Pipeline Exclusives

Pipeline Exclusive: Ethics in Engineering

September 23, 2020

Using his state’s Code of Ethics for Engineers and Surveyors, the author illustrates how moral behavior can lead to engineering excellence. by David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED BD+C, PE Ethics in its simplest form is a system of […]

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Pipeline Exclusive: Are We Ready for Timber Skyscrapers?

August 27, 2020

Due to wood’s hygroscopic characteristics, shrinkage of the wood framing may have adverse effects on plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems. by Laura Loziuk and James Richardson In recent years there has been increased interest in wood frame construction for high-rises […]

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Pipeline Exclusive: Alternate or Alternative Engineered Design

August 13, 2020

Using alternative engineered designs allows for innovative designs and advancements in the construction process. by David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED BD+C, PE All design documents that require the seal and signature of a Registered Professional Engineer, by definition, […]

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Pipeline Exclusive: Design Considerations for Potable Water

July 30, 2020

Today’s engineers and designers must take much into account outside of the normal engineering concerns of load, flow rate, and pressure drop to design systems that protect public health. by David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED BD+C, PE The […]

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Pipeline Exclusive: Corrosion in Hot Water Recirculating Systems and Velocity Effects

July 23, 2020

Maintaining temperature, pressure, and flow per design conditions will promote laminar flow and ensure adequate service life of the piping system. by Kevin Wong, MBA, BSc, CAE, and Avishai Moscovich MBA, P.Eng, LEED AP  The following technical overview has been […]

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Pipeline Exclusive: Building Maintenance Prior to and Following Decommission

July 16, 2020

Many issues and procedures need to be considered and implemented when plumbing systems go unused. by Bill Bliss Buildings occasionally may be shut down or furloughed for an undetermined period of time. This recently has occurred extensively across the nation […]

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Pipeline Exclusive: Applications of IoT Technology in Mid-Market Commercial Properties, Part 2

July 9, 2020

IoT technologies can be added to advance plumbing designs and provide owners and operators with connectivity to the domestic water systems. by Adam Bartman and Avishai Moscovich, P.Eng, LEED AP As we discussed in Part 1 of this article, mid-market-type buildings […]

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Pipeline Exclusive: Managing Legionella Risk in Showers

July 2, 2020

The author examines the effectiveness of some past and current products to help shower piping drain effectively to reduce Legionella growth. by David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED BD+C, PE We learn more about Legionella bacteria almost daily. