One of PPI’s goals is to educate the plumbing and mechanical industry about plastic piping systems such as CPVC, HDPE, PEX, PE-RT, PP-R and PP-RCT. To help achieve this goal, the Building & Construction Division has developed several ASPE-accredited courses for Continuing Education.
PPI has been registered with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers as a continuing education CEU Provider since 2016, and can deliver these courses via in-person presentations and through distance learning using the PPI live webinar platform (GoToMeeting).
While these courses will provide information about the piping materials and their fitting systems, they will also provide engineers and designers with information about proper design and installation of these piping systems in various applications. Each of these courses covers both aspects, so that the best pipe material/s can be selected for an application, and engineers, designers and installers have accurate information for proper system design.
Each ASPE-accredited course has been developed for plumbing and mechanical (HVAC) engineers, CPD holders, as well as contractors and other audiences.
By clicking on each of the course titles below, a PDF file will open with the course outline, course details, and learning objectives:
- Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency
- Plastic Pressure Piping Materials for Plumbing & Mechanical Applications
- Design and Installation of Hydronic Snow & Ice Melting Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency
- Plastic Piping Materials for Ground Source Geothermal Systems
PDF versions of courses can be previewed at the BCD Presentations webpage.
Courses can be scheduled as a live webinar presented by Lance MacNevin, P. Eng., director of engineering for PPI's Building & Construction Division. MacNevin has been in the pipe industry since 1993 and in this role at PPI since 2015. He has delivered these courses at various conferences across Canada and the US, and is able to field questions that may arise.
Firms are encouraged to contact PPI to request a live webinar of a selected course. PPI’s online platform will track the attendees, and CEU attendance certificates can be issued upon request. Until October 1, 2020 these courses will be available at no charge to qualified audiences, as long as attendance capacity is available.
A request to schedule a webinar can be made through this link https://plasticpipe.org/building-construction/bcd-edu-request.html.