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Coffman Engineers, Inc. has acquired Honolulu-based fire protection engineering firm S.S. Dannaway Associates, Inc.

SSDA is the Pacific Rim’s leading fire protection engineering firm. They...more...

The Fire Protection Systems III has been revised and updated, and a PDF download is available for purchase at ASPE's online store.

The handbook...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials  is seeking volunteers wishing to participate on the development of the 2018 edition of the Uniform Solar...more...

Viega and ARCOM have announced a partnership to promote Viega solutions to architects, engineers and design professionals in the leading specification software MasterSpec.

ARCOM carefully...more...

More than 76 million Baby Boomers, or nearly one-quarter of the estimated U.S. population of 320 million, are nearing or entering retirement and are deciding...more...

New York City Mayor de Blasio announced April 22 new energy efficiency initiatives that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from New York City’s more than...more...

Bradley Corp., has announced that Bryan Mullett will be promoted to president/CEO, representing the fifth generation of leadership by the Mullett family.

Mullett, currently chief...more...

Demand for behind-the-wall plumbing products is projected to advance 6.5 percent annually to $12.4 billion in 2020.

Behind-the-wall plumbing products comprise the pipe and fittings...more...

Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes in the state under a...more...

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Marco-Norca

Matco-Norca has introduced a new bronze Y-style strainer for use with residential, commercial and light industrial plumbing systems. Matco-Norca’s 146T Y-Strainer filters out solid debris...more...

The conference schedule for the upcoming Pump Summit Americas has been released with a complete timetable of plenary presentations, workshops, and speakers’ corner presentations for the event...more...

The first company to introduce no-water urinals to the U.S. market is celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 1, 2016. Waterless Co. Inc, a family-run...more...

The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition has released the Phase 2.1 supplemental report on the drainline transport of solid waste in building drains. The study builds...more...

Bradley Corp. has won three Awards for Design Excellence for its Express ELX-Series and Verge LVS-Series Lavatories and its Aerix+ Hand Dryer Series.

Bradley’s winning...more...

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FEBCO

FEBCO’s MasterSeries backflow prevention assemblies provide lead-free certification to NSF 61G standards, with redesigned check and relief valves delivering superior performance and reduced pressure loss....more...

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Willoughby Industries

Willoughby Industries offers a full line of commercial grade stainless steel flush valve covers for those applications where exposed flush valves need to be covered...more...

TOTO USA has decided to enlist the services of IAPMO EGS (Electrical, Gas and Solar), The IAPMO Group’s testing and certification division for electrical products,...more...

 

Virginia Tech researchers who have been closely monitoring drinking water in Flint, Mich., said April 13 that residents need to flush more water through...more...

California most likely will not emerge from the drought this year, according to state water officials.

The current water year, which began in October, has...more...

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported April 11 that there were three additional cases of Legionnaires' disease during a 2014-2015 outbreak, including...more...

Changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years are proposed for the high performance building standard...more...

On March 14, I traveled “around the corner” to the Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, Little Red Schoolhouse located in Morton Grove, Illinois. I...more...

Historic buildings – from those on the local Main Street to world-renowned structures – could be brought from the past into an energy reduced future...more...

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers is pleased to welcome ICC-Evaluation Service to the Society’s Affiliate Sponsor Program.

ICC-ES’ Plumbing, Mechanical, and Gas Program is...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, publisher of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub...more...

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Armstrong International

Armstrong International’s Digital Mixing Center (DMC80) for digital recirculating hot water system temperature control is designed with an integral Brain® the world’s only Digital Recirculating...more...

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Bradley Corp.

Bradley Corp. has introduced eight new colors to its popular Evero® Natural Quartz Surface line. Evero is the first and only natural quartz material that...more...

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Flomatic Corp.

Flomatic Corp. introduces the new Model 5400 Flo-E-Centric® plug valves. The Flo-E-Centric® plug valves are round-port eccentric plug valves designed in compliance with ANSI/AWWA C517-09.  The...more...

Two ASHRAE members are being recognized as part of a national effort to bring attention to the future generation of engineers.

This week, DiscoverE announced...more...

Organizations will work jointly in areas related to development of young professionals, advocacy and public outreach, publications, education, technical activities and research.

ASHRAE and the...more...

Jay L. Smith II, president of Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co., passed away on April 3 at the age of 76.

Smith, a former Navy...more...

For over a century, Weil-McLain has delivered high-quality cast iron boilers to the market and helped paved the way in high efficiency hydronics. The company employs...more...

Shower water is still hot when it flows into the drain. The same is true of the water we use for washing our dishes and...more...

The problems that I find in steam heating systems never fail to amuse me. I was called in by the owner of a four-story brownstone...more...

An important part of being an engineer is the ability to foresee problems and find ways to prevent them. Generally speaking, the older a system...more...

The last figures show that Californians narrowly missed meeting the water-savings target set by Gov. Jerry Brown a year ago.

Urban dwellers reduced their consumption...more...

In January 2015, the Pew Research Center released survey results in its “Women and Leadership” trends update. In the update, it was reported that since...more...

The 1973 hit song, which this column’s title references, walks listeners through a man’s internal debate about approaching a woman. He describes the lady as...more...

Russ Rose, formerly of Heatway and Watts Radiant, would jokingly call the manufacturer’s representatives he worked with reptiles. Chances are, you have met a great...more...

I have met many people who are in favor of solar energy, but are put-off by the way the collectors look, and some even think...more...

It’s one-part comedy and two-parts tragedy. While California homeowners have had to cut their water use by 25 percent, nearly 100,000 people in Flint, Michigan...more...

Try as we might, fire protection engineers are often victims of a truism often applied to the fire service in the times before their great...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...

As if we didn’t already have enough to do, I’m sure many of you are familiar with and frequently hampered by the concept of pull...more...

ASPE and NSF International will work together to support plumbing professionals to benefit public health, sustainability, and a safer environment.

The American Society of Plumbing...more...

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute is calling on the Department of Energy to follow its own procedures when promulgating rules, and is seeking suspension...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International, in collaboration with its members, has issued a Product Category Rule (PCR) guidance document for kitchen and bath vessel fixtures. The guidance...more...

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Coupler

The Reducing Coupler is available in 1/2" x 3/8" CTS size for use in the domestic plumbing market. Manufactured from high-quality engineered plastic with an...more...

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Flomatic Corporation

New sizes have been added to the Model 816 Ward Check Valves and Model 16 Ward Strainer line up in ASTM 316 stainless steel or...more...

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Bradford White

The ICON HD is an intelligent Honeywell integrated control with a digital LCD display that combines temperature control, diagnostic codes, system functions and operational status...more...

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Bell & Gossett

The TechnoForce e-HV packaged booster system incorporates Hydrovar motor mounted variable frequency drive to transfer and increase the pressure of clean water in hospitals, industry,...more...

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Armstrong International

The Brain for digital recirculating hot water system temperature control is the world’s only digital recirculating valve. Actuators bolted onto ancient thermostatic mixing valve designs,...more...