ASPE partners with Asian organizations to promote enhanced global communication
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers has announced two new memorandums of understanding with the Japanese Society of Plumbing Engineers and the Architectural Institute of Taiwan.
CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 5, 2014 -- The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) has announced two new memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the Japanese Society of Plumbing Engineers (JSPE) and the Architectural Institute of Taiwan (AIT).
ASPE's association with the two organizations started in 2013, when it hosted the first International Water Saving Workshop in collaboration with the Asian Saving Water Council. Representatives of JSPE and AIT recently attended the 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition in Chicago, Ill., to sign the MOUs and participate in a panel discussion on water-efficiency efforts in Japan and Taiwan.
According to the MOUs, ASPE will work with both JSPE and AIT to promote collaboration for the purpose of scientific and cultural exchange via technical publications, training programs and joint membership packages.
"These MOUs are just one step in our program to promote international collaboration among the designers and engineers of plumbing systems," said William Smith, FASPE, ASPE's senior director of technical and regulatory affairs.
"Due to the global water crisis, it is imperative for ASPE to reach out to our international partners to discover how other countries are dealing with decreased water supplies in an effort to design more water-efficient plumbing systems to conserve our precious natural resources."
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.