Wednesday, May 27 — 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT
This webinar will provide insight regarding the steps and considerations to safely open buildings such as restaurants, cafeterias, bars, breweries, and other similar facilities that have been closed during mandated shutdowns. These establishments have systems and concerns that are unique and require specialized considerations. Industry experts will identify these unique systems and areas of concern within the building’s plumbing infrastructure that should be evaluated and the options available to assist in safely beginning the reopening process. The panel will also discuss what jurisdictions and building owners can do compared to which mitigation efforts competent professionals must undertake. The development of water management plans and important, relevant industry standards will also be discussed.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is pleased to announce its upcoming “After COVID-19” webinar series. This free series of webinars is being presented to provide useful, practical information in an effort assist in the safer reopening of buildings as COVID-19 “stay-at-home” restrictions are eased. The series is designed to provide jurisdictions, health departments, building owners and managers, and contractors with detailed information and guidance on reopening the various building types.
Different building types have plumbing systems and concerns that are unique to their use and require special consideration to help prevent the negative results that could come from exposure to pathogens that might have flourished during the shutdown. Top-level panelists from throughout the plumbing industry will share their knowledge and advise on potential hazards that may be lurking in the plumbing water distribution systems due to the altered use over the past few months of the pandemic. They will also share tips on what can done to begin opening these buildings and which conditions warrant the services of a qualified professional.
The first webinar in the series will provide a general overview of the issues, what can be done to mitigate them, and which resources are available. The remaining three webinars will drill down into health-care facilities, food and beverage establishments, and general buildings.