July 2014

Historical buildings restored to their original look and feel can be awe-inspiring on the outside and exquisite within. But, getting to that ultimate state of...more...

Hydronic heating systems must be filled with water to provide the heat transfer fluid (HTF) that makes them work. In the case of the closed-loop...more...

Today's plastic-based materials enable pipe manufacturers to provide the plumbing industry with products that are rugged yet light in weight, easy to use, and cost...more...

My first exposure to the word manifold had to do with cars, hot rods really. Names like Edelbrock, Weiand and Offenhauser were stickered across the...more...

Having demonstrated how Dr. Hunter derived capacities for horizontal drains in fixture units, we will now turn our attention to the UPC table for horizontal...more...

An outcome-based approach to building design and operation can provide a path to energy-efficient buildings. For several years, under the leadership of the National Institute...more...

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Do you remember the first time you found a profit center that really rocked? For me, it was in the early 1990s. Egg Systems was...more...

A year ago, after submitting sprinkler system bid documents for the new medical center at Wossamotta University in Frostbite Falls, I was called upon by...more...

Native advertising is the method in which content is integrated into a digital user’s experience with the intent of securing a sale. It’s the Pantene...more...

The concept of sidewall runoff is that wind driven rain can blow against the side of a building and increase the amount of storm water...more...

In a democratic society, we rely on laws to regulate how we govern and maintain order. Americans have gathered to make laws since our colonial...more...

There are at least two reasons that Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes are determining the winners and leaders in both the plumbing design and contracting...more...

By Mark Graf, Derek Main and Robert Linzmeier

Depending on how advanced your utilization of Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems is, you may or may...more...

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has been working on its new Standard 188 for the prevention of legionellosis (more commonly...more...