heating, combination heating, and storage applications, and the company just announced their new web-based contractor resource, For the Pro. For more information on ASPE's Affiliate Sponsor Program, visit aspe.org/affiliates or contact ASPE's Director of Affiliate Relations, Brian Henry, at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235. 

Did you miss yesterday's webinar on professional liability?
All of ASPE's webinars are archived for viewing at your leisure at aspe.org/WebinarArchives, which means you still can get CEU credit even if you couldn't make the original airing. Also, if you are going to the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium, you can attend a full session on this topic from the presenter of yesterday's webinar. 

Plumbing Engineer magazine publisher launches a redesigned website
In addition to accessing current and past editions of ASPE's official publication, Plumbing Engineer, at PHCPpros you can find the information you need to design, manage, sell, and compete in a new user- and mobile-friendly website. To help you learn more about its features and navigate the site, TMB Publishing has put together this quick user's guide.

ASPE seeks presenters for the 2018 Convention & Expo
If you want to share your knowledge and design experience with others in the plumbing industry who are eager to learn, then you need to submit a presentation proposal for the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo taking place in Atlanta on September 28 to October 3. New this year, we are looking for contractor-related topics and sessions presented by our industry partners. You can learn more and submit your presentation at aspe.org/callforpresenters. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 15, 2018.

New 2017 Community Plumbing Challenge materials are now available
The International Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) has released news, photos, and videos from the 2017 Design Week held in Cikarang, West Java, Indonesia. ASPE is a co-sponsor of the Community Plumbing Challenge, and St. Louis Chapter member Nicholas Hipp, CPD, participated in Design Week. More>>

Tap water around the world is found to be contaminated with plastic particles
The United States and Lebanon have the highest contamination rate (approximately 94 percent), followed by India and Uganda, according to an investigation by Orb Media. One surprising source is your clothes washer.

Start planning for 2018 Engineers Week with these resources
On September 27, the 2018 Engineers Week Planning Webinar will provide information, resources, and inspiration to help you get ready for next year's event. Also, DiscoverE has announced the theme and registration deadline for the 26th annual Future City Competition. More>>

ASSE seeks committee members to help develop a new commercial water treatment standard
ASSE 1087: Performance Requirements for Small Systems, Commercial and Food Service Water Treatment will complement existing water treatment standards by adding plumbing performance requirements for devices that are coupled to potable water sources. More>>

Registration is open for the 2018 AHR Expo
The 2018 AHR Expo will be held in conjunction with ASHRAE's Winter Conference on January 22-24 in Chicago. Registration is now open at ahrexpo.com.


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ASSE publishes its first Listing Evaluation Criteria
LECs are similar to standards but are developed outside of the ANSI process. This first LEC contains performance requirements for shower filtration fittings for the reduction of chloramine. More>>

ICC-ES PMG can now certify products for the Mexican market
Manufacturers that choose ICC-ES PMG to certify their products for Mexico will be authorized to mark their products with the official NOM (Official Mexican Standard) emblem. More>>

2018 WE&RF Research Conference is accepting abstracts
The theme of the conference being held May 7-8 in Atlanta is "Advancing Reuse & Integrated Water." Abstracts can be submitted through October 23. More>>

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