December 2014

From its origins in Madison, Wis., Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI) has grown considerably in geography, scale and scope. The company has evolved into a true...more...

MORROW, Ga. —TOTO, plumbing manufacturer with $5.1 billion dollars in annual

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HOUSTON — RectorSeal Corp., a leading manufacturer of quality plumbing and HVAC/R products, acquired selected assets and the SureSeal brand from SureSeal Manufacturing (SSM), Tacoma,...more...

ONTARIO, Calif. — The IAPMO Group announced the hiring of Thomas Palkon as senior vice president of Water Systems. Palkon brings to IAPMO 18 years of hands-on...more...

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – In its continuing effort to provide education on current and important topics to the pump industry, the Hydraulic Institute has collaborated with...more...

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – ClimateMaster Inc. announced the groundbreaking of Moore, Okla.-headquartered McAlister Construction Inc.’s Avondale residential development project, which will feature geothermal-based heating and...more...

WASHINGTON — The 2015 I-Codes help achieve resiliency, safety, innovation and affordability in the built environment. Code users can begin to prepare for adoption and use...more...

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The official mobile app for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), to be held January 20-22, at the Las Vegas Convention...more...

WASHINGTON — Michigan seal State Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-66th District) introduced Michigan House Bill No. 5980, which will amend the state’s Renewable Energy Standard— Michigan...more...

LISLE, Ill. — In partnership with the Chinese media outlet China Drinking Water Specialist (CDWS), the Water Quality Association (WQA) co-hosted the 2014 International Drinking...more...

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Japan based Sanden Corporation, a leader in the global heating, cooling and refrigeration, will be introducing its Heat Pump Water Heaters and...more...

WASHINGTON — The International Code Council (ICC) has been announced as the sponsor of National Institute of Building Sciences Board Chairman James “Tim” Ryan’s remarks about...more...

RACINE, Wis. —Modine is offering a full schedule of CEU courses at AHR Expo 2015 in Chicago. Classes presented by Modine provide professional development opportunities...more...

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Josam Company announced the appointment of Rob Severson as National Sales Manager for all Josam Company product lines. In this new...more...

GREENVALE, N.Y. — James Thompson, of Slant/Fin, is the

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If gas cost $9 per gallon, would you rearrange your week of driving? If you had to choose between a vacation and turning your thermostat...more...

There have been a significant number of insurance water damage claims that have been denied recently, where sewers backed up into homes and caused water...more...

In this column, over the past few years, I have been describing standard methods and best practices we use to install Solar Hydronic Combisystems in...more...

What is it that we admire in our engineering leaders? 

We admire leaders who are mentors. Mentors provide guidance and advice to young engineers, helping...more...

One of the greatest challenges in our engineering industry is determining when a project is truly done. How do you know when a design is...more...

In October, member of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) met in Rosemont, Ill., for the PMI 2014 Fall Conference. As always,...more...

Circulator pumps are quite literally the heart of any plumbing system. With so much resting on the performance of a circulator, efficiency and reliability are...more...

By Dan Foley

Around the turn of the last century, Washington, D.C. was a growing metropolis. In an effort to house the burgeoning population, a...more...