plumbing design

“Are Sleeves or Core Drilling Better for the Passage of Process Piping?”

February 1, 2021

The choice must take into consideration the craftsmanship of the installation, convenience, and coordination among the trades. by David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED BD+C, PE When I first […]


“Standards and Design Considerations for Emergency Equipment”

November 30, 2020

Sometimes, as design professionals, we must think outside of the box and develop solutions to problems that are before us but not always obvious or mandated by rules and regulations. […]


“Three Common Questions About W-Rated Firestop Sealants”

November 12, 2020

Brush up on what W-ratings mean, how they’re obtained, what they mean for firestop sealants, and more. by Jeff Hamilton Many professionals are familiar with firestop sealants, but not all […]


“Are We Ready for Timber Skyscrapers?”

August 27, 2020

Due to wood’s hygroscopic characteristics, shrinkage of the wood framing may have adverse effects on plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems. by Laura Loziuk and James Richardson In recent years there […]


“Design Considerations for Potable Water”

July 30, 2020

Today’s engineers and designers must take much into account outside of the normal engineering concerns of load, flow rate, and pressure drop to design systems that protect public health. by […]


“Corrosion in Hot Water Recirculating Systems and Velocity Effects”

July 23, 2020

Maintaining temperature, pressure, and flow per design conditions will promote laminar flow and ensure adequate service life of the piping system. by Kevin Wong, MBA, BSc, CAE, and Avishai Moscovich […]


“Managing Legionella Risk in Showers”

July 2, 2020

The author examines the effectiveness of some past and current products to help shower piping drain effectively to reduce Legionella growth. by David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED BD+C, […]

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