New Class Will Help You Ace the Calculations Needed to Design Cost-Effective Plumbing Systems

On November 14 at 10 a.m. CST, Michael Danielson, CPD, GPD, and Donald Taylor, CPD, GPD, will lead a short course on basic plumbing calculations such as the Spitzglass, Weymouth, and Manning formulas, fixture outlet flow, hot and cold water mixing, and more. The class awards 0.15 CEUs and is limited to 25 people, and registration is open at ASPE Education.

During this course, the instructors will review how and where to use these calculations during plumbing design and work through examples of each system discussed. The systems will include sump pumps, natural gas, storm drainage, domestic water booster pumps, hot and cold water mixing, and stacks.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate the basic algebra needed to work through the design of plumbing systems.
  • Better understand how to manipulate these basic algebra formulas to help your design be the most efficient and cost-effective system possible.

The cost for this class is $70 for ASPE members and $130 for nonmembers.

About the Speakers

Michael Danielson, CPD, GPD, has been with RWB Consulting Engineers for 20 years and is currently 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.

Donald Taylor, CPD, GPD, earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1999 and has been an ASPE member ever since. Donald began his career as a Plumbing Designer in Houston, and after two years he advanced to Senior Plumbing Designer at one of the largest AE firms in the world. Donald conducts annual CPD classes for the Texas region, and he is currently the Vice President, Technical and Education Chair for the Houston Chapter. He has served as Chair and Co-Chair of the annual ASPE Houston Product Show and was instrumental in helping launch the Oklahoma City Satellite Chapter, where he served as Interim President for two years.

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