Steve Smith

Steve Smith served as the editorial director of Plumbing Engineer in the 1990s, and brings 20 years of experience covering the plumbing, piping and radiant heating markets. From 1996 to 2009, Smith helped grow two industry magazines’ monthly editorial content, including adding seven supplemental publications. He has traveled throughout the U.S., and abroad to Japan, China and Europe to meet with industry leaders and represent various magazines. He can be reached at 847-564-1127 or steve@tmbpublishing.com.

 

Articles written by Steve Smith

For a change, there’s good news about Flint, Michigan. Almost three years after the city began pumping water from its namesake river as a source...more...

A couple of years ago, George Williams, 34, senior inspector/plans examiner at West Coast Code Consultants Inc. in West Jordan, Utah, was curious why he...more...

On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump made good on two of his campaign promises by signing executive orders to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone...more...

The residents of The Ackerly at Timberland have all the comforts of home at the sort of home that’s becoming more popular as aging Americans...more...

There’s a new green building standard in the U.S. geared toward the country’s 5.8 million existing commercial buildings that are not currently benchmarking sustainability efforts. It’s...more...

The trouble with our country’s drinking and wastewater service is, typically, there’s no trouble at all. And therein lies the real trouble. “Because the sector has...more...

If there’s any good news coming out of Flint, Michigan, it’s that the municipal water has improved so much in recent months that it’s finally...more...

As best I can remember, I attended the very first Uponor convention in the early 2000s at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. I recall...more...

Still think that Facebook is a fad? It’s easy to think that. The social networking service has only been around for a decade to most...more...

ProVent’s single stack system is a cost-saving solution in multi-story plumbing jobs in three stories or more. “It saves money spent on skilled labor and additional...more...

The following graph got my attention during a general session on the economy at the 2016 Uponor Connections Convention. This every-other-year networking event was attended...more...

It’s one-part comedy and two-parts tragedy. While California homeowners have had to cut their water use by 25 percent, nearly 100,000 people in Flint, Michigan...more...

There’s a lot to think in regards to Flint, Michigan. But before you think about anything else, think about this.

For the sake of...more...

The first edition of what promises to be a new series on BIM advancements courtesy of Dodge Data & Analytics outlines many of the benefits...more...

More than 120 manufacturers’ reps gathered in Rochester, N.Y. to attend Liberty Pumps’ annual sales meeting from November 1-3, 2015. The meeting also served as...more...

No matter what trade show or seminar I attend, I keep hearing that plumbing and heating technicians are in great demand. The HVACR Workforce Development...more...

Only in California, after almost five years of a desolate drought, could the arrival of El Nino, with predictions of rain so heavy that mudslides...more...

An aging population, aging water and increased awareness are just a few possible reasons for a rise in Legionnaires’ disease. If you weren’t thinking much about...more...

Viessmann Manufacturing Company (U.S.) Inc., celebrated 25 years of business in the U.S. at a special invitation-only lunch, September 9, for noted wholesalers, contractors, specifiers...more...