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Engineers, Building Water Systems and Legionella: What You Need to Know

Engineers, Building Water Systems and Legionella: What You Need to Know

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$129.00 - Engineers, Building Water Systems and Legionella: What You Need to Know

$99.00 - Engineers, Building Water Systems and Legionella: What You Need to Know

Year published:2020
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There is a renewed focus on the prevention of building-associated Legionnaires’ disease stemming from recent outbreaks, news reports and updated guidelines and standards, including ASHRAE Standard 188 and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The onus to address these requirements and implement water safety programs is on the building owners, however the expertise of a professional engineer is often required to support components of the program. This session will provide attendees with an understand of Legionella in building water systems and where the services of a professional engineer may support a water safety program in the prevention of disease.
 
Frank P. Sidari III, PE, BCEE is the National Drinking Water Facility Lead at Arcadis. A professional and board-certified engineer, Mr. Sidari has over 20 years of engineering and project management experience supporting water and wastewater systems through engineering and research. His work has included leading project planning, design, construction, and operation of public and private water systems. He has worked on water systems ranging from several thousand gallons per day to over 100 million gallons per day (mgd), including treatment, disinfection, pumping, and storage applications with specialized expertise in Legionella and waterborne pathogen risk management in premise plumbing systems. Mr. Sidari provides company-wide advisory on drinking water and emerging water quality issues from the treatment plant to the consumer’s tap. He has also authored more than 75 papers and technical presentations on water and wastewater topics.
 
David Pierre is vice president for SPL Consulting Services at Special Pathogens Laboratory. In this capacity, Mr. Pierre manages the development and delivery of a range of solutions to address the risk of Legionella in building water systems. He oversees a team of water management specialists that deliver solutions including: ASHRAE Standard 188 water safety and management plans, onsite risk assessments, policy audits, outbreak investigations, and more. Mr. Pierre advances SPL’s more than 30 years of research in the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease through publications, client trainings, seminars, and presentations at professional organizations.  
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