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CIPH Sessions at CMPX 2018

January 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sarah Clarke
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Here’s a sneak preview of a few of the free seminars CIPH is organizing for the Learning Forum at CMPX 2018.  Admission to all Learning Forum sessions is free with your CMPX 2018 badge.

 


Wednesday, March 21

 

Lead Update: Valves and Relevant Standards

Plumbing Standard Updates, New Plumbing Standards and Codes for low-lead implementation in Canada.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Speaker:           Kevin Ernst, General Manager, OS&B

This informative industry forum will offer key insights and clarity into how your business continues to be affected by changes to low lead plumbing requirements in Canada. The seminar will include the status of the relevant plumbing standards in Canada, the current state of industry readiness for low lead plumbing product compliance, what is in the code and what is planned for future codes; the affected scope of products and tips & questions to ask before a project begins.

 

Changes to Ontario Building Code

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

 Speaker:           TBA

The Ontario Building Code is being updated to add new objectives, modernize previous language and align with National Codes and emerging best practices. This session will summarize the major changes including a new section for Renovation and Retrofits plus the Code will clarify and present Ontario’s NetZero initiatives, additional Accessibility requirements and Energy Efficiency goals.

 

PLUS – The Canadian Hydronics Council will be presenting a special hydronics workshop led by John Siegenthaler on Thursday, March 22 at CMPX 2018. Registration opens in January.

 

 

Thursday, March 22

 

Plumbing From the Eyes of A Plumbing Inspector – a Pictographic Journey

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

 Speaker: Andrew Quattrociocchi CBCO, Deputy Chief Building Official, Township of Oro Medonte

This unique session offers contractors and generalist inspectors reviewing plumbing in houses and small buildings a pictorial overview of key items for plumbing inspections. You will see what to look for when inspecting, including: common mistakes of the trade, how these turn into plumbing mishaps related to sewers, water service, inside drains, rough-ins for stacks, wastes and vents, water distribution, and inspections. This pictorial journey will show how it is done wrong, what to look for and how to address it.

 

Water Quality at the Tap

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 Speaker:           Jason Jackson, Professor / Coordinator of Plumbing and Mechanical, Fleming College and President of the Canadian Water Quality Association (CWQA)

Among the emerging water quality issues including lead, the current state of built and distribution infrastructure presents a number of challenges to assuring the water that comes out of the tap is clean, clear, safe and potable. This seminar will discuss changes to the Code to enable allowable solutions, implications for building operators, homeowners and small facilities. Water treatment is not new, but the technologies, applications and relevance is changing in the face of aging infrastructure, emerging health concerns and the changing face of the regulatory landscape. 


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