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First, I would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year! We now have a new code in effect in California, but I...more...

The story of the Second Great Honolulu Chinatown Fire is a tale of many tales. It is about political intrigue, a dangerous disease, racial tension...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...

I appreciate a well-designed tool; I attribute that part of my personality to my German ancestors. Regardless of the task, I value a tool that...more...

You may have heard the term used in the news over the last few years, or maybe you skimmed over the word when digging through...more...

When it comes to plumbing healthcare design, there are many methods and ideas on how to ‘plumb’ it. When designing a plumbing system for a brand-new...more...

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Building owners and property management professionals are picking up on a growing list of benefits to buildings with geothermal heating and cooling systems. Properly implemented,...more...

This article is the second in a series focusing on the complicated linkage between our water and energy systems. This interdependency is referred to as...more...

First, I would like to start by saying Happy Holidays and New Year to all. I don’t know about you, but, for me, 2016 was...more...

“What about the architect?” In over 20 years of practice in construction law, I have never heard a trade subcontractor, plumbing or otherwise, ask this...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...

Energy infrastructure in the U.S. should help ensure our citizens have the safest, best and least expensive access to resources. Ideally, we would best utilize...more...

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I invite the readers of Plumbing Engineer to spend a day at the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) with me and get...more...

Last month, I had the good fortune to take a short vacation in Las Vegas. I stayed in the newly developed area of City Center,...more...

The tricky part of this is that one must look not only at the changes occurring with the 2012 edition of NFPA 101; one must...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...

As someone who has been adjacent to the plumbing industry my entire life, when I hear non-plumbers say things like, “I’m just going to do...more...

Assigning room names could impact your medical gas design. For example, what would you expect to find in a room called “Special Care Nursery?” Would...more...

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When was the last time you sold something in HVAC strictly on its curb appeal? Having been an HVAC contractor for more than two decades,...more...

Even a fully functional solar hydronic heating system may overheat, and this is most likely to happen when there is plenty of sun, but the...more...