Basic Plumbing Design Workshop

2019 Workshop Series 
Basic Plumbing Design II Two-Day Workshop 
SOLD OUT

February 28 - March 1, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA
Both days: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This workshop awards 1.3 CEUs or 13.0 PDHs for attending (13 contact hours)

Building off our Basic Plumbing Design class we will continue with a more in-depth look at a complete building design. It is essential when designing a building that we not only drill down into the detail but that we also take a step back and see a global view of our building in relationship with all other trades. As plumbing engineers and designers we are tasked with providing code compliant, well planned and thought-out plumbing systems that protect the health and welfare of the public and that are owner and maintenance friendly. This class we will put pen to paper. We will layout our basic plumbing systems, size these systems, calculate and size the equipment and coordinate with the architectural layout, structural elements of the building and other trades inside and outside the building. It is not required to have taken Basic Plumbing Design I course.*

This program provides the basic plumbing design of a complete building.  We will take a building from the ground up.  We will do a complete design of the basic plumbing systems in a commercial building including storm drainage system, sanitary sewer/vent systems, natural gas systems and domestic hot and cold water systems.  We will also look at the implications that different codes can have on designed systems as well as reviewing and discussing coordination between trades.  

 

The section will review the basics of storm drain pipe sizing, routing and coordination

Storm Sizing, Routing & Coordination – 2 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Properly size storm and overflow drain piping
  2. Properly select equipment needed within the storm drainage system.
  3. Correctly coordinate pipe routing with building and structure within the building
  4. Understand correct pipe material to be used based upon application and ground movement.

 

The section will review the basics of domestic water pipe sizing, routing and coordination

Domestic Cold Water Sizing – 1.5 Hours, Domestic Hot Water Sizing – 0.5 Hour, Domestic Heating Water Equipment Sizing and Selection – 1.5 Hours 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Properly size domestic cold water piping
  2. Properly size domestic hot water piping
  3. Properly select and size the domestic heating water equipment to fit specific projects.
  4. Correctly coordinate space allocations within the building
  5. Understand how to correctly size domestic hot water return systems.

 

This section provides the basic plumbing design of sanitary sewer systems.  The program will review the basics of sanitary sewer pipe sizing, routing and coordination

Sanitary Sewer Sizing, Routing & Coordination – 2.5 Hours 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Properly size sanitary sewer piping
  2. Properly size sanitary vent piping
  3. Properly select equipment needed within the sanitary sewer system.
  4. Correctly coordinate pipe routing with building and structure within the building
  5. Understand correct pipe material to be used based upon application and ground movement.

 

The section will review the basics of natural gas pipe sizing, routing and coordination

Natural Gas Sizing, Routing & Coordination – 1.5 Hours 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Properly size natural gas piping
  2. Properly select equipment needed within the natural gas system.
  3. Correctly coordinate pipe routing with site utilities, building and structure within the building

 

The section will review the basics understanding of coordination between trades and dealing with structural conflicts within the building.  

Plumbing System Coordination – 2.5 Hours 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review and discuss the continual coordination that must occur throughout design and construction.
  2. How do deal with structural conflicts and correctly understanding limitations within the plumbing design
  3. Correctly coordinate pipe routing with building and structure within the building

Instructor: Michael Danielson, CPD, GPD

Michael Danielson, CPD, GPD, has been with Reed, Wells, Benson & Co. for 20 years and is curretly the Department Head for Plumbing and Fire Protection. He has been the Education Chairman for the ASPE Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter since 2006. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1995. He brings with him a wealth of experience in designing plumbing systems in healthcare, municipal, multifamily, and institutional designs.

Location: CannonDesign, 227 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Registration SOLD OUT

Members $500 / Nonmembers $700

Travel and lodging

It is recommended to fly into  Pittsburgh International Airport . Class location: CannonDesign, 227 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Hotels nearby: 

Please do not schedule your return flight until after 6:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019. 

Miscellaneous 

  • Class is limited to 20 students
  • Class will not be broadcast or available for virtual/remote participation
  • Lunch will be provided on both days, light snacks will be provided both days
  • 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 at 224-217-9016

* From the instructor: The intent of this class is to build off of Basic I, where we did some quick broad stroke system layouts and calculations.  This Basic II class will be more in-depth towards providing a complete system layout (storm/overflow, sewer/vent, domestic hot and cold water, natural gas), calculations, equipment selections, equipment room layout, etc..  We will take a building design from start to finish.  This class will put more emphasis on the student doing the actual system layouts and calculations.  We will also be looking for trouble spots, pitfalls, areas where we can improve the designs, pipe routing, etc. Basic Plumbing Design I is NOT a prerequisite for II.