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On March 9, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) filed the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, and Rep. Tom Reed (R- New York)...more...

With severe storms, drought and intense heat waves happening more often, historical climate data is losing relevance in Canada’s model national building, energy, fire and...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, in recognition of her integral role in expanding IAPMO’s global prominence, has promoted Donna Estrada to senior...more...

Finding ways to pay for college can be one of the toughest challenges for high school seniors. The American Fire Sprinkler Association is eager to...more...

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that Taco Comfort Solutions’ pump test laboratory in Cranston, Rhode Island, received approval through HI’s Pump Test Lab Approval Program. ...more...

AquaMotion Inc., a US manufacturer of Patented circulators, ECM circulators, and recirculation systems, was awarded Canadian Patent No. 2,883,495 for its pump design with flushable...more...

Water-saving strategies such as lower-flow fixtures have become a vital tool in the conservation movement and in green buildings. But like many advances, even positive...more...

There is a notion being propagated by importers of Chinese-made cast iron soil pipe and fittings that the use of “virgin” pig iron as a...more...

Over the course of the past 25 years, manufacturers of plumbing products and appliances have been under strong market pressure to develop water-consuming products that...more...

It was a record-setting year for the 2017 AHR Expo, which took place Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In total, 68,000...more...

Calculating the Pump Energy Index (PEI) to comply with the Department of Energy pump energy conservation standard released January 2016 will become a bigger challenge...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...

﷯As I write this I am sitting in a hotel room in Christchurch, New Zealand. ﷯This morning, our team will be flying down to Antarctica...more...