June 2016

Codes and Standards International, a well-known plumbing and mechanical codes and standards consultancy, has been tapped to spearhead a USAID-funded, large scale and detailed project...more...

The Michigan attorney general says a global water company and Texas-based engineering firm "botched the job" in Flint, helping to send the city into an...more...

Revisions to the majority of chapters, including major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling, are included in the newly published 2016...more...

As best I can remember, I attended the very first Uponor convention in the early 2000s at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. I recall...more...

The Hawaii Health Department is investigating multiple cases of Legionnaire’s disease on Kauai.

Health officials are aware of two confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease involving...more...

Three ASHRAE certifications have received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute, joining the High Performance Building Design Professional certification that was accredited last year....more...

The IAPMO Group is proud to announce the formation of The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation, a charitable foundation whose mission is to work...more...

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers is pleased to announce that 10-time Major League Baseball All-Star Steve Garvey will present the keynote address at the...more...

IAPMO R&T, together with IAPMO R&T Lab and IAPMO R&T Oceana, recently participated in the 21st Kitchen & Bath China 2016 in Shanghai. The event,...more...

Instances of Legionnaires’ disease are growing in the U.S., often because hotels long-term care facilities and hospitals haven’t taken enough steps to ensure their water...more...

Guidance from an ASHRAE standard regarding development and implementation of a water management program to reduce building risk for legionella is the basis of a...more...

Matco-Norca announced the death of Michael Matz, a vice president and son of company chairman Dov and Beth Matz. Michael, a devout husband to Ilana, father to...more...

About 15 years ago, Heapy Engineering broke into the green sustainability market to better serve the diversifying needs of the building design and construction industry....more...

In April, Goulds Water Technology (GWT), a Xylem brand, announced its second quarter GWT Factory School schedules. The school offers in-person, WebEx and online education...more...

It’s 2:00 a.m. on a Monday morning, and the alarm sounds at a copy machine retail store. The facility’s maintenance technician arrives minutes later to...more...

A facility manager at an older project needs to repair a 6-inch CPVC water supply, damaged by an outside vendor, in the ceiling on the...more...

The NFPA Conference & Expo will bring together professionals from all ends of the spectrum — design, construction and building operations. The goals of this...more...

In this world of entropy, where everything constantly gets more complicated rather than less, water hammer arrestors are no exception. For the new engineers and designers...more...

My April column on the One Meridian Plaza Fire discussed the fire’s impact on the use of pressure-regulating hose valves on standpipe systems. To recap,...more...

There are many types of water heaters, and there are many sizes and fuel options available. The number of types, sizes and fuel combinations create...more...

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Have you stopped to notice all of the heat sources in your client’s’ homes and businesses? Things like desktop and laptop computers, appliances, lights and...more...

Think of a construction contract  as a “prenuptial” agreement between parties. The termination provisions in a construction contract address the parties’ rights and responsibilities in...more...

Still think that Facebook is a fad? It’s easy to think that. The social networking service has only been around for a decade to most...more...

In my recent move to the East Coast, I realized how much trash is associated with relocation. By the time we finished unpacking and buying...more...

One of the most popular and practical uses for “extra” solar heat in summer is to heat a swimming pool without the use of fossil...more...

Trimble  and Gensler, a global architecture and design firm, announced June 2 that they are collaborating to explore the intersection of human interfaces, architecture and...more...

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Grundfos

The PACOpaQ is designed for chilled and hot water distribution, condenser water, geothermal loop, district heating and cooling, and many other water-based systems. The system...more...

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Flomatic Corporation

The Flo-E-Centric plug valves are round-port eccentric plug valves designed in compliance with ANSI/AWWA C517-09.  The body, bonnet and plug (NBR encapsulated) are constructed of...more...

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Armstrong International

The Digital Mixing Center (DMC80), for digital recirculating hot water system temperature control, is designed with an integral Brain, the world’s only Digital Recirculating Valve....more...

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Willoughby Industries

This is a full line of commercial grade stainless steel flush valve covers for applications where exposed flush valves need to be covered to prevent...more...

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Elkay

This drain eliminates the gap around the drain, reducing bacteria and grime that build up in and around the drain area. Four models  are available...more...

This article is written with the intermediate Revit user in mind, assuming that your firm has already spent the time and resources necessary to develop...more...