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Vol. 10, No. 23, November 9, 2017 

Community Plumbing Challenge Construction Week begins in Indonesia
ASPE's own Vice President, Membership, Vincent (Vinny) Falkowski, PE, PMP, CCM, is participating as part of the Construction Team in the second half of this year's Community Plumbing Challenge. You can
 learn more about this program here, and don't forget to check our Facebook page throughout the next week for photos and updates.

WOA scholarship recipient reflects on the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium
This year's event was the second largest-attended Technical Symposium in ASPE's history, due in part to numerous first-time attendees such as Kari Rosteck, EIT, a Mechanical Designer with Stantec. Kari was the recipient of the first Women of ASPE (WOA) scholarship to help a deserving member attend an ASPE educational event, and she has written a brief article on her experience to help others get the most out of participating in ASPE events. More>>

Free webinar for ASPE members is being held January 16
Our 2018 Webinar Series kicks off with "Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency," which is free for ASPE members thanks to the Plastics Pipe Institute. Registration is now open at aspe.org/DesigningPEX.

Volunteers are needed to revise ASPE's siphonic roof drainage standard
A Working Group is being convened to revise ASPE/ANSI 45 (2013): Siphonic Roof Drainage Systems, and ASPE seeks volunteers from the following interest groups: engineers, users, producers, and general interest. To apply, please fill out the application here. Chosen members will be notified within two weeks, and work will commence in early 2018. All work will be conducted online or via conference call.

You still have time to sign up for our CPD Review Class
This class is being held on November 30 and December 1 at our headquarters near Chicago's O'Hare Airport to help candidates learn how to best prepare for the exam. You can register at aspe.org/cpdreviewclass.

Start next year off right by brushing up on the basics
ASPE is hosting a Basic Plumbing Design workshop at our headquarters near Chicago's O'Hare Airport on January 25–26 to teach the fundamentals of designing storm drainage, natural gas, domestic cold and hot water, and sanitary sewer systems, as well as how to properly coordinate these utilities with architects and structural engineers. You will earn 1.2 CEUs or 12 PDHs for attending, and registration is open at aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop.

Have you checked out our new ASPE Merchandise Store?
At aspe.org/aspemerch you have one convenient spot to purchase ASPE promotional items and giveaways such as apparel, drinkware, office supplies, backpacks, and more. ASPE Young Professionals, Women of ASPE, and CPD and CPDT items are available as well.

Share your knowledge at the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo
ASPE's Education Committee is currently taking presentation proposals for the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo in Atlanta on September 28 to October 3. In addition to plumbing system design topics, we are looking for contractor-related presentations and sessions by our industry partners. You can learn more and submit your presentation at aspe.org/callforpresenters. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 15.

Alfred Steele Scholarship applications are due January 31
The Alfred Steele Scholarship is open to Student Members of ASPE and the sons/daughters of ASPE Members. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and be enrolled in, or plan to attend, an engineering program at a college or university on a full-time basis. Go to aspe.org/SteeleScholarship for more details.

Legionnaires' disease strikes Lisbon hospital
Two people have died and more than 30 patients have fallen ill at the Sao Francisco Xavier hospital in Lisbon, Portugal due to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. The source of the bacteria has not yet been found. More>>

Media coverage may help increase water conservation
Stanford researchers have found a link between increased media coverage of drought and decreased water demand in the San Francisco Bay Area. More>>

ANSI seeks comments on a proposed international water-efficient products standard
The proposal, submitted by Standards Australia, provides details on an international standard that would indicate the water efficiency of water fittings and appliances for consumer labeling and other purposes. The deadline for comments is December 8. More>>

IAPMO Factory-Made Air Duct Task Group members are needed
The scope of the Task Group is to review how the term "factory-made air ducts" is referenced throughout the Uniform Mechanical Code and to review products that fall under this category. More>>


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Canada is investigating possible unfair pricing of copper pipe fittings
The Canada Border Services Agency has launched an investigation into whether or not certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from Vietnam are being sold at unfair prices in Canada. More>>

Plumbing product water-efficiency standard to be implemented in India
The Indian Green Building Council will adopt the Water Efficient Products — India (WEP-I) 2017 standard for green product certification of plumbing products under a new MOU between IAPMO, IGBC, and the Indian Plumbing Association. More>>
 

Water organizations announce partnership
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and WaterTAP are collaborating to advance new water technologies across the U.S.-Canada border. More>>

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