Chicago — The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) has joined ASPE’s CEU Provider Program for 2013. PPFA is a North American trade association devoted to promoting and defending plastic piping systems governed by the construction codes and is comprised of member companies that manufacture plastic piping, fittings, and solvent cements for plumbing and related applications or supply raw materials, ingredients, or machinery for the manufacturing process.
By becoming an approved ASPE CEU Provider, the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association joins a growing list of highly respected industry organizations that want to increase their visibility and enhance the desirability of their educational programs. ASPE’s CEU Provider Program allows continuing education providers the opportunity to issue ASPE continuing education units (CEUs) for their professional development programs to help the more than 650 plumbing engineers and designers who hold the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) designation fulfill their continuing education requirements. Now eligible for the program is PPFA’s educational seminar, “Green Building Plumbing and Mechanical Technologies.”
”The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association is very excited that it has been approved as an ASPE CEU Provider,” says PPFA Executive Director Richard Church. “PPFA has been a leader in the development of studies and materials that highlight the vital role plastic pipe and fittings play in sustainable construction. The ‘Green Building Plumbing and Mechanical Technologies’ educational seminar is a valuable tool for plumbing engineers and designers to use to enhance their knowledge of these systems.” Additional tools PPFA has created relevant to sustainable construction include a peer-reviewed plastic piping systems life-cycle inventory study; a third-party report titled Green Building Technologies that Use Plastic Pipe and Tubing to Function; a chart summarizing the most common green building rating systems and the number of rating points attributable to the system (or application) that uses plastic pipe and fittings, and listing the systems that are covered by construction standards or codes; and the Sustainable Manufacturing Conformity Assessment Program for Plastic Piping Components. For more information on these materials and more, visit ppfahome.org.
To learn more about ASPE’s CEU Provider Program, visit aspe.org/CEUProviderProgram.