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President's Report

Stephanie Radel, CPD

As we enter into the new ASPE year (June 30th) I would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to hold the president position here on the MN ASPE chapter. This past two years has flown by and I couldn't be prouder of this chapter and this board.

This board has made impactful decisions to ensure success of our future leadership by…

  • Implementing a new website that streamlined the boards processes while enhancing the user experience 
  • Implementing online registration and payment
  • Enhanced our newsletter format and email cadence
  • Maintained a solid membership
  • Volunteered 8 hours to educate at local schools
  • Continued our sponsorship package while ensuring the most value is given back to our sponsors
  • Held 17 technical sessions and went virtual
  • Held 10 chapter social and volunteer events
  • Remained financially solvent
  • Held the first MN chapter online election
  • And not to mention this board lead our chapter through the first pandemic in our lifetime!

 

None of this could have been possible without this great group of people spending countless hours dedicated to make this a great chapter or without our members and sponsors making this all worthwhile. This was just in two years, I cannot wait to see where the next two years brings this chapter.

Stay happy and healthy MN!

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ASPE MN Golf Event

This year’s golf outing was slightly different than in years past, in that we didn’t have a dinner and awards.  COVID-19 did create some difficulties.  But, that didn’t stop 68 golfers from still having fun.  The weather was hot and windy.  We had 28-hole events and for the first time we had coed teams battling each other for the top spot.  Our first place team overall was Jim Burns team who shot a -9 for a 63.  His team consisted of Darin May, Alyse Finley and Wes Schlicting, all from Dunham.  Second place went to the team of John Knight, Scott Meyers, Dan Engsberg and Hank Ryan from Distributor Sales.  Their 66 was shared with two other teams, so a scorecard playoff was used to determine 2nd place.  The first place Coed team was Chris Taber’s team sponsored by NCS.  His teammates were Dean Widenski, Samantha Tuthill and Matt Mauer.  The second place team was Grant Brekke’s team of Mick Foss, Jim Tyler and Dede Brekke.  I would like to thank all the sponsors for making the event possible.  Every year you all come up big and the Chapter appreciates you.  Until next year.  Grant

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VP Membership's Report

Rich Davision

Please don’t forget to take advantage of benefits 4 & 5 during this summer.  Keep track of CEUs and take advantage of ASPE virtual education and web meetings.

MEMBER BENEFIT TIP #4 - EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EARN CEUs ASPE produces webinars for members to expand their knowledge of plumbing systems and design. Members pay about half the price as nonmembers and if the webinar is sponsored, members can participate for free, so this is a great member benefit. Under the Education tab, click on the Educational Programs & Tools link, and then click on Webinars for more information. You can access current webinars as well as every webinar ASPE has ever held. Don’t forget to recommend these to your colleagues and clients. Through our special Read, Learn, Earn series, ASPE also can help you accumulate the CEUs required for maintaining your CPD or CPDT credential or other regulatory agency CEU programs for your Professional Engineer license. Here is how you do it. Go to aspe.org and click on the Education tab, and then click on the bottom link called Read, Learn, Earn. It will take you to a page with the active materials. This benefit is free to members and $35 for nonmembers. Download one of the articles, read, learn, and earn your CEUs. When you complete the payment screen, the system guides you through the questions and you can enter your answers directly into the system. (Note that members do NOT need to add a credit card.) Voila! If you get 90% correct, you will receive your 0.1 CEU in the email specified in your account. MEMBER BENEFIT TIP #5 - TRACK YOUR CEUs We’ve seen some extraordinary new things come out of ASPE in the past couple of years, but this benefit is as good as it gets. Did you know that you can track your CEUs in your member area on aspe.org? Well you can, and here is how: 1. Visit the site and log in. 2. Point the mouse over the Education tab. 3. Click on the CEU Center Information link on the pull-down menu. 4. At the bottom of the page, click on the link called “Click here to access your CEU Credits.” All of your ASPE-sponsored CEUs will already be populated in this table, but you can also add other CEUs from other sources. Simply click on the link toward the top of the table and the site will direct you to a page to add the session information and to upload a certificate. This member benefit is invaluable in keeping your CEUs current, and it’s only offered to members. Don’t get caught empty-handed when the eventual audit for your credential comes around.

 

Happy Birthday fellow ASPE members!

Martin James Adams

John C. Arvig

Thomas William De Genaro

Ryan M. Hanson

Colin Thomas King

Wade Dylan Knipp

Jeremy M. Larson

Licia Allien Oligmueller P.E.

Kim Olson

Mark Merlan Redmann

Daniel A. Sieben P.E.

