February 2016

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Lubrizol Corp.

NIBCO® BRASTIC® sprinkler head adapters are corrosion free and improve torque resistance. Large brass starter thread prevents cross-threading and removal of PTFE tape / thread...more...

Sloan, has promoted John Aykroyd to executive vice president, business development, North America.

Aykroyd  is an accomplished executive with domestic and international experience in marketing,...more...

 new course, “Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application,” is one of 11 offerings in ASHRAE’s Spring Online Course series.

The course, May 16, provides...more...

Dagher Engineering announces the promotion of Joseph Munafo, LEED GA, to associate principal. Marking 10 years with the building systems design firm, he joins principals...more...

A Swedish industrial designer, inspired by a project with NASA, created a shower system that reuses the same water in a circular loop, while two...more...

A lawsuit filed Feb. 18 accuses the city of Chicago of failing to adequately warn residents how lead piping can leach lead into tap water...more...

None of the five government agencies aware of a Legionnaires’ outbreak that killed nine and sickened 87 people in the Flint, Mich. area have ever...more...

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Tyco Fire Protection Products

Tyco Fire Protection Products introduces the BFV-300 Butterfly Valve.

New features of the valve make it smaller, lighter and easier to install and service. Tapping...more...

Recognizing the efforts of its dedicated team, Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers has promoted 10 of its MEP Engineering and Technology Solutions staff in Manhattan. The...more...

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Armstrong Fluid Technology

Armstrong Fluid Technology has recently received preapproval of its Vertical In-Line (VIL) Design Envelope (DE) pumps with integrated drives from the Office of Statewide Health...more...

Editorial Director Ashlei Cooper interviews key members from Aerco, Armstrong Fluid Technology, hilmor, Navien, Noritz, Rinnai and Uponor at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, FL....more...

The city on filed a $20 million negligence lawsuit Feb. 18 against the developer of the Da Vinci Apartments, alleging improper construction and security led...more...

Noble Company Products Include Innovations for Tile, Plumbing, Heating/Cooling and Fire Sprinkler Industries

Cleveland-based Federal Process Corporation, a diversified building product and specialty chemical manufacturer...more...

Simmering tensions between city and state officials over how quickly to replace lead pipes in Flint flared Wednesday after officials announced different approaches to solving...more...

At the start of last year, China announced a new revolution. A toilet revolution. The plan was to bring the country's bathroom facilities, long the...more...

The AP is reporting that Michigan officials are considering new water testing rules of hospitals and possible changed to how large facilities manage their water...more...

Work on replacing high-risk lead service lines in Flint, Mich. is under way as state and city leaders collaboratively focus on removing pipes in priority...more...

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Liberty Pumps

The new X-Series by Liberty Pumps are heavy cast-iron sewage and effluent pumps designed specifically for use in hazardous locations. The XFL- and XLE-Series meet...more...

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver outlined on Feb. 9 an estimated $55-million public works project expected to begin within a month to remove Flint's lead-contaminated pipes from...more...

The Department of General Services announced that Mia Marvelli has been appointed California Building Standards Commission executive director.

Marvelli joined the CBSC in 2012 with...more...

Winter Conference draws 3,000 attendees from 67 countries.​

High attendance was reported for the recent ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo, in Orlando. The 2016...more...

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is home to a woman who is not only beating those odds as an 11-year employee, but shattering glass ceilings as...more...

When engineering and designing a new building, expansion or retrofit, the team always has the end user and their clients in mind with every detail....more...

Water-efficient toilets, faucets and other plumbing fixtures have become routine specifications in the last decade. However, the next plateau of water conservation for plumbing engineers...more...

Since 1968, Best Plumbing has been providing a full range of plumbing services in the Seattle area. From new construction installations to plumbing repairs, they...more...

The fitness tracker. One of the most recent iterations of the Internet in the form of convenience. A long-shot from the Internet of 1988 when concepts...more...

Water quality has become an evergrowing challenge here in Southern California. I don’t know if this is true elsewhere around the country, but in this...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...

What is that red, silly putty all over those pipes and penetrating the wall? If it is red, is it really good. What if it...more...

Michigan is a state that is fortunate to be surrounded by four of the Great Lakes where a majority of the world's fresh water is...more...

I love reading about energy policy. In my opinion, it is the most impactful issue across the globe. Unfortunately, politicians often describe energy policy with...more...

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We’re always looking for something better to offer our customers. The tankless water heating boom has been good for business the environment. These units are good...more...

In this column over the past few years, I have been describing the standard methods and best practices we use to install solar hydronic combisystems...more...

Registration is open for the 2016 CPD exam, which is being held at testing sites around the country on March 31 and April 1. Information...more...

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Victaulic

Victaulic has developed the world’s first grooved piping system for saturated steam and condensate piping. Designed for use on commercial and industrial steam applications, the...more...

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2017.

The conference seeks papers that...more...

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PRIER

This drain is cast iron with bolt down ring and P-315 brass strainer (4 1/4"). Available as polished brass or polished chrome plated. Drain has...more...

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Mansfield Plumbing

The Summit EL ADA 10” toilet as an addition to the company’s line of high performance two-piece toilets. The elongated 16-1/2" tall bowl of the...more...

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Haws

Model 7655WCC barrier-free eye/face wash features the medically acclaimed AXION MSR eye/face wash head assembly (patent pending). Features include an easy access exterior mounted in-line...more...

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Franklin Electric

GP Series grinder pump models now operate across voltages ranging from 208 V to 230 V in one model. The GP‐A (automatic) and GP‐M (manual)...more...

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Armstrong International

The instantaneous plate and frame heat exchanger is designed to deliver Digital-Flo, series of boiler water to water heaters. Digital-Flo uses digital technology featuring The...more...

The purpose of the sanitary drainage system is to remove effluent discharged from plumbing fixtures and other equipment to an approved point of disposal. In...more...

AERCO International, a pioneer of condensing boilers that recover latent heat from the unit itself to save energy, has expanded its portfolio with The OriGen,...more...

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Blucher

The BLÜCHER stainless steel waterline channel drain is designed for use in commercial and ADA showers and washrooms. Installations include college dormitories, high rise condominiums,...more...

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Saniflo

SFA Saniflo U.S.A. has unveiled two new, vitreous china, floor-mounted toilet bowls with an updated and contemporary styling, the better to complement modern bathroom design....more...

A newly published User’s Manual clarifies the intent and implementation of the building industry’s foremost green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example...more...

Plumis, a London-based tech firm, is taking a decidedly different way to control fires. The sprinklers for its Automist Smartscan system are located in the...more...

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Bell & Gossett

The TechnoForce e-HV by Bell & Gossett is a pre-engineered pressure booster package, and the newest addition to B&G’s POWER OF e portfolio. These compact,...more...