plumbing design

What Is the Minimum Burial Depth When Running Sanitary Lines Under a Building Slab?

September 13, 2021

Recently on the ASPE Connect Open Forum, Andrew Saggese, a Mechanical Engineer with Emtec Consulting Engineers in Ronkonkoma, New York, said that he gets conflicting information from plumbing contractors about […]


Coordination Is Key to Helping Make the Right Design Choices for the Owner

August 23, 2021

Design is the process of taking an action to meet specific requirements in our effort to provide a complete system. Regardless of the size of any given project, it consists […]


Does an Aboveground Interceptor Have to Be Upstream of a Belowground Interceptor?

August 20, 2021

Stephen Lucich, PE, CPD, an Engineer with Colvin Engineering Associates in Salt Lake City, is working on a retrofit project to renovate an existing space into a commercial kitchen. Due […]


Registration Is Open for the Virtual “Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit”

August 17, 2021

Join us on November 4  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST for the virtual “The Water Demand Calculator: Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit,” hosted by ASPE and IAPMO. The […]


Key Considerations for Designing a Reliable and Cost-Effective Firestop System

August 11, 2021

To keep projects on time, on budget, and protected, the engineer needs the right balance of quality and value. by Jim LeStage As the big-picture thinkers of any project, plumbing […]


Plumbing Industry Supports Legislation that Will Improve Water Quality and Efficiency

August 6, 2021

The IAPMO Group and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applaud the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for advancing legislation this past week reauthorizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology […]


Which Joining Method Is Best for Copper Piping for Domestic Water Distribution?

July 29, 2021

Naveen Kumar Shivanna, CPD, GPD, LEED GA, a Fire Protection & Plumbing Engineer with Setty & Associates in Baltimore, is working on a renovation job where the specification calls for […]


Save the Date for the Virtual “Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit”

July 27, 2021

ASPE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) are co-hosting “The Water Demand Calculator: Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit,” a virtual event on November 4, 2021, from […]


The Product Ratio Method—An Approach for Determining Circuit Flow Rates in Domestic Hot Water Circulation Systems

July 19, 2021

Domestic hot water circulation systems compensate for heat loss from piping segments by facilitating continuous flow through a heat source to maintain water temperatures throughout the system. To ensure that […]


Is Hot Water Required at Handwashing-Only Lavatories and Wash Stations?

July 9, 2021

John Parks, CPD, a Senior Mechanical Designer with ZRHD PC in Oklahoma City, recently posed a theoretical question on ASPE Connect: Should we, as an industry, look at whether hot […]

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