Vol. 11, No. 25, December 6, 2018
Registration is open for the 2019 CPD exam
Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) is the only international credential program in the plumbing engineering field, and it provides formal recognition of outstanding professionals with advanced skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems. The 2019 exam will be held at testing centers around the world on April 4 and 5, and registration is available at aspe.org/CPDExam. To find out why the industry's top professionals recommend becoming a CPD, read our case study at bit.ly/2rbBO1Q.
Attend one of our CPD review classes to help prepare for the exam
These 1.5-day classes will be held in Charlotte (February 9–10), Chicago (February 16–17), Irvine, California (February 23–24), and Pittsburgh (March 2–3), and you can register at aspe.org/CPDReviewClass. Registration includes a coupon for 15 percent off an ASPE bookstore purchase.
ASPE announces the 2019 Technical Symposium Sponsorship Program
Manufacturers and service providers can gain immediate access to hundreds of plumbing engineers and specifiers by participating in the 2019 Technical Symposium, which is being held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27. Sponsors will be able to exhibit at the exclusive Product Show and also will receive logo recognition before and during the event, among other benefits. Click here for the sponsorship brochure, or for more information, contact Brian Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-296-0002 x235.
Tom Sharp receives the Peter E. Warshaw Award
For 2018, Thomas P. Sharp, Charlotte Pipe's Field Technical Services Representative for the Southeastern U.S. and the recently elected Vice President, Affiliate of ASPE, received this award for dedication, unflagging spirit, and outstanding support and service contributions on behalf of the Society and the profession.
Congratulations new CPDTs!
We are pleased to announce that the following individuals passed the 2018 CPDT exam: Kevin Au, CPDT, Michael Augusta, CPDT, Clark Baker, CPDT, Pamela Beard, CPDT, CM-BIM, Omer Elkhalifa, CPDT, Ryan Falk, CPDT, EIT, Alex Fuller, CPDT, Octavio Gonzalez, CPDT, Gary Hanks, PE, CPDT, Robert Healy, CPDT, Anthony Hickman, CPDT, Wendy Junod, CPDT, Daniel Kingery, CPDT, EIT, Michael Kruger, CPDT, Erik Kubotani, CPDT, Joseph Kuchinskas, CPDT, Amanda Lagasca, CPDT, Illsa Liebler, CPDT, Jesson Lim, CPDT, Nicholas Lombardo, CPDT, Elizabeth Malola, PE, CPDT, Justin Mitchell, CPDT, Spencer Montgomery, CPDT, CET, Tyson Newkirk, CPDT, Kirby O'Mara, CPDT, John Pacholski, CPDT, Samantha Preece, CPDT, Hector Ramirez, CPDT, Scott Repenning, CPDT, Jennifer Rilling, CPDT, LEED AP, Robert Schultz, CPDT, Joseph Schumacher, CPDT, Emma Sik, CPDT, William Smith, CPDT, Jeremiah Smith, CPDT, Kevin Stockdale, CPDT, Nicholas Tabar, CPDT, Yawei Tong, CPDT, David Ware, CPDT, and Mengyang Wu, CPDT.
Equipment Controls Company renews its ASPE Affiliate Sponsorship
ECCO is a leading provider of natural gas measurement products, gas control products, and data acquisition products and services. To learn more about this program and how to join our elite group of Affiliate Sponsors, visit aspe.org/affiliates.
Alfred Steele Scholarship applications are due January 31
The Alfred Steele Scholarship program 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, enrolled in an engineering program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Check out these upcoming ASPE webinars and workshops in 2019
- On January 10, the one-hour webinar "Drainage Selection for Hygienic Applications" will discuss ways that hygienically designed drainage systems and an informed selection of drainage products can help mitigate the risk of contamination and corrosion. This one-hour contact program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.
- The one-day Medical Gas Design Workshop will be held in Irvine on February 22 and Pittsburgh on February 27. The step-by-step discussion will begin with a review of regulations and proceed through piping, valving, alarming, selecting source equipment, and pipe sizing. Each workshop awards 0.7 CEUs or 7.0 PDHs.
- The Basic Plumbing Design II Two-Day Workshop will be held in Pittsburgh on February 28 – March 1 and will cover laying out and sizing basic plumbing systems, calculating and sizing equipment, and coordinating with the architectural layout, building structural elements, and other trades. This workshop awards 1.3 CEUs or 13.0 PDHs for attending.
- On February 21 in Irvine, our Intermediate Plumbing Design Workshop will delve into the complexities of common domestic plumbing systems, including multi-stage pressure regulators, valving, flue and combustion systems, pumps, and equipment and fixtures. Participants will receive 0.75 CEUs or 7.5 PDHs for attending.
35 states lack legislation to ensure testing for lead in school drinking water
The vast majority of public schools in the U.S. are not required to test for lead in drinking water, and even among the states with such laws, not all of them require testing or parental notification of all results, according to a report by the Center for Green Schools. More>>
IAPMO seeks volunteers with a technical background in non-sewered sanitation systems
Experts are needed to participate on the technical committee for the national adoption of ISO 30500: Non-sewered sanitation systems — Prefabricated integrated treatment units — General safety and performance requirements for design and testing. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. More>>
LEED Certified buildings are now eligible for recertification
To be eligible for the three-year recertification, projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance and then must meet the standards of the newest version of the LEED rating system available. More>>
Industry groups ask the DOE to rescind energy conservation rules for commercial water heaters and residential furnaces
The rules that are requested to be withdrawn would preclude the installation of non-condensing combustion products. More information can be found here, and comments on this issue will be accepted until January 30, 2019.
ICC commits to certifying 25,000 construction professionals
As part of the Pledge to America's Workers, over the next five years ICC will provide increased career opportunities for those who review and approve the installation of building components, including plumbing, mechanical, and fire safety components. More>>
ARCSA releases its updated Resource Guide
The newly redesigned ARCSA Resource Guide is a searchable online directory of rainwater harvesting vendors, including designers, equipment suppliers, installers, institutions, and educators.
ASHRAE seeks papers for its Energy Research and Development Conference
The 7th International Conference on Energy Research and Development will be held November 19–21, 2019 in Kuwait and will focus on emerging energy conversion technologies, conservation, and management strategies. Submissions are due December 24. More>>
Registration is open for Canada's biggest event for HVACR, plumbing, hydronics, electrical, and lighting
MCEE 2019, produced in part by CIPH, will be held April 24–25 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal and will include a tradeshow plus free seminars. Registration is open at mcee.ca.
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