Comparing the Design Considerations of Non-Metallic Plumbing Systems

Earn Continuing Education Credits:
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 non-metallic plumbing system options available on the market today. As a growing number of non-metallic alternatives continue to replace traditional metal plumbing systems, this webinar will provide participants with the knowledge to make informed decisions about which non-metallic system is the best choice for any given project requirements. Topics include:

  • Features and benefits of each of the non-metallic 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

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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.