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My last column recounted the events that led up to the conflagration known as the Second Great Honolulu Chinatown Fire. To recap, concerns over a bubonic...more...

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﷯﷯As a retired mechanical contractor turned to consulting, I find myself reflecting on sweet memories and great finds. One of these happened﷯ several years ago﷯...more...

﷯Sometimes barriers to the growth of renewable energy are political. ﷯The cost premium, perceived or real, can be another issue. ﷯In some cases, projects stall...more...

﷯Domestic hot water systems have been installed in buildings for many years dating back to﷯ ancient times. Re﷯circulating hot water systems are not quite that...more...

In the past year or so, we have visited a number of public schools that have existing solar domestic hot water (SDHW) heaters. The Albuquerque...more...

When it comes to plumbing health care design, there are many methods on how to “plumb” it. The first of this two-part series covered medical...more...

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...

The New Year has only just begun, but what a year 2017 has been for women already. Regardless of which side of the fence you...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...