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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