Charlotte Pipe and Foundry hosted its first “College of Plumbing Knowledge” class for plumbing engineers on June 23 – 24, 2008. Held at Charlotte Pipe’s new, state-of-the-art 9,000-sq.-ft. training facility in Charlotte, NC, the class offered engineers a refresher course on the basics of designing plumbing and domestic water systems. The course was developed and taught by Ron George, CIPE, CPD, president of Ron George Design & Consulting Services, with assistance from Brian Connor and Charlotte Pipe and Foundry’s Technical Services Department. Attendees received a certificate and continuing education credits for completing the two-day class.
Classroom topics included: Codes and Standards; Sanitary Waste Systems; Venting Systems; Storm Drainage Systems; Domestic Water Systems; Booster Pumps; Pipe and fixture Material Standards; CPVC distribution piping for hot and cold systems; CPVC Chemical waste systems; Venting systems; Plumbing Safety including the dangers of testing PVC with air.
Additional “College of Plumbing Knowledge” classes will likely be formed in the spring of 2009.