ASPE, CSA Group form collaborative partnership to enhance global plumbing industry
In an effort to facilitate the exchange of information regarding technical, legislative and regulatory matters affecting North American and global plumbing product industries, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and Canadian Standards Association have signed an MOU.
CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 10, 2014 -- In an effort to facilitate the exchange of information regarding technical, legislative and regulatory matters affecting North American and global plumbing product industries, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
The MOU combines the expertise of ASPE, the only international organization dedicated to advancing the science of plumbing engineering, with the expertise of CSA Group, the leading standards development organization in Canada. Both groups recognize that the globalization of the plumbing industry has generated a need for collaboration among their members, and this MOU will provide methods for information sharing, particularly utilizing CSA Group's Communities of Interest (COI) site.
"ASPE is at the forefront of driving current and future needs in plumbing engineering, code development and standards in both North America and globally," said Todd Lumpkin, CSA Group global business unit director, appliances and gas. "We are excited to be working with ASPE toward advancements in the plumbing industry through information exchange, the development of technical articles and collaboration sites."
Utilizing the technical knowledge of ASPE's 6,000 members and CSA Group's global network, the two organizations will work together to improve the quality of plumbing system designs and help ensure that plumbing products are safer, more efficient and more affordable to benefit consumers internationally. The collaboration will also help ensure that plumbing product and system designs are uniformly implemented around the world through the development of consistent consensus standards.
ASPE is the only professional organization devoted to the training and certification of plumbing engineers and designers. ASPE and its 6,000 worldwide members are dedicated to protecting the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the dissemination of technical data and information to expand the base of knowledge among plumbing engineers, designers, contractors, code officials, inspectors, and manufacturers. For more information, visit ASPE.org.