In this issue, industry experts weigh in on two industry trends that have been hot topics this year: energy efficiency and technology. Looking at the trends from the lens of heating, the features explore new products and practices while also discussing needs as it relates to training and equipping the industry to accommodate energy expectations and technology changes.
The 2019 PHCPPros Boiler Report revealed that advancements in controls, building automation systems (BAS) and overall use of big data through integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the market.
On the heels of back-to-school season, Plumbing Engineer found it relevant to address the recruiting conversation in its August issue. Just as professions are often repeated at career days in mainstream spaces, it is easy to highlight some occupations over others in the trades.
On June 13, 2019, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order to extend the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and the plumbing licensing law until 2021 to allow the next legislature to consider the issue. The plumbing industry needs to ensure their elected officials are educated on the topic and address this issue properly in the next legislative session.
Many organizations facilitate the production of codes, standards and guides, such as ASCE, ASHRAE, ASME, ASPE, CEN, FM, ISO, NFPA, SFPE and UL. Which documents are needed on any project will vary with the task at hand and the specific scenario.
Hydronic heating systems must be filled with water to provide the heat transfer fluid (HTF) that makes them work. In the case of the closed-loop solar heating system, the HTF is typically a mixture of water and propylene glycol.
It’s an expression parents have heard millions of times: “Dad! I have to go to the bathroom.” A sudden flash of panic hits your face. Your brain immediately goes into overdrive to begin your assessment of the situation.
May Contractor A sue Contractor B for breach of the developer’s contract — that is, the contract between Contractor B and the developer? In Arco In ge nieros, S.A. de C.V. v. CDM Int’l Inc., 368 F. Supp. 3d 256 (D. Mass. 2019), a Massachusetts federal district court said no.
Crazy weather has become the norm everywhere, which is part of the reason for the Montreal Protocol and the Kigali Amendment, under which nations have agreed to move toward natural, global-warming-friendly refrigerants.
As part of the contributions needed to be made toward the elimination of combustion heating, “beneficial electrification” is becoming the clear choice. With proper education, consumers can come to see that it's a significant step forward toward modernization to be “all electric.”