Education

Vice President Education Report
By: Tim Collins

January’s technical portion of the meeting is “Proper Sizing & Selecting of Control Valves”. Presenter will be Christopher Rohling.

Last month’s technical portion of our meeting was “Recirculating Domestic Hot Water Systems Design” and was very helpful in understanding recirculating hot water systems. If you want to further expand your knowledge of the subject ASPE is providing a webinar:

“Design of Temperature Maintenance Systems for Domestic Hot Water”
Presented by Raymond F. Parham, PE
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
2:00 p.m. EST / 1:00 p.m. CST / 12:00 p.m. MST / 11:00 a.m. PST

This one-hour webinar will cover hot water temperature maintenance requirements and design. This webinar will include model code language for the application of temperature maintenance along with methods to provide the capability. Systems to be discussed will include heat trace and circulated system. The portions of the webinar dealing with the design elements will include practice examples for the participate to work along with the presenter. It is expected that each participant will be able to properly design both heat trace systems and circulated systems, including circulation pump selection and hot water return pipe sizing, at the completion of the webinar.

The technical portion of our monthly meetings provides 0.1 CEU’s which can be applied toward CPD (Certified in Plumbing Design)renewal. Remember to sign out at the end of the meetings.

ASPE provides plumbing engineers and designers with myriad ways to enhance their skills and knowledge, while earning the continuing education units needed for certifications and professional registrations. Whether you want to learn at home or in the office or join your peers at a networking and technical education event, ASPE has the right products for you. Follow the links below to learn more about our educational offerings and get started today!

ASPE makes it easy to obtain your CEU/PDH certificate after taking a course. Just visit our CEU Certification Center.

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Those interested in being Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) tests dates have been posted: 2012 test dates are April 19 and 20. Registration will open January 2. Log into aspe.org for eligibility and examination fees.

The Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) program is an international certification program for engineers and designers of plumbing systems. Completion of the CPD program and examination confers upon the successful candidate the designation Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD). The certification program provides the profession, the plumbing industry, and the general public with a single, comprehensive qualification of professional competence for engineers and designers of plumbing systems.

The CPD, which is the only international credential program in the plumbing engineering field, sets the standards for leadership within the industry and provides formal recognition of outstanding professionals with advanced skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems.

The CPD designation is designed to:

  • Establish specific standards for professional competence in the field
  • Identify and recognize those individuals who successfully demonstrate their acquired knowledge and abilities
  • Encourage plumbing engineers to participate in a continuing program of professional development
  • Provide a standard for educational programs in plumbing engineering Enhance the status of plumbing engineering as a unique discipline