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Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) is planning to change how manufacturers design piping parts after discovery the use of substandard parts by two energy companies....more...

A Water Neutrality Ordinance will go into effect on July 1 in Santa Monica, Calif.

The ordinance was adopted last May 9 in an effort...more...

Last month, the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) met in Washington, D.C. to discuss the current issues facing the plumbing industry to establish one, cohesive...more...

The IAPMO Standards Council issued one Tentative Interim Amendment and rejected another affecting the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).

TIA UPC-004-15 revises...more...

This year, Brasscraft celebrates a 60 year partnership with E. B. Lingel Company of Wellesley, Massachusetts, who represents Brasscraft in the north east markets for...more...

Asahi/America, Inc., a manufacturer in the fluid flow technology industry, has named John Romano to the office of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Romano...more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s line of Design Envelope Generation 5 pumps now meet the IE5 efficiency standard for motors. This includes the new Design Envelope Tango...more...

Chicago Faucets, the manufacturer of commercial faucets, released a new Water Conservation infographic. Available at chicagofaucets.com/conservation, the infographic is part of the company’s ongoing drive...more...

Dallas Specialty announced that its a new, user-friendly website has launched. The website can be accessed through PC’s, Laptops, IPads, IPhones and Andriod devices.

The...more...

American Standard, part of LIXIL, has celebrated the completion of renovations at Naomi’s Way, a family housing shelter located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Working...more...

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett brand has introduced ESP-Systemwize, the industry’s first online selection tool that provides HVAC and plumbing system designers the ability to choose...more...

Specified Technologies, Inc. (STI) has released a new application for mobile devices: “System Search and Submittal Builder.”

STI Firestop's System Search helps installers, contractors, designers,...more...

Great Water Tech, a St. Paul, Minnesota water technology company, has launched its new “Test and Treat” initiative. “Test and Treat” was developed in response...more...

ASSE 1004-2017, Performance Requirements for Commercial Dishwashing Machines, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute and is now...more...

 

Aquatherm North America recently announced the launch of a new Autodesk Revit Library.

Autodesk Revit allows users to design a building or structure...more...

Omega Flex, Inc. announced that the National Fire Protection Association has adopted revisions to the Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99) to permit the use...more...

The US Water Alliance released the most comprehensive briefing paper to date on the connections between water management and vulnerable communities living in America.

Americans...more...

Once again this year, A. O. Smith Corp. and The Water Council are partnering to identify and support entrepreneurs and start-ups developing innovative freshwater...more...

NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, is developing a building water health standard to help building owners and operators evaluate and minimize...more...

ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical participated in 'Retail Ready,' and has been training military veterans to be HVAC-certified. This opportunity gave vets an opportunity...more...

More than 76 percent of Legionnaires’ disease cases acquired from Legionella exposure in health care facilities can be particularly harsh, including possible fatal risks to...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is participating in events surrounding national High-Performance Building Week in the nation’s capital.

Organized by a...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International announced June 5 that it has appointed Kerry Stackpole, FASAE, CAE, as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, effective June 12, 2017....more...

These pressure independent balancing and control valves (PIBCVs) improve valve functionality and temperature control in buildings. The automatic balancing valves help create a stabilized building...more...

As professional engineers, we have a code of ethics to perform only in our area of expertise based upon education and experience. Many take this...more...

Pay attention as you visit public restrooms, and you may notice the signs of a growing trend. Hands-free devices are cropping up everywhere, from airports...more...

In 1889, George Eastman began selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time; the World Fair opened in Paris with the completed Eiffel...more...

The need to address water demands worldwide has pushed science and technology to develop innovations that can help. We have to remember that even when...more...

The latest revisions to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) are scheduled be made later this summer with hearings planned for the ASHRAE meetings in...more...

If you read my May article, you know that I recently bore witness to a large discrepancy between calculated and measured flow rates in an...more...

Many times in my career I have been asked, “What is a fire protection engineer?” I am sure many of FPEs out there, who have...more...

Lawyers love mechanic’s liens. More specifically, lawyers love correcting mechanic’s liens that contractors or lien-filing services frequently prepare incorrectly. Contractors see liens as a terrific...more...

A bill winding its way through the Michigan legislature hopes to lower the cost of underground pipelines for drinking water, wastewater or storm water infrastructure...more...

The 30-Degree ADA Enviro Series Lavatory Systems feature tapered fronts, which provide ADA compliant accessibility. These hands-free sink systems, available in single, dual, tri and...more...

The lead-free automated brass shut-off ball valve packages with press-fit connections come in sizes ½ to 2 inches. Press-fit makes secure connections to copper tubing...more...

New features have been added to the AER-DEC Integrated Sink System. With a soap dispenser, faucet, hand dryer and sink basin all designed to work...more...

Energy codes are driving the installation of boilers and domestic hot water heaters that are high-efficiency condensing Category IV appliances. The venting for these appliances...more...