October 2016

With much work still left to do for Flint to treat its own water, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told Mayor Karen Weaver to find alternatives...more...

Did you know that you can earn one hour of continuing education credit for every hour you are on the 2016 ASPE Expo show floor...more...

Numerous energy savings measures resulting from industry input are contained in the newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES.

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy...more...

Superior Boiler Works, a manufacturer of Scotch Marine and vertical firetube boilers and boiler equipment, has earned two top awards – one for Corporate Leadership,...more...

At IAPMO's 87th annual Education and Business Conference in Albuquerque, founding ASPE member Edward Saltzberg, PE, CPD, FPE, FASPE, FNAFE, was awarded the 2016 IAPMO...more...

Dodge Data & Analytics and Autodesk have initiated a collaboration to advance workflow integration and interoperability for design and construction industry professionals.

Through Dodge Data...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) updated its memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Water Institute at the University of...more...

Proceeds to fund HVACR upgrades, new equipment installs across four campus locations.​

Each year as part of its submission process, the AHR Expo Innovation Awards...more...

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. will display a wide variety of new pumping solutions at the 2016 ASPE Convention and Expo in booth 237 at the...more...

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Dormont

Dormont upheld its safety-first initiative by announcing its new SmartSense Excess Flow Valve & Thermal Shutoff device.

Designed to help protect against excessive gas flows,...more...

In June, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation, which instituted a series of new restrictions on lead in the state's drinking water. The changes involved...more...

American Airlines has increased safety precautions after low levels of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease were found in water at four maintenance hangers at...more...

A beverage processing plant in Hopkins, Minn., has been identified as the likely source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in that community.

Samples from a...more...

Someday, HVAC/R and plumbing engineers will look back at 2016 as the year chilled beam hydronic design was revolutionized by the emergence of the controlled...more...

This article is written with the intermediate AutoCAD MEP or Revit user in mind, assuming a general working knowledge of BIM coordination. Autodesk Navisworks (formerly known...more...

ASPE has embarked on a path to gain professional recognition and acknowledgment of plumbing engineering through the creation of a plumbing option under the Mechanical...more...

To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively...more...

The year is 1916. The international climate is in turmoil yet there is still growth in the United States as new businesses continue to emerge...more...

Now more than ever, our industry has been making important strides in female representation, and this has been tackled by some of our industry leaders...more...

Social media is everywhere. For most, it’s our point of contact with loved ones and businesses alike. It’s where we get our news, social updates...more...

The 2016 ASPE Convention and Expo will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona October 28-November 2. This show, one of the...more...

You may have seen that, back on July 31st, a daredevil skydiver named Luke Aikins performed a world record skydive by jumping from a plane...more...

Those of you involved in the U.S. health care industry are probably aware that on May 3, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)...more...

I have been involved with consulting, designing, inspecting and troubleshooting plumbing systems for more than 37 years. About 22 years ago, I started writing for...more...

We have the technology available today to transport clean water to every person on Earth. Would installing modern plumbing in every house in the world...more...

On March 23, 2010, the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act was introduced to the masses. From 2Q 2014 to 2Q 2015, growth in patient volumes...more...

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There are a lot of great ideas for saving energy, but first cost is usually a limiting factor for our customers. One of those has...more...

As plumbing engineers, we tend to have a pretty singular focus on water: water coming in, water going out, and water efficiency or water capture...more...

There’s a new green building standard in the U.S. geared toward the country’s 5.8 million existing commercial buildings that are not currently benchmarking sustainability efforts. It’s...more...

ASSE International and Plumbers Without Borders are proud to announce the launch of their “Plumbing Term of the Day” campaign. Started Oct. 3 and continuing every...more...

Isolator Select features a selectable flow path for directing fluid between the four ports as required for the specific application. Its 1-inch NPT side ports...more...

The OSSIM-30 is a simplex pump control panel and high liquid alarm system that is ideal for elevator sumps, transformer containment areas or any application...more...

This line of flow regulators (OD sizes 5/16” to 15/16”) is easy to insert (press-fit) and available in flow rates from 0.1 gpm to 30...more...

Cushion clamps specifically for metric pipe sizes, the Hydra-Zorb clamps guard against shock, vibration and corrosion and they are made in-house in the U.S. These...more...

Officials in Sedgwick County voted 4-1 to approve a new dual code system, which means two plumbing codes – the Uniform Plumbing Code or the...more...

Alan Spence, PE, RPA, CIT, director emeritus of Emcor Government Services, served on a select committee with the CDC in a 10-year initiative to set...more...