• Grant Schaffer

March 2020 News from the President!

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

Monthly News from American Society of Plumbing Engineers San Diego

Grant Schaffer, LEED GA. 2019-2020 Region 4 Nominating Committee Chair, ASPE SD


To all Members ASPE San Diego,

Our Recent monthly meeting was held on Feb 18, 2020 at our new location at Ranch Events thank you to all who came to support Saum . On behalf of the ASPE-LA Board of Directors, we would like to thank Dr. Saum Nour, founder of Absolute Consulting Engineers presented the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code changes. Dr Saum will answer all questions you have in regards to the talk and is gathering information to present the document to the masses. If you have additional questions or needed information on his presentation, you can reach him at: Dr. Saum has blog and his blog can be found

Due to the rapidly changing situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, The San Diego Officers have decided to postpone our March 17 and April 21, 2020 meetings. We’ll update our meeting dates moving forward though the website, emails and the newsletter please stay tuned and stay safe.

In addition, the CPD exam is postponed, check the society website for changes and new announcements regarding the 2020 CPD exam. For candidates who previously scheduled their examination and paid the fee, society says they will issue a refund. Watch for the coming weeks as you will receive an updated Authorization to Test email from Pearson VUE. In addition, you can continue to get CEU’s on the Society website, there is a link surrounded around Covid 19, it’s a red button. ASPE SD chapter will attach this link to our site to make things easier. The Society is trying to help and make things easier for remote access. See for your CEU needs and information regarding the Society and Covid 19.

The 2020 ASPE Convention & Expo, will be held September 11 – 16 in New Orleans. Be prepared to join us there. Open registration is Wednesday April 1, 2020, so get registered. ASPE national has made certain that the Convention is still a go and they do not plan to cancel at this time.

To all our members National elections are moving forward and are a hot topic. The election for the 2020-2022 Society Board of Directors is quickly approaching and will take place during the Business Meeting later this year in New Orleans. To apply for one of the Board positions, just go to the ASPE website at, hover over the “Membership & Global Community” heading and click on the “Members Only” link. Then scroll down to the Membership Forms section at the bottom of that page and click on the “Application Package for Candidates to the ASPE Board of Directors” link. This will bring up the latest application package that you will need to complete and submit no later than May 8, 2020 to be considered as a candidate. If you have any questions, please reach out to any Chapter Officer, Society Board member or anyone on the Nominating Committee or reach out to Mitch Clemente.

Also keep note on our email distribution and website, the golf tournament is not cancelled rather it is postponed. The San Diego Board is working on a new date sometime around July. Keep your eyes and ears open.

Thank you for all our San Diego members for being understanding during these interesting times. We would like everyone to stay safe and vigilant. Stay tuned as we will update as we get new information.


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