• Webinar Recorded on January 15, 2014

    The Uniform Plumbing Code now allows more options in sizing gas line systems beyond just the tables they include. Now, there are three techniques available for properly sizing gas installations: Natural gas line sizing using UPC tables, manufacturer’s tables, and pressure drop calculations.

    This webinar will provide participants with a basic understanding of each of the options available and how to utilize them. During this event, participants will work through a gas plan using the three techniques to demonstrate the differences.

  • This course allows guest users to enter  This course requires an enrolment key
    Cost: US$ 20.00

    Webinar Recorded on October 16, 2013

    The concept of minimizing a building’s impact on the environment is nothing new. However, there is an evolving concept regarding having a “Net Zero” impact on the water consumption of a building and its occupants. This webinar highlights the net zero concept and what trying to achieve this ideal means to the design, use and installation of the plumbing systems. Also discussed will be how the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement provide for some of the techniques that are required to meet the goal of “net zero” water use.

  • FREE Webinar Recorded on August 21, 2013

    We are increasingly using renewable energies instead of fossil fuels to do more around our homes. Since the early 1900’s, people have used the sun to heat water and in today’s environment of high fossil fuel costs an average family can save up to 80% of their water heating bills by installing a solar water heating system. Thank you for joining us for this free webinar as we provide an overview of solar water heating systems and explore site surveying, design strategies, solar fraction, different systems, collector orientation, and, most importantly, rebates and tax credits.
  • This course allows guest users to enter  This course requires an enrolment key
    Cost: US$ 20.00
    Webinar Recorded on April 17, 2013

    Residential Fire Sprinklers are becoming a very controversial topic around the country. This webinar will discuss the relevant codes and provisions that govern the proper installation of residential fire sprinklers. Specific topics discussed will include materials, installation, and testing of these systems as well as discussing fire sprinkler myths and facts.
  • Webinar Recorded on April 15, 2013

    The webinar looked at both isolation and containment cross-connection control protection. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of program, along with the way different areas of the country address the issue. Protection selection , installation requirements, and code issues will be addressed.

  • This course allows guest users to enter  This course requires an enrolment key
    Cost: US$ 15.00

    Edited Recording of the February 20, 2013 webinar on Rainwater Harvesting.

    This recording is offered at a lower price because of technical problems with the recording.

    The practice of capturing and then using rainwater in aneffort to conserve water and reduce water consumption related costs has beenrapidly increasing around the country and the world. Proper installation,maintenance, and inspection of these systems is critical to ensuring the healthand safety of those impacted by rainwater catchment systems. This session willdiscuss the provisions of the new Rainwater Catchment Chapter in the 2012Uniform Plumbing Code and the impact these provisions will have on installersand inspectors.

  • Technology influencing the green plumbing and mechanical industries are constantly changing and evolving and the IAPMO Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement (GPMCS) is keeping pace. This webinar will discuss the important changes to the 2012 GPMCS, chapters 1 through 6, from the initial edition. Changes made to address interesting new products and methods will be discussed as well as provisions added or changed to address issues of concern in the industry. How these changes affect the users of the GPMCS will also be discussed.
  • This course allows guest users to enter  This course requires an enrolment key
    Cost: US$ 20.00
    Webinar Recorded On October 17th, 2012

    According to the EPA, “Plumbing cross-connections, which are defined as actual or potential connections between a potable and nonpotable water supply, constitute a serious public health hazard. There are numerous, well-documented cases where cross connections have been responsible for contamination of drinking water, and have resulted in the spread of disease.”
    Control of cross-connections is possible, but only through thorough knowledge and vigilance. Education is essential to control this problem. During a 1 hour webinar, Dan Rademacher will educate on the dangers and some steps that can be taken to control cross connections.
  • This is a recording of the Horizontal Wet Venting webinar delivered in December 2011.

    This webinar provides participants with a step by step guide to horizontal venting of bathroom groups as defined by the 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code. Discussed in this presentation will be the relevant code provisions regarding horizontal wet venting as well as how these systems are to be installed in compliance with the code.
    Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:
    • Identify code provisions related to horizontal wet venting
    • Discuss how horizontal wet venting systems should be installed
    • Identify non-compliant systems