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Join Consulting-Specifying Engineer on Tuesday, November 10 for a webcast on an important topic impacting the plumbing industry:

Plumbing webcast: Pathogen Control by Design
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion

Learn why Legionnaire's disease is a growing risk and concern to the plumbing industry and the impact the new Legionella Standard ASHRAE 188 will have on risk and risk reduction. Review inside information from an expert with first hand experience in Legionnaires' disease outbreak investigations.

Key discussion points are:

  • Case studies of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks
  • Legionella guidelines and standards including ASHRAE 188
  • Pathogens identification
  • Design factors that impact pathogen control

Legionnaire's disease is one of the highest growing, severe, and often lethal, respiratory infections caused by warm, stagnant water in domestic potable water plumbing systems. One of the ways to prevent the cause of Legionnaire's disease is through plumbing design. ASHRAE Standard 188, which establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems, has set the stage for innovative solutions and Viega has answered that call.

Legionnaire's disease cases in the past decade have increased in not only existing structures but new and recently renovated buildings. Increasing emphasis on building water hygiene and Legionella prevention from ASHRAE Guideline 12 and ASHRAE 188 has set the stage for innovative plumbing solutions from Viega. Viega's theory in plumbing design is to maintain flow and temperature of water inside a plumbing system. These two conditions can reduce the risk of microbial colonization.

Viega has taken the lead in addressing the issues of water quality and conservation in their product development and marketing. Viega has designed series and ring installations that will help minimize dead legs and promote flow through seldom-used fixtures up to the point of connection. The Series (Daisy Chain) installation moves the tee closer to the fixture, reducing the point for stagnation in the supply line of unused fixtures. The Ring Installation uses the same flow-through fittings and operates by the same principle but takes it to the next level by having a constant recirculation through all fixtures on the system.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about waterborne pathogens and how to guard against them.

Key objectives:

  • Demonstrates the importance of plumbing design to enhance water quality
  • Identify the causes of Legionella and how to prevent it
  • Improve industry awareness of water quality
  • Interpret ASHRAE 188 and its impact on plumbing design


  • Tim Keane, Legionella Risk Management Inc.
  • Jason McKinnon, Viega Director of Technical Services and Training

Moderator: Jack Smith, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and CFE Media, LLC

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