ASPE 70's History

ASPE's History

1970s: Growth

1970: The Montreal Chapter is chartered (August 20).

1970: The San Diego Chapter is chartered (August 24).

1970: The Toronto Chapter (no longer active) is chartered (September 15).

1970: The ASPE Convention is held in Chicago. The elected board of directors for the 1970–1972 term is as follows:

  • President: Edward Saltzberg
  • Vice President, Technical: Otto W. Lehmann
  • Vice President, Legislative: George W. Runkle Jr.
  • Vice President, Membership: Curtis H. Lee
  • Administrative Secretary: Joseph J. Caruso (Rudolph D’Alonzo becomes secretary mid-term)
  • Treasurer: Roger A. Clark

1971: The Upstate New York Chapter is chartered (September 14). (It later changes names to the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter.

1972: The Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter is chartered (June 27).

1972: The ASPE Award of Merit is established to honor individuals for their dedication and inspired service to the advancement of the ideals and goals of the Society.

1972: The ASPE Industry Award is established to recognize companies or individuals for outstanding service to the advancement of plumbing engineering technology.

1972: The ASPE Convention is held in 1972: Atlanta. The elected board of directors for the 1972–1974 term is as follows:

  • President: George W. Runkle Jr.
  • Vice President, Technical: Robert R. Manfredi
  • Vice President, Legislative: Donald F. Dickerson
  • Vice President, Membership: Donald L. Sampler Jr.
  • Administrative Secretary: William F. Albern
  • Treasurer: Alfred Steele

1973: The Miami Chapter is chartered (May 10).

1973: The Boston Chapter is chartered (October 26).

1973: The American Plumbing Engineer changes name to Plumbing Engineer and is named the official magazine of the Society. It is published by Miramir Publishing.

1974: The Cleveland Chapter is chartered (June 12).

1974: The Baltimore Chapter and the New Jersey Chapter are chartered (September 10).

1974: The Central Indiana Chapter and the Central New York Chapter are chartered. (September 24).

1974: The Data Book is converted to a hardbound format.

1974: The ASPE Convention is held in Houston. The elected board of directors for the 1974–1976 term is as follows:

  • President: George W. Runkle Jr.
  • Vice President, Technical: Edward M. Maybeck
  • Vice President, Legislative: George C. Schoonover
  • Vice President, Membership: Donald L. Sampler Jr.
  • Administrative Secretary: William F. Albern
  • Treasurer: Michael C. Maroko

1975: The Portland Chapter is chartered (February 4).

1975: The Kansas City Chapter is chartered (February 20).

1975: The New Orleans Chapter is chartered (March 13).

1975: The Denver Chapter is chartered (May 21).

1975: The New York City Chapter is chartered (October 27).

1975: The British Columbia is chartered (November 14).

1975: The Michigan Chapter is chartered (November 28).

1976: The St. Louis Chapter is chartered (January 12).

1976: The Central Illinois Chapter is chartered (April 21).

1976: The Memphis Chapter is chartered (September 15).

1976: The ASPE Research Foundation is established, with George W. Runkle as president.

1976: The ASPE Convention is held in San Francisco. The elected board of directors for the 1976–1978 term is as follows:

  • President: Donald L. Sampler Jr.
  • Vice President, Technical: Edward M. Maybeck
  • Vice President, Legislative: Harold W. Spaeth
  • Vice President, Membership: Philip L. French
  • Administrative Secretary: William F. Albern
  • Treasurer: A. Calvin Laws

1977: The Hawaii Chapter (no longer active) is chartered (September 21).

1978: The Data Book is split into two volumes: Volume 1, Fundamentals of Plumbing Design and Volume 2, Special Plumbing Systems Design.

1978: The ASPE Convention is held in New Orleans. The elected board of directors for the 1978–1980 term is as follows:

  • President: Edward M. Maybeck
  • Vice President, Technical: A. Calvin Laws
  • Vice President, Legislative: Harold W. Spaeth
  • Vice President, Membership: Philip L. French
  • Administrative Secretary: George Halmos
  • Treasurer: Russell H. Calderwood

1979: The Delaware Valley Chapter is chartered (March 14).

1979: Construction Industry Press purchases Plumbing Engineer.

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