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In contemporary America, fire rates and fire deaths are trending downward due to stronger fire codes, greater public education, widespread use of smoke alarms, requirements...more...

It’s been more than 300 days since the 2016 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo wrapped up in Las Vegas. Attendees learned from...more...

The Flint Water Summit, co-chaired by Mayer Karen Weaver and Governor Rick Snyder, was held at the Riverfront Front Banquet in Flint, Michigan, March 7-9....more...

Recent editions of the International Code Council’s (ICC) model building codes employ greater emphasis on automatic sprinkler systems as a life safety and property protection...more...

There’s no way around it: choosing and installing a heating system in a facility that doesn’t shut down is a complex project. Safety, efficiency, affordability...more...

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, a marked-up PDF is worth 10,000,” says Mark Henry, a senior field engineer with McCarl’s Inc. of Beaver...more...

Energy and maintenance expenses account for approximately 75 percent of the life-cycle costs of a centrifugal pump. With a growing emphasis on reducing energy consumption...more...

Water-saving strategies such as lower-flow fixtures have become a vital tool in the conservation movement and in green buildings. But like many advances, even positive...more...

There is a notion being propagated by importers of Chinese-made cast iron soil pipe and fittings that the use of “virgin” pig iron as a...more...

Over the course of the past 25 years, manufacturers of plumbing products and appliances have been under strong market pressure to develop water-consuming products that...more...

It was a record-setting year for the 2017 AHR Expo, which took place Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In total, 68,000...more...

There was so much to see, and do, at the AHR 2017 Expo as it related to trends and innovations in the industry, but ...more...

In 2014, Whirlpool Corporation partnered with Purdue University in a three-year retrofit project aimed to achieve net-zero energy by transforming a home built in the...more...

Tiny homes have become increasingly popular across the U.S. in recent years. As more people make the move to tiny living, contractors and owner-builders alike...more...

The expansion of life science research and biopharmaceutical facilities has radically increased the demand for lab gases such as nitrogen (N2) and carbon dioxide (CO2)...more...

Demand for water in multi-story buildings such as hotels, multifamily, office and other institutional applications — require pressure-boosting equipment to raise incoming municipal water pressure...more...

World Vision International (WVI) is a Christian nonprofit that builds humanitarian advocacy and aids people, especially children, living in poverty in nearly 100 countries. WVI...more...

It is time to reevaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based...more...

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating (AHR) Expo, takes place Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Sponsored by ASHRAE and...more...

When I tell folks I am a plumbing engineer, they give me that quizzical look that suggests they heard the plumbing part, but can’t make...more...