ASPE Pipeline, Vol. 12, No. 17, August 15, 2019

Vol. 12, No. 17, August 15, 2019


American Society of Plumbing Engineers


2019 ASPE Tech Symposium standard rate ends August 31

You only have two more weeks to get the standard registration rate to attend the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium in Pittsburgh on October 24-27. All full registrations include the of your choice, CEUs/PDHs, the and welcome party, committee meetings, and breakfast and lunch events. If you can’t make it for the whole weekend, one-day options are also available to attend education sessions and earn CEUs. You can find everything you need to know to plan your trip at .


Congratulations WOA scholarship winner!

Kirsten Collins, a Student Member of the Central Florida Chapter, was awarded the Women of ASPE 2019 Tech Symposium scholarship to attend this event to learn more about the plumbing engineering industry. An environmental engineering major at the University of Central Florida, Kirsten is a plumbing intern at EXP and plans to pursue a career as a plumbing engineer with a focus on sustainable design. Congratulations Kirsten!


Please consider helping an ASPE member in need

On Monday, a fire at the home of Luke Martin, past Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter President, resulted in a total loss of all of the family’s belongings. Luke, his wife Penny, and their sons were not hurt, but a GoFundMe has been established to help them get some necessary items while waiting for insurance processing. You can donate .


McGuire Manufacturing joins our Affiliate Sponsor program

A provider of high-quality traps, stops, supplies, drains, and strainers for use in non-residential construction projects, is the latest company to support the plumbing engineering industry through participation in our Affiliate Sponsor program. You can learn more about our Affiliate Sponsors at .


Time is running out to register for the 2019 CPDT exam

Are you a young plumbing system designer looking to earn a certification to showcase your skills? ASPE's Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) program recognizes outstanding young professionals and is intended as a precursor of our CPD credential. The 2019 CPDT exam is being held at online testing sites around the world on September 16-22, and you can register at . The deadline to register is September 5.


Do your coworkers turn to you for advice on a faster specification process?

Zurn is recognizing one individual who uses technology to improve the specification process in his/her plumbing projects in a new contest for ASPE members. The winner will receive two tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium, including lodging and transportation. Click to learn more about eligibility and to submit your entry by September 14, 2019.


Dallas basic plumbing design course is being held on August 23-24

ASPE's Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter is holding this two-day course at PCETX (Plumbers Continuing Education TX) in Ft. Worth, Texas, and registration will be available until midnight on August 19. You can learn more about this and other local professional development opportunities .



One-fourth of the world’s population faces severe water stress

An analysis by the World Resources Institute shows that 17 countries, plus 33 cities with populations greater than 3 million people, are facing extremely high water stress, and the number of extremely stressed cities is expected to rise to 45 within the next decade, affecting nearly 470 million people.


New coalition is formed to advocate for responsible licensing

The members of the are focused on educating policymakers and the public about the importance of rigorous professional licensing standards.


IAPMO seeks hydronics experts for new task group

The scope of the Hydronics Task Group is to review all hydronics proposals submitted as published in the 2019 Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Code (USHGC) Report on Proposals monograph and develop public comments for technical committee consideration.


Free Watts webinar is being held on August 28

"Smarter, Safer Hot Water" at 11 a.m. EDT will show participants how digital mixing valves enable engineers, designers, and facility managers to measure, monitor, and deliver safer hot water systems easily. By attending, you can receive 0.1 CEU through ASPE. Registration is available .


Updated Professional Qualifications Standard for Inspectors and Plans Examiners is now available

The 2019 edition of ASSE Series 16000 combines previous editions of ASSE 16000 and ASSE 17000 and adds professional qualifications for plumbing and mechanical plans examiners.


ICC partners with Winn’s to expand training opportunities for plumbing professionals

Delivered by world class expert trainers, these in-depth learning courses on a broad array of plumbing and fuel gas code topics will be available both in-person and online.


Registration is open for the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo

The Winter Conference is being held on February 1-5 in Orlando, and registration includes entry to the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo on February 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center.


Journal of the Swimming Pool and Spa Industry returns as an online publication

The peer-reviewed journal, which covers technical topics regarding pools and spas, ceased print publication in 2004 due to costs, but it is now available online at .


2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is being held on January 21-23

KBIS will again co-locate with the International Builders’ Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration is only $50 through the end of August.



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