Piping System Selection – A Methodical Approach to Selecting the Right Piping Material

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This one-hour contact program provides 0.1 CEUs / 1.0 PDHs.
Free for ASPE Members!

This one-hour seminar will provide plumbing engineers and designers, building officials, plumbing contractors, and building maintenance engineers with an in-depth, technical comparison of the various plumbing system options available. This webinar will provide participants with the information needed to make a sound decision when selecting piping material for a project.

Topics will include:

  • Features and benefits of each of the plumbing system materials
  • How various fitting systems and joining techniques can affect project reliability, time and cost
  • Model code considerations and standards requirements that can impact your design specification
  • Life-limiting factors of non-metallic pipe and fitting systems
  • Selection model matrix


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The Presenter: Mark Tanner, CPD


Mark has spent 30 years in the consulting engineering field during which time he achieved his “Certified in Plumbing Design” designation. Mark has spent a great majority of his career designing plumbing, piping, HVAC and fire protection systems, while also managing numerous construction projects – everything from military installations on various bases around the country to various marina systems and other high-tech projects for Intel and the Biosphere 2 project in Oracle, Arizona.

In 2008, Mark made a professional career move and joined the Advanced Materials Division of The Lubrizol Corporation, a chemical company located in Northeast Ohio which makes and compounds raw materials for various products, including the innovative resins and compounds used in the production of FlowGuard®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® piping systems. Among his role as a piping systems consultant for Lubrizol, Mark provides education and training on the technical aspects of CPVC piping systems and how they may fit into various construction projects.


 Click here to view the archived webinar or to obtain your CEU certificate for the live webinar.


Members first time viewing:      $70

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Nonmembers:                           $130