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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...

I’m not a professional hiker by any stretch of the imagination. But that didn’t stop me from taking on a strenuous trail in the Rocky...more...

There’s a retired gentleman in our industry named Scott Denny who lives in the Bay Area near Stanford University. He sends me regular emails about...more...

A couple of years ago, George Williams, 34, senior inspector/plans examiner at West Coast Code Consultants Inc. in West Jordan, Utah, was curious why he...more...

Captain Robert F. Scott and four others reached the geographic South Pole on Jan. 18, 1912, only to find out that a team of Norwegian...more...

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries....more...

Is your dentist capable of handling a life-threatening emergency? If you do an internet search for “medical gas accidents,” you might not come across too...more...

There was an era between the use of rudimentary candles and lamps and the petroleum and coal powered economy of today. In the time between...more...

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SharkBite Correction: In January, I wrote a piece on copper pipe and fittings. In the article I touched briefly on SharkBite fittings and incorrectly stated...more...

While many kinds of construction claims exist, two of the most popular ones are: breach of contract and negligence. Payment disputes, for example, are typically...more...

On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump made good on two of his campaign promises by signing executive orders to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone...more...

All of the hearings are completed for the International Codes published by the International Code Council (ICC), with the final administrative process now taking place...more...

Amidst rising concerns for water quality, I wanted to take the opportunity to debunk some water myths and shed some light on concerns in and...more...

It’s Oscar season, and by the time this is printed there will be a new Best Picture along with some speeches from the winners that...more...