If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing. Fun may not be the word that first comes to mind when one thinks about plumbing engineering. Yet, for this plumbing engineer, joyfulness is built into his work ethic. It is our pleasure to honor Daniel Colombini, P.E., LEED AP, as our 2018 Plumbing Engineer of the Year.
There is one provision in both the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and International Plumbing Code (IPC) that endangers public health and bloats construction budgets: the requirement to provide hot water at all public lavatories.
Selecting a water heater for a facility where there is a combination eyewash and emergency shower.
December 3, 2018
One of the most critical applications faced by plumbing engineers is selecting a water heater for a facility where there is a combination eyewash and emergency shower. These fixtures are required by the ANSI Z358.1 code to deliver a specific amount of water flow for a specific period of time.
What do the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, St Louis Blues and Arizona Coyotes have in common? They’re National Hockey League teams and their arenas are getting greener. For St Louis it was their game rink; for the others, it was the practice sheets.
Ah yes, AHJs. You cannot live with them and you most definitely cannot live without them. The official NFPA definition of an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is “An organization, office or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements of a code or standard, or for approving equipment, materials, an installation or a procedure.”
The most famous innovative time in our history is the industrial revolution. The mid- to late-1700s was the start of innovation becoming the norm in business and competition. Many world industries were astounded by the idea of a machine completing tasks once done by hand.