Vol. 11, No. 18, August 30, 2018 
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2018 ASPE Convention & Expo hotel deadline is tomorrow
ASPE has obtained guaranteed low rates at the Hilton Atlanta and Omni Atlanta at CNN Center for 2018 Convention & Expo attendees. To get these rates, you must reserve your room at expo.aspe.org no later than August 31.

Get in-depth info on new products at the Innovation Theater
During the 2018 ASPE Expo on October 1–2, the popular Innovation Theater once again will be located in the ASPE Pavilion on the show floor. It will feature free, 15-minute presentations on new technologies, products, and innovations in the plumbing design industry, and the schedule is now available at expo.aspe.org.

Central Texas and Phoenix receive ASPE Board of Directors Chapter Awards
The Board of Directors Chapter Award, formerly known as the Director's Award, is presented biennially in recognition of the best Chapter activities or accomplishments during the past two years, chosen from among the Chapters that were recognized with the Director's Award during that time. The Board of Directors Chapter Award is selected by the entire ASPE Board. This year's recipients follow, and t
he full list of Chapter membership awards can be found here.

  • Central Texas Chapter, in recognition for the Chapter's exceptional leadership, educational expansion, community outreach, and youth development programs
  • Phoenix Chapter, for their unwavering engagement, collaboration, and dedication to the growth and prosperity of the Phoenix Chapter and the Society 

Tables app for iOS is now available
ASPE's popular Tables Book App—a free member benefit—offers in one convenient place all of the equations, pipe sizing data, and background information that you need to successfully complete plumbing system design and installation projects on a daily basis. A new desktop version also will be released soon.

You still have time to sign up for the Atlanta Chapter's golf outing
On September 29, ASPE's Atlanta Chapter is hosting a pre-convention golf outing at the Stone Mountain Golf Club, and the deadline to register is September 15. You can sign up at aspe-atl.com, or for more information, contact Jeffrey Long at jeffrey.long@ferguson.com. Proceeds from the outing will be used to help educate the local plumbing community.

Bradford White renews as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor
Bradford White Corp., a full line manufacturer of residential, commercial, and industrial products for water heating, space heating, combination heating, and storage applications, joined ASPE's Affiliate Sponsor program in 2014. To learn how your company can join this elite group of plumbing industry supporters, visit aspe.org/affiliates.

Registration for the 2018 CPDT exam closes October 11
This year's Certified Plumbing Design Technician exam is being held October 25 and 26 at testing sites around the world, and you can register at aspe.org/cpdt-exam. Want to learn more about the CPDT exam? Join us for a free informational webinar on September 18 that will go over exam registration, fees, deadlines, eligibility, study resources, and more. You can sign up for the webinar here.  

Save the date: 2019 CPD exam has been announced
The next Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam will be held on April 4 and 5, 2019 at testing sites around the world, and registration will open on December 1. To learn more, visit aspe.org/CPDExam.

Network with local professionals at these upcoming Chapter events
ASPE's Philadelphia Chapter and Raleigh Chapter are holding golf outings on September 13 and September 14 respectively, and the Northern California Chapter's AYPs and IAMPO are hosting a Tradeshow & Engineering Fair in Sacramento on September 14. Click here to learn more about these and other local ASPE Chapter events.

Nearly 570 million children worldwide lack safe drinking water at school
In addition, more than 620 million children lack basic sanitation service at their school, and nearly 900 million lack basic hygiene service, according to a new report by UNICEF and WHO.

Empowering Women in Industry aims to help women excel in leadership positions
This new special-interest group was created to connect, educate, and cultivate female leaders in industrial markets through its new website, online community, and upcoming Conference & Gala in Chicago in September 2019. To learn more and get involved, visit empoweringwomeninindustry.com.

Construction spending is projected to grow 4.7 percent this year
However, future growth may be negatively impacted by economic factors such as an aging workforce, rising interest rates, and rising inflation in building costs, according to the latest AIA Consensus Construction Forecast

PMI CEO testifies on proposed Section 301 tariffs
Dozens of plumbing-related products and components would be impacted by the tariffs of up to 25 percent on products imported from China, which if implemented would result in significant supply chain disruptions and increased costs, according to Plumbing Manufacturers International. More>>

Updated solar and swimming pool codes have been released
The 2018 editions of the Uniform Solar, Hydronics, and Geothermal Code (USHGC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code are now available in hardbound and digital versions. More>>

Also, the CDC has published the 2018 Model Aquatic Health Code, which includes updates and changes related to risk management and water quality.

IAPMO publishes a new standard for scale-reduction devices
The new standard creates a testing protocol for devices that have the potential to reduce encrusted scale in water in residential and similar water-heating applications and associated plumbing. More>>

ICC offers information on careers in building safety
Designed for students, veterans, or anyone else looking to enter the industry, the Building Safety: Your New Career webpage provides information on careers in building inspection, plans examination, and more.

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