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

An Overview of Technical Resources for PVC Piping Systems

April 08, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll

Ideal for Water and Sewer Utilities and Engineering Consultants

This webinar will cover the range of technical resources the PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA) offers utility and consulting engineers regarding the design, installation, operation and maintenance of PVC piping systems. PVCPA staff engineers will present an in-depth walk-through of technical documents, case studies, reports, and where to locate them for the following applications:

  • Pressure water lines and connections
  • Gravity sewer lines and laterals
  • Sewer force mains

Resources for this 30-minute webinar can be accessed using the following links:

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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Dispelling Myths About PVC Sewer Pipe

April 22, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll


Ideal for Wastewater Utilities, Engineering Consultants and Government Agencies

Very few sewer utilities in North America have not installed PVC pipe but some have limitations on its use, often not including its full size range. This webinar will address typical questions that both non-users and users alike may have about PVC sewer pipe. PVC sewer pipe has been in service for more than 60 years in North America and has been installed in over 40,000 municipalities. This webinar draws on more than half a century of success that cities have had with PVC pipe in their sewer systems.

This 30-minute introductory webinar covers:

  • Overview of PVC gravity pipe
  • PVC gravity pipe joints and gaskets
  • Deep bury application
  • Imported bedding versus native soil
  • Pipe stiffness and deflection
  • Difference in dimension ratios
  • Case Studies

To view the background information for this webinar, please review the following:

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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Overview of PVC Pressure Fittings Guide

May 06, 2020 10:30 AM Enroll


Ideal for Water Utilities, Engineering Consultants, and Contractors

PVC pressure pipe has been used for almost 60 years in North America owing to its many benefits, including its corrosion resistance and a life expectancy in excess of 100 years. The same attributes and performance of PVC pipe can be expected from PVC pressure fittings, enabling utilities to design, construct and operate entirely corrosion-proof piping systems.
PVC Pipe Association staff will provide an overview of the recently released Guide for PVC Pressure Fittings. This webinar will cover available PVC fittings standards and products, design considerations and installation. PVC fittings have been widely used for decades across North America for water transmission, distribution and sewer force main applications. The information provided will assist design engineers who are considering PVC fittings for upcoming projects and assist utilities which are updating their standard specifications.

This 30-minute webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Manufacturing and testing
  • Fittings products available
  • Design considerations for internal pressure and thrust forces
  • Installation procedures

To view the background information for this webinar, please see the following links:

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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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