October 2014

I have noticed a lot of misquoting of the plumbing codes when it comes to hot water system temperatures and hot water system controls. There...more...

By Lynn Mueller

Whether you call it green plumbing or simply smart economics, the underlying theory is the same. Environmental and economic issues are driving...more...

Every solar heating project inevitably starts with an estimate of collector size. For example, a commonly used “Rule of Thumb” for the heating conditions in...more...

With the economy apparently on the mend, the commercial construction market has been an area of positive growth for the industry. There is optimism for...more...

The Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Conference is meeting in Chicago on October 27-30. With the group preparing to discuss the latest issues, technology and trends...more...

The railroad system has been a key part of the evolution of the U.S. However, our passenger rail system is lagging behind many other developed...more...

In August, a group of major organizations in the design, engineering, and construction communities announced a joint effort to bring together numerous green and sustainability...more...

Architects seem to relish creating difficulty for the sprinkler folks, particularly when it comes to ceilings. Not happy with a perfectly good smooth flat ceiling,...more...

In recent months, I have had conversations with several different people about the ever growing demands put upon consulting engineers. Sadly, engineering fees have not...more...