2021 UPC Updates
Instructor: Randy Drake
This 8-hour continuing education course is designed to fulfill the code requirement for renewal of New Mexico Journeyman and Master plumbing licenses and covers important updates to the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and specific amendments from the state of New Mexico.
This Course Covers:
NM Amendments: Part 1 and Chapters 1 – 17
- General Regulations
- Plumbing Fixtures
- Water Heaters
- Water Supply and Distribution
- Sanitary Drainage
- Indirect Waste
- Traps and Interceptors
- Storm Drainage
- Fuel Gas Piping
- Health Care Facilities and Medical Gas and Medical Vacuum Systems
- Alternate Water Sources for Nonpotable Applications
- Nonpotable Rainwater Catchment Systems
- Referenced Standards
- 2021 UPC Appendices
Lead Paint Awareness
Instructor: Scott Corbat
Traditional renovation work can create significant dust-lead hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed. Contaminated dust generated by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, healthy adults, and even pets. Practical changes in work practices can minimize and contain dust. The use of lead-safe work practices makes the job safer and reduces liability exposure. This course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification. You must complete an EPA accredited course for Certified Renovator Status.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the dangers inherent in lead paint, including the risks and difficulties involved in renovation projects that involve older structures.
- Summarize the EPA and HUD rules required of Certified Firms and Certified Renovators.
- Determine if lead-based paint affects your work, and how to educate owners and residents in target housing, or owners and adult representatives in child-occupied facilities about how the work will affect lead in their property, and how to plan the work so that it is lead safe.
- Outline the process of proper set up so that dust and debris created by the work do not contaminate the property and leave behind lead contaminated dust.
- Describe how to effectively clean up dust generated by the work performed in the home or child- occupied facility; how Certified Renovators conduct a cleaning verification; and how to dispose of renovation waste.
This course covers:
- Lead Paint Concerns
- Before Beginning Work
- Containing Dust
- During the Work
- Cleaning and Checking Your Work
Plan Reading and Plumbing Math
Instructors: Randy Drake & Joshua Francis
The ability to interpret plumbing blueprints and successfully install the required plumbing systems is an essential skill. Prints provide the details you need regarding types and sizes of sinks to the location of gas lines, drains and vents. This video course outlines the general layout of both residential and commercial plans, identifying and detailing schedules, legends, symbols and engineering instructions.
This Course Covers:
- Commercial plan
- Plumbing floor plan
- Symbols and abbreviations
- Mechanical plan
- Residential plan
- Calculating Area, Volume, Offsets, Pressures, Slope and Drop
- Practice Exercises