On-demand Webinars

  • Introduction to Navisworks

    This program provides an introduction into the software application of Navisworks for the individuals throughout the plumbing industry. The program will review the basics of model review, clash detection and tool utilization for designers, engineers and contractors. In this brief overview session individuals will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of software functions and capabilities.

  • Radiant Cooling

    Hydronics technology is increasingly incorporating more radiant cooling into commercial building designs as engineers seek ways to improve energy efficiency and occupant thermal comfort, and lower installation costs.

  • High-rise Installations

    Join ASPE for this one-hour webinar and learn how engineers have solved the problem of getting water to the upper floors of commercial high-rise buildings at adequate flows and temperatures. Real-life examples from Chicago and around the United States will be presented to illustrate design solutions such as utilizing booster pumps and storage tanks and creating pressure zones. Drainage is the other side of the problem. Once water goes up, how does the resulting wastewater get back down? Learn this and more in this informative webinar.

  • High-rise Fire Protection

    A high-rise is defined as any building taller than 75 feet above firefighting staging operations. ASPE's high-rise building fire protection webinar discusses system design requirements for sprinkler spacing and density, standpipe requirements, fire pump and water pressure requirements, and code regulations, using NFPA 13, NFPA 14, NFPA 20, and the IBC/IFC 2009 edition. Learn how to design code-compliant systems to ensure the safety of building occupants and firefighting personnel.

  • Rainwater Harvesting

    As population growth and industrial and agricultural activities continue to stress the quality of the relatively fixed quantity of available water on this planet, the plumbing engineer is challenged to investigate and develop unique and practical water collection and reuse technologies. One such answer to this challenge is rainwater harvesting. This webinar will describe the chemistry of rainwater sources. It will detail the engineering design, materials of construction, treatment technologies, storage and distribution, and other aspects of rainwater harvesting. The professional plumbing engineer and designer will gain knowledge and understanding to facilitate the construction and implementation of this important water recovery process. As rainwater harvesting becomes more widely utilized, the knowledge gained from this presentation will enable the plumbing engineer, designer, and contractor to access this market.

  • Plumbing 101 - 12 Steps of a Successful Plumbing Design

    Plumbing 101 - 12 Steps of a Successful Plumbing Design

  • Vacuum Plumbing Systems

    This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the development and implementation of vacuum plumbing systems. The participant will learn how to apply this engineered technology as well as address apparent code related discrepancies and how to gain AHJ approval. The presentation will address the design processes required for successful implementation of vacuum in sanitary plumbing systems.

  • Emergency Shower Fixtures

    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.

  • Storm Drain Research and Its Impact on Design

    Plumbing engineers have traditionally designed storm drainage systems based on the rainfall rate and capacity of the storm drainage piping. The performance of the storm drain has never been considered. Design methods currently outlined in the Plumbing Codes and ASPE documents do not address the flow rate through the roof drain. The ASPE Research Foundation conducted a series of tests of roof drain to evaluate their capacity to drain the rainfall based on the ponding around the roof drain. The results of the study will impact the design of a storm drainage system and secondary storm drainage system. The results of the study will be presented followed by the impact to the design of the storm drainage system. This program will review new methods of design that plumbing engineers must consider when designing a storm drainage system.

  • Most Common Mistakes Made on Fire Protection Plan Submittals

    This webinar is designed to review the common mistakes to look for on design drawings and plan reviews of fire protection system submittals. Mistakes such as sprinkler spacing, sprinkler obstructions, fire alarm detection, and acceptance testing.

  • Swimming Pool Design

    This one-hour webinar will provide a basic overview of public indoor and outdoor swimming pool design. The presenter will discuss opportunities design firms can achieve by accepting projects involving swimming pool designs.

  • High Containment System Components

    This one-hour webinar presented by Joseph Messina will provide technical information into High Containment Systems Components. Participants will gain an understanding of the different types of systems and components there are for designing a high containment system. Systems that treat high containment waste with pressurized steam or non-pressurized chemical treatment. One line diagrams will be offered showing these systems as well as materials used to construct these systems.