December 2019 Print

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January 21

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April 21

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VP Technical Report

 Dennis M Connelly

Hello Friends and members of ASPE, and plumbers and engineers everywhere!

December is here at last! The year has flown by and now we are fast closing on the Holy and festive seasons. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and maybe some that I don’t recall. I truly hope that everyone is doing well, and spirits are high in this season. We know that the closer we get to the big day, the more tension and pressure we put on ourselves, so I hope your will take a moment to breathe and relax and take in the season.

2019 has been a busy and exciting year for ASPE Atlanta. We are recovering from all the big events of 2018 and trying to settle back into routine. We are thankful for the stability in having a new home for our monthly meetings. We will look forward to our product show in 2020 at this same location.  Thank you to all our members and our affiliates who have joined us thus far and we invite all our folks who have not yet joined us to plan to come and join us in the new year.

We made a change to our calendar this year with a Holiday Social in December. This was much more fun than a business meeting, and more in the spirit of the season. It was an intimate get-together, but fun and spirited. We are hopeful to begin this as a regular event and hope to see more at our gathering next year.

Of course, the holidays mean that the new year is just around the corner. There are many activities coming quickly in the new year, so mark your calendars and be ready to go. At out January meeting, we will welcome Vernon Taliafaro with Newcomb & Boyd, who will give us designers and engineers some tips and practices to help us improve our Revit or BIM skills. Those who are not yet using it will surely be soon enough, and those who know basic maneuvers can learn some new ones. This will be a great opportunity, so plan to attend this technical presentation.

As many know, the CPD registration is open now for the 2020 exam. This year, Atlanta will be host city to the ASPE Review Class, including a practice exam on February 22-23 at the offices of Newcomb & Boyd, 303 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.  You can register at This is a great chance to improve your potential to pass this important career booster, and there some nice discounts as well.

Looking a bit further ahead, we look forward to our Product Show in the early spring and maybe even a golf outing in late spring.

Well, I have  got to run now; too many things left to do and not nearly enough time. I hope everyone has a great holliday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


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Affiliate Liaison's Report

rodger nodine

Hello Everyone,

I would like to thank everyone who attended the December Social and would like to throw out a special thank you to Joe for putting it together. In January we will be back to our normal dinner meeting schedule and hope to see you all there.

Couple of dates to remember for 2020:

Early January: ASPE Atlanta Trade show vendor registration will open (emailed notices will be sent)

February 1-5: ASHRAE Winter Conference - Orlando

February 21: Engineering out Legionella – Workshop - Atlanta

February 22-23: CPD Review Class - Atlanta

March 9: ASPE trade show @ Double Tree in Dunwoody

March 26: ASHRAE Atlanta trade show @ Cobb Galleria

September 11-16: ASPE Convention and Expo- New Orleans

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday and a safe New Year.


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Affiliates' Corner

Have a new product you think the industry would love to hear about? How about an upcoming event and you want to reach more than just your normal associates? Do you see an industry trend you want to highlight or discuss? If so, look at renting this space. Shoot Rodger at [email protected] an email to get more details.

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VP Legislative Report


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VP Education Report

julie hadfield

Registration for the CPD is now open! The exam is March 30 - April 5, 2020. When registering, you will pick a day, time, and location that works best for you. The actual exam is only 4 hours.

For those of you who are thinking about taking the CPD exam this coming year, we have an unique opportunity in 2020. Atlanta will be hosting the ASPE CPD review session and practice test this coming Feburary. This is a great opportunity to take part without having the cost of travel and lodging. More information to follow as the date approaches.

If you are planning on taking the CPD in 2020, please let me know! We have a wealth of knowledge within the chapter and many people willing to help.

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VP Membership Report

sean barr

Hello Friends and Happy Holidays!!!

I hope all that were able to attend our holiday gathering had a great time. We will be resuming our usual dinner meetings next month and I look forward to seeing everyone there. We have had a great turnout so far, and hope we keep the momentum going. It has been great to see some new and some not so new but returning faces. As we move forward through the year, be on the look out for upcoming events. I will be posting them on our Facebook page. If you haven’t joined, please do.

You can now follow ASPE on Instagram:

For the past several months the ASPE staff has been working on a new Society Website. Good news……It’s up and running. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, please do. has been completely redesigned! You now will be able to use a single user name an password to access ASPE Connect and ASPE Education. If anyone has any issues with login, please let us know.

I hope everyone has a great holiday seasons and a Happy New Year!!! See you all next year!


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Requirements:  ASPE Certified in Plumbing Engineering (CIPE) desired but not required.  Minimum 5 years of experience in building plumbing, piping and gas systems design.  Successful candidate must have excellent computer skills with proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Office products, Autodesk Revit Products and Building Information Modeling software.  LEED accreditation is desired but not required.  Successful candidate must have excellent communication and technical writing skills. 

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