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Tentative Agenda

PHCCLA is pleased to offer concurrent breakout sessions for Master Plumbers and Journeyman Plumbers, and Tradesmen on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Schedule subject to change.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   

Golf Tournament (Audubon Park Golf Course | Please arrive by 8:00 a.m.)


12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch at Golf Course (Golfers, Board Members, and Sponsors Invited!)


4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

PHCCLA Board Meeting


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.         

Opening Reception (off-site event!) - More information coming soon!


Friday, June 29, 2018


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Registration/Check-In & Continental Breakfast


 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

 Auxiliary Program - (off-site event- Cooking Demonstration)


 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Membership Meeting


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.               

Industry Roundtables - Facilitated by Emile Canale, BBWC

Idea sharing and peer-to-peer discussions about the latest topics and trends in the industry and in business. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS & VENDORS INVITED!

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Regulatory Update - Ashley Tullier, Executive Director, State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Interact directly with the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana to answer your questions about the latest regulations affecting your business.


 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.



 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup


 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Risk Management: Investing in Your Key Employees

Presented by Ryan Lanier, Federated Insurance

 Identify the tools available for companies to attract and retain good employees.


 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Marketing and Social Media - How to Market in Today's Industry

Orhan McMillan, dezinsINTERACTIVE
dezinsINTERACTIVE is an award-winning, creative agency specializing in the blending of strategic brand development with web technologies to propel your company to its greatest success.

 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Technology Update - There's an App for That!

Learn about the latest apps to help you be more productive and efficient in your every day job!


 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Young Professionals - How to Get Them - How to Keep Them
Facilitated by PHCC Baton Rouge Metro Young Professionals Committee


 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                        

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors (All attendees, guests, and exhibitors invited)



Saturday,June 30, 2018

6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall with Breakfast


6:30 a.m.

Registration / Check In Opens


7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.       

Master Plumber CPE, Master Gas Fitter CPE


Present and Future Use of Computers in the Plumbing Industry - Louis Bienvenu, Bienvenu Brothers


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Auxiliary Breakfast / Business Meeting


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.       

Gas Fitter and Master Gas Fitter CPE - Consecutive Breakout Sessions


Session 1: Water Heater Technology  - Emile Canale, State-A O Smith

  • Types: Different fuels use to operate; which heaters work better in what environment
  • Installation: Steps to properly install a water heater
  • Combustion Ventilation, Sizing and Installation - How to determine which type and size of venting material to use
  • Maintenance - How to take care of your water heater and get the most life from a water heater

Session 2: Venting and Combustion Air in Today's Tight Envelope Housing - Kenny Robert

  • Proper installation, sizing and type of vent pipe
  • Providing for adequate combustion air for appliances

Session 3: ICC Fuel Gas Code 2015 Highlights - Louis Bienvenu, Bievenu Brothers


Session 4: Proper Installation Practices of CSST Piping - Edward Glende, Gastite

  • Sound engineering principles and practices for designing fuel gas piping systems
  • Review of compliance with local codes
  • How to make sure you pass inspections by the local authorities prior to having the gas service turned on


10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tradesman, Journeyman, and Master Plumber CPE; Gas Fitter and Master Gas Fitter CPE


Administrative and Law Update / OSHA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Jay Huckabee, Huckabee's Plumbing


 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Trade Show and Lunch with Exhibitors (All convention and CE registrants invited)


2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Tear Down


2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Tradesman, Journeyman and Master Plumber Continuing Education - Consecutive Breakout Sessions 


Session 5: Water Saving & Touch Technology (Toilets, Urinals and Faucets) - Tim Morales, Tim Morales and Associates

  • Explain the reasons for water conservation even in areas where water is abundant
  • Describe MAP Testing and the need for improved testing standards
  • State the advantages and disadvantages of Electronic Sensor Faucets and Flush Valves
  • Describe the two primary types of flush valves
  • Choose the correct power source for your application
  • Recommend sensor products that are ideal for your customers applications and needs
  • Better explain the Pros and Cons of various types of sensor products

Session 6: Legionella - How to Reduce the Rist with Water Heating Systems - Tom Schroeder, Eemax

  • Understand what is Legionella and its dangers
  • Understand the challenges of storing hot water
  • ASSE recommendation to reduce risk of Legionella and Scalding
  • Benefits of electric tankless water heaters to reduce risk

Session 7: Mixing Valves - Doug Ruckman / Buddy Francioni, ESP Agency

  • Reasons for mixing valves
  • Types and applications for mixing valves
  • Installation and maintenance issues

Session 8: Press Piping Technology - Curtis Dady, Vega

  • Products and processes
  • Advantages of press-connect
  • Increased reliability
  • Enhanced installation schedule
  • Increased safety


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tradesman, Journeyman and Master Plumber Continuing Education - Consecutive Breakout Sessions 


Session 9: Bathroom Design Trends & Water Delivery Solutions - Gigi Fink, Delta

  • Discuss how demographic and societal trends influence bathroom design with a focus on sustainable, luxurious, and technologically advanced bath
  • Explain why accessible design is a trend and list measures that can be taken to ensure an inclusive bathroom design
  • List some key design elements of a spa-like bath and describe how the design contributes to overall health and well-being
  • Assess global water conservation concerns, recognize the common goals of green building programs and explain how water-efficient fixtures contribute to the sustainable built environment
  • Recall the ways in which technology contributes to energy- and water-efficient strategies, while meeting the aesthetic, personal, and functional needs of all users

Session 10: Thermal Expansion in Water Systems - Joe School, ESP Agency

  • Thermal Expansion control by use of tanks
  • How-to for sizing, proper installation, and application

Session 11: The Impact of Plumbing on Bathroom Design - Meghan Mayer, American Standard

  • Understand  the  impact  that  indoor  plumbing  has  had  on society  and  bathroom  design
  • Understand  the  different  design  eras  influenced  by technology  and  different  materials
  • Understand  the  impact  of  ergonomics  and performance  on bathroom  design
  • Understand  the  future  of  where  we  are  going  on safety performance,  conservation  and  style  in  regards  to plumbing
  • How  to  determine  the  appropriate  approach  for  your  client

Session 12: Grease Interceptors - Troy Terrill, IPEX

  • Impact of excessive fats, oils, and grease (FOG) on the sanitary sewer system
  • Learn about various types of Grease Interceptors and North American model codes and performance standards
  • Review sizing calculations required to provide the optimum grease management solution for a given application
4:30 p.m.

Continuing Education Certificate of Attendance Distribution


6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception


 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                     Awards Banquet & Dinner



Agenda subject to change.

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