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The Elusive Code

Pipe sizing is, of course, one of the main purposes and challenges of plumbing design. Everyone reading this article should already know that water supply...more...

Wood’s Data

While perusing the office library I came across a blast from the past, or at least I thought so. It was a black, plastic-covered, three-ring...more...

Return to 90 South: Part II

Captain Robert F. Scott and four others reached the geographic South Pole on Jan. 18, 1912, only to find out that a team of Norwegian...more...

NSF Standards and Training Seminars

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries....more...

The Water Cocktail

Amidst rising concerns for water quality, I wanted to take the opportunity to debunk some water myths and shed some light on concerns in and...more...

Hollywood Blunders

It’s Oscar season, and by the time this is printed there will be a new Best Picture along with some speeches from the winners that...more...

Return to 90 South

﷯As I write this I am sitting in a hotel room in Christchurch, New Zealand. ﷯This morning, our team will be flying down to Antarctica...more...

One Way to Think About Water

Last month, the U.S. Water Alliance released “ One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource ,” a 40-page guide for changing...more...

Part II: Plumbing Health Care Design

When it comes to plumbing health care design, there are many methods on how to “plumb” it. The first of this two-part series covered medical...more...

Bathroom Design Perspective

Communicating with architects and designers about projects can avoid a lot of headaches down the road.“Okay, so who uses their feet to flush the toilet?”...more...

The Power in Water

This article is the second in a series focusing on the complicated linkage between our water and energy systems. This interdependency is referred to as...more...

Corrosion Plumbing Piping


Plumbing design professionals and design/build contractors traditionally have designed plumbing and piping systems containing fluids to meet the material requirements in the plumbing codes. Recently,...more...

The Price We Pay for Energy

Energy infrastructure in the U.S. should help ensure our citizens have the safest, best and least expensive access to resources. Ideally, we would best utilize...more...

Troubleshooting Plumbing Systems

The list of items below are common things that I find during investigations of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. These are related to design, installation...more...

Communities of Makers

As someone who has been adjacent to the plumbing industry my entire life, when I hear non-plumbers say things like, “I’m just going to do...more...

Name that Room

Assigning room names could impact your medical gas design. For example, what would you expect to find in a room called “Special Care Nursery?” Would...more...

What is Water Energy?

As plumbing engineers, we tend to have a pretty singular focus on water: water coming in, water going out, and water efficiency or water capture...more...

New ‘Green’ Building Standard

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....more...

Drafting — A generational study

According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), “By definition, construction documentation encompasses the preparation of drawings and specifications that set forth the detailed requirements...more...

‘Black sky events,’ ‘cascading failures’ and our undervalued water supply

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...more...

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