Viega has announced the schedule for the first half of its 2016 training programs at the Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H. The programs aim to bring plumbing and heating professionals up to speed with the latest technologies in the industry.

Some of the major programs offered for early 2016 include press technology courses for carbon steel, copper, gas fitters and stainless steel, which demonstrate through practical examples and hands-on instruction the advantages of press pipe-joining technology over traditional methods, and press systems’ ability to increase installation efficiency and decrease downtime. Other training on the schedule includes: Radiant Week, LoopCAD, NFPA 13D fire sprinkler, snow and ice melting, geothermal and solar and Hydronics 101.

The training programs cover a wide variety of subjects and courses may be purchased in one-, two- or three-day, as well as weeklong packages. Each package price includes meals, and other options include hotel, airfare and tool access in addition to the training. Customized training programs can be designed for specific needs.

Viega also recently announced a series of water-quality seminars. The training course on reducing the risk of microbial growth in commercial plumbing systems will be offered in three locations, including Boston (June 23) and Nashville (Oct. 6). For more information on Viega training, visit