Vol. 11, No. 26, December 20, 2018 
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ASPE is featured in PHCP Pros' "Companies That Give" campaign
This campaign is highlighting 12 industry organizations whose philanthropic efforts are particularly admirable, and ASPE has been included for our work with the Community Plumbing Challenge. PHPC Pros will donate 50 cents to the City Colleges of Chicago Trades Scholarship for every "like" the Companies That Give social media posts receive, so please go to Facebook and Instagram to help this worthy cause.

2019 ASPE Technical Symposium Sponsorship Program starts growing
Copper Development Association Inc. (Platinum), Oatey and PermaDrain LLC (Gold), IAPMO and Uponor (Silver), and Airvac and AK Industries Inc. (Bronze) have signed up as Sponsors of the 2019 ASPE Technical Symposium in Pittsburgh on October 24–27, which also means they will be exhibiting at the exclusive Product Show that kicks off the event. To learn more and join them as a Sponsor, view our sponsorship brochure or contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847-296-0002 x235.

Affiliate Sponsors commit to ASPE for the next year
We are pleased to announce that Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co.Copper Development Association Inc., Corzan Piping Systems, Liberty PumpsQuantumFlo, and RDT have renewed their ASPE Affiliate Sponsorships for 2019. To learn more about our Affiliate Sponsors and to join this program, visit aspe.org/affiliates.

Time is running out to apply for the Alfred Steele Scholarship
ASPE awards up to $3,000 in scholarship monies each year to qualified applicants through the Alfred Steele Scholarship. 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 also have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications are due January 31.

Register now for the 2019 CPD exam
The 2019 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam will be held at testing centers around the world on April 4 and 5. To be eligible, you must possess a minimum of four years of experience in a position of responsibility for the design of plumbing systems as well as a baccalaureate degree in a field related to engineering, or in lieu of an accredited degree, you may substitute up to an additional four years of practical experience in the design of plumbing systems or be granted one-half year of experience for each full year of education in an accredited curriculum related to plumbing engineering.

Four CPD review classes will be held next year
To help candidates prepare to study for the 2019 CPD exam, ASPE is holding classes in Charlotte (February 9–10), Chicago (February 16–17), Irvine, California (February 23–24), and Pittsburgh (March 2–3). You can register for any of these classes at aspe.org/CPDReviewClass.

Upcoming ASPE educational opportunities in 2019

  • January 10: The Drainage Selection for Hygienic Applications one-hour webinar 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 webinar awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.
  • Just announced! January 30: Our popular one-hour webinar on Medical Gas Changes to NFPA 99 presented by Mark Allen will discuss the major changes to the 2018 edition of the code, offer background on why the changes were made, and explain how the changes may impact medical gas and vacuum system designs. This webinar awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.
  • February 21: The Intermediate Plumbing Design Workshop in Irvine will cover sizing and selecting multi-stage pressure regulators, valves, flue and combustion systems, pumps, and equipment and fixtures. Participants will receive 0.75 CEUs or 7.5 PDHs for attending.
  • February 22 (Irvine) and February 27 (Pittsburgh): The one-day Medical Gas Design Workshop will feature a step-by-step discussion of regulations as well as sizing and selecting piping, valves, alarms, and source equipment. Each workshop awards 0.7 CEUs or 7.0 PDHs.
  • February 28 – March 1: The Basic Plumbing Design II Two-Day Workshop in Pittsburgh will cover laying out and sizing basic plumbing systems, calculating and sizing equipment, and coordinating with the architectural layout, building structural elements, and other trades. This workshop awards 1.3 CEUs or 13.0 PDHs for attending.

California mandates solar power for new homes
On December 5, the California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously to approve new energy standards that would require homes built in 2020 and later to be solar powered. More>>

PMI publishes guidelines for indoor recycled water use
The parameters were developed for the benefit of water utilities to ensure that plumbing products function as intended by manufacturers, but they are not intended to serve as guidance for public health and safety or for plumbing products used for bathing, cooking, drinking, or hygiene. More>>

Lead-free brass alloy is created
The alloy, developed by material scientists at UNSW Sydney and named "bright brass," was designed to retain all of the advantages that lead provides to brass for its manufacturing but without the toxicity. More>>

Deadline to submit comments for the 2021 UPC and UMC is January 3, 2019
The public comment form, as well as instructions and background on IAPMO's ANSI-accredited consensus-development process, can be found here.

New standard for water treatment equipment utilizing drinking water is now available
ASSE 1087-2018 covers all water treatment products that are connected to the building's plumbing system for potable water. More>>

ASHRAE publishes updated residential construction standard
The 2018 revision of Standard 90.2 outlines cost-effective residential building energy performance measures that are at least 50 percent more efficient than those defined by the 2006 International Energy Construction Code. More>>

Registration is open for the 2019 WQA Convention & Exposition
In addition to the education sessions and Expo being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 23–25, WQA is also holding its second annual WQA Business Boot Camp on April 26 at the Wynn Las Vegas. More>>

EPA seeks public comments on PFAS chemicals
The agency is looking for input on draft toxicity assessments being developed to help municipalities assess risks and develop risk management plans. More>>

Get giveaways and presentation tools for Engineers Week and Girl Day
DiscoverE offers numerous items to help engineers celebrate these events, including giveaways, certificates, tent cards, t-shirts, and free kits. You can find everything at their online store.

ICC announces the 2019 Building Safety Month theme
Next year, the theme of this international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness of building safety will be "No Code. No Confidence." More>>

USGBC and BRE partner to advance green buildings
The objectives they will immediately pursue are to embrace a digital strategy, establish industry-wide common data standards and protocols, and increase the level of engagement of existing buildings in measurement and reporting, among others. More>>

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