Vol. 11, No. 24, November 21, 2018 
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Please note: ASPE's office will be closed November 22–23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lubbock High Plains Satellite Chapter is chartered
Last Thursday, members of the new Lubbock High Plains Satellite Chapter, the ASPE Board of Directors, and ASPE Staff gathered during a lunch meeting at the 50 Yardline Steakhouse in Lubbock, Texas to officially charter the Satellite. ASPE President Carol Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI, FASPE, presided over the ceremony. The new Satellite is under the direction of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter and is led by Chapter President and VP Legislative Doyle F. Fanning, EIT, VP Technical and VP Membership Carl W. Wampler, PE, and Treasurer and Administrative Secretary Robert Guitierrez. To join the Lubbock High Plains Satellite Chapter, contact skidd@aspe.org.

2019 CPD exam registration now opens December 3
Updated: registration will now open at aspe.org/CPDExam on December 3 instead of December 1. To learn why the plumbing industry's elite choose to earn the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) designation, click here. The 2019 exam will be held at testing centers around the world on April 4 and 5.

CPD review classes are starting in February
ASPE is holding four 1.5-day classes around the country that will cover a Q&A about the exam, key terms and definitions, and a review of the five exam domains. Registration is now open for the classes in Charlotte (February 9–10), Chicago (February 16–17), Irvine, California (February 23–24), and Pittsburgh (March 2–3) at aspe.org/CPDReviewClass. Registration includes a coupon for 15 percent off an ASPE bookstore purchase.

2018 ASPE Convention & Expo sessions are available
Ten technical sessions from this year's event were recorded and now can be purchased at aspe.org/2018ConvSessions, including the panel discussions on Hunter's curve and Legionella risk mitigation. Each course awards 0.125 CEUs valid toward CPD/CPDT recertification as well as state licensure renewal. The courses can be purchased individually or as a package of all 10.

ASPE's 2019 Webinar Series starts January 10
Our first one-hour webinar in 2019, Drainage Selection for Hygienic Applications, will discuss ways that hygienically designed drainage systems and an informed selection of drainage products can help mitigate the risk of contamination and corrosion. This one-hour contact program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH, and registration is now open at aspe.org/DrainageWebinar.

Want some help getting a degree in engineering?
ASPE awards up to $3,000 in scholarship monies each year to qualified applicants through the Alfred Steele Scholarship program. It is limited to ASPE members and their immediate families who are in or plan to attend a college, university, or technical school on a full-time basis, enrolled in an engineering program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.

Just announced: medical gas and plumbing design workshops
The one-day Medical Gas Design Workshop will be held in Irvine, California on February 22, 2019 and Pittsburgh on February 27, 2019. The step-by-step discussion will begin with a review of regulations and proceed through piping, valving, alarming, source equipment
selection, and pipe sizing. Each workshop awards 0.7 CEUs or 7.0 PDHs.

The Basic Plumbing Design II Two-Day Workshop will be held in Pittsburgh on February 28 – March 1, 2019. The course will cover laying out and sizing basic plumbing systems, calculating and sizing the equipment, and coordinating with the architectural layout, structural elements, and other trades inside and outside the building. This workshop awards 1.3 CEUs or 13.0 PDHs for attending.

On February 21, 2019 in Irvine, our Intermediate Plumbing Design Workshop will delve deeper into the complexities of common domestic plumbing systems, such as sizing and selecting multi-stage pressure regulators, selecting the right type of valve for each application, designing specific flue and combustion systems, sizing and selecting pumps, and choosing the right equipment and fixtures. Participants will receive 0.75 CEUs or 7.5 PDHs.

ASPE seeks presentation proposals for the 2019 ASPE Technical Symposium
The 2019 ASPE Technical Symposium will be held in Pittsburgh on October 24–27, and we are currently taking proposals for 90-minute technical sessions on a variety of topics for plumbing system design professionals at all career levels. You can learn more and submit a proposal at aspe.org/CallforPresenters. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 15, 2019.

Rate of reported Legionnaires' disease cases is rising rapidly
The CDC's first detailed report on Legionnaires' disease occurrence reveals that the national incidence rate increased 4.5-fold from 2000 to 2015, with definite or possible exposure to a healthcare setting comprising the majority of causes. More>>

Construction employment in most states increased from October 2017 to October 2018
Employment grew by more than 10 percent in five states and by more than five percent in another 18 states, with 44 states overall posting gains, according to AGC. More>>

Denver repeals and replaces green roof mandate
Under the new law, the city will require cool roofs instead of green roofs on new and re-roofed buildings of more than 25,000 square feet. More>>

Updated professional qualifications standard for infection control risk assessment is now available
ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2018 sets minimum criteria for the training and certification of pipe trades craftspeople and employers on safer methods to assess, control, and work in environments with potentially deadly diseases, as well as the development of water risk management programs. More>>

Comments on proposed Canadian building code changes are sought
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes is accepting comments on proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2015, National Fire Code of Canada 2015, and National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 by January 4, 2019. More>>

Earn ASPE CEUs at Watt's webinar next Tuesday
On November 27, Watts is offering a webinar on the importance of a backflow preventer to the protection and conservation of safe drinking water, as well as the influence of cross-connection control programs to total backflow protection. More>>

Autodesk signs an agreement to acquire PlanGrid
The acquisition will accelerate efforts to improve construction workflows for every stakeholder in the construction process, according to Autodesk. More>>

USGBC launches LEED Zero
LEED projects can achieve LEED Zero certification when they demonstrate any or one of the following: net zero carbon emissions, net zero energy use, net zero water use, or net zero waste. More>>

Building Efficiency System Tool has been upgraded
BEST 2.0 features an easier-to-use dashboard preloaded with different system configurations, so preliminary comparisons can be simply updated with actual energy and installed per-foot system costs to achieve a more accurate model. More>>

PMI announces its 2019 Board of Directors
At PMI's annual meeting of the membership earlier this month, Nate Kogler, Director of Product Management at Bradley Corp., was elected to lead the 2019–2020 PMI Board as President. More>>

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