plumbing design

Value Engineering Piping Systems: The ROI of Cast Iron vs. PVC

April 6, 2023

Design engineers must know the proper application of cast iron and PVC during the value engineering process to ensure a cost-efficient solution. by Eric Knauth, PE, LEED AP, and Troy […]


Learn About Prefabrication Trends to Optimize Construction Timelines with BIM

March 30, 2023

Skilled labor shortages and time-consuming onsite logistics can wreak havoc on construction schedules. Prefabrication is an effective option to expedite projects while maintaining favorable labor investments. BIM (building information modeling) […]


New Commercial PRV Technology that Saves Time and Lowers Costs

March 23, 2023

New PRV technology eliminates the need for a parallel or series system, so a second PRV downstream isn’t needed. by Jim LeStage, CSI, CDT Water control technology is integral to […]


Case Study: Design Team Overcomes Unique Challenges at Egg Processing Facility

March 7, 2023

The plumbing design for a complex processing system doesn’t have to be extremely difficult when there is cooperation among team members. by Paul Freeman, PE, CPD Six million—yes, that’s correct—six […]


PPI’s Building and Construction Division Releases Major Update to Design Calculator

December 8, 2022

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) has announced a major update to its Building & Construction Division’s Plastic Pipe Design Calculator, a free software tool for the design of plastic […]


Evac North America Publishes a New Guide for Vacuum Plumbing Technology

December 8, 2022

While gravity systems are often the conventional choice of plumbing, vacuum plumbing systems are fast challenging the status quo and emerging as a smart and efficient alternative. Evac has published […]


Three Benefits of Using Engineered Solutions to Support Water Heater Tanks

December 7, 2022

Engineered water heater supports improve the overall functionality and safety of the building and provide clients with a reliable solution. by Jim LeStage, CSI, CDT When designing a building, you’ll […]


Tankless Truth: Tankless Water Heaters Work Well with Cold Inlet Temperatures

November 11, 2022

With the benefits of high efficiency and fast recovery, tankless can provide businesses with the hot water they need no matter where they are in North America. by Tim Greer  […]


What Plumbing Designers Need to Know About Selecting a Grease Interceptor

November 2, 2022

Three items need to be considered to properly dispose of grease waste: number of people being served, type of establishment, and pumping interval. by Siddharth Bhat, PE, CPD, GPD, LEED […]


Learn How to Design a Robust, Efficient Rainwater Harvesting System for a Commercial Building

October 11, 2022

Join Watts on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m EDT for their 1.5-hour webinar, “Designing a Robust, Efficient Rainwater Harvesting System for a Commercial Building,” and earn 0.1 ASPE […]

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