Buffalo Basic Plumbing Design Class Is Being Postponed

Update: The Buffalo-Niagara Chapter has cancelled this class for the time being and will reschedule at a later date. Applications will be held for later, but any checks received will be destroyed. Contact Gwynne Morrison, CPD, GPD, LEED AP, with any questions.

Today we are provided with an amazing opportunity to protect the health and welfare of the public through properly designed plumbing systems in homes, schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities. Of all the trades, plumbing design is the only one that is essential for life, providing clean drinking water and the removal of wastewater from buildings. During this two-day basic plumbing design class on April 30 – May 1, 2020, sponsored by ASPE’s Buffalo-Niagara Chapter, participants will start the design process by reviewing and designing storm drainage systems, natural gas systems, domestic cold and hot water systems, and sanitary sewer systems, along with reviewing how to properly coordinate these utilities with architects and structural engineers.

This class is designed for those newer to the industry, but is also a great refresher for more experienced plumbing designers. Terminologies, trade tendencies, a history of the profession, basic calculations, and several other critical areas of design will be covered. The class will consist of 14 hours of training, and each attendee will receive a course handbook and a certificate for 1.4 CEUs.

Course Schedule

The class will be held at the Tewksbury Lodge in Buffalo, New York (249 Ohio St.). Each day will begin at 8 a.m., and breakfast and lunch will be provided. (Arrive 15 minutes early for breakfast.) On Thursday evening, dinner will be hosted by Emerson Swan at Buffalo RiverWorks.

The learning objectives will be broken down as follows:

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Storm Sizing, Routing, and Coordination
  • Domestic Cold Water Sizing
  • Domestic Hot Water Sizing
  • Domestic Water Heating Equipment Sizing and Selection

Friday, May 1, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Sanitary Sewer Sizing, Routing, and Coordination
  • Natural Gas Sizing, Routing, and Coordination
  • Plumbing System Coordination


Michael Danielson, CPD, of Reed, Wells, Benson & Co. has been the Education Chair of ASPE’s Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter since 2006. Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in designing plumbing systems in healthcare, municipal, multifamily, and institutional designs. Michael has been with RWB for 20+ years and is the Department Head for Plumbing and Fire Protection. Michael earn his Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Systems from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1995.


The cost for the two-day class is $400 for ASPE members and $600 for nonmembers. A special rate of $260 plus a $190 membership fee is being offered for anyone who would like to take the course and join ASPE. In addition, a special rate for students (enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework) is $100 plus $30 for an ASPE student membership.

For more information, contact Gwynne Morrison, CPD, GPD, LEED AP, at [email protected] or Joe Marohn at [email protected].

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