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The Hoover Dam is one of the most important single structures in the U.S.  It provided a symbolic transition out of The Great Depression for...more...

Solar heat collectors are commonly installed as "Closed-Loop Pressurized-Glycol" systems in cold climates where freezing weather exists.

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One of the things that defines human beings beyond other living things on the planet is our ability to conceive of and look toward the...more...

Oh, that funky smell of gas. We are all familiar with it. One whiff immediately sends off those warning signals in

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There are currently minimal provisions in the Uniform Plumbing Code, International Plumbing Code, International Property Maintenance Code

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Anita Marie Woodson, age 75, Apt 709; Charlene Lowry, age 71, Apt 924; Ramon Villarreal, age 85, Apt 323; Molly Urban, age 75, Apt 302;...more...

I have noticed a lot of misquoting of the plumbing codes when it comes to hot water system temperatures and hot water system controls. There...more...

With the New Year 2015 underway, it is customary to look back, take stock and make resolutions

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My first office space was in the old American Can Company Warehouse, also known as the 1928

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Employers are required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to provide a safe work environment for workers. This includes

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About 71 percent of the earth is covered in water. The open ocean isn’t currently an environment humans can survive in

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In the movie, "Back to the Future II," during his visit to 2015, Marty purchases a 1950 to 2000 sports almanac,

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Unquestionably, the main event for our industry is the AHR Expo. This year’s event will be in

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It's a new year, and that means it's time to clear the

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2015 is a healthy and prosperous year for all of you.

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Every solar heating project inevitably starts with an estimate of collector size. For example, a commonly used “Rule of Thumb” for the heating conditions in...more...

The railroad system has been a key part of the evolution of the U.S. However, our passenger rail system is lagging behind many other developed...more...

Architects seem to relish creating difficulty for the sprinkler folks, particularly when it comes to ceilings. Not happy with a perfectly good smooth flat ceiling,...more...

In recent months, I have had conversations with several different people about the ever growing demands put upon consulting engineers. Sadly, engineering fees have not...more...

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) held their Convention and Engineered Plumbing Exposition in late September. I always find that attending the ASPE convention...more...