March 2017

As Fluidmaster celebrates its 60th year of operation, the company has announced its participation at the 2017 ISH Trade Fair focused on the Bathroom Experience...more...

Sloan, the manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Health Product Declaration (HPD) and Declare label for many of its...more...

Marketair's Pipe Prop, a rooftop adjustable piping support system for HVAC, plumbing, roofing, and electrical applications, received a Certificate of Listing from the International Association...more...

T&S Brass has announced a new partnership with ARCOM to make researching and specifying T&S products easier than ever.

This partnership provides comprehensive T&S product...more...

Company wants to be the first brewery in the world to achieve certification to the AWS Standard.

MillerCoors announced that its Milwaukee Brewery will begin...more...

The Value of Water Campaign released an economic impact analysis it commissioned to understand how investments in the nation's water infrastructure affects economic growth...more...

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Uponor North America

Making it easier to provide the reliability, high-performance, and efficiency of an AquaPEX plumbing system for homes and multifamily structures is the ProPEX connections for...more...

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Willoughby Industries

The Envy two- and three-station solid surface lavatory systems are an addition to the commercial lavatory lineup. These new lavatory decks, available in nine designer...more...

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California Faucets

The Morro Bay widespread faucet boasts clean geometric lines and a distinctive spout built from two intersecting bars of solid brass. Faucets in this series...more...

Reliable Controls is ensuring its products and processes are free of hazardous substances by declaring Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS2) Compliance on its MACH-Pro line...more...

Nu Flow America has entered into a definitive trademark agreement with Specialized Pipe Technologies (SPT) to expand services offered. 

Aquam Corporation owns both Nu Flow...more...

Fujitsu General America’s New York City “Air Stage,” the company’s Solution Center, is available free-of-charge for professional events and meetings with topics that focus on...more...

Superior Boiler Works, Inc. was notified that the SBW Apache boiler models in sizes 47.5 and 40 horsepower boiler models have been certified as meeting...more...

Cathedral drills 2,200 feet for green energy.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral has activated a geothermal plant as part of a larger upgrade for New York City landmark.

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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, publisher of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code, is accepting applications and seeking technical experts to...more...

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, and Plumbing Engineer will hold a webinar on Part Load Efficiency Value, from 1-1:45 pm. CDT on March 30....more...

Green building standard measures and monitors environmental performance in existing buildings.

The first BREEAM USA In-Use certified building is The Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand...more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology announced that its employees have donated $10,000 to WaterAid, an international charity dedicated to providing access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation...more...

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has launched a new online Customer Portal System to support new and existing building, plumbing, mechanical and gas product manufacturers clients.

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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is proud to announce that Neeta Sharma, managing director of IAPMO India, recently was honored at World...more...

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...

The 0015e3 is the only three-setting, ECM-powered circulator on the market. With three easy settings, the product’s variable speed, high-efficiency ECM motor uses up to...more...

The Integra Drain system design joins the drain to the sink, so that the sink and the drain are one complete unit. The results are...more...

The new 150- to 2,500-gallon electric water heaters, from 12 to 162 kW feature 150 psi ASME code glass linings, ASME temperature and PRV, internal...more...

The NextGen Selectronic faucet line features a SmarTherm technology that incorporates an ASSE 1070-certifired thermostatic hot water temperature limiter into the faucet. The faucet models...more...

Memphis-based total protection company State Systems Inc. has hired Stephan Phillips to launch a fire sprinkler division at the company's Columbia office to serve a...more...

In order to create an even better user experience for students, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has redesigned its learning center website...more...

Mayor Karen Weaver has told the Environmental Protection Agency that more corrosion control studies have to be done and Flint will need more than two...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, publisher of the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand), has posted online the 2017 Public Comment Monograph...more...

Katharine "Kathie" Morgan began serving as president of ASTM International, one of the world's largest standards development organizations. Morgan will lead a team that supports...more...

ASPE, AWE, IAPMO, PMI, and WPC to Present Sixth Emerging Water Technology Symposium in Ontario, Calif.

Against the backdrop of a new U.S. federal government...more...

Brasscraft Manufacturing Company announced the launch of its newly built website. The website has been designed with the plumber in mind, providing a user-friendly experience...more...

ASPE will hold a one-hour webinar, “Roof Drains: The Hole Story,” at 2 p.m. EST, March 8. The webinar is free to ASPE members and...more...

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria...more...

Sloan, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has launched a new brochure, highlighting its complete Full Line Sink Collection to help architects, designers and engineers...more...

Marc Edwards was awarded the inaugural Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize at a ceremony held on Feb. 21.

Edwards is recognized for his invaluable contributions...more...