Dave Hughes 

The State of Net Zero in Canada and its Implications to the Mechanical Industry

A snapshot of the movement to net zero in Canada and its impact on the mechanical industry.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 10:15am to 11:00am 

Bio: Dave Hughes is a Technical Advisor at CIPH. He has over 40 years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry and has worked with gas, boiler systems, solar thermal water heating systems, radiant floor heating systems, hydronic system controls, and residential and commercial hydronic system design. He has served as chair of the Canadian Hydronics Council, and vice-chair of the CSA B214 Technical Committee. Active in the hydronics industry, Dave spearheaded the creation and implementation of the CHC Certified Hydronic Designer and Hydronic Installer programs.

Presented by: Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating

Kevin Wong

Updates in Reclaimed Water Systems

There is new code language in the 2020 NPC to use as well as enabling standards to reference and apply to create best practices for water reuse, rainwater harvesting and enhanced code applications like in the VBBL to further carry the ball forward on water conservation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 11:15am to 12:00pm 

Bio: Kevin Wong is the Canadian Codes Manager with UPONOR. He has a background in plumbing, business, water quality and environmental engineering. Prior to joining UPONOR, Kevin spent a 12 year tenure as the Technical Manager for CIPH & the Executive Director of CWQA. He has served in senior roles with MIFAB, Cimatec (makers of the ToxBoxTM) and Jacques Whitford Engineering Ltd as a Sr. Project Manager & Scientist in their risk assessment group.

He is actively involved for various US, Canadian and International standards/codes committees including NSF 61& NSF 372 (low lead), B64 (backflow), various WQA committees (water treatment), National Master Spec of Canada, and observes on NSF 444 (Prevention of Injury and Disease Associated with Building Water Systems), the various CSA & NSF committees. Kevin is an active volunteer on the Standing Committee on Plumbing & HVAC at Codes Canada.
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Kevin chairs the CSA B128 technical committee for grey water reclamation.

Presented by:  UPONOR

Tyler Gamble

Selecting and installing Reverse Osmosis equipment and evaluating how water quality
impacts pipe corrosion.

To review the membrane process on reduction of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). The benefits of reverse osmosis water vs high mineral water. Also, to review corrosion regarding the effect on plumbing materials due to water quality
with corrosive characteristics.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 12:15am to 1:00pm 

Bio: Tyler’s experience in the water, wastewater and rainwater treatment process equipment industry has been the culmination of an academic and professional career dedicated to helping municipalities, industries and businesses treat their water issues. Tyler’s MEng in Environmental Engineering is highlighted with my project focused on drinking water treatment processes; namely enhanced coagulation and dissolved air flotation for particle separation.

Presented by: Canature Water Group 

Adam Toutant

F.O.G. Fundamentals

The seminar will be an educational presentation on the basics of what FOG is, the history around the development of grease interceptors and the science behind how FOG is separated from water.  It will speak about how the different methods for grease interceptors came about and the factors that influence grease separation. Identify what FOG is and why it is important to municipalities.  Explain how modern grease interceptors came about.  Identify factors which can influence their performance.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm 

Bio: Adam has worked in the plastics industry since 2003.  Frist as a service technician for what was then Nucon Wittmann in their robots and automation division.  He was responsible for implementing the robotic solutions and training the operators of systems all over the Canadian plastics landscape.  He moved on to manage the service department what became Wittmann Battenfled when the Injection Molding Machine producer Battenfeld was brought into the Wittmann family in 2007. 

In 2018 he became Manager of Maintenance and Facilities at Canplas’ plant in Barrie Ontario, and in the fall of 2022 he made a leap into a new career trajectory as Category Manger for the Plumbing and Separation Techologies product lines at Canplas Industries.

Through his 20 years of Industry experience he has attended many industrial trade shows and educated many customers on complex injection molding systems and acompanying auxiliary equipment. 

Presented by: Canplas Industries Ltd.

Cory Norman

Facts about acoustics in high-rise condos

The purpose of this presentation is to use recent data on in-situ DWV systems to highlight:

* Layout and contact with walls and floors are more important for acoustics than pipe material.*

* DWV noise is one of the lower-rated sources of disturbance for occupants relative to HVAC and outdoor noise.*

* ASHRAE noise level criteria is a more practical performance benchmark than either/or selection of pipe material.*

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm 

Bio: Cory is a professional engineer who studied mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He currently supports the consulting and inspection community for IPEX as the regional engineer for Western Canada. started his professional career with Hilti educating the BC market on proper firestop practices from design to installation. His next role as a code consultant developed his understanding of the building code while providing clients with alternative solutions & firestop engineering judgments. Cory currently supports the consulting and inspection community for IPEX as the regional engineer for Western Canada, providing design support and education on thermoplastic piping solutions. 

Presented by: Ipex Inc.

Gary Milligan

Air to Water Heat Pump Design Considerations

The seminar will highlight the 6 most import design considerations when designing a new A2W HP installation or a Retro fit installation: Sizing, HLHG, Balance point, Safe operating parameters of your HP, DHW loads, Supplemental heat options and Load Flow rates.  Also, we will cover the importance of maintaining minimum flow volumes under all conditions; determining the correct Buffer tank configuration for your loads; the importance of sizing the HP correctly to maximize the potential efficiency while maintaining reliable operating conditions and maximum system life.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm 

Bio: Gary Milligan is a highly accomplished professional with over five decades of experience in the HVAC industry. Specializing in the design, installation, and maintenance of mechanical systems for residential projects, Gary is renowned for his expertise in integrating energy-efficient solutions and innovative technologies into his designs. He previously served as the President of TECA and recently transitioned to the role of Treasurer. In his current position, he continues to play a pivotal role in driving the organization's growth and success, advocating for excellence and collaboration within the industry. With his strong leadership skills and strategic vision, Gary is a respected and influential figure, dedicated to advancing best practices and promoting professional development in the field of HVAC.

Presented by: Thermal Environmental Comfort Association (TECA)


Incorporating Hydronic Heat Pumps into Hybrid Designs.

Join us for an insightful journey where we explore the future of hydronics in a heat pump world.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm 

Moderator: Jerry Leyte (Viessmann Manufacturing)

Panelists: Michael Ridler (Eden Energy Equipment Ltd), John Goshulak (Weil-McLain Canada Sales Inc),
Mike Miller (TACO Comfort Solutions), Dave Hughes (CIPH), Roger Lebeuf (Nortec Plumbing & Heating), and John Wiehler ( Wheiler Mechanical Ltd.)

Panelists Bios

Bhavik Patel

Smart Restrooms For Smart Cities: How IoT Technology Can Improve Sustainability
and Customer Experience

Megatrends, global threats, and the acceleration of technology have collided to present design professionals with serious challenges but also innovative solutions. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a cutting-edge technology that allows devices to create a global communication network by exchanging data through the internet and allowing design professionals to make better decisions. In this course, we discuss how the Internet of Things (IoT) works and how it can help design professionals create sustainable buildings and improve occupant experience. We describe how LEED and WELL project teams can benefit from Smart Restrooms and plan future design improvements to save money and precious resources.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm 

Bio: Bhavik Patel is a Director of Business Strategy at TOTO USA, where he manages Smart Restroom Initiatives and wellness/home-health technologies to improve quality of life. He joined TOTO in 2002, and has led the R&D, Business Planning, and Building Materials division. Bhavik earned Chemical Engineering Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and researched in the field of polymer chemistry and Micro-Electronics.

Presented by: TOTO