IAPMO Oceana recently hosted its inaugural Product Information Session, an opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest technology and interact with industry leaders.
The March 25 event, held at IAPMO’s state-of-the-art facility in Narre Warren and streamed live over Zoom, was a collaboration between IAPMO Oceana, the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) and the Master Plumbers Association (MPA).
Zan Zhang from Toto Distributors spoke about the new generation of toilets and bidet douche seats, specifically how the company’s Washlets are connected, and went over a backflow prevention and risk assessment study.
Peter Faase, strategy and product planning manager at Dux Hot Water, talked about changes in peak loading and usage, tankless solutions for seamless redundancy and space saving, and internet of things maintenance and monitoring options for their commercial application.
Attendees — both on-site and via Zoom — included PICAC and MPA representatives, Victorian Building Authority representatives, NSW TAFE, QLD TAFE and Chisholm Institute teachers and students, and representatives from a number of independent local and interstate plumbing businesses.
“Our Product Information Session allows IAPMO to work with our clients and the plumbing and gas industries to disseminate technical information so that plumbers and gasfitters are able to install and service these products,” IAPMO Oceana Managing Director Paul Bonsak said. “It gives our clients an opportunity to showcase their products to the industry. Not only are plumbers and gasfitters exposed to these sessions, but builders, architects and engineers are also able to gain much-needed information. Our intent is to hold such sessions on a regular basis. These sessions are just some of the initiatives that IAPMO is offering our industry.”