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Vol. 10, No. 22, October 26, 2017 

ASPE announces Zurn as the exclusive sponsor of ASPE Young Professionals
We are extremely excited to announce that Zurn Industries, LLC has partnered with ASPE as the exclusive sponsor of ASPE Young Professionals (AYP). Together, Zurn and ASPE will help provide new generations of plumbing engineering professionals with tools that make their jobs easier. You can learn more about this partnership at bit.ly/2zPiDOb and about AYP at aspe.org/ayp.

2017 ASPE Technical Symposium was a resounding success!
The 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium, held last weekend in Montreal, was our second-largest attended Symposium ever, with 461 total participants. To view pictures from the event, go to aspe.smugmug.com/Events/2017-ASPE-Tech-Symposium. ASPE thanks our Sponsors for helping make it such a rewarding experience for our attendees, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our next national event, the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo in Atlanta on September 28–October 3.

What did you think?
If you attended the 2017 Technical Symposium, we'd love to get your feedback. You can provide your input at aspe.org/evaluation. For questions about session handouts or CEUs, email prosenberg@aspe.org. CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees within two weeks.

ASPE Chapters win 2016–2017 membership awards
During the 2017 Technical Symposium in Montreal, ASPE President Mitch Clemente, CPD, FASPE, presented the following membership awards to ASPE Chapters.

  • Award of Merit: Baltimore Chapter, Boston Chapter, Central Texas Chapter, Chicago Chapter, Houston Chapter, Los Angeles Chapter, Minnesota Chapter, New York City Chapter, Philadelphia Chapter, Phoenix Chapter
  • Chapter Membership Growth Award: Central Texas Chapter, Connecticut Chapter, Denver Chapter, Los Angeles Chapter, Phoenix Chapter, Southwestern Ohio Chapter
  • Chapter Membership Retention Award: Capital Region New York Chapter, Cleveland Chapter, Columbia Chapter, Connecticut Chapter, Denver Chapter, Johnstown Chapter, Memphis Chapter, Nashville Chapter, New Jersey Chapter, North Florida Chapter, Richmond Chapter, Southern Nevada Chapter, Southwestern Ohio Chapter, Western Michigan Chapter

Discover the Women of ASPE
WOA is pleased to announce a new promotional video to help you learn more about the mission of WOA and its members. To view the video and discover more about WOA, go to aspe.org/woa. To join the group, contact staff liaison Stacey A. Kidd at skidd@aspe.org.

Check out our new ASPE Merchandise Store
We have launched this new service so you have one convenient spot to purchase ASPE promotional items and giveaways. Need some Chapter-branded products, certification-specific items, or AYP or WOA gifts? You can find them at aspe.org/aspemerch.

Learn about revisions to NFPA 99 at our webinar next week
Next Wednesday, ASPE is presenting a one-hour webinar on the changes expected to appear in the 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code regarding medical gas and vacuum systems. You can register at aspe.org/NFPA99-2018.

2018 Workshop Series kicks off on January 25-26
ASPE is hosting a Basic Plumbing Design workshop at our headquarters near Chicago's O'Hare Airport to teach the fundamentals of designing storm drainage, natural gas, domestic cold and hot water, and sanitary sewer systems, as well as  properly coordinating these utilities with architects and structural engineers. You will earn 1.2 CEUs or 12 PDHs for attending, and registration is now open at aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop.

Are you thinking about taking the CPD exam?
On November 7, we are hosting a free interactive chat to provide the information you need to know about registering for the exam, exam fees, registration deadlines, eligibility requirements, and resources to study. You can sign up to participate at aspe.org/CPDChat.

For even more help with the CPD Exam, attend our CPD Review Class 
ASPE is hosting a 1.5-day class on November 30 and December 1 at our headquarters near Chicago's O'Hare Airport for those who are planning on taking the 2018 Certified in Plumbing Design exam on April 5 and 6. Registration for the class is open at aspe.org/cpdreviewclass.

ASPE College of Fellows nominations and 2018 Steele Scholarship applications are due January 31
Visit aspe.org/fellows or contact Stacey A. Kidd for more information on how to nominate an ASPE member for the Kenneth G. Wentink College of Fellows. Eligibility requirements and the application form for the 2018 Alfred Steele Scholarship can be found at aspe.org/SteeleScholarship.

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.

New study finds that cool roofs can also save water
Widespread cool roof adoption could reduce outdoor water consumption by as much as 9 percent by reducing the ambient air temperature, which means that lawns and other landscaping need less water, according to researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. More>>

DiscoverE announces the 2018 Engineers Week theme
The theme is "Engineers: Inspiring Wonder" for this annual event being held February 18-24, 2018. To participate, you can order an Engineers Week Volunteer Kit, get tips and inspiration from the recorded Engineers Week planning webinar, or find ideas in the activity library.

Delta Faucet wins WaterSense award
For its continued efforts to help communities in need and educate the industry on the importance of water conservation, Delta Faucet received a WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for the third time. More>>

Learn more about NSF/ANSI 60 in this new webinar
NSF's technical experts discuss how and why this standard on the health effects of drinking water treatment chemicals was developed, the types of testing required, and the steps to achieve certification in this free informational webinar. More>>

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New how-to videos from CDA are now available
Two new videos, How to Braze Threaded Copper Adapters and Soldering and Brazing Copper Alloy Flanges, from the Copper Development Association highlight the necessary steps to creating leak-free connections.

NSF publishes a new protocol to help keep cooling tower water safe
NSF P453: Cooling Towers – Treatment, Operation, and Maintenance to Prevent Legionellosis details proper maintenance and safety practices as well as specific means and methods to manage the risk of Legionnaires' disease in evaporative cooling systems. More>>

WQA issues a fact sheet on nitrate contamination
In response to an EPA report that drinking water supplies in rural areas across the United States are contaminated with nitrate, the Water Quality Association has published a new fact sheet on the contaminant. More>>

Free webinar on Legionella remediation is being held November 16
"Smarter Legionella Remediation in Plumbing Systems: Analytics that Expose Root Problems and Best Solutions" will discuss keys to gathering reliable data and interpreting Legionella test results to manage building water systems. Registration at hcinfo.com is required.


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