Matthew Alan Toren

Stirling Walkes P.Eng

Reynold A. Warnsholz

 

Happy ASPE anniversary

Grant Brekke 

Brent Carlson LEED AP

Amy Fandrich            

Wade Knipp   

Ryan Messmer CPD

Nicholas Morrison     

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VP Technical's Report

Ryan Messmer, CPD

Hi ASPE Members!

I hope everyone is managing to stay happy and healthy as our state begins to open up more activities. Did anyone make it to the golf outing? I would like to give a big shout out to Grant Brekke for pulling off a great event. I know we had to modify how we did the event this year, but I still had a great time seeing those I could and fighting that wind!

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who contributed to helping bring in amazing speakers and technical sessions for our chapter. I couldn’t have done it without you. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as the VP Technical for the chapter and now look forward to my new role as Chapter President.

As I think back, I feel one of the things that we have done well is expanding our Spring Seminar. Though we didn’t get to host it this year, partnering with ASHRAE has allowed us to make the seminar larger and provide more technical options. I hope we can get right back on track in 2021!

I would like everyone to start thinking about what you want to learn more about. What interests you in our industry? Thinking ahead to next year and what we can offer you from a technical standpoint. We would love to hear your thoughts and will do our best to find the session to cover that.

Looking for additional CEU’s? Take advantage of ASPE’s Read, Learn, Earn opportunities with a new course updated monthly. You can find the current course list at https://education.aspe.org/RLE. Each opportunity provides a certificate worth 0.1 CEU’s. The month of June course is on Fire Protection Fundamentals. Don’t wait until the last minute for recertification!

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VP Legislative Report

Larry Justin, P.E., CPD

Thank You all for re-electing me to the Legislative Vice President position.  I plan on keeping the membership informed concerning the Codes in our area. 

MINNESOTA PLUMBING BOARD

The next Board Meeting is scheduled (at this point) for July 21, 2020.

At the special meeting on 3/16/20, the Board voted to authorize the Chair to proceed with rulemaking (see https://www.dli.mn.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/RFA-recommend.pdf for the recommendations).  There were some changes to the 2/7/2020 rule draft  and they will be issued with the minutes.  The next quarterly Plumbing Board meeting is scheduled for 7/21/20.

The approved 10/15/19 (https://www.dli.mn.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/pb-minutes101519.pdf) and 1/21/20 (https://www.dli.mn.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/pb-minutes012120.pdf) meeting minutes are on the Boards website.  I recommend you review and provide any comments if you want to.

All of the Plumbing Board Members are listed at http://www.dli.mn.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/plumbingboard_members.pdf

State of Minnesota Plumbing Board Meeting Notification

For more information or to be added to the email list for board meeting notices, contact Lyndy Logan at [email protected] or at (651) 284-5912. People on the email list for meeting notices may also receive periodic updates about activities of the board or the department's Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD).

State of Minnesota Plumbing Code Items

The State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) issues the CCLD newsletter that provides pertinent information regarding the construction codes.

To receive CCLD Review newsletter publications, you can be sign up at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNDLI/subscriber/new?topic_id=MNDLI_16 or go to http://www.doli.state.mn.us/about-department/news-and-media/ccld-review-newsletter

 It is published electronically quarterly to inform the construction and code industry about plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and building related information.

State of Minnesota Plumbing Code Links

Plumbing Code Page – http://www.iapmo.org/Pages/MinnesotaPlumbingCode.aspx

Plumbing Plan Review – http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/get-licenses-and-permits/plumbing-plan-review

Plumbing Board – www.dli.mn.gov/about-department/boards-and-councils/plumbing-board

State of Iowa Plumbing Code Links

Plumbing Commission Page – https://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/default.aspx

State Plumbing Code – http://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/129/Law%20%26%20Rules/IAC%20641-ch25%205-10-2017.pdf

Plumbing Code Amendment Page – http://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/129/Law%20%26%20Rules/Iowa%20State%20Plumbing%20Code%20booklet%202016%20for%20web.pdf

State of North Dakota Plumbing Code Links

Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) Plumbing Code – http://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/iowa-code

Iowa Plumbing Code – http://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/129/Law%20%26%20Rules/Iowa%20State%20Plumbing%20Code%20booklet%202016%20for%20web.pdf

Plumbing Code Page – http://todaycms2.s3.amazonaws.com/ndplum/50/321a30c2ec11e68a990f07ebe1918c/Laws_-Rules-_-Plumbing-Installation-Standards-of-ND_12122016.pdf

State of South Dakota Plumbing Code Links

Plumbing Commission Page – https://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/default.aspx

Plumbing Code Page – https://archive.org/details/gov.sd.plumbing/page/n0

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