ASPE Pipeline, Vol. 12, No. 18, August 29, 2019

Vol. 12, No. 18, August 29, 2019 


American Society of Plumbing Engineers

Don’t wait any longer to register for the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium!

The standard rate ends August 31, so you only have a few more days to save on your registration. This fall's premier professional development event for the plumbing industry, offers technical education, CEUs, networking, and numerous opportunities to make new contacts and learn from your peers in Pittsburgh on October 24-27. Register now at .


Just announced: plumbing systems commissioning webinar is being held on September 25

At our next webinar, instructor Paul E. Petrilli, PE, BCxP, LEED BD+C, of H.F. Lenz Company will help you understand the differences between start-up and commissioning, the roles of all parties in the process, and the plumbing systems that should be commissioned. By the end, you will be able to complete commissioning documentation and test requirements. Registration is open .


Check out our new Speakers Directory

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new , where members and Chapter Officers can for monthly Chapter meetings. Expert speakers who want to be added to our directory can do so . Questions? Email .


Two ASPE Affiliate Sponsors renew their commitment to the industry

, a leading manufacturer of tankless water heaters and combination space heaters, and , a global manufacturer of a broad portfolio of plumbing, heating, and water quality products, have renewed their ASPE Affiliate Sponsorships. To learn more about our sponsors and the program, visit .

Now available for viewing: three-part leadership development series presented by AYP

Free for ASPE members, these are catered to the young professional, but any engineer or designer at any stage in their career can benefit. Each webinar will increase the participant's knowledge and confidence in how to resolve conflict and seek opportunities within the situation.


September Book of the Month is announced

From September 1–30, 2019, ASPE members can purchase the PDF version of the for 35% off. Just use coupon code BackToSchool when you check out. You must be logged in as an ASPE member to receive the discount. Note: If purchasing multiple items, the discount will be applied only to the assigned publication, and the coupon code can only be used once.


Take advantage of this special deal on ASPE Education

ASPE members can take 50% off all now through September 30 by using coupon code 2018sessions. Some of the more popular topics include Legionella risk mitigation strategies, hot water system design for code compliance, commercial PEX design and installation, and Hunter’s curve, and each session offers 0.125 CEUs.

ASPE seeks a professional speaker to host a webinar on the design of centralized condensate collection systems from HVAC systems

This one-hour webinar should cover the regions where the centralized condensate collection could be beneficial, types of HVAC systems, condensate generation calculations, and reuse and water treatment. HVAC and/or plumbing engineers and designers are welcome to be considered for this opportunity. To notify ASPE Education of your interest, please complete .


Chapter Officers: don’t forget to submit a photo for our new website

We are still accepting photos that represent our Chapters to put on the Region page of our new website. Pictures must be taken from a phone or personal camera, so get out there and take some shots with your ASPE Chapter in mind and send them to by August 30. The photographer will be recognized on our website.


2019 CPDT exam registration closes September 5

ASPE's Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) program recognizes outstanding young plumbing design 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 if you intend to sit for this year's exam, be sure to register by next Thursday at .


Zurn specifier contest deadline has been extended to September 30

Do your coworkers turn to you for advice on a faster specification process? Zurn is recognizing one individual who uses technology to improve specification in his/her plumbing projects in . The winner will receive two tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium, including lodging and transportation.


It’s World Water Week!

To follow the activities and get updates on this event being held in Stockholm, visit . This year’s theme is “Water for Society: Including All.”


New report warns that current laws are inadequate for halting the spread of Legionella

reviews the state of science on Legionella contamination of water systems; explores the process of transmission via water systems, quantification, prevention and control, and policy and training issues; analyzes existing knowledge gaps; and recommends research priorities moving forward.


Next Community Plumbing Challenge will be held in Indonesia

The project, which will focus on the construction of a new public toilet and handwashing facility in the village of Kampung Nelayan Untia, on the outskirts of the port city of Makassar, South Sulawesi, will be launched during the Indonesia Sustainable Construction and Plumbing Summit on November 6-8.


ASSE publishes two new listing evaluation criteria documents for drinking water treatment systems

ASSE LEC 2004 systems are used to produce drinking water by using humidity as the source, and ASSE LEC 2006 covers point of entry (POE) reverse osmosis (RO) systems.


Registration is open for the 2019 ICC Annual Conference, Code Hearings, and Expo

The early bird rate is available until September 15 for this event, which is being held October 20-30 in Las Vegas.

Several addendum to ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 are available for public review

Comments on proposed changes to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings will be accepted through September 22. They can be found at .


UPC and UMC Reports on Comments are available

These documents are part of the development of the 2021 version of these model codes. Comments on the proposed changes are due no later than 9 a.m. PDT on September 24.


Deadline for proposals for the 2019 ICC/SRCC solar thermal standards has been extended

Proposals to revise ICC 901/SRCC 100-2015: Solar Thermal Collector Standard and ICC 900/SRCC 300-2015: Solar Thermal System Standard will be accepted until August 31, and a web meeting open to the public will be held on September 3 to review the proposed changes.


ASHRAE Learning Institute announces fall online courses

A new one-hour offering will explore the technical content contained in the 2018 International Green Construction Code and ASHRAE Standard 189.1. Courses will begin September 10 and conclude on November 13.


NIBS opens call for abstracts to present at Building Innovation 2020

This conference will be held April 6-9 in Arlington, Virginia, and presentations will be focused on resilience, technology, and workforce. Abstracts are due October 11.


IAPMO seeks public comments toward the development of the 2020 We-Stand

You can find the comment form, WE-Stand Report on Proposals, monograph, and a development timeline at . Comments are due by 5 p.m. PST on November 28.



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