Vol. 11, No. 22, October 25, 2018
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Christoph Lohr is named the Society's new AYP Liaison to the Board
2018–2020 ASPE President Carol Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI, FASPE, recently appointed Christoph Lohr, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, ASSE 6020, as the new Liaison to the Board of Directors for ASPE Young Professionals (AYP). He replaces Blair Minyard, PE, CDT, CPD, who was elected as the Society's Vice President, Education at the ASPE Business Meeting in Atlanta last month. More>>

Save the date: the 2019 ASPE Technical Symposium will be held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27
ASPE's Technical Symposium is an intense professional development event where attendees can partake in multiple technical education sessions offering CEUs as well as the popular evening Product Show and numerous social events. We have opened the call for presenters, so if you are interested in sharing your knowledge, please visit aspe.org/CallforPresenters for information on how to submit your presentation proposal.

ASPE members are featured in pme
After Nicole Parker, CPD, with BVH Integrated Services, and Brianne Hall, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, received Special Awards for Appreciation from ASPE, pme chatted with them about how to get more women involved in the plumbing and heating industries. More>>

IPEX joins ASPE's Affiliate Sponsor program
IPEX is one of the world's leading manufacturers of thermoplastic pipe, valves, fittings, and related products for plumbing and mechanical applications, offering a comprehensive range of integrated solutions to meet the needs of engineers and contractors. To learn more about this program and how to join our elite group of Affiliate Sponsors, visit aspe.org/affiliates.

Plumbing Engineer magazine is accepting nominations for Engineer of the Year
Annually, ASPE's official publication, Plumbing Engineer, honors a plumbing engineer doing excellent work in their career and for the profession. If you know an engineer who is deserving of this honor, submit a one-paragraph nomination that illustrates their worthiness to ashlei@tmbpublishing.com. In addition, provide the person's name, professional title, company name, email address, and phone number. Nominations will close on November 2 at noon CDT.

2019 CPD exam registration opens December 1
ASPE's Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) is the only international credential program that provides formal recognition of outstanding professionals with advanced skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems. The 2019 exam will be held on April 4 and 5, and you can learn more about the program, eligibility, and the exam at aspe.org/CPD.

Central Florida Chapter to celebrate its 35th anniversary
The Chapter was chartered on November 1, 1983 and is currently led by President Eric Knauth, PE, LEED AP. You can learn more about the Central Florida Chapter and how to get involved at cf-aspe.com.

Did you know that you can use our latest infographic to explain "What Is a Plumbing Engineer?"
Our new infographic offers a quick and concise description of the profession to help when someone asks you about the roles and responsibilities of plumbing engineers. Please feel free to download and share it to spread the word about this exciting career option. 

New legislation authorizes WaterSense in perpetuity
On October 23, President Trump signed S. 3021, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which statutorily imbeds the WaterSense program into U.S. law and provides for investments in water infrastructure improvements throughout the country.

Community Plumbing Challenge travels to New Mexico this week
The 2018 Navajo Nation CPC has assembled a multi-disciplined team of tradespeople to execute plumbing and construction projects that will improve living conditions in approximately 10 households nominated by U.S.-based nonprofit organization DigDeep. You can follow the 2018 CPC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

WQA offers a new Residential Water Treatment Design certificate 
This program is designed for technical in-office staff, engineers, and others who help design treatment products, provide technical support, or sell products, and it also can serve as an onboarding program for people new to the water quality industry. More>>

Massachusetts once again leads the State Energy-Efficiency Scorecard
Also according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy report, states increased investments in energy efficiency in the utility sector, resulting in a 7.3 percent increase in electricity savings—enough to power about 2.5 million U.S. homes per year. More>> 

EPA to sunset the WaterSense specification for pre-rinse spray valves
Because there is limited opportunity for additional water savings beyond new DOE regulations, which require the flow rate and spray force to be determined in accordance with ASTM F2324, WaterSense will cease labeling pre-rinse spray valves on January 1, 2019. More>>

Technical session schedule for ASHRAE's 2019 Winter Conference has been released
In addition to its ALI courses, ASHRAE will offer more than 100 sessions on diverse topics, including a new track on the engineer's role in architecture. The conference is being held in Atlanta on January 12 –16. More>>

Free webinar will help you learn how to introduce a girl to engineering
DiscoverE is offering this planning tool on November 14 to help professionals who are looking to get involved in the 2019 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on February 21. You can register here.

ICC announces its 2018–2019 Board of Directors
These building safety industry leaders will set the strategic direction for the International Code Council and act as the voice of the association's membership. More>>

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