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 - December 8, 2021

December 08, 2021 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, December 8, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 1
Price: $99.00

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Large-Diameter PVC Gravity Sewer Pipelines - Benefits and Design Considerations

December 15, 2021 10:30 AM Enroll


Ideal for Sewer Utility Engineers, Pipeline Managers and Engineering Consultants

Gravity Sewer Pipe Stacked

A presentation by PVC Pipe Association staff on the benefits and design considerations for large-diameter PVC sewer pipe. PVC gravity piping has been the material of choice for North American sewer utilities since the 1970s and concise technical information is available to support its growing acceptance and use in larger sizes for underground sewer pipe infrastructure projects. Cities across the U.S. and Canada are increasingly using PVC pipe for large interceptor sewer projects and several case studies will be discussed.

Design information to supplement this webinar is available in Uni-Bell’s Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction, 5th Edition. Click here for information on how to download chapters six and seven of the Handbook for free. The webinar is useful for designers and managers of large-diameter gravity sewer pipelines.

This 30-minute webinar covers the following topics: 

  • General design considerations for large-diameter PVC sewer pipe projects
  • Pipe stiffness selection and deflection evaluation
  • Hydraulic design assumptions
  • Review of PVC gravity sewer pipe standards

Gravity Sewer PipeTo view the background information for this webinar, please review the following links:

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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Topics

General

  • Overview of PVC Pipe
  • Frequently Asked Questions About PVC Pipe

​Design

  • Design of PVC Pressure Pipelines
  • External Load Design for PVC Gravity Sewer Pipe
  • Sewer Force Main Design
  • Hydraulic Design - Friction Factors for PVC Piping Systems

Installation & Operation

  • Installation of PVC Water and Sewer Piping Systems
  • New Guide on Tapping Small and Large Diameter PVC Water Pipe
  • A Look at the Longevity of PVC Water Pipe

Additional Resources

  • Life Cycle Assessment for PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials
  • Review of PVC Standards Sheets
  • Technical Resources for PVC Piping Systems: An Overview
  • Water and Sewer Utilities Considering PVC Pipe for the First Time