December 2016

Taco Comfort Solutions’ Chairman and Owner John Hazen White, Jr., has announced the promotion of Wil VandeWiel to CEO of the 96-year-old privately-held company. VandeWiel,...more...

Surveyors are taking the winter season’s first measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack as California starts the New Year marking its sixth year of drought....more...

The Standards Council of Canada has announced the publication of the first joint Canada-U.S. standard for balloon-type ball backwater valves.

After several years of collaboration,...more...

The IAPMO Group has named Tom Palkon to be executive director of the ASSE International Chapter of IAPMO, LLC. Palkon will ensure that all of...more...

Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD) an international leader in the design of high-performance buildings, mission critical facilities, workplaces, and health, science and education environments, has promoted...more...

ASSE International has announced that the Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H., is the first applicant approved for training for the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard 19000 Hydronic...more...

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Tyco Fire Protection Products

Tyco Fire Protection Products, announces the newest addition to its Quell Fire Sprinkler System, the Ultra K-34 286° Sprinkler. Designed for a higher level of...more...

Pilot program hopes to spur other businesses and government facilities to use the water-saving urinals

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Board of...more...

Lithium-ion batteries are a common part of everyday life since they power smartphones and other consumer electronics.

However, they can catch fire – and these...more...

The American Fire Sprinkler Association will present a webinar entitled Design Strategies for Corrosion Control in Fire Sprinkler Systems at 11 a.m. CST, Jan. 19....more...

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Victaulic

Victaulic officially launched the Series 800Y Hydraulic Control Valve Family, the latest of the 800-series hydraulic control valves for fire protection applications. The industry-first valve...more...

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Weil-McLain

The AquaBalance combination boiler features hydronic technology, and combines the warmth of high-efficiency space heating and the convenience of on-demand domestic hot water.  With a...more...

Many homes and hotels have bathtub spouts that leak while the shower is running. To stop this water, energy and money from going down the...more...

After collaborating on projects for several decades, Burns & McDonnell, is acquiring Azco Inc., one of the nation's premier industrial contractors. The acquisition creates environmental,...more...

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Viega

Viega introduced 12 new reducer and union options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems, for schedule 5 to schedule 40 carbon steel piping systems...more...

First of three psychrometric rooms will accommodate air-conditioning systems up to 12.5 tons, help industry prepare to meet low-GWP refrigerant targets and higher energy-efficiency standards....more...

Hydraulic Institute members reach consensus recommendation for an energy conservation
standard level for circulator pumps as part of ASRAC working group.

Members of the...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) today announced a joint partnership on a study to determine potential water savings that...more...

KAI Design & Build was awarded two projects worth about $53 million to renovate outdated medical facilities at Air Force bases in North Dakota and...more...

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Bonomi North America

This new series of NSF-Certified butterfly valves from Bonomi North America features factory-installed electric or pneumatic actuators for potable water applications with high flow requirements. ...more...

Exhibitors and attendees alike noted the excitement on the show floor as well as the ample opportunities for networking and education that took place during...more...

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Heat-Flo

Hydronic buffer tanks, designed to reduce heat pump, chiller, or boiler short cycling, are used in systems operating below the design load condition or in...more...

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Watts Radiant

Watts Radiant launched its next generation of ThermalPro boiler stations, which feature expanded pump choices. The ThermalPro units are simple pre-piped, insulated pumping stations for...more...

Juneau Hydropower Inc. has entered into an agreement with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to buy a two-acre lot of land in downtown Juneau...more...

Resources and easier access to parts now available on company’s website.

Sloan has announced a flushometer parts and retrofit initiative, designed to educate facility managers...more...

The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) and ASSE International have announced the certification of the first 11 hydronics and radiant industry professionals to pass the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard...more...

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.) has introduced legislation intended to promote federal investment in research to ensure the data used in the development of U.S....more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology will be showcasing its Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit solution at the 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas, January 30 – February 1,...more...

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York announced that Erdman Anthony will receive a Silver Award at the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards....more...

Everyone is stuck on certified building design and designing buildings using a checklist. What about good practice? What about designing reasonably, defensibly or even justifiably?...more...

PE: What was it about plumbing engineering that appealed to you? Can you tell us about your journey? KY: I grew up around the construction business...more...

When we call out an individual as a person of the year, be it based on professional or personal merit, it’s usually because that person...more...

First, I would like to start by saying Happy Holidays and New Year to all. I don’t know about you, but, for me, 2016 was...more...

“What about the architect?” In over 20 years of practice in construction law, I have never heard a trade subcontractor, plumbing or otherwise, ask this...more...

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...

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...

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I invite the readers of Plumbing Engineer to spend a day at the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) with me and get...more...

The SmartLoop system helps maintain water quality by maintaining temperature and reducing water stagnation. Ideal for use in multi-story commercial applications, the product uses a...more...

NaviLink is designed to report and monitor diagnostic data, through the companion app, along with error code notification for tankless water heaters (NPE series), combi-boilers...more...

NightEye wireless, an app and cloud-based system, allows internet connection of a pump via the home’s wireless router and provides alarm and other performance information...more...

The Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System is a solution to most water pressure improvement needs. The product couples a pump and motor with flow-based controls...more...

The CITY MULTI L- Generation Air-Source outdoor units has improved efficiency ratings due to HexiCoil technology, a zinc-aluminum flat tube heat exchanger that maximizes heat...more...

Bell & Gossett is nation’s only pump brand to meet efficiency requirements 3-plus years early

Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line...more...

Future U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (NY) said Nov. 30 that Congress could possibly reach an agreement with President-elect Donald Trump to pass a...more...

After four years, ASPE's reinstatement program will end on December 31, 2016, but there is still time for past members to take advantage of the...more...

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was crowned the winner in the 15th annual contest, sponsored by Cintas Corporation.

“The restroom is often the first place...more...