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  • Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/15/2018

    Original Air Date: January 2018 - Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency

    This one-hour webinar is based on PPI’s “Design Guide: PEX Water Supply Plumbing Systems” (2013). It demonstrates how the properties of PEX systems can improve the health, safety and welfare of building occupants through reliable long-term delivery of clean water, and provides design guidance to optimize performance. It explains piping design methods that can provide faster delivery of hot-water to fixtures, improve overall system efficiency, optimize use of materials, and improve installation efficiency. Design examples are illustrated and compared. Empirical test data is used to provide answers about the best ways to design PEX plumbing systems to optimize performance.

    Content Outline:

    • Properties of PEX tubing and fitting systems
    • Plumbing layouts using PEX systems, advantages and disadvantages of each
    • Improving system performance through design
    • Installation techniques for PEX systems
    • Industry resources for design and installation questions

    Learning Objectives include:

    • Explain how the properties of PEX tubing and fittings can improve health, safety and welfare through improved plumbing materials
    • Describe three distinct plumbing layouts using PEX systems and compare advantages and disadvantages of each
    • Apply test data from published research to demonstrate how design of the plumbing layout can improve system performance and provide faster delivery of hot-water with reduced water waste
    • Direct an installer on correct installation techniques for PEX systems to ensure long-term safety and performance
    • Discuss how to access industry resources for design and installation questions

     

    The Presenters: Lance MacNevin, P.Eng.

    Lance MacNevin, P.Eng. has been in the plastic pipe industry since 1993. A mechanical engineer from Canada (UNB ‘92), he worked for a manufacturer of PEX piping systems for over 20 years as a product development engineer, codes and standards specialist, and developer of training programs. In 2015, Lance joined PPI’s Building & Construction Division, which focuses on pressure piping materials for plumbing and mechanical systems. He has developed expertise in piping standards and mechanical codes, and is a member of ASHRAE, ASME, ASPE, ASTM, AWWA, CSA, IAPMO, IGSHPA and RPA.



    Plastics Pipe Institute

  • Double Containment Piping Systems

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/24/2015

    This one-hour webinar will discuss design guidelines and best practices for double containment piping systems. Topics covered include applications, material selection, system design, and leak detection methods

    This one-hour webinar will discuss design guidelines and best practices for double containment piping systems. Topics covered include applications, material selection, system design, and leak detection methods

  • Drainage Selection for Hygienic Applications

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/09/2019

    Drainage Selection for Hygienic Applications

    Drainage Selection for Hygienic Applications

  • Drones in the Industry

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/14/2019

    Drones in the Industry May 2019

    Drones in the Industry May 2019

  • Emergency Shower Fixtures

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will explain the requirements of ANSI Z358.1 and OSHA regarding safety equipment such as emergency showers, eyewashes, eye/facewashes, and drench hoses. Participants will learn about the performance guidelines of this equipment, where such equipment must be located, how to size and design the related piping and drainage systems, and testing and maintenance procedures. Also included will be a discussion of the definition of tepid water and how maintaining the proper water temperature is critical to ensuring the safety of users.

    This webinar will explain the requirements of ANSI Z358.1 and OSHA regarding safety equipment such as emergency showers, eyewashes, eye/facewashes, and drench hoses. Participants will learn about the performance guidelines of this equipment, where such equipment must be located, how to size and design the related piping and drainage systems, and testing and maintenance procedures. Also included will be a discussion of the definition of tepid water and how maintaining the proper water temperature is critical to ensuring the safety of users.

  • Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air System Designs

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/29/2018

    Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air System Designs

    Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air System Designs

  • Engineering Out Legionella: A Workshop - Atlanta, GA

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 02/21/2020 at 8:00 AM (CST)

    February 21, 2020 in Atlanta, GA

    Workshop location: 

    Newcomb & Boyd
    303 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Suite 525
    Atlanta, GA 30303


    This workshop is being held before our CPD Review Class.

    This workshop will provide a comprehensive look into the design of plumbing premise systems to mitigate the risk of legionella pneumophila growth in the system. The workshop will review the epidemiology and history of Legionnaire’s Disease, a look at the contributing factors, design methodologies to reduce risk (supplemental disinfection, filtration, hot water, flushing, etc.) and the considerations when using each type, and the other considerations engineers need to take to reduce their liability. There will be exercises in how to properly size recirculation pumps, collaborative team challenges solving real world engineering problems, and discussion time to discuss design methodologies.  

     

    Content Outline: 

    • Context (Epidemiology, History, Lawsuits, Standards, Politics, and Contributing Factors) – 30 minutes
    • Design Methodology to Reduce Risk – 120 minutes
    • Hot Water System Design Considerations – 120 minutes
    • Engineering Risk and Liability Considerations – 60 minutes
    • Hands-on practice exercises and instructor-led discussion – 90 minutes

     

    Upon successful completion of the course learners will be able to:

    • Identify the contributing factors to the growth of legionella in plumbing premise systems;
    • Recognize “standard of care” and what steps to take to mitigate engineering risk;
    • Understand the pros and cons of different design methodologies to reduce risk including impact on plumbing systems;
    • Explain the impact to plumbing premise systems of the different supplemental disinfectant technologies. 
    • Understand how to holistically engineer hot water systems, including understanding code implications, calculating temperature loss, pump selection considerations, contact time, and balancing parallel/complex piping systems;  
    • Describe theoretical solutions to mitigate risk and understand what clinical evidence is still required; Proscribe solutions to different project types based on unique owner demands.  

