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Each year, I utilize one of my summer articles to encourage readers to seek out professional development. So, per tradition, this month I am taking...more...

The PHCP industry may have an entirely different R&D lab to test its products. Pegasus Global Holdings is currently restarting plans to build a full-size...more...

If you want a hot tip on low gas prices, I know two places where filling up your car won’t break the bank. Saudi Arabia...more...

Renewable energy technologies like hybrid cars and solar electric power require a higher level of technology and automated intelligence that can be expected to come...more...

In a few months, a new edition of NFPA 13, the 2016 edition, will be available. There were a few NITMAMS at the NFPA Technical...more...

This month’s column is an update on several plumbing related organizations and their code and standard activities. The American Society of Sanitary Engineering International (ASSE)...more...

In the past I have written about gas pipe sizing, but some recent events have caused me to want to revisit the subject. As many of...more...

We all know how bad the drought is in California. I never found out the precise differences among the terms “severe,” “extreme,” and “exceptional” drought, but every single...more...

I am what could be described as a thermostat nerd. I enjoy walking into mechanical rooms where boilers are modulating along with some sort of smart control driving...more...

(Note: To view the figures, read Bristol's column in the July digital edition of Plumbing Engineer!)

In this column, our focus is on Solar Thermal Hydronic Combisystems...more...

While supporting a design-build team preparing bids for a project to provide a new warehouse building, we almost fell into the ESFR trap. I feel...more...

Engineers are showing less detail on the drawings for valves, strainers, pressure gauges, temperature gauges and other piping accessories. They are showing less information on...more...

Recently, I’ve been involved in an unusual project that proved to be quite a challenge with our local authority, the Los Angeles Department of Building...more...

Recently, I spent the better part of a day trouble shooting the hot water circulation system on a building we designed and built back in...more...

The last code development cycle for the International Codes brought about a code change that was submitted to the model codes by a manufacturer of...more...

Did you know that fire protection engineers played an important role in helping the allies successfully win the strategic air wars over Germany and Japan...more...

Solar Thermal Hydronic Combisystems, like all hydronic systems, owe their very existence to the quiet, humble yet reliable centrifugal circulator pump. These pumps are at...more...

Is a colony on Mars a reasonable option for humans? What would be different about harvesting energy on the red planet compared to Earth? Maybe...more...

In a long-awaited ruling, the Colorado Court of Appeals recently held that a homeowner’s association could not remove a stipulation from its declaration mandating arbitration...more...

Let me introduce myself by telling you about the greatest guy I never met. Charlie Horton founded two trade magazines, and I had the pleasure...more...