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.


  • “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.
  • “Achieving water conservation in third-party rating systems isn’t as simple as it seems.” PME. March 2017.
  • “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.
  • “Sanitary Hospitals.” ASPE 2013 Technical Symposium. September 2013.
  • “Introduction to Sanitary Hospitals.” ASPE 2013 Webinar Series. August 2013
  • “Northwestern Memorial Hospital Phase 1 Infrastructure Upgrade.” Plumbing Engineer. May 2013.