May 2017

Uponor Corp. is strengthening its foothold in Asian building markets by officially opening its first manufacturing facility in Taicang, China. Being the company’s 14th manufacturing...more...

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) has hired Michael J. Rzeznik, P.E. to be the new Associate Principal. Rzeznik comes to the company with 27 years...more...

Company to become one of the nation's largest wholesalers of NFPA electrical codes.

ProBility Media Corp. announced that it has executed a binding letter of...more...

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Legend Valve

The model T-1960SNL and Model T-1960DENL are two new models to the No Lead/DZR Forged Brass PEX Ball Valves.

The model T-1960SNL is configured Solder...more...

The last day to save on 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference registration fees is June 12. This four-day conference brings industry experts and professionals together for...more...

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W.D. Manor

The Dialysis Box addresses the dialysis procedure’s protected potable water supply and sanitary waste into one user friendly, and completely functional cabinet. The modular “system...more...

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HOLDRITE

The Silencer Standard Clamps can be used as a top mount or suspension hanger and integrate with Stout Bracket multi-purpose telescoping supports. The clamps are...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) expressed its appreciation to Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) for introducing the Clean, Safe, Reliable Water Infrastructure Act...more...

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced that its Conduit Division has been renamed the Power and Communications Division (PCD). The change was prompted by growth...more...

Kicking off the fifth annual Infrastructure Week, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Jon Boozman (R-AR) introduced The Clean Safe Reliable Water Infrastructure Act, legislation...more...

Southland Industries, the MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, operations and energy service solutions, named Payman Farrokhyar Southern California Division Leader. His previous position...more...

Speakman is proud to announce its exclusive design partnership with Clodagh, the designer of luxury products and experiential environments for hotels and multifamily residences. The...more...

Developed in partnership with Thomas Enterprise Solutions, a comprehensive database of 2D drawings, 3D CAD and Business Information Modeling (BIM) models, along with technical data...more...

The Flint Water Crisis put the spotlight on lead in drinking water throughout the United States, and numerous media reports have found elevated lead levels...more...

In 1919, Lou Alta Wilson and Hilda Counts got this response from the University of North Carolina:

“In reply to your recent communication, I would...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials recently completed Technical Committee Meetings toward the development of the 2018 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code...more...

The ASSE International Scald Awareness Task Group, who reforms to develop a white paper that includes procedures for replacing residential water heaters to reduce the...more...

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released the third edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard this week. The study found that more...more...

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has expanded their partnership certification program with SAI Global-the largest certifying body in Australia and New Zealand.

Under this partnership, plumbing...more...

Conquest Firespray, a manufacturer of fire-rated architectural and engineered duct systems, has announced that the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has...more...

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services firm, is now WSP worldwide. In the United States, the firm will operate as WSP...more...

Global design firm Stantec has completed the acquisition of Inventrix, a 22-person mechanical engineering firm based in Seattle.

Inventrix delivers modern, intelligent buildings that leverage...more...

IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service’s product evaluation program is going to start a pilot program with the Los Angeles Department of Building Safety in order to...more...

Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, has promoted Brian King to National Sales Manager.

King, Webstone’s former North Central Regional Sales Manager, began his career at...more...

Anvil International has acquired AFCON, a provider of patented fire protection pipe hangers and seismic bracing products.

“This acquisition strengthens Anvil International’s hanger and seismic...more...

QuantumFlo released EINSTEIN 3.0, an online, pump energy optimization tool. With a new, mobile design and built-in energy studies, this program allows users to find...more...

In accordance with the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee Projects, IAPMO would like to announce that a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to the 2015 edition of...more...

Annual survey highlights your usage and how it affects your job. 

Be honest. How much time do you spend on the internet at work? What...more...

In contemporary America, fire rates and fire deaths are trending downward due to stronger fire codes, greater public education, widespread use of smoke alarms, requirements...more...

It’s been more than 300 days since the 2016 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo wrapped up in Las Vegas. Attendees learned from...more...

The Flint Water Summit, co-chaired by Mayer Karen Weaver and Governor Rick Snyder, was held at the Riverfront Front Banquet in Flint, Michigan, March 7-9....more...

Recent editions of the International Code Council’s (ICC) model building codes employ greater emphasis on automatic sprinkler systems as a life safety and property protection...more...

Which medical gas code are you to follow when designing a veterinary hospital or clinic? I was asked that very question several times recently. You...more...

Recently, there was a U.S. District Court decision that affects our ability to have free access to most codes and standards, which are adopted by...more...

For a change, there’s good news about Flint, Michigan. Almost three years after the city began pumping water from its namesake river as a source...more...

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You’ve likely heard that Nashville Airport has gone geothermal. Of course, that means the energy efficiency has improved quite a bit. But the real benefits...more...

In any hydronic closed-loop solar heat collector system, the heat transfer fluid is the lifeblood. It must be sealed and pressurized in the solar heat...more...

Pipe sizing is, of course, one of the main purposes and challenges of plumbing design. Everyone reading this article should already know that water supply...more...

While perusing the office library I came across a blast from the past, or at least I thought so. It was a black, plastic-covered, three-ring...more...

A Philadelphia Water Department crew unearthed a water main made of hollow tree trunks that lay buried and forgotten for 200 years.

The crew was...more...

The 420-T Series Faucets with TempShield, built-in ASSE1070-compliant scald protection that eliminates the need for a separate thermostatic valve, provide a solution for commercial restroom...more...

The powerful, 1-horsepower Sanicom1 Simplex Pump moves gray water away from demanding commercial applications, such as restaurants. Handles up to 194 degrees F water for...more...

The Benchmark Platinum Condensing Boiler features dual return capability, that keeps cold water separate, creating a condensing zone that improves boiler efficiency up to 7...more...

The evolution of a lab-tested and UL-classified cast-in-place firestop solution continues with the introduction of the HydroFlame Pro Series. It’s an easy to specify, stock,...more...

The IPA-4000 is an analog/addressable fire alarm panel that can support up to 4,064 addressable signaling line circuits devices. The control panel is compatible with...more...

Bradford White Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Bradford White Corp., recently relocated all operations from the former Mississauga, Ontario facility to a much larger facility...more...

Chicago Faucets, the manufacturer of commercial faucets and fittings, NOW HAS "same day" shipping of products in CFNow! program. The CFNow! program includes approximately 500...more...

GF Piping Systems (GF) has introduced a 200-page, Valve Technical Handbook that provides a new resource for customers seeking detailed valve information. Over 20 manual...more...

Uponor North America (Uponor) is expanding its manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minnesota, beginning late spring 2017, with completion expected by January 2018. The $17.4...more...

According to a new research report, the BIM market is expected to grow from $3.6 billion in 2017 to $7.6 billion in 2022.

The market...more...

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they found the Legionella bacteria prevalent in cooling towers throughout the country.

Water from 196...more...

 

Workers from Colorado Springs Utility removed a 129-year-old cast-iron water valve installed in 1888 and still working. And it’s not even the oldest valve...more...

The ASHRAE Learning Institute has announced 10 courses that will be offered during ASHRAE’s 2017 Annual Conference, June 24-28 in Long Beach, Calif.

The headlining topic...more...

To help address this growing need for knowledge of CO₂ refrigeration systems, Danfoss has developed the Mobile CO₂ Training Unit. The Danfoss Mobile Training Unit...more...