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Vol. 11, No. 9, April 26, 2018 
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Registration for the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo and the 2018 ARCSA Conference is open
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association will be co-locating its 2018 Conference with the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo in Atlanta on September 28 – October 3. With the theme of "Storming Weather Challenges," the ARCSA Conference will feature expert presentations on innovative water management topics and booths specific to rainwater harvesting on the Expo floor. ARCSA also will be offering its two-day Rainwater Harvesting Workshop prior to the event.

Just announced: the 2018 CPDT exam will be held October 25 and 26
The Certified Plumbing Design Technician program provides professional recognition of qualified individuals who design plumbing systems and is intended as a precursor to ASPE's acclaimed Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) credential. To learn how the CPDT credential can help accelerate your career in plumbing engineering, view our new case study here. Registration for the 2018 CPDT exam will open on June 25.

Just Manufacturing joins ASPE's CEU Provider Program
An American manufacturer of stainless steel plumbing fixtures, Just Manufacturing is now eligible to award ASPE CEUs for their course "Stainless Steel Sinks Show Their Metal." To find contact information for all of our CEU Providers, go to aspe.org/ceuproviders.

Charter member of ASPE's NYC Chapter passes away
Richard Toder, PE, FASSE, joined ASPE in 1976 and was also an active member of ASSE International. He was a fixture at the ASSE/ASPE Family Fishing Trip every year, where he always seemed to be in the running for the largest catch award. Dick was a leading authority on Legionellosis and the practical management and prevention of the Legionella pathogen in building water systems, and he passed away on April 15.  

Brush up on the basics at our two-day workshop
ASPE's Basic Plumbing Design workshop will be held June 14–15 at our headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois near Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The workshop will cover the design of 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, and registration is open at aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop. This workshop awards 1.2 CEUs (12 PDHs) for attending.

Our popular Revit MEP workshop travels to Charlotte in June
This one-day, hands-on workshop on June 29 will teach intermediate users how to optimize project workflows to design functional and graphically pleasing plumbing systems in Revit MEP. Attendees will earn 0.75 CEUs or 7.5 PDHs, and you can register at aspe.org/revit2018.

Enjoy the fresh air and network with ASPE Chapters
To help local professionals connect in a fun and invigorating environment, ASPE Chapters are hosting events such as an MLB outing in Dallas on May 5, golf outings in Los Angeles on May 11 and San Diego on May 14, and a Minor League baseball outing in Dayton on May 18 . To learn more about these and other local Chapter networking events, visit aspe.org/chapterevents.

Celebrate Building Safety Month in May
"Building Codes Save Lives" is the theme of this year's Building Safety Month, an annual public awareness campaign presented by the International Code Council. Click here to learn more and discover how to get involved.

Updated pool and spa drain cover standard changes terminology
In the 2017 version of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16, the new term to describe what's always been called a "drain cover" is "suction outlet fitting assembly," or SOFA. More>>

UPC and UMC code change proposals are now available
Prior to the committee meetings in May, IAPMO has released the Technical Committee Meeting Monographs, which contain every code change proposal submitted for the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code. More>>

Fatbergs may contain potentially deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria
According to a forensic analysis of a fatberg in London, it contained potentially infectious bacteria including listeria and E coli, which could pose an immediate risk to operatives who work in sewers as well as to the public in the event of a blockage. More>>

ASHRAE adds a new rating to its Building Energy Quotient Portal
The As Designed rating identifies whether a building is achieving its design potential when compared to the actual energy performance measured with the In Operation rating. More>>


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New website helps veterans find jobs in the building safety field
ICC has expanded its Military Families Career Path Program with a new website that provides information about building safety career options for veterans who are transitioning to civilian life. More>>

NSF partners with Homeyer Consulting to combat waterborne illnesses
The partnership will help healthcare facilities better manage their water systems, meet government requirements, and protect patients from waterborne diseases such as Legionellosis. More>>

CIPH launches a new leadership training program
The Leadership Edge Program is designed to help plumbing and heating industry leaders create value for their customers and bring out the best of the people who work for them. More>>

Society for Standards Professionals announces paper competition
Submissions may address the 2018 World Standards Day theme or any other standards-related topics. Papers are due by midnight on July 13, 2018. More>>

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