Technical Report

Vivian Enriquez, CPD
V.P. Technical
October 2017


The September 13, 2017 technical meeting, attended by 53 people,  was presented by Mr. Roland Gutierrez of Daybreak Technologies.  He provided a very informative presentation on “Fire Pump Design & Means to Reduce Water During Fire Flow Test”. On behalf of the ASPE-LA Board, we want to thank Mr. Gutierrez for his presentation.

As you are reading this newsletter,  the ASPE-LA Chapter Annual Picnic,  was also over.  It was held at a new location – the Arcadia Wilderness Park.  I can say that it was a very good location – serene, peaceful wilderness park that features a nature center,  picnicking space,  grassy field and hiking trails. The ASPE-LA reserved it also for an overnight camping as well.  We have a lot of children that attended,  lots of games and prizes for both children & adult raffle.  For those that missed this year’s picnic – you missed a lot,  so make sure to come next year.  On behalf of the ASPE-LA Board of Directors,  we want to thank the Picnic Committee for all the hard work in making this event a success –  David Kelly who also brought his whole family and in-laws to help;  Kelly Gilfoy for the wonderful food and prizes;  Kook Dean;  and everyone that I missed.

Reservation for the Table Top is still open.  Please let me know,  via e-mail,  if you are interested.

At the October 04, 2017 meeting,  we will have Mr. Fady Mattar, COO of JAS Pacific,  as guest speaker.  He will be presenting on “Horizontal Wet & Circuit Venting”. Please see the October flyer for what he will be touching on at his presentation and please plan on attending.

Please refer also on the October report for our Technical and Social Calendar,  we have quite a line-up of good speakers,  which will include Mr. Christoph Lohr of Henderson Engineers on Medical Gas: What Every Engineers Should Know at the November Meeting;  Mr. Domenic Barbato of LADBS at the December meeting who will talk about the 2017 Los Angeles Plumbing Code, Chapters 15, 16 & 16A – Defined;  and for the March 2018 meeting,  we will have Mr. Harold Moret of the Copper Development Association as guest speaker.  We are still looking for speakers for the 2018,  so if you are interested to be one of the speakers or have a specific topic that you want to be presented or know of anyone,  please contact me.

Lastly,  please do not forget to RSVP & come to the ASPE-LA Holiday Dinner & Monte Carlo Night on November 11, 2017.  Please call Jeff Atlas to reserve.

See you all at the ASPE-LA Meeting on November 01, 2017.

Latest news from ASPE Pipeline, Vol. 10, No. 19, September 14, 2017:

Last chance to get the hotel group rate for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium

To secure the special discounted ASPE rate at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, be sure to make your reservation by September 20. After this date, the special ASPE rate will not be available. Click here to make your reservation today. (The rate is available from October 12 through October 29 if you were planning on arriving early or staying after the Symposium ends.)

Just announced: CPD Review Class is being held November 30-December 1

ASPE is hosting a 1.5-day class at our headquarters near O’Hare airport in Chicago for those who are planning on taking the 2018 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam. The registration fee includes a 30-question sample exam and a copy of the updated 2017 CPD Review Manual, and registration is open at

Two new companies join ASPE’s CEU Provider Program

Elkay Manufacturing Company and Lochinvar LLC are now eligible to award ASPE CEUs for their workshops on “The Art of Water: Solving Water Delivery Challenges with Bottle Filling Stations” and “System Fluids” respectively. ASPE’s CEU Provider Program offers companies the opportunity to issue ASPE CEUs for their professional development programs to be used toward CPD and CPDT recertification. To view a list of approved providers, programs, and contact information, go to

ASPE seeks presenters for the 2018 Convention & Expo

If you want to share your knowledge and design experience with others in the plumbing industry who are eager to learn, then you need to submit a presentation proposal for the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo taking place in Atlanta on September 28 to October 3. New this year, we are looking for contractor-related topics and sessions presented by our industry partners. You can learn more and submit your presentation at The deadline to submit a proposal is January 15, 2018.