Vol. 5, No. 6, March 22, 2012

CPD exam registration closes April 2

Do you want to get ahead in your career? The Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) designation provides employers with instant recognition of your outstanding skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems. This year’s CPD exam is being held April 19 or 20 at online testing sites across the country. Register today and get ready to showcase your skills with the CPD designation.


Sign up for the CPD review webinar series and get a free CPD Review Manual

To supplement your studies for this year’s CPD exam, ASPE is rebroadcasting the four-part CPD Review Webinar Series, and if you purchase the entire series by March 29, you will receive a free copy of the CPD Review Manual (a $50 member value).



Learn how to reuse wastewater efficiently at our April webinar

Wastewater Reuse Technical Speaking” will be presented on April 25 at 2 p.m. EST. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the many steps required to successfully design a graywater or black water reuse scheme. If you become a member of ASPE, we will waive the webinar registration fee! Learn more here.


2012 Convention and Exposition call for papers deadline is April 1

This is your last chance to become a presenter at the 2012 Convention and Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 27–31. ASPE is taking submissions for technical sessions until April 1


Save the date: Montreal sustainable design workshop being held June 6–7

Learn how to incorporate sustainable plumbing design strategies into your projects at ASPE’s latest regional workshop. More information will be available soon.


Pipeline exclusive: What are the social media rules for employees?

In this follow-up to the column “Social Media: The Rules of the Online Game” in the January/February 2012 issue of Plumbing Systems & Design magazine, David Lynam explains what employees should know about the line between their work lives and personal lives in the context of social media and the recent U.S. National Labor Relations Board’s report on the issue.

Central Florida Chapter member teaches middle schoolers about engineering

Edwin Gonzalez, CPD, enlightened seventh graders at Galaxy Middle School in Deltona, Florida about engineering during this year’s National Engineers Week. His presentation included a PowerPoint and an explanation of engineering and plumbing engineering and design in particular. “The students were great,” Edwin said. “I received a few questions during the presentation and lots of questions at the end of the presentation.” The teacher received “wonderful feedback” from the students. “I cannot thank [Edwin] enough!”


Chapters offer local CPD review courses

Need help studying for this year’s CPD exam? Several ASPE chapters, including Eastern Michigan, Orange County, and Washington, D.C., are offering CPD review courses.


Where are the plumbing engineers in your area?

They most likely are attending the local ASPE chapter’s social and educational events. Networking is the best way to meet plumbing engineers and designers in your area, and ASPE chapters make it easy with monthly technical meetings, seminars, tours, golf outings, and more. Find upcoming events in your area online now!


Celebrate World Water Day today

Created by the United Nations, the goal of this day is to bring attention to the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of water resources. More


NYC takes green steps to reduce sewage overflows

New York City environmental department officials have announced that the city will invest approximately $187 million over the next three years and an estimated $2.4 billion of public and private funding over the next 18 years to install green infrastructure technologies to manage stormwater before it enters the City's combined sewer system.


New white paper on scald awareness released

“Understanding Potential Water Heater Scald Hazards” by ASSE focuses on the general misconception that the water heater thermostatic control is capable of delivering a consistent and safe water temperature without further temperature control downstream of the water heater outlet. You can download the white paper here.


Comments sought on water-based fire protection systems standard

NFPA is taking comments on a tentative interim amendment to NFPA 25 through April 13. More


Proposed International Code changes are available online

You can review Group A proposed changes, which include those for the IPC, IMC, IFGC, and IBC, here.


Prize-winning companies turn wastewater into a resource

The winners of Imagine H2O’s 2012 Water Innovation Prize include an Australian company that developed a decentralized system that harnesses the power of a home’s wastewater stream by converting graywater into near-potable water, while recycling the water’s energy for hot water heating. More


IAPMO announces essay scholarship contest 

The competition is open to members and their children of IAPMO, PHCC, MCAA, the UA, ASPE, and ASSE who are currently enrolled in a high school, community college, trade school, or four-year accredited college or university or working in an apprentice program. More


International water stewardship standard released for public review

Developed by the Alliance for Water Stewardship, the standard’s ultimate objective is to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the positive impacts of social, environmental, and economic water use. Public comments will be accepted until June 15. More




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