WEBINAR: Material Considerations for Plumbing Systems
Thu June 22 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 LU | HSW
Presented by Safe Piping Matters
Course description: This session will describe how the characteristics of materials used for drinking water and wastewater systems impact the health, safety, and sustainability of buildings.
- Assess strengths and weaknesses of common materials used for drinking water and wastewater systems, including cast iron, (C)PVC, copper, HDPE, PEX, & steel, in contrast with failed piping materials such as lead and polybutylene plastic.
- Describe sustainability issues and relative product lifecycles of piping materials starting from production, through use, and after demolition
- Give examples of fire risks and firestopping considerations that impact the health and safety of occupants and first responders.
- Understand how material characteristics relate to other important health and safety factors such as leaching, permeation, and water age.