ASPE to hold webinar on Major Changes to NFPA 99: Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems

Jonathan Williard, CPD, spoke on this topic at the recent 2015 Technical Symposium.

Join an ASPE webinar on major changes to NFPA 99 on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. EST led by Jonathan Williard, CPD, who spoke on this topic at the recent 2015 Technical Symposium.

This one-hour webinar will cover the changes to the medical gas and vacuum system requirements in the NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, 2015 edition. In addition, a brief synopsis of new technologies in medical gas and vacuum systems are provided.

This program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

The webinar will review the important changes to the medical gas and vacuum system requirements including the following:

  • NFPA Definitions and Applicability of the Code.
  • Central Supply System and Equipment Changes.
  • Pipeline Distribution System and Components Changes.
  • Alarm Warning Systems Changes.
  • Performance Criteria and Testing Changes.
  • Operation, Management, and Documentation.

At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be able to describe the changes to the requirements in NFPA 99, 2015 edition and be able to identify new technologies available in the medical gas and vacuum system industry.

Jonathan C. Willard is the president and co-owner of AMG Services, which is a comprehensive health care, environmental, laboratory, and research gas and vacuum system services company. He has worked in the medical gas and health care and institutional construction industry for 20 years. In addition to being one of a handful of individuals holding all of the ASSE 6000 medical gas certifications, he is also a principal member of the Technical Committee on Medical Gas and Vacuum Piping Systems (NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code) and a principal member of the Technical Committee on Industrial and Medical Gases (NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code). He holds a Credentialed Medical Gas Verifier (CMGV©) certification and has served on the Medical Gas Professional Healthcare Organization (MGPHO) Board of Directors. He is also Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD©), a LEED AP© (Accredited Professional), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP©), and a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) with a Master of Science degree in Business Education (MBE). He has published many articles on the subject of medical gases and has presented on compliance, emergency operations management, program development, and risk assessments to many of the healthcare and engineering societies, trade groups, and other interested organizations.

Registration closes on Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. EST. Click here to register ASPE members ($70). Click here to register for nonmembers ($130).   

In other ASPE webinar news, an archived Introduction to Plumbing Acoustic Isolation webinar will bring awareness to the issue of plumbing noise, its effect on building occupants and how to eliminate it by specifying acoustic isolation solutions.

The presenter is Jim LeStage specification sales manager, HOLDRITE.

Once the course is over the engineer will be able to recognize the importance of an engineered systems and update plumbing specifications to include these engineered systems.

This one-hour contact program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding how plumbing noise impacts occupant experience/comfort.
  • Identifying sources of plumbing noise.
  • Recognizing contributing factors of plumbing noise.
  • Identifying cost effective methods of plumbing acoustic isolation.
  • Best practices for acoustically isolating plumbing systems.
  • Updating plumbing specifications to incorporate plumbing acoustic isolation.

Jim LeStage is the specification sales manager at HOLDRITE. Building on his past experience with HOLDRITE as head estimator in new business development, and co-inventor of the rapidly growing HOLDRITE #117 No-hub Fitting Restraints, Jim continues to make significant contributions to HOLDRITE’s growth and success. Prior to his tenure at HOLDRITE, Jim worked nearly 10 years in new construction as a plumbing foreman in Southern California. He successfully completed a variety of projects including the California State University Riverside Pierce Hall Science Building, the County of Riverside Forensics Laboratory and a variety of mid-rise multi-family housing projects. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from California State University

Click here to register for ASPE members ($70). Click here to register for non-ASPE members ($130).






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