Vol. 10, No. 7, March 30, 2017


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ASPE leaders promote industry relationships at important events this week
On Monday, ASPE's Executive Director/CEO, Billy Smith, FASPE, traveled to IAPMO's headquarters in Southern California to chair meetings of the We-Stand Committee, which is developing a new American National Standard from the Green Plumbing & Mechanical Code Supplement. Also this week, Director of Affiliate Relations Brian Henry is spending time with our partners and Affiliates at the Water Quality Association's Convention & Exposition in Orlando. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for photos from these events.

What will you find at the 2017 ASPE Tech Symposium?
In addition to the top-notch professional development program that is the cornerstone of ASPE's Tech Symposium, this year we are featuring a two-day Product Show, a Leadership Academy for young professionals, tours of the Jean R. Marcott wastewater treatment plant, and a full-day workshop on commercial kitchen design. Registration will open soon, so save the date and make sure your passport is ready!

IAPMO, IPEX, QuantumFlo, and ThermOmegaTech join the 2017 ASPE Tech Symposium Product Show
On October 19 and 20, the industry's top manufacturers will be exhibiting at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal as part of the 2017 ASPE Tech Symposium. To join our growing list of exhibitors, contact Brian Henry at 847.296.0002 x235 or bhenry@aspe.org.

Learn how to properly design domestic water and sanitary sewer systems at our workshop in Chicago
This full-day workshop on May 5 will thoroughly discuss how to design these systems, including sizing piping and equipment, coordinating space allocations within buildings, and working with architects and structural engineers. You can register at aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop.

Check out what ASPE Chapters are doing this Spring
You can find networking, professional development, camaraderie, and more at these upcoming local Chapter events:

  • March 31: Tampa golf outing
  • April 5: Washington, D.C. AYP happy hour
  • April 5: Houston product show and technical seminars
  • April 20: St. Louis AYP bowling night
  • April 21: Columbia golf outing
  • May 1: New Jersey golf outing

More details are available at aspe.org/chapterevents.

ASPE seeks public comments on sustainability standards
Comments on revisions to WQA/ASPE/NSF S-802 and WQA/ASPE/NSF S-803 will be accepted through April 14. The drafts and public comment forms can be found at aspe.org/publicreview.


ASPE's Career Center now includes internships
At careers.aspe.org/jobs you can find job postings for positions across the United States for professionals at all career levels. If you are a student or recent graduate or are considering a career change, you now can browse internships opportunities to gain the requisite experience to kickstart your new career. Just click on the internship tab in ASPE's Career Center (careers.aspe.org/jobseekers/internships).

How can you gain exposure through ASPE's education program?
Presenting or sponsoring an ASPE webinar or workshop is an excellent way to showcase your personal expertise and your company. We currently are looking for speakers on the following topics: sanitary drainage, emergency shower fixtures, high-rise design, medical gas systems, ADA-compliant bathrooms, construction administration, and fire pumps. To propose a webinar or workshop, go to aspe.org/content/webinars-and-workshops-call-presenters. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Brian Henry at 847.296.0002 x235 or bhenry@aspe.org.

Next Wednesday is the Global Day of the Engineer
This initiative encourages the international community to celebrate the accomplishments of engineers, engage students in engineering activities, and share the innovations engineers create. Go to discovere.org/our-programs/global-day to learn how to get involved.

Spread the word: toilets are not garbage cans
Materials that are flushed down toilets, including so-called flushable wipes, are causing hundreds of millions of dollars in sewer clogs as well as surface water pollution, as evidenced in this outreach interview with a London, Ontario wastewater expert who is encouraging more education on the importance of not flushing anything other than human waste and toilet paper.

U.S. water infrastructure spending could generate more than $220 billion
An investment of $82 billion each year for the next 10 years to meet water infrastructure needs would also create and sustain approximately 1.3 million jobs, according to "The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure," by the Value of Water Campaign.

A majority of U.S. adults won't return to a business that has a dirty restroom
Bradley's 2017 Healthy Hand Washing Survey also found that almost all Americans (92 percent) see a direct relationship between the quality of a company's products and services and the quality of its restrooms. 

Wastewater is the solution, not the problem, says UN report
Utilizing fit-for-purpose, small, decentralized wastewater treatment systems could help developing areas combat water and energy shortages and environmental pollution, according to "Wastewater: The Untapped Resource."

POU/POE water treatment may present a viable solution for communities with problematic water supplies
As Americans become more aware of potential contaminants in tap water, they are more likely to pay for home water treatment systems to protect their tap water, says a new survey by the Water Quality Association.

IAPMO seeks geothermal piping and photovoltaic system experts to review the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code
The deadline to apply for one of these task groups is April 7. More>>

ICC seeks input on its code development process
Comments on feedback received so far will be accepted until April 10. More>>

Free webinar on irrigation innovations is being held April 18
The one-hour webinar will discuss new remote-management technologies. More>>

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Early bird pricing for the 2017 NFPA Conference & Expo ends tomorrow
This event is being held in Boston on June 4-7. More>>

2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference travels to Long Beach
The early bird registration fee for this event, which is being held June 24-28, ends May 1. More>>

Registration is open for ARCSA's 2017 Annual Conference
The event will be held in Orlando on October 16-18. More>>

Revised ASSE standard on outdoor enclosures for fluid-conveying components is now available
ASSE 1060 now better defines how outdoor enclosures are required to be heated, which is critical to preventing outdoor water distribution and plumbing infrastructure from freezing. More>>


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