    Miscellaneous and FAQs 

    • Class is limited to 25 students.
    • Registration closes the week prior to the start of the class.
    • Class will not be broadcast or available for virtual/remote participation.
    • Lunch will be provided.
    • Registration is not available for partial class participation.
    • Registration is NOT transferrable and proper ID is required. Only the person registered for the class is permitted to participate.
    • Questions? Email education@aspe.org or call 224-217-9016.

    Christoph Lohr

    Christoph Lohr, P.E., CPD, LEED AP BD+C, ASSE 6020 has over 10 years’ experience designing plumbing systems for healthcare, laboratory, hospitality and university projects. He is highly experienced in designing plumbing systems that reduce the possibility of Legionella outbreaks and has been instrumental in leading complex health care projects across the country. In his current role, he provides guidance, mentoring, concept design, quality control and leadership for over 60 plumbing engineers/designers, primarily on health care and laboratory projects. As VP Technical for the ASPE Phoenix Chapter, he developed a Legionella curriculum to help train his peers and counterparts at other firms. He is a distinguished graduate from the Virginia Military Institute, with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

  • Engineering Out Legionella: A Workshop - Phoenix, AZ

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 02/05/2020 at 8:00 AM (CST)

    February 5, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ

    Workshop location: 

    Location is changing to a surrounding PHX suburb, likely Tempe, AZ. This site will be updated once the location has been confirmed.

    This workshop is being held before our Basic Plumbing Design II workshop and CPD Review Class.

    This workshop will provide a comprehensive look into the design of plumbing premise systems to mitigate the risk of legionella pneumophila growth in the system. The workshop will review the epidemiology and history of Legionnaire’s Disease, a look at the contributing factors, design methodologies to reduce risk (supplemental disinfection, filtration, hot water, flushing, etc.) and the considerations when using each type, and the other considerations engineers need to take to reduce their liability. There will be exercises in how to properly size recirculation pumps, collaborative team challenges solving real world engineering problems, and discussion time to discuss design methodologies.  

     

    Content Outline: 

    • Context (Epidemiology, History, Lawsuits, Standards, Politics, and Contributing Factors) – 30 minutes
    • Design Methodology to Reduce Risk – 120 minutes
    • Hot Water System Design Considerations – 120 minutes
    • Engineering Risk and Liability Considerations – 60 minutes
    • Hands-on practice exercises and instructor-led discussion – 90 minutes

     

    Upon successful completion of the course learners will be able to:

    • Identify the contributing factors to the growth of legionella in plumbing premise systems;
    • Recognize “standard of care” and what steps to take to mitigate engineering risk;
    • Understand the pros and cons of different design methodologies to reduce risk including impact on plumbing systems;
    • Explain the impact to plumbing premise systems of the different supplemental disinfectant technologies. 
    • Understand how to holistically engineer hot water systems, including understanding code implications, calculating temperature loss, pump selection considerations, contact time, and balancing parallel/complex piping systems;  
    • Describe theoretical solutions to mitigate risk and understand what clinical evidence is still required; Proscribe solutions to different project types based on unique owner demands.  

    Miscellaneous and FAQs 

    • Class is limited to 25 students.
    • Registration closes the week prior to the start of the class.
    • Class will not be broadcast or available for virtual/remote participation.
    • Lunch will be provided.
    • Registration is not available for partial class participation.
    • Registration is NOT transferrable and proper ID is required. Only the person registered for the class is permitted to participate.
    • Questions? Email education@aspe.org or call 224-217-9016.

    Christoph Lohr

    Christoph Lohr, P.E., CPD, LEED AP BD+C, ASSE 6020 has over 10 years’ experience designing plumbing systems for healthcare, laboratory, hospitality and university projects. He is highly experienced in designing plumbing systems that reduce the possibility of Legionella outbreaks and has been instrumental in leading complex health care projects across the country. In his current role, he provides guidance, mentoring, concept design, quality control and leadership for over 60 plumbing engineers/designers, primarily on health care and laboratory projects. As VP Technical for the ASPE Phoenix Chapter, he developed a Legionella curriculum to help train his peers and counterparts at other firms. He is a distinguished graduate from the Virginia Military Institute, with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

  • Ethics in Plumbing Engineering

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/12/2015

    Original air date: May 2015 - Ethics in Plumbing Engineering

    Ethics is an important issue in everyday business including plumbing engineering. This one-hour webinar will explore ethical guidelines to consider when specifying plumbing materials for projects. Discussion topics include:

    Treating others respectfully
    Safety and health
    Competing fairly and ethically
    Gifts & entertainment
    Conflicts of interest
     

    The Presenter: Mark Tanner, CPD

    Mark has spent 30 years in the consulting engineering field during which time he achieved his “Certified in Plumbing Design” designation. Mark has spent a great majority of his career designing plumbing, piping, HVAC and fire protection systems, while also managing numerous construction projects – everything from military installations on various bases around the country to various marina systems and other high-tech projects for Intel and the Biosphere 2 project in Oracle, Arizona.

    In 2008, Mark made a professional career move and joined the Advanced Materials Division of The Lubrizol Corporation, a chemical company located in Northeast Ohio which makes and compounds raw materials for various products, including the innovative resins and compounds used in the production of FlowGuard®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® piping systems. Among his role as a piping systems consultant for Lubrizol, Mark provides education and training on the technical aspects of CPVC piping systems and how they may fit into various construction projects.

  • Fire Protection - We Specified What?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/22/2014

    This one-hour webinar, presented by Scott Futrell, will provide real-world information relative to specifying fire and life safety systems such as fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and more. This webinar will include the following topics that are very important to specification writers involved with fire protection systems.

    This one-hour webinar, presented by Scott Futrell, will provide real-world information relative to specifying fire and life safety systems such as fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and more. This webinar will include the following topics that are very important to specification writers involved with fire protection systems.