Vol. 5, No. 8, April 19, 2012
Don’t miss your chance to learn about water reuse strategies at our April webinar
Next Wednesday the 2012 ASPE webinar series continues with “Wastewater Reuse Technically Speaking,” presented by Mark Meredith of Aquacell. If you become a member of ASPE, we will waive the webinar registration fee! Learn more here. Registration for the webinar closes at 5 p.m. CST on April 24.
Registration is open for ASPE’s summer workshop in Montreal
ASPE’s Sustainable Design Workshop will be held June 6–7 in downtown Montreal. The workshop will cover green plumbing system design strategies to help participants increase the water efficiency of their projects and earn LEED points. The workshop will be taught in English, but handout materials will be available in English and French.
ASPE executive director to moderate panel discussion on Legionella at Emerging Technology Symposium
Jim Kendzel, CAE, MPH, ASPE’s executive director/CEO, will lead a discussion on “Keeping Our Plumbing Systems Safe: Exploring and Mitigating the Risk of Legionellosis and Other Pathogens” on May 1 during the International Emerging Technology Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland. Panel participants include the chair of ASHRAE Guideline 12 on minimizing Legionellosis in building water systems, the new version of which is scheduled to be released this summer.
Welcome new ASPE CEU Providers
AcornVac and American Standard recently joined ASPE’s CEU Provider program to issue CEUs for their professional development programs, which are valid for CPD recertification. How can your company become an approved ASPE CEU Provider? Click here to learn more or contact Pam Newman for more information.
Plumbing Engineer: Now the official publication of ASPE
ASPE Members: You now should be receiving a subscription to Plumbing Engineer as a benefit of membership. If you have not received your copy of the March or April issue, or if you are receiving multiple copies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for ASPE’s next webinar
On May 16 at 2 p.m. EST, join your peers at our next webinar to learn about swimming pool design strategies. Registration will open next week at ASPE.org.
Southwestern Ohio Chapter Inaugurates Board of Governors
On Tuesday, ASPE’s Southwestern Ohio Chapter recognized the contributions of its past presidents with the official inauguration of the chapter’s Board of Governors. ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel and current Southwestern Ohio Chapter President Brandt Junker, CPD, awarded Larry P. Acuff, C. David Hudson, FASPE, Richard E. Davis, David D. Dexter, PE, CPD, LEED AP, FASPE, Timothy W. Nartker, CPD, Jeffrey S. Watern, CPD, and R. Albert Fike, PE, with plaques to commemorate their roles in building the chapter.
Are you ready to play some golf?
With the warm weather come numerous opportunities to play golf with your engineering peers all across the country. In addition to golf outings, ASPE chapters are offering product shows, plant tours, and design seminars this spring and summer. Check out our list of local ASPE chapter events, updated weekly, to find out what’s going on in your area.
Despite improvements, global sanitation and water systems are still at risk
The latest UN-Water and WHO report, presenting data from 74 developing countries, suggests that drinking water and sanitation systems in many countries may not be sustainable due to lack of funding, skilled labor, and maintenance staff.
Is your state water-ready?
Only nine states have taken comprehensive steps to address their vulnerabilities to the water-related impacts of climate change, while 29 states are unprepared for growing water threats to their economies and public health, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Learn more via this interactive map.
New version of MasterFormat released
The 2012 MasterFormat includes new titles in Division 33—Utilities regarding sanitary sewer and septic systems as well as an expansion of Operation and Maintenance of Plumbing Piping and Pumps (22 01 10) to include video piping instructions and pipe cleaning, repairs, and relining. More>>
How green infrastructure can save money and protect water supplies
A new report addresses the real economic tradeoffs facing local utilities and developers as they consider green infrastructure—such as rain gardens, bioswales, and pervious pavement—versus conventional options to manage storm water runoff.
Memphis agrees to upgrade its sewer system
Under a recent Clean Water Act settlement, the city of Memphis will spend approximately $250 million to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage.
Can sprinklers decrease the amount of water needed to combat fires?
A study commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation investigated the amount of water used in various building types with and without automatic sprinkler protection during a fire condition to determine if the installation of automatic sprinkler systems has the potential to significantly reduce the amount of water—and the associated fees—needed to fight fires.
CIPH launches new water conservation website
Because Water Matters was created to educate Canadians about the crucial role plumbing plays in water conservation and highlights trends and technologies in the plumbing industry.
ASHRAE annual conference being held June 23–27
The 2012 ASHRAE Annual Conference in San Antonio will feature educational tracks on Integrated Energy Systems, Building Modeling Applications, Refrigeration Applications, Indoor Environmental Applications, HVAC&R Systems and Equipment, and Fundamentals and Applications.
Registration for the WaterSmart Innovations Conference opens May 1
WSI 2012 will be held October 3–5 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas. The early bird registration fee will be available until June 1.
International water supply and drainage symposium announced
The 38th CIBW62 International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, presented by the Drainage Research Group at Heriot-Watt University, will be held August 27–30 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Abstracts are being accepted until April 25. More>>
ISO workshop to address global water standards
The International Workshop on Water in Kobe, Japan, July 25–26, held in conjunction with Sewage Works Exhibition 2012, aims to identify priorities and define a recommended action plan for the development of new ISO standards in the field of water management.
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