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"Your Connection to Innovative Water Solutions" was the theme of a plumbing product showcase that attracted more than 300 engineers and facility managers to the Manhattan NYC Hotel in October.
Hosted by Watts Water Technologies and the manufacturers' representatives firm of Edwards, Platt & Deely, the event offered attendees an up-close look at plumbing solutions designed to meet the demanding requirements of commercial and institutional buildings, as well as design resources.
Spotlighted solutions included the Powers IntelliStation™, a new digital mixing station for controlling water in commercial and institutional facilities, Watts commercial drainage products and BLÜCHER stainless steel drainage systems. Attendees also learned about Orion acid waste systems, including the Rionfuser, an electrofusion machine designed to meet the needs of chemical waste piping, as well as BRAE™ rain water harvesting systems, Watts water filtration and treatment systems, and Watts flood protection shutdown valves.
"Engineers who design plumbing systems for commercial and institutional buildings and the facility managers responsible for them need to consistently keep pace with rapidly changing technologies and solutions," said Bob Pagano, Watts Water Technologies CEO. "Events combining CEU courses, information on technical resources, and select product demonstrations provide a way for them to broaden their knowledge and skills. At the same time, through interaction with event participants, we gain new insight into the challenges they are facing."
The event included classes on three topics of special interest to plumbing engineers: rainwater harvesting, digital mixing valve technology, and the use of automatic control valves (ACVs) in commercial high-rise buildings.
"We were pleased that such a large number of engineers and facilities managers from the New York metropolitan area attended," said Matt Deely, principal, Edwards, Platt & Deely. "The event gave us a chance to learn about the challenges they are facing and the types of solutions they need."
Also in attendance were experts from Allied Technical Services, who presented their no-cost online plumbing specification service, used by engineers to compare, evaluate, and specify plumbing solutions.