Ron George

Ron George, CPD, is president of Plumb-Tech Design & Consulting Services LLC. Visit www.Plumb-TechLLC.com.

Articles written by Ron George

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...

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...

﷯Domestic hot water systems have been installed in buildings for many years dating back to﷯ ancient times. Re﷯circulating hot water systems are not quite that...more...

As part of my consulting business, I often perform inspections of domestic hot water systems associated with various personal injury or property damage incidents where...more...

Plumbing design professionals and design/build contractors traditionally have designed plumbing and piping systems containing fluids to meet the material requirements in the plumbing codes. Recently,...more...

The list of items below are common things that I find during investigations of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. These are related to design, installation...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...

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes the industry standard for automatic fire sprinkler systems. The standard is titled “NFPA 13 — Standard for the...more...

ASHRAE recently held their meetings in St. Louis, Missouri, and there were numerous technical committee meetings. The following is a report on a few meetings...more...

I have had several discussions with people who are concerned about proposed water conservation legislation in California and the city of Los Angeles.  The proposals...more...

There are many types of water heaters, and there are many sizes and fuel options available. The number of types, sizes and fuel combinations create...more...

By the time you read this, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) Technical Committee meeting will be under way or just concluding in Denver, Colorado.  The...more...

Spring is here and that means it’s time to head out to attend the model code hearings. In April and May, the two major model...more...

The city of Flint, Michigan has been all over the news.  I listened to the Congressional hearings, and the information brought out there was very...more...

Michigan is a state that is fortunate to be surrounded by four of the Great Lakes where a majority of the world's fresh water is...more...

The International Code Council (ICC) held its Group “A” Commentary hearings in Long Beach, Calif. in late October 2015 and early November 2015. The big...more...

I received an e-mail from an industry leader in water conservation asking about a recent column on Legionnaires Disease. The column mentioned that water conservation...more...

The American Society of Sanitary Engineering International (ASSE) will be developing a new professional Qualification Standard on the heels of several major Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks...more...

I have seen a lot of changes in the plumbing codes since 1978, but the laws of physics have not changed. I joined ASPE in...more...

This month’s column is an update on several plumbing related organizations and their code and standard activities. The American Society of Sanitary Engineering International (ASSE)...more...