Plumbing Engineer - Features: July 2014
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Plumbing Engineer - Features: July 2014

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Hunter’s Horizontal Drain Capacities and the Uniform Plumbing Code, Part 2
Having demonstrated how Dr. Hunter derived capacities for horizontal drains in fixture units, we will now turn our attention to the UPC table for horizontal drains and compare it with BH13. The earliest archived edition of the UPC we have is from 1946. Table 7 compares the 1946 ... >> More

Advanced Building Information Modeling
Depending on how advanced your utilization of Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems is, you may or may not have used Revit Systems to help calculate and size plumbing systems. This article looks at the requirements to correctly setup, implement, and, most importantly, generate ... >> More

ASHE works with ASHRAE on Legionella Standard

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has been working on its new Standard 188 for the prevention of legionellosis (more commonly called Legionnaire’s Disease) for several years. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering ... >> More

BIM Means Business

There are at least two reasons that Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes are determining the winners and leaders in both the plumbing design and contracting markets. (1) BIM Mandates (Public & Private) (2) BIM’s Core Support Digital Design, Construction & Maintenance ... >> More

NSF/ANSI Standard 358-1: More stringent requirements for geothermal piping

People have been using the Earth’s natural heat since before the days of the Roman Empire. In 1904, a prince in Italy tested the world’s first geothermal power generator. Today, over a century later, geothermal power, heating and cooling systems have become more widespread worldwide, ... >> More

Selling digital

Native advertising is the method in which content is integrated into a digital user’s experience with the intent of securing a sale. It’s the Pantene product that pops up first on Google when you type in the word shampoo. It’s Expedia’s advertisements that are interspersed on your News Feed when you ... >> More

Flexible pipe for flexible needs

Today's plastic-based materials enable pipe manufacturers to provide the plumbing industry with products that are rugged yet light in weight, easy to use, and cost effective. Not only for standard cold water applications anymore, these new materials can also withstand high pressures and high heat. ... >> More


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