Vol. 11, No. 23, November 8, 2018
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David Carrier is appointed ASPE's Region 3 Affiliate Liaison
ASPE Region 3 Director, Steve Mastley, CPD, FASPE, has announced the appointment of David P. Carrier, Founder & CEO of QuantumFlo, Inc., as the Society's Region 3 Affiliate Liaison. David replaces Thomas Sharp, Charlotte Pipe's Field Technical Services Representative for the Southeastern U.S., who was elected as ASPE's 2018–2020 Vice President, Affiliate in September. In this role, David will disseminate information from the Society VP Affiliate to Region 3 Chapter Affiliate Liaisons and communicate on behalf of the Chapters.

Want to share your knowledge at the 2019 ASPE Technical Symposium?
The 2019 ASPE Technical Symposium will be held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27, and we are currently taking proposals for 90-minute technical sessions on a variety of topics for plumbing system design professionals at all career levels. You can learn more and submit a proposal at aspe.org/CallforPresenters. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 15, 2019.

Congratulations new GPDs!
We are pleased to announce that the following individuals passed the 2018 Green Plumbing Design exam and now can use the GPD designation after their name to promote their sustainable plumbing system design expertise. The entire list of GPDs can be found at aspe.org/GPDdirectory.

  • Clifton John Alford, PE, GPD, LEED AP, Central Florida Chapter
  • Amanda C. Askew, CPD, GPD, EIT, Atlanta Chapter
  • Kaushal Nayan Babaria, CPD, GPD, EIT, LEED GA, New York City Chapter
  • Marianne Bjonnes, CPD, GPD, Philadelphia Chapter
  • Setah N. Burford, CPD, GPD, Member at Large
  • John P. Callahan, CPD, GPD, Boston Chapter
  • Joelon Dwayne Chinn, PE, CPD, GPD, San Francisco Chapter
  • Ronald Willis Dutan, CPD, GPD, New York City Chapter
  • Jennifer Allison Garlet, CPD, GPD, Central Texas Chapter
  • William A. Grayzar, CPD, GPD, Eastern Michigan Chapter
  • Luke Hendricks, PE, CPD, GPD, Portland Chapter
  • Steve J. Kormanik, CPD, GPD, Johnstown Chapter
  • Charles Norris, PE, GPD, Portland Chapter
  • Stephanie Irene Radel, CPD, GPD, Minnesota Chapter
  • Kevin L. Rohde, CPD, GPD, Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter
  • Leslie L. Scott, CPD, GPD, Charlotte Chapter
  • Greg H. Swafford, CPD, GPD, Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter
  • Guillermo Emilio Triana, CPD, GPD, Overseas Chapter
  • Timothy Anthony Washington Jr., CPD, GPD, Charlotte Chapter
  • Cho Yiu, PE, GPD, LEED AP, Boston Chapter

Alfred Steele Scholarship applications are now being accepted
Do you need some help getting a degree in engineering? ASPE awards up to $3,000 in scholarship monies each year to qualified applicants through the Alfred Steele Scholarship program. It is limited to ASPE members and their immediate families who are in or plan to attend a college, university, or technical school on a full-time basis, are enrolled in an engineering program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.

Successful 2018 Community Plumbing Challenge concludes in Thoreau, New Mexico
Thanks to a multi-disciplined team of tradespeople from around the world, 10 Navajo homes now have new sanitation and leeching systems and safe electrical systems, and nine of the 10 have running water for the first time. You can learn more and view pictures of the projects here.

Long-awaited rainwater-to-potable water system in Seattle goes live
The Washington State Department of Health recently green-lighted the system at the Bullitt Center, and the project team has released a white paper that details lessons learned from the process. More>>

Advanced sanitation practices could save more than $230 billion annually, says Bill Gates
At the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, Bill Gates showcased toilet and sludge-processing designs that eliminate harmful pathogens and convert bodily waste into clean water and fertilizer, processes he says could save billions in costs related to waterborne diseases, as well as present attractive investment opportunities. More>>

New technology cleans 110 liters of urban stormwater without power or chemicals
Developed by a University of Copenhagen professor, the process uses a sandwich-filter system where double-porosity filtering produces water clean enough to be released back into nature. More>>

ASHRAE seeks comments on Legionella guideline
The third round of public comments on the revision to ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000: Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems is open until December 17, 2018. More>>

IAPMO is accepting solar and swimming pool code proposals and committee applications
Formal code proposals toward the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Solar, Hydronics, and Geothermal Code (USHGC) and the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC) will be accepted until March 4, 2019. More>> 
Applications for volunteers to join the technical committees for the USHGC and the USPSHTC will be accepted until February 1, 2019. More>>

2018 International Green Construction Code is now available
The IgCC correlates with the International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE Standard 90.1, and many other referenced standards to help governments streamline code development and adoption. More>>

DOE launches the Water Security Grand Challenge
This federal initiative will include prizes, competitions, early stage research and development, and other programs to achieve water-related infrastructure goals by 2030. More>>

ANSI announces its 2019 Student Paper Competition
The 2019 challenge asks participants to submit papers that answer the question "How do standards help mitigate disaster?" by April 30, 2019. More>>

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