January 2016

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Armstrong Fluid Technology

Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced new versions of its popular Astro 2 Hot Water Recirculation pumps.  A hot water recirculation system can save a typical...more...

A new video on Charlotte Pipe’s YouTube channel shows a sound test of various DWV plumbing systems. Materials tested are cast-iron soil pipe, solid...more...

PMI members American Standard Inc., BrassCraft Manufacturing Co., Delta Faucet Co., Fluidmaster Inc., Kohler Co., Moen Inc., and Speakman Co., as well as allied member the International...more...

Taco, Inc. is now Taco Comfort Solutions, a Taco Group Company.

In order to diversify and facilitate entry into new industries and market channels, Taco,...more...

The Keeney Manufacturing Co. is pleased to announce David Gooding, Inc. as a new manufacturer’s representative for wholesale sales effective Jan. 25. David Gooding, Inc....more...

The American Fire Sprinkler Association announces an upcoming two-part live webinar event: "Changes from the 2013 Edition of NFPA 13 to the 2016 Edition."

The...more...

Flint, Mich., is certainly not the first U.S. city to see its water contaminated by aging pipes. And, unless the many American cities with aging...more...

The International Code Council’s theme for 2016 Building Safety Month, a public safety awareness campaign celebrated in May, is “Building Codes: Driving Growth through Innovation,...more...

iSqFt and Assemble Systems announced that they have agreed to a strategic partnership that will integrate their respective commercial construction solutions to allow for the...more...

Fifty-four people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2016 Winter Conference, Jan. 23-27, Orlando, Fla.

The F. Paul...more...

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Laars

All Laars commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The easy to navigate color touch screen allows for...more...

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Taco

The industry's first self-sensing, variable speed end suction pumps are now available from Taco.

The pumps, with integrated VFDs, permit fast, accurate balancing. They help...more...

Company progresses with White House CEQ commitment to provide a chiller portfolio compatible with Opteon XP10 (513A), a safe, non-flammable, low-GWP refrigerant

Johnson Controls is...more...

Parsippany, NJ, January 20, 2016 –The Hydraulic Institute will be offering a webinar on “Rotodynamic Pumps: A Guideline for NPSH Margin” on Tuesday, Feb. 9...more...

Sloan launched its new website that will provide contractors, engineers, architects, design professionals and facility owners with a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate resource that showcases the company’s...more...

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Bradley Corp.

Bradley Corp., introduces the Verge LVS-Series to its line of Verge Lavatory Systems. The Verge LVS-Series features individual drains, creating personalized hand washing space for...more...

Andre & Veronika’s Antiques & Collectibles will auctioning a water pump gauge that was part of the original plumbing system from the Empire State Building....more...

New edition includes expanded chapters on non-testable devices and methods, and improved, updated, and expanded testing/repair/troubleshooting information reflecting the latest products and procedures.

In collaboration with...more...

UK BIM mandate pushes industry forward.​

While the United Kingdom’s Government Construction Strategy mandated use of Level 2 building information modeling on all public sector...more...

Engineers, contractors and installers in the plumbing and hydronic heating and cooling industries are invited to learn more about the proper design, installation and maintenance...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, in recognition of their work integral to The IAPMO Group’s unprecedented growth over the past decade, has...more...

A call for programs has been announced for ASHRAE’s 2016 Annual Conference, June 25-29, St. Louis.

 “A new ‘Smart Building Systems’ track for this conference...more...

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Watts Water Technologies

Watts introduced SmartStream UV, an innovative new solution for ultraviolet water disinfection in residential and commercial applications.

SmartStream provides several advanced capabilities, including automatic lamp dimming,...more...

It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we share news of the passing of Webstone Company, Inc. President Michael Reck.

On Dec. 24,...more...

The Kenneth G. Wentink College of Fellows is comprised of ASPE members who have made significant and exceptional contributions to the plumbing engineering profession, the...more...

ASPE is pleased to announce that QuantumFlo, a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced, variable-speed controlled packaged pump systems, has signed up as...more...

Wind turbines, subcooled glycol/water, geothermal wells, reuse of coil condensation water and a central heat pump water heating system are among the innovative measures used...more...

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to...more...

Heather Koffman has been promoted to Vice President and Associate General Counsel.​

The IAPMO Group wishes to congratulate and express its appreciation for Senior Vice...more...

TIA UMC 003-15 revises text in section 1206.1 of the UMC regarding pressure and temperature relief valves.

In accordance with the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee...more...

More than 120 manufacturers’ reps gathered in Rochester, N.Y. to attend Liberty Pumps’ annual sales meeting from November 1-3, 2015. The meeting also served as...more...

When the Bell & Gossett (B&G) Company introduced its better booster pump in 1930, it established a legacy of ingenuity, quality and affordability that continues...more...

Nearly a year ago, Bryan Edwards, P.E., CxA, CEA, LEED AP BD+C, received an email that would change his life, and the lives of at...more...

Restrooms available in public buildings, sport venues, offices, rest stops, theaters, etc. are considered “commercial.” The design considerations must address the number of users, durability,...more...

David S. LeMay is the kind of guy whose business card just can’t easily spell out all of what he does for a living at...more...

The 2016 AHR Expo will soon heat up the floor of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The show takes place on January...more...

Who decides where fresh water is allocated in your state? The Congress and Supreme Court are a last resort in the U.S. to decide who...more...

In the Plumbing and Heating industry, hydronic “hot water” boiler systems can be easily combined with solar thermal hydronic technology. We commonly find that by...more...

No matter what trade show or seminar I attend, I keep hearing that plumbing and heating technicians are in great demand. The HVACR Workforce Development...more...

Write it down, as I do not say it often. Here is a story about a federal government entity that got something right, the Occupational...more...

The International Code Council (ICC) held its Group “A” Commentary hearings in Long Beach, Calif. in late October 2015 and early November 2015. The big...more...

Happy New Year everyone! In light of the California water crisis, I thought I would share this information of the Los Angeles aqueduct. The foresight...more...

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Huntington Brass

The Euro collection has a sleek round style. Inspired with European influence, the new Euro collection features a contemporary urban design. It delivers a combination...more...

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Tekmar Controls

Assists users in designing their own snow and ice melting solutions. Contractors, engineers and distributors can use the app and online tool to enter their...more...

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Uponor

PEX pipe and ProPEX expansion fittings are now available in 2.5-inch and 3-inch sizes for commercial applications, offering professionals the ability to specify and design...more...

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Navien

The next-generation of combi-boiler is the NCB-E. The NCB series is unique in that, as one unit, it is capable of providing a whole house...more...

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American Standard

Faucets feature an ADA-compliant angled handle design for a more comfortable grip and the option of adding discreet hot and cold color indicators on the...more...

Most plumbing engineers are expected to wear a wide variety of hats when designing plumbing systems. More often than not, their responsibilities overlap into engineering...more...

One of my clients recently mentioned to me that when hiring prospective sales people he looks for a "passion for sales” in their personality. The...more...

Syracuse University, led by principal investigator Professor H. Ezzat Khalifa, along with partners United Technologies Research Center, Air Innovations, Bush Technical LLC and Cornell University,...more...

It’s finally raining in California — just when we’d begun to think that it would never rain again. But the state is deep in water...more...