Technical Director | Plumbing

James Dipping specializes in health care and mission critical facilities. His main responsibilities include training development/engineering standardization, specification maintenance, design programming, project management/team leadership, client relations, and quality control for all of ESD’s market verticals.


  • “Does Your Building’s Tap Water Have an Expiration Date?” Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer. March 2022.
  • “Hot Water Distribution Temperatures, Legionella Control & the Need for Enhanced Scald Prevention Tactics.” ASPE Chicago. January 2022.
  • “Plumbing Engineering For 2022: A Call for Water Intelligence In The Age Of Smart Buildings.” Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer. January 2022.
  • “Hot Water Distribution Temperatures, Legionella Control & the Need for Enhanced Scald Prevention Tactics.” ASPE Tech Symposium. September 2021.
  • “As Infection Control Increases Building Water Temperature, Scalding Prevention Takes Center Stage.” PHCP Pros. March 2021.
  • “8 Tips for Selecting Healthcare Fixtures.” Medical Construction and Design. November/December 2020.
  • 3rd Annual Watts Healthcare Symposium. Panelist on four panels. November-December 2020.
  • “Touchless Solutions for Your Building Part 1.” BOMA Chicago Webinar. June 2020.
  • “10 Recommendations to Combat Stagnant Water to Mitigate the Risk of Legionella in Buildings.” ESD Blog. May 2020.
  • “8 Tips for Healthcare Fixture Selection that Reduce the Spread of Infectious Diseases and Increase Patient Safety.” HVAC & Plumbing Product News. May 2020.
  • 40 Under 40 Winner, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, 2018.
  • “10 Steps to Advanced Water Efficiency.” Facilities Management. Quoted. November 2017.
  • “10 Steps to Advanced Water Efficiency.” Building Operating Management. Quoted. October 2017.
  • “The Murky Water of Change.” Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer. March 2017.
  • “Achieving Water Conservation in Third-Party Rating Systems Isn’t as Simple As It Seems.” PME magazine. March 2016.
  • “Hospital Plumbing Systems.” Health Facilities Management. June 2016.
  • “Performing under pressure: Top 5 trends for today’s in-building pump systems.” HVAC & Plumbing Product News. July 2014.
  • “Subsoil Drainage Systems Design.” ASPE 2014 Webinar Series. January 2014.
  • “Drain Tile, Sump Pumps, and Sewage Ejectors.” ASPE National Webinar. January 2014.
  • “Sanitary Hospitals.” ASPE National Technical Symposium. September 2013.
  • “Sanitary Hospitals.” ASPE National Webinar. August 2013.
  • “Northwestern Memorial Hospital Phase 1 Infrastructure Upgrade.” ASPE Plumbing Engineer. May 2013.