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

Technical Resources for PVC Piping Systems – A Walk Through

March 27, 2019 10:00 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 and operation 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
  • Gravity sewer lines
  • Sewer force mains

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

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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Review of Frequently Asked Questions on the Design, Installation and Application of PVC Piping

April 10, 2019 10:00 AM Enroll

Ideal for Water & Sewer Utility Engineers and Engineering Consultants

The presentation will cover a wide range of subjects relating to the design, installation and application of PVC piping systems. This overview of frequently asked questions will assist in understanding your PVC piping system whether you are a current-user or considering using PVC pipe for the first time. Utilities and consulting engineers will find this webinar of particular interest.

Topics to be covered in this one-hour webinar include:

To review beforehand, please click on the links above.

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 1
Price: $99.00

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Installation Considerations When Designing With PVC Pressure Pipe

April 24, 2019 10:00 AM Enroll

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

In this webinar PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA) staff will discuss installation considerations for the design phase of a PVC pressure pipe project. As PVC pressure pipe has become more accepted and more widely used in distribution, transmission and force main applications, the need for concise design information has grown. It is important for any pipe material to be specified and designed properly to maximize its performance and achieve its expected design life. This webinar will provide the most up-to date information on PVC pipe to assist design engineers create proper specifications and plans for contractors.

The 30-minute webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Internal pressure design
  • Axial joint deflection limits
  • Pipe barrel bending limits
  • Joint restraint options
  • Post installation testing

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

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Central Standard Time
PDHs: 0.5
Price: $49.00

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Resources Available to Assess the Longevity of PVC Pipe

May 08, 2019 10:00 AM Enroll

Ideal for Water and Sewer Utility Engineers and Asset Managers

A presentation on the PVC Pipe Longevity Report – Affordability and the 100+ Year Benchmark Standard: A Comprehensive Study on PVC Pipe, published by Utah State University’s (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory. The study examined past dig-up reports and presents quality control testing results that continue to validate the performance and longevity of PVC pipe used in water and sewer systems. A combination of pipe examination and testing data in conjunction with previous independent studies support PVC as a sustainable pipe material and confirm its longevity in excess of 100 years.

Dig-up test results from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia are discussed. The critical issue of affordability is also examined, which could not come at a better time as the U.S. water sector faces the difficult task of renewing its buried infrastructure. Understanding the longevity of pipes improves the ability of a water utility to make better infrastructure investment decisions with improved affordability results for customers.

This 30-minute webinar covers the following topics:

  • Historical perspective of PVC pipe and different pipe materials usage
  • Why pipe longevity is critical to water and sewer system affordability
  • A review of the USU "PVC Pipe Longevity Report" which confirms PVC pipe as the 100+ year industry standard
  • How utilizing non-corrodible pipes reduces water main breaks and O&M costs

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

To review beforehand, please click on the links above.

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 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