Vol. 11, No. 6, March 15, 2018 

ASPE announces an important change to the CPD exam open-book policy
Starting with the 2018 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam, which is being held on April 5 and 6, candidates can bring any printed reference material or publication into the testing center. Materials no longer have to be commercially produced books. To learn more, visit our FAQ page at aspe.org/CPDOpenBookFAQs. Sign up for our free informational webinar being held tonight at 9 p.m. EDT at aspe.org/CPDChat to learn more about this change.

Advertise in the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo Show Guide to reach thousands of industry professionals
The 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo Show Guide is the only official guide that will be present at the event and given to the thousands of attendees in Atlanta. Numerous advertising opportunities are available to meet your company's needs, and special ASPE Affiliate Sponsor pricing is available. Also, Patron Sponsors of the Expo get 10% off the ad rates. Click here for rates and specs, or contact Brian Henry, ASPE's Director of Affiliate Relations, at bhenry@aspe.org for more information.

IAPMO renews its Affiliate Sponsorship for the next year
We are pleased to announce that long-time industry partner IAPMO has renewed its status as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor for the sixth straight year. IAPMO has been protecting the public's health and safety for more than 85 years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world. Visit aspe.org/affiliates for more information on our Affiliate Sponsors and the benefits of the program.

Updated water treatment standards are now available
WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-802 (2017): Sustainable Water Treatment Media and WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2017): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems have been designated American National Standards by ANSI and are now available for download in ASPE's online store. For more information on the Water Quality Association's Sustainability Certification Program, go to wqa.org/sustainability.

Register soon for our Houston Revit workshop to get the early bird rate
In addition to enhancing your Revit MEP 2018 skills, you will earn 0.75 CEUs for attending this hands-on, one-day workshop in Houston on May 10. The early bird rate ends on April 15, and a special deal for nonmembers combining the workshop fee with a one-year ASPE membership is available. A course outline and registration are available at aspe.org/revit2018.

Connect with ASPE members at these fun events
ASPE's Buffalo-Niagara Chapter is holding a tradeshow at Buffalo RiverWorks on March 20, and ASPE's San Francisco Chapter is touring the new Stanford Hospital on March 30. To learn more about these and other local events, visit aspe.org/chapterevents.

Two new companies join ASPE's CEU Provider Program
InSinkErator-Emerson and BNP Media are now approved to offer ASPE CEUs for their workshops on "The Sustainable Kitchen" and "Water Safety and Efficiency in Hospitality Buildings" respectively. Visit aspe.org/ceuproviders to find available workshops and contact information for all of our approved providers.

New study examines increase in water main breaks across the U.S.
According to Utah State University's Buried Structures Laboratory, break rates have increased 27% in the past six years, but only 0.8% of installed pipe is replaced each year, equating to a 125-year national pipe-replacement schedule. More>>

2017 Community Plumbing Challenge concludes successfully
The finished project included eight new toilets with dedicated tap points, new handwashing troughs, improved ventilation and natural light, two 2,000-liter water tanks and stands, and new evapotranspiration absorption beds. More>>

Vancouver aims to capture and clean 90% of the city's rainwater
The city's Rain City Strategy includes new rainwater management practices that combine green infrastructure with conventional pipe systems. More>>

ICC releases proposed code changes
The Group A proposed changes, which include those for the IPC and IMC, can be found here and will be debated at the 2018 Committee Action Hearings on April 15–23 in Columbus, Ohio.

IAPMO seeks Technical Correlating Committee members
The committee will be responsible for resolving conflicts, achieving correlation among the recommendations of the technical committees, and correcting errors and omissions in the UPC and UMC. More>>

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Public review of commercial building inspection and maintenance standard is open
The deadline to comment on ASHRAE/ACCA 180: Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems is April 16, 2018. More>>

Free energy-efficiency webinar is being held on April 19
"Making Energy Efficiency a Reality," presented by ASHRAE, will help viewers learn how to achieve optimum energy performance in commercial and high-rise residential buildings. More>>

WQA launches a new Industry Partner Program
This program exclusively for companies that serve the water treatment industry helps participants connect with WQA members. More>>

ANSI celebrates its 100th anniversary
At ansi.org/100 you can find historical content, event information, and interactive tools detailing how ANSI and its members have evolved to meet the needs of U.S. industry, government, and citizens.


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