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Vol. 10, No. 21, October 12, 2017

Join us next week at the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium
The 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium kicks off next Thursday at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal with the Product Show from 4–8 p.m., which then continues on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Following the Product Show, our two-day Technical Education Program offers 35+ sessions on a variety of topics for all career levels, and you can earn up to 1.2 CEUs by participating. You still have time to sign up for one of our registration options either online or in-person, so please make plans to join us next week!

ASPE to host committee meetings at the 2017 Technical Symposium
Those who are attending the 2017 Technical Symposium are invited to our open committee meetings, which are being held October 21–22 at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. The following ASPE committees will be meeting: Women of ASPE, Main Design Standards, Long-Range Planning, Membership, Research Foundation, Legislative, and Education. The times and locations of the meetings can be found at 2017tech.aspe.org/schedule.html.

Just announced: NFPA 99 webinar is being held November 1
This one-hour webinar presented by Mark Allen will discuss the changes expected to appear in the 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, Chapter 5, that are relevant to medical gas and vacuum systems. You will earn 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH for participating, and registration is open at aspe.org/NFPA99-2018.

ASPE Journal seeks articles and case studies
Publishing an article in ASPE Journal is a great way to show off your skills as a plumbing engineer or designer. We currently are taking submissions for future issues on nonproprietary topics and case studies related to plumbing system design. Contact gpienta@aspe.org to submit your article or for more information.

Attend our free webinar on November 7 to learn more about the 2018 CPD exam
This interactive chat will provide the information you need to know about registering for the exam, exam fees, registration deadlines, eligibility requirements, and resources to study and is open to anyone interested in the 2018 CPD Exam, which is being held April 5 and 6. You can sign up to participate at aspe.org/CPDChat.

Plumbing Engineer is looking for the Engineer of the Year
The December issue of Plumbing Engineer will highlight an engineer or firm that has gone above and beyond to meet challenges, whether on a project or by forward-thinking in business. Click here for more information on how to submit a nomination.

You are invited to the Boston Chapter's Product Show
ASPE's Boston Chapter is holding this event at The Lantana in Randolph, Massachusetts, including seminars starting at 8 a.m. and nearly 100 vendor booths at the Product Show from 3–8 p.m. You can learn more about this and other local Chapter events at aspe.org/ChapterEvents

ASPE College of Fellows nominations are due January 31
To nominate a member for this lifetime honor, visit aspe.org/fellows or contact Stacey A. Kidd for more information. Inductees will be announced at the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo in Atlanta.

Sign up for our CPD Review Class to get help preparing for the exam
ASPE is hosting a 1.5-day class on November 30 and December 1 at our headquarters near O'Hare airport in Chicago for those who are planning on taking the 2018 Certified in Plumbing Design exam on April 5 and 6. Registration is open at aspe.org/cpdreviewclass.

Need help getting a degree in engineering? Apply now for the 2018 Alfred Steele Scholarship
Each year up to $3,000 may be awarded to qualified applicants who are enrolled in or plan to attend an engineering program at a college or university on a full-time basis. The deadline to apply is January 31. Go to aspe.org/SteeleScholarship for more details and to access the application form.

Imagine a day without water
Today marks the third annual day of education and advocacy about the value of water and the need to upgrade and maintain water infrastructure. You can learn more and participate at imagineadaywithoutwater.org.

It's Fire Prevention Week
Did you know that this annual event sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association is observed in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire? More>>

Materials emitted by a water pipe-repair method may pose health risks
According to researchers from Purdue University, cured-in-place pipe repair (CIPP) releases a steam that may contain hazardous air pollutants, toxic chemicals, and carcinogens. More>>

IAPMO solicits proposals for the 2021 UPC and UMC
Formal code proposals toward the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code will be accepted until March 16, 2018. More>>

ICC seeks presentation proposals for its 2018 conference
The 2018 International Code Council Annual Business Meeting Education Program will be held in Richmond, Virginia on October 21–23, and the deadline to submit a presentation proposal is January 31, 2018. More>>

Apply now for the 2020 We-Stand Technical Committee
The next cycle will focus on developing provisions for alternate water sources, premise water supply systems, and sustainable drinking water treatment, among others, to add to the 2017 edition of the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard. More>>
 


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CISPI redesigns its website to enhance navigation
The site (cispi.org) now makes it easier for engineers, installers, inspectors, and code officials to find specifications and technical information relevant to their scope of work.

Leading water research organizations announce merger
On January 1, the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) will become one organization called The Water Research Foundation. More>>

New backflow prevention journal will launch in January
The online, bimonthly Backflow Prevention Journal, published by IAPMO's Backflow Prevention Institute, will replace Backflow Prevention & Plumbing Standards magazine, which will cease publication at the end of the year. More>>

Free construction industry outlook webinar is being held November 1
"2018 Design & Construction Outlook: Cheery or Dreary?" will discuss industry and economic trends relevant to AEC professionals and building product manufacturers. More>>

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