Educational Webinars

PVC Pipe Association Webinar Series

Welcome to the PVC Pipe Association's online webinar training series. Our webinars offer educational and informative workshops on an on-going basis to support the use of PVC piping in water and wastewater systems. Webinars include examples of how PVC pipe has benefited utilities across North America.

We also provide customized webinars on the design, specification and installation of PVC pipe for water and sewer projects. Let us know if you would like us to organize a webinar for your organization by emailing info@uni-bell.org.

*Note for PVC Pipe Association webinars offering Professional Development Hours (PDHs): Continuing education requirements for professional engineering licenses may differ from state to state. The final authority to approve PDHs, courses and credits and other ways to earn credits rests with each state licensing board. Individuals are advised to contact their respective state licensing boards regarding their continuing education requirements for professional engineering licensure.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Installation of PVC Water and Sewer Piping Systems

October 21, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll


Ideal for Water and Sewer Utility Engineers, Contractors, Inspectors, Engineering Consultants and Developers

This training webinar by PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA) staff will provide the most up-to-date information available on installation practices for gasketed PVC water and sewer pipes and fittings as well as answer frequently asked questions. Properly installed pipelines ensure best performance and maximum design life for underground infrastructure.

All Participants Receive a FREE Copy of the Contractor's Guide for Installation of Gasketed PVC Pipe

The reference book for this educational seminar is the new Contractor's Guide, which is the most concise, authoritative publication available for the installation of gasketed-joint PVC pipes and fittings. Webinar registrants will be mailed a FREE copy. Written and sponsored by PVCPA, the guide comes complete with practical tables and figures that helps users to be more effective and efficient at installing PVC piping systems, reducing potential pipeline problems and helping to ensure optimum system performance. It can also serve as a reference document prior to undertaking a pipeline project.

Recommended for Local Underground Pipeline Installation Contractors

It is highly recommended that local water and sewer pipe installation contractors participate in this training seminar. Utilities are encouraged to forward this email to their local underground pipeline contractors and have them register. The guide is also useful to utility crews involved in installation or maintenance of PVC water or sewer systems. The easy-to-use, "reversible book" format provides two valuable guides in one and assists readers to quickly access the information they are seeking.

The 60-minute webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Manufacturing and plant testing of PVC pipe
  • Handling and storage
  • Proper joint assembly
  • Alignment deflection options
  • Joint restraint options
  • Fittings for PVC pipe
  • Tapping of PVC pipe
  • Post installation testing
  • Special installation considerations

To view the background information, please click on the following links:

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 1
Price: $99.00

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PVC Pipe for Trenchless Applications

October 28, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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An Overview of PVC Pipe's Sustainability Attributes

November 05, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll


Attention: Water and Sewer Utilities, Engineering Consultants, Asset Management and Sustainability Experts

Increasingly, municipalities are evaluating the sustainability attributes of water and sewer piping used in their underground infrastructure. It is critical for design engineers, consultants, asset management professionals and sustainability experts to be aware of the environmental impacts of different pipe materials. This webinar will assist utilities with their upcoming projects and in updating their standard specifications. It will be delivered by industry expert Tad Radzinski, President of Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC), who will discuss how to use life cycle data in the design of piping systems, which can help to reduce operations, maintenance and repair costs as well as minimize water quality risks.

Receive a FREE Copy of Two World-Renowned Reports

All registrants will be mailed a FREE copy of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials report and Utah State University's (USU) Water Main Break Rates In the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study.

The webinar will include an overview of the LCA of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials report, which is the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of underground piping in North America. The study evaluates the cradle-to-grave sustainability of commonly used pipe materials, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), concrete, ductile iron and high density polyethylene pipes over a 100-year service period.

The LCA was conducted according to ISO 14040 series standards and includes the subsequent publication of a PVC pipe Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which complies with ISO 14025 standards and was independently certified by global health organization NSF International.

USU's water main break study will also be discussed since failure rates are a critical metric used in underground infrastructure sustainability assessments, asset management as well as pipe selection, repair and replacement decision-making.

To view the background information for this one-hour webinar, please click on the following links:

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 1
Price: $99.00

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Determining the Longevity of PVC Water Pipe

November 18, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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New Cyclic Pressure Design Method for PVC Pipe

December 02, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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Utilizing Online Design Calculators for PVC Pipe

December 09, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 1
Price: $99.00

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Past Topics

  • A Look at the Longevity of PVC Water Pipe
  • A Review of Utah State University's PVC Pipe Longevity Report: A Comprehensive Study on PVC Pipe Excavations, Testing & Life Cycle Analysis
  • Changes to AWWA C900 "Standard for PVC Pressure Pipe..."
  • Corrosion Considerations in Sewer Forcemains
  • Design of Large-Diameter PVC Gravity Sewer Pipelines
  • Design of PVC Gravity Pipe
  • Design of PVC Pressure Pipelines
  • Design of PVC Pressure Piping Systems
  • Dispelling Myths for PVC Pressure Pipe
  • External Load Design and Backfill Requirements for PVC Pressure Pipe
  • External Load Design for PVC Gravity and Pressure Pipes
  • External Load Design for PVC Gravity Sewer Pipe
  • Frequently Asked Questions About PVC Pipe
  • Frequently Asked Questions on the Design, Installation and Application of PVC Piping Systems - Part Three
  • Gravity Sewer Pipe - PVC's Advantages Over Other Materials
  • Hydraulic Comparison of Water and Sewer Piping Materials
  • Hydraulic Design - Friction Factors for PVC Piping Systems
  • Installation of PVC Water and Sewer Piping Systems
  • Irrigation Design and Installation for PVC Piping Systems
  • Life Cycle Assessment for PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials
  • New Guide on Tapping Small and Large Diameter PVC Water Pipe
  • Overview of Non-Pressure PVC Fittings and Laterals
  • PVC Gravity Sewer Pipe for Deep-Bury Applications
  • PVC Pipe Culvert Design and Installation
  • PVC Pipe Performance in Earthquakes
  • PVC Storm Drainage Design and Installation
  • Review of Frequently Asked Questions on the Design, Installation and Application of PVC Piping - Part Two
  • Review of PVC Standards Sheets
  • Review of the New AWWA C900-16 Standard and Other PVC Pipe Standards Available
  • Review of Water Main Break Rates in the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study
  • Revisiting the 1994 AWWARF Study on PVC Pipe – 20 Years After
  • Sewer Force Main Design
  • Technical Resources for PVC Piping Systems: An Overview
  • The Importance of Life Cycle Thinking for Sustainable Piping Infrastructure
  • The Longevity of PVC Sewer Pipe
  • Understanding External-Load Design for PVC Gravity Pipe Applications
  • Using USDA's Corrosive Soils Map to Ensure Optimum Performance of Municipal Piping Systems
  • Water and Sewer Utilities Considering PVC Pipe for the First Time
  • Water Main Breaks - An Overview of Pipe Material Performance
  • Water Utilities Considering PVC Pipe for the First Time