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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...

Access to clean water is a basic necessity for human life. The key word there is access. Treated water doesn’t magically fall from shower heads....more...

In college, for a brief span, I decided I wanted to major in chemistry.  I have always been intrigued by how and why different elements...more...

In this column, I will presented a wide variety of issues related to the design and installation of solar heating systems in buildings, A.K.A. solar...more...

There’s a lot to think in regards to Flint, Michigan. But before you think about anything else, think about this.

For the sake of...more...

The design of firestop systems is quickly becoming a highly complicated and highly specialized area. A particular building design may have the need for several...more...

The year was 1886. The place — Wayne County, Michigan. This is the story of “Rose 2d of Aberlone,” perhaps the most famous cow in...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...

Some of you readers know that I am separated and in the process of divorce. Separation and divorce create a dramatic life change. Having been...more...

Water quality has become an evergrowing challenge here in Southern California. I don’t know if this is true elsewhere around the country, but in this...more...

The first edition of what promises to be a new series on BIM advancements courtesy of Dodge Data & Analytics outlines many of the benefits...more...

What is that red, silly putty all over those pipes and penetrating the wall? If it is red, is it really good. What if it...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...

I love reading about energy policy. In my opinion, it is the most impactful issue across the globe. Unfortunately, politicians often describe energy policy with...more...