Top Design Issues for Domestic Water Systems

2012 ASPE Webinar Series

Top Design Issues for Domestic Water Systems

Original Air Date: August 22, 2012

Earn Continuing Education Credits: This one-hour contact program provides 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.


This Plumbing 101 one-hour webinar discusses common problems that engineers and designer face during the design of domestic water systems across all building types. Actual project challenges from projects across the country will be used as examples of issues that might happen on one of your projects. Examples of some of the topics that are planned to be discussed include:

  • Backflow prevention
  • Water softeners
  • Low flow fixtures
  • Hot water temperature maintenance
  • Fire and water stopping
  • Tips for building requiring multiple pressure zones
  • Potentially participant generated issues.




The Speaker: Raymond Parham


Raymond F. Parham is employed by Page Southerland Page in Houston, TX, in the role of Lead Engineer in the Piping/Fire Protection department. With over 25 years experience in mechanical design and building construction, Mr. Parham has a well-rounded knowledge of the challenges which multi-discipline integration affords in performing a complete building design. Mr. Parham graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982 with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering (Cooperative Plan). He has been a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer since 1986, and a registered Fire Protection Engineer since 1999. Ray is an active member of the ASPE, NFPA and Society of Fire Protection Engineers. His design experience includes laboratory and medical specialty utilities such as compressed air, natural gas, nitrogen, helium, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, hydrogen, argon systems and vacuum systems; potable, non-potable and deionized/reverse osmosis high purity water systems; acid waste and acid dilution systems; and chemical, wet and dry fire suppression systems.

Page Southerland Page is an architectural engineering firm with an engineering department ranked in the top 40 firms in the country with offices in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Denver and the District of Columbia.

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