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Vol. 11, No. 1, January 4, 2018

Start the year off right with ASPE Education
We are excited to offer the following educational opportunities, all of which provide continuing education units for your licenses and certifications:

  • FREE webinar for ASPE members on January 16. Our 2018 Webinar Series kicks off with "Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency," and you can register at aspe.org/DesigningPEX. We thank the Plastics Pipe Institute for sponsoring this webinar so our members can attend for free.
  • Hands-on Revit MEP workshops. Our popular one-day workshop is traveling to Detroit on March 2, Denver on March 9, and Houston on May 10. Intermediate Revit MEP users will learn how to get projects started and maximize workflows. Registration is open at aspe.org/revit2018.
  • Read, Learn, Earn. Need some quick CEUs? ASPE's Read, Learn, Earn program provides one hour of continuing education credit for every exam you successfully pass, and you can take up to 12 exams each year. You can access the January 2018 exam and past 2017 exams at aspe.org/read-learn-earn-articles.

2018 ASPE Convention & Expo call for proposals ends January 15
We are still accepting presentation proposals for the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo in Atlanta on September 28 to October 3. In addition to plumbing system design topics, we are looking for contractor-related presentations and sessions by our industry partners. You can learn more and submit your presentation at aspe.org/callforpresenters.

More Affiliate Sponsors recognize the value of our program
We are pleased to announce that Culligan and Viega have renewed their ASPE Affiliate Sponsorships for 2018. Also, Equipment Controls Company has returned to the program this year. ASPE's Affiliate Sponsors comprise a crucial group of manufacturers and service providers that are essential in helping plumbing engineers design the most technologically advanced plumbing systems. To join the program, contact Director of Affiliate Relations Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235.

You still have time to apply for the 2018 Alfred Steele Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Student Members of ASPE and the sons/daughters of ASPE Members. To be eligible, you must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and be enrolled in, or plan to attend, an engineering program at a college or university on a full-time basis. Go to aspe.org/SteeleScholarship to apply by January 31.

2018 College of Fellows nominations are due by January 31
The Kenneth G. Wentink College of Fellows is comprised of ASPE members who have made significant and exceptional contributions to the plumbing engineering profession, the Society, and the plumbing industry. Visit aspe.org/fellows or contact Stacey A. Kidd for more information on how to nominate a member for this lifetime honor. 

ASPE seeks 2018–2020 Board of Directors applications
ASPE Members in good standing are encouraged to apply for one of the 12 elected positions on the 2018–2020 ASPE Board of Directors by May 31. The application package and a guide to the nominating process can be found at aspe.org/MembersOnly.

Construction firms anticipate a strong 2018
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IAPMO's Chaney is appointed as ANSI's new chairman
IAPMO CEO GP Russ Chaney has been elected to serve as chairman of the American National Standards Institute Board of Directors for the 2018 term. More>>

New download assists in researching code changes
Complete Revision History to the 2018 I-Codes: Successful Changes and Public Comments collects all of the changes that occurred in the 2018 International Building, Residential, Fire, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy Conservation, and Existing Building Codes, including the original proposals, committee actions, and final actions.


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