New PEX Plumbing Design Course Online

PEX plumbing systems can be installed as trunk & branch, home-run or zoned using remote manifolds as shown in the illustration.

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. has partnered with RedVector to provide the CEU-style education online course Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency.

The one-hour course is narrated by Lance MacNevin, P. Eng., director of engineering for PPI’s Building & Construction Division. It has five learning objectives and advances at the pace of each student. Topics include properties of PEX tubing and fittings, types of plumbing layouts, designing for optimized performance, installation techniques and design resources.

The course is approved by the Architectural Institute of America for 1.0 Learning Unit HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare), a recognized accreditation. Students can receive an online certificate.

According to MacNevin, “Part of PPI’s mission is to educate target audiences such as design engineers, builders and plumbing contractors about plastic piping systems, such as PEX. This online course focuses on the 2nd edition of the Design Guide for Residential PEX Water Supply Plumbing Systems. We teach students how to use the data in the guide to optimize design of plumbing systems for peak performance and efficiency. The course also provides detailed information about PEX plumbing products and explains proper installation techniques.”

PPI represents all segments of the plastic pipe industry.  RedVector is a provider of online education content for a wide range of industries including architecture, engineering, construction, mining and more. It offers more than a thousand courses for engineers, architects, contractors and other design professionals.

Information about the PPI PEX course and registration is posted at

The direct link to access the Design Guide for Residential PEX Water Supply Plumbing Systems is:

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