2018-12 December Newsletter Print

From the Editor

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A Message from the President

Hello everyone, hope all is well,

 If you didn’t get to attend the last two meetings of this year, we are sorry we missed you. I want to thank all the DFW ASPE members with making 2018 a great year to remember. The holidays are just around the corner and we are looking at several upcoming technical presentations and outings for DFW ASPE in 2019.

Please remember these dates and remember to sign up for all events and classes on line on the DFW ASPE Website.

January Technical presentations on January 22 and 23, 2019

Basic Plumbing II on February 1 and 2nd, 2019-Presented by Michael Danielson & Larry Barrlett

CPD webinar presented by Donald Taylor on March 2 and 3rd, 2019 and review on

March 16 and 17th, 2019. Test on April 4 and 5th, 2019

DFW Annual Golf Tournament at Prairie Lakes on May 19, 2019 1:00 pm shotgun start.

DFW ASPE outing this year will be held at Lone Star Race Track in Grand Prairie on May 18, 2019

Again, I want to thank everyone who makes the DFW ASPE chapter the best and hope everyone has a Happy Holiday season and an even better New Year.

Enjoy the time with family and friends and hope to see everyone in 2019.

James Walls

DFW ASPE President
2018 -2019

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VP Technical Column

It's been a great year and, next year, we've got an even more impressive schedule of Technical Lunches and educational classes for designers and industry professionals.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Happy holidays!

Greg Swafford
VP Technical

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Education Chair Update

Looking forward to a 2019 with some excellent education opportunities:


February 01, 2019 8:00 AM to February 02, 2019 12:00 PM
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We are also co-hosting a CPD Training Course with our friends from the Houston and Central Texas Chapters - basic info is here, more to come on the website soon:

  • Course dates are Saturday and Sunday March 2nd and 3rd 2019.
  • Mock exam is Saturday the 16th 2019.
  • The course will be presented via WebEx.

Happy Holidays and Have a Happy New Year!

Mike Danielson
Education Committee Co-Chair



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ASPE Young Professionals Update

The year is coming to an end and I’d like to thank everyone for a great year. If you didn’t have a chance to make it out to an event here are a few events we held this past year:

The Ultimate Escape Game – At this event we worked as a team to discover clues, solve puzzles and make our way through a series of locked rooms.

Fort Worth Axe Factory – Channeled our inner lumberjack and threw hatchets at wooden targets.

Tyler Pipe Factory Tour – Our last event for the year was a tour of the Tyler Pipe Factory where we went behind the scenes and saw first-hand how cast iron soil pipe was made.

After the holidays I’ll be sending out a survey to gauge the type of events the group is interested in. When you see it hit your inbox, please take some time to fill out all of the questions. If there is something else you would be interested in feel free to email me directly.

Have a happy holiday everyone and see you in 2019!

Brett McQueen
ASPE Young Professionals (AYP)

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Women of ASPE

Looking forward to a great 2019 with women in the DFW engineering community.  Here are a few pictures from this year's events including the Introduction to Clay Shooting that WOA hosted right before the annual ASPE Clay Shoot. We are looking into hosting a similar event for the golf outings next year so we can get more ladies involved.

We also had a lot of fun with with the AYP team at an axe throwing event that they hosted - see the pics below!

If you have any questions or suggestions for WoA, please reach out at [email protected]

Happy Holidays,

Brittainy Tidwell
Women of ASPE Chair

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High Plains Chpater of ASPE Update

We are proud to have helped the Lubbock High Plains Chapter become a full-fledged satellite chapter this year! Here are some photos from the event where National ASPE Board Members came out for the event. You can read the details below in case you missed it previously.

Happy Holidays!

Jim Vertz
Lubbock High Plains Chapter Liason


After many years conducting ASPE meetings in Lubbock under the umbrella of the DFW chapter we are pleased to announce that the chapter will be formally charted as the “Lubbock High Plains Satellite” Chapter on Thursday, November 15, 2018 beginning at 11:30 am at the 50 Yardline Steakhouse in Lubbock.  In attendance to make this presentation will be Billy Smith,FASPE, ASPE Executive Director/CEO; Carol Johnson,CPD,LEED AP,CFI,FASPE, ASPE President; Stacy Kidd, ASPE Director of Membership and Meetings; and Bryan Hutton,CPD, Region 5 Director.  Following the chapter charter ceremony the local ASPE members will elect their first Board of Directors which will include Doyle Fanning,EIT, President/VP Legislative; Carl Wampler,PE, VP Technical/VP Membership; and Robert Gutierrez, Treasurer/Secretary. 

Doyle Fanning, EIT
President/VP Legislative
The High Plains Chapter of ASPE

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We appreciate our sponsors!  DFW ASPE literally could not do what we do without the ongoing support of our gracious supporters.  Please take a moment to learn more about each organization by clicking on the image below where you'll find links to each website.

Please call on these manufacturers for your project and education needs - they're always glad to support you as well!


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Board of Directors and Committee Leaders

James A. Walls
Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute
e-mail: [email protected]

Vice President Technical
Greg H. Swafford CPD
e-mail: [email protected]


Vice President Legislative
Mitchell Riley Burnaugh CPDT
Freese & Nichols
e-mail: [email protected]


Vice President Membership
Gary Dyke
e-mail: [email protected]


Debbie Miller
Debbie Miller
e-mail: [email protected]


Administrative Secretary
Matthew Nathaniel Cosgrove
Henderson Engineers
e-mail: [email protected]


Corresponding Secretary
Renn Burling
Viega, LLC
e-mail: [email protected]


Affiliate Liaison
Brett Daniel Arison
TFG Founders Group
e-mail: [email protected]


Women of ASPE
Brittainy Tidwell G.E., CPDT
e-mail: [email protected]


ASPE Youth Professional Liaison
Brett McQueen CPDT
Smith Seckman Reid
e-mail: [email protected]


Lubbock Ambassador
James R. Vertz CET, FASPE
e-mail: [email protected]


Plumbing Prod Expo Chair
Lukas Don Martin
Oslin Nation
e-mail: [email protected]


Education Co-Chairman
Mike Danielson
e-mail: [email protected]

Education Co-Chairman
Larry Bartlett
e-mail:[email protected]


Come join the DFW ASPE Team to make connections and help grow your professional and social circles!




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