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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...

People that know me well are always intrigued to find out why I have the following quote as a part of my digital email signature: “The...more...

The residents of The Ackerly at Timberland have all the comforts of home at the sort of home that’s becoming more popular as aging Americans...more...

Communicating with architects and designers about projects can avoid a lot of headaches down the road.“Okay, so who uses their feet to flush the toilet?”...more...

You’ve likely seen a few of GE’s popular TV commercials about Owen, the young, bespectacled man who announces to friends and family that he’s landed...more...

Everyone is stuck on certified building design and designing buildings using a checklist. What about good practice? What about designing reasonably, defensibly or even justifiably?...more...

PE: What was it about plumbing engineering that appealed to you? Can you tell us about your journey? KY: I grew up around the construction business...more...

When we call out an individual as a person of the year, be it based on professional or personal merit, it’s usually because that person...more...

Today’s most advanced two-way wireless mesh submetering systems are providing both visualization and control capabilities to property owners/managers and tenants. The biggest water savings from...more...

In today’s built environment, the growing emphasis on water-based fire protection systems challenges plumbing engineers to provide adequate pressure and flow while protecting the potable...more...

It all began in a small warehouse right outside Fort Worth, Texas. That is — when two friends Harry Cohn and Clyde Gregory founded Cohn &...more...

Someday, HVAC/R and plumbing engineers will look back at 2016 as the year chilled beam hydronic design was revolutionized by the emergence of the controlled...more...

This article is written with the intermediate AutoCAD MEP or Revit user in mind, assuming a general working knowledge of BIM coordination. Autodesk Navisworks (formerly known...more...