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Plumbing Systems Design for Multi-Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Buildings

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Dec 1 - 4, 2020 /
Course Code: 1221-ONL20

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  • Syllabus
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Overview

Please Note:
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This course is offered over 4 days on the following schedule. All times Eastern:
10:30 am - 5:00 pm Eastern – (Includes the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

After participating in this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Know the key design considerations for plumbing systems in buildings
  • Apply codes and standards
  • Make sound materials selection decisions
  • Select specific equipment and the piping for it
  • Understand why and when specialized piping is used

Description
This course is a comprehensive review of plumbing systems design, intended for professional engineers and technologists whose responsibilities include plumbing system design in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-residential buildings.

Course topics include the theory of drains and vents, hot and cold domestic water piping systems, and the selection of hot water heaters and pumps and their installation. Additionally, piping materials selection, double containment piping, and manual valves are discussed, along with cross-contamination control and backflow prevention methods.

Course Outline

  • Theory of Fixture, Sewer, Vent, and Drain Pipe
  • Sewers and Drains: Fixtures, Drains, and Vents
  • Domestic Hot and Cold Water Piping Systems
  • Domestic Water Ancillary Systems
  • Sump and Ejector Pumps
  • Hydronic Systems
  • Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention
  • Valves
  • Plumbing System Materials Selection
  • Case Study: Plumbing System Design

Who Should Attend
Plumbing designers • mechanical design professional engineers and technologists • physical plant supervisors • maintenance personnel •building officials, inspectors, operators and contractors

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Syllabus

Please Note:
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This course is offered over 4 days on the following schedule. All times Eastern:
10:30 am - 5:00 pm Eastern – (Includes the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

Welcome, Introductions, Seminar Preview and Learning Outcomes

Theory of Fixture, Sewer, Vent, and Drain Pipe Sizing

  • Drainage systems
  • Soil and waste stacks
  • Storm water
  • Piping layout suggestions
  • Traps
  • Vent systems
  • Building code requirements

Sewers and Drains: Fixtures, Drains, and Vents

  • System layout
  • Fixture diagrams
  • Approved methods of venting
  • Interceptors: grease, oil, other
  • Designing to building code requirements

Domestic Hot and Cold Water Piping Systems

  • Pipe size
  • Piping expansion
  • Shock absorbers
  • Piping layout suggestions
  • Building code requirements

Domestic Water Ancillary Systems

  • Strainers
  • Pressure reducing valves
  • Relief valves
  • Domestic water booster systems and their selection
  • Water treatment: softeners, RO units, iron removal

Sump and Ejector Pumps

  • Types
  • Pump curves
  • Selection and applications
  • Sump sizes and accessories

Hydronic Systems

  • Selection of domestic water heaters and storage systems
  • Hot water circulating systems and their selection

Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention

  • Definitions
  • Public health hazards
  • Theory of backflow, backsiphonage
  • Backflow prevention equipment
  • Cross-connection: how it occurs, how to control it

Valves

  • Various types of valves available
  • Pressure and temperature ratings (WOG, other)
  • Codes and standards
  • Materials available
  • Recommended uses
  • Leakage ratings and seals
  • Building code requirements

Plumbing System Materials Selection

Part I: Copper Tubing

  • Types of tubing available
  • Pressure and temperature ratings
  • Weights and sizes
  • Fittings-types and assembly
  • Codes and standards
  • Uses (systems)
  • Expansion and compensation
  • Fluid friction charts or tables
  • Erosion and corrosion factors

Plumbing System Materials Selection

Part II: Plastic Piping for Waste, Vent, Drains, Sewers, and Water (Interior and Exterior)

  • Types of tubing available
  • Pressure and temperature ratings
  • Weights and sizes
  • Fittings-types and assembly
  • Codes and standards
  • Uses (systems)
  • Expansion and compensation
  • Fluid friction charts or tables
  • Erosion and corrosion factors

Case Study: Plumbing System Design
A description of the network and subnets for cold and hot water, sewer, drain, and vent pipes
and special fixtures.

Questions and Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Instructor

David E. DeBord, FASPE, CPD, LEED®AP BD+C, ARCSA®AP, GPD

David DeBord, FASPE, CPD, GPD, LEED BD+C, ARCSA®AP is Director of Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering at the consulting firm of dbHMS in Chicago, and has over 40 years of experience, since he started at the age of 18.

He serves as Vice President, Technical of ASPE at the international level, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, and an Instructor for UCLA Extension University. He is also a member of the World Plumbing Council (WPC), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), American Rainwater Catchment Society of America (ARCSA), the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC), USGBC, World Toilet Organization (WTO), and serves on IAPMO, ICC, and ASPE National committees, as well as a variety of other industry groups. 



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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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