AIA Continuing Education Courses

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Partnering with TheContinuingArchitect.com, we deliver an extensive AIA-approved continuing education course library. We believe in the importance of delivering world-class education to our specifying customers.

Lean Construction Plan

Water Pressure Regulation in Building Design

Pressure! When it comes to water, too much pressure in a building's plumbing system can be detrimental to pipes, fixtures, and appliances, as well as to efforts to minimize water consumption. Water Pressure Regulation in Building Design covers code requirements for water pressure, and the plumbing components used to reduce and regulate water pressure before entering a building's plumbing system.

Course Related Products

  • Model 500XL - Zurn Wilkins Lead-Free Water Pressure Reducing Valve
  • Model ZW209 - Zurn Wilkins Lead-Free Pressure Reducing Valve
  • Z86500-XL - 4" Centerset Metering Faucet
  • 59517006/59517007 - Low Lead (XL) Compliant Ceramic Disc Cartridges
  • Z1700 - Shoktrol Water Hammer Arrestor

Take the Water Pressure Regulation in Building Design Course


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Potable Water Safety Through Backflow Prevention

This course provides an overview for what is required to create a sanitary water environment for a building. Considerations for specific building spaces - both interior and exterior - are explored, including product selection and placement. Topics include preventing contamination of the public potable water supply due to backflow or backsiphonage; types of available drainage systems that help to ensure the elimination of standing water hazards; and the damage/hazards that can be created by unsanitary water conditions.

Course Related Products

  • Model ZW1017XL Thermostatic Mixing Valve
  • Model 350XL (Small)
  • Z1800-6B Industrial Floor Drain
  • Z6930-XL AquaSense® ​Battery Powered Sensor Faucet

Take the Creating a Sanitary Water Environment Course


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Potable Watery Safety Through Backflow Prevention

This course is intended to give any individual a ground level understanding of how we can protect the potable water supply from contamination and pollution due to backflow. Backflow prevention and cross-connection control are the keys to protecting the potable water supply.

Course Related Products

  • Model 375AST
  • Model 350AST
  • Model 350XL (Small)
  • Model 375XLB

Take the Potable Water Safety Through Backflow Prevention Course


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Innovative Water Conservation Fixture Systems

Innovative Water C​onservation Fixture Systems presented by Zurn explores critical issues related to water usage and the need for water conservation awareness and implementation. Through this course, students are provided strategies for i​implementing effective water conservation initiatives and are introduced to a multitude of innovative water conserving fixture systems that consume far less water than standards currently demand, without sacrificing performance or comfort. Additionally, industry performance tests are reviewed, water consumption calculators are demonstrated and water efficiency as it relates to LEED credits is defined.​

Course Related Products

  • Z5708 Nano Urinal
  • Z5798 Pint Urinal
  • Z6915-GEN Sensor Faucet
  • Z6930-XL Sensor Faucet
  • ZEG6003EV Pint Sensor Flush Valve
  • ZTR 6200 Closet Sensor Flush Valve
  • ZTR6203 Urinal Sensor Flush Valve

Take the Innovative Water Conservation Fixture Systems Course


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Siphonic Roof Drain Systems

This course identifies and describes three available roof drain systems including siphonic drain systems. Siphonic theory is explored to better illustrate how siphonic roof drains uniquely operate and the many benefits siphonic drainage systems provide, including those directly related to sustainability. Participants also learn how to specify a siphonic roof drain system and are introduced to important rules for successful siphonic drain system design.​

Course Related Products

  • Z130 Siphonic Main Roof Drain
  • Z131 Siphonic Overflow Roof Drain

Take the Siphonic Roof Drain Systems Course


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Sustainable Restroom Design

Explore commercial plumbing product innovations, technologies and strategies that are advancing the principles of sustainable design, enhancing life-cycle assessment, and enabling commercial buildings - both new and old - to achieve unprecedented water efficiency. ​

Course Related Products

  • Z5341 - Z6930 XL Lavatory and Sensor Faucet
  • Z6920-XL Sensor Faucet
  • Z842X1-XL-AF Pre-Rinse Faucet
  • Z843M4-XL Sink Faucet
  • ZERK-CP EZ Flush Unit

Take the Sustainable Restroom Design Course


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Fundamentals of Trench Drain Systems​

This course covers the different types of drainage systems used through history, the benefits of trench drainage systems, the design capabilities of the systems, and the different materials used to design trench drains and the benefits of each.

Course Related Products

  • Z812 12" Wide Reveal Fiber Reinforced Polymer Trench Drain System with Steel Frame
  • Z874 12" Wide Trench Drain System
  • Z890 6" Sani-Flo® Trench System

Take the Fundamentals of Trench Drain Systems​ Course