Technical Report

Karl Caouette, CPD
V.P. Technical
July 2019

The meeting last month that was about Chapter 6 Plumbing Code changes from 1952 to 2018.  Domestic Hot Water Systems presented by Mr. Doug Kirk Techanical Supervisor with IAPMO. Doug’s presentation was eye opening for a lot of young engineers and designers about how changes to sizing has changed throughout the years and how the code has evolved from a small manuscript size code to 100’s of pages long. Mr. Kirk did an excellent job and I want to thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to go over these changes with our group.


ASPE Technical Symposium is coming up on October 24 – 27. This is a great opportunity for all plumbing industry professionals. The symposium will consist of the follow functions:

Technical Sessions

ASPE’s Tech Symposium features technical education sessions for those who pay the full registration fee. The sessions are designed to help plumbing industry professionals at all career levels learn new skills or refresh their design repertoire. Each session offers 0.15 CEUs that can be used for license and certification continuing education requirements.

Special Events

In addition to technical education sessions, ASPE’s Tech Symposium offers numerous ways for attendees to network and grow in their careers. From the Green Plumbing Design (GPD) workshop and the AYP Leadership Academy to the welcome party on the Empress River Boat, attendees will have plenty of opportunities to make new connections and learn from one another.

Product Show

The ASPE 2019 Tech Symposium Product Show is a unique chance for attendees to get one-on-one face time with the manufacturers who make the products they specify. It’s an excellent chance to get your product questions answered by the experts and possibly even influence future product designs. Join your peers, grab a drink, and get a bite to eat at this engaging event!

Our July 10 topic will be about “Cast Iron: History, Applications, Selection, Couplings, Coatings and More” presented by Mr. Mike LeMaster of Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company. During the presentation, Mr. LeMaster will take us through the history of cast iron pipe, coupling selection, and special pipe coatings. The information given during this presentation will give engineers and designers insite how cast iron was developed and use in today’s building application.  This will be a topic that you don’t want to miss!!!

If anyone has any future topic requests or suggestions, please email me at