Three Ways to Learn About Vacuum Plumbing and Get CEU Credits

by JRSBlogWriter August 18, 2014

Three Ways to Learn About Vacuum Plumbing and Get CEU Credits

AcornVac offers three convenient ways for architects, engineers and contractors to learn everything they wanted to know about vacuum plumbing in the most convenient ways possible. One of them even involves food!

sandwich1. Lunch and Learns

We understand that you are busy. We also understand that spending billable hours, even if you are learning something valuable, may not immediately add to your bottom line.

That being said, everyone has to eat, so we created our Lunch and Learn program.

Who’s invited?

Engineers, architects and building owners, we leave it up to you. Virtually anyone interested in learning more about this technology. Have your whole staff attend, invite architects and contractors you work with, even invite building owners who are your customers or potential customers.

What’s included?

We provide a lunch and the education. Engineers can even get CEU credits.

How long does it take?

One hour, that’s it. We know you have things to do. We promise to provide an information filled program and lunch to fill your mind and body in just one hour. If you have a lot of questions, we don’t mind staying longer, that’s up to you.

What will we learn?

We’ll discuss the basics of vacuum plumbing system design and operation. Through the use of case studies, we’ll show you how vacuum plumbing can reduce water use and show you how engineers, contractors and architects have used vacuum plumbing to achieve LEED criteria points, add security and control to facility operations, save water and sewer costs, and resolve challenging design and construction issues in new construction and renovation projects.

We’ll also talk about how vacuum plumbing is an effective way to handle infection control in healthcare design. Hospital Acquired Infections are one of the top concerns for healthcare CEOs and CFOs today. Vacuum plumbing provides a more sanitary flush and could be your leg up on the competition when it comes to healthcare design and construction.

What else?

We love design and construction challenges! If you have a challenging design problem, we’ll sit down with you and brainstorm ways that vacuum plumbing can save you time and money on a a range of project types. We’ll show you how vacuum plumbing can be used to overcome even the most challenging plumbing design and renovation project.

Do you have a customer for whom “seeing is believing”? We have two demonstration showrooms on wheels and can make arrangements to bring them to you. We’ll give you and your customer a live demonstration of the operational dynamics of a vacuum plumbing system.

How do we arrange it?

All you need to do is give us a call at (800) 591-9920 or email us at info@acornvac.com and let us know you’re interested in setting up a Lunch & Learn at your facility.

Not interested in the lunch and learn? That’s okay we still have a few other options for you.

2. ASPE Hosted CEU Live Learning Presentations

ASPE hosts two different Vacuum Plumbing CEU courses. There is a one-hour version and 2.5 hour version.

1 Hour Course

You will get a good introduction on the basic principles of vacuum plumbing operation. You’ll also learn about the benefits for a range of land based project types, including commercial, retail, healthcare, hospitality, correctional, and general renovation construction.

We’ll go over design considerations, including reduced waste pipe sizing, flexibility in waste pipe layout and reductions possible in water supply line sizing. We’ll also go over waste stream considerations and design requirements.

Much of this will be done through the use of real life case studies so the material will be easier to remember.

2.5 Hour Course

In addition to what was mentioned above, this course will go deeper into critical system components. You’ll walk away understanding the factors associated with system sizing and operational dynamics. We’ll also review methods for handling special waste streams including grease waste and chemical waste.

For more information give us a call at (800) 591-9920 or email us at info@acornvac.com and let us know you are interested in CEU Course options.

I am an architect, what about my CEUs?

3. CEU LEED Course for Architects (online webinar)

We offer a CEU LEED Course for Architects called “Vacuum Plumbing and a Sustainable Future” which is available through GreenCE (online Webinar)

This course covers the ways to protect and conserve water in both public and private buildings and how to calculate the water savings and related environmental benefits of vacuum plumbing systems.

We examine how vacuum plumbing systems work and identify the key components for efficient operation.

We’ll compare the performance of vacuum plumbing systems with gravity plumbing systems in terms of sustainability, health and safety, cost, design and construction flexibility.

Finally, we’ll discuss the application of vacuum plumbing systems as related to LEED certification.

For more information give us a call at (800) 591-9920 or email us at info@acornvac.com and let us know you are interested in the CEU course for architects.