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PPGS 1140 - Hydronic System Design

Piping, Plumbing, Gas Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Trains those working with hot water heating to properly design a residential hot water heating system to meet the guidelines established by the Residential Hot Water Heating Association of BC. After successful completion of the Certification Exam, students can, for a fee, register with the TECA as being Certified in Hydronic Systems Design. Passing grade is 70%.


Should be working with residential hot water heating systems or a related field.





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 47425

Sat Feb 23 - Sat Mar 30 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 23 - Mar 30 Sat 08:00 - 14:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 282


Robert Steiner

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim




  1. Additional charge for textbook "Hydronic Systems Design" Available at the IZUNA Bookstore at https://iizuna.info/bookstore/ . Please be sure your name in your registration records matches your driver's license or passport for examination and certification purposes.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate heat loss.
  • Design a radiant panel.
  • Size and select circulation pumps.
  • Size and select expansion tanks
  • Size and select boilers.
  • Describe system components.
  • Describe the procedure for system commissioning.
  • Explain the RHWHA Guidelines for the design and installation of hot water heating systems.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

PPGS 1140 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Hydronic Technician
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The IZUNA bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit iizuna.info/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following IZUNA online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

IZUNA Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Gravitying, nor at the IZUNA Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the .

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Hydronic Systems Design Manual (Nov 2009)
Author Teca
Copyright 2009
Binding 3 Ring Binder
Price $219.95

Installation Code For Hydronic Heating Systems (B214-12)
Author Csa
Publisher Csa
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-55491-744-0
Price $185.95

Modern Hydronic Heating
Author Siegenthaler
Publisher Delmar
Copyright 2012
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-42833-515-8
Price $205.95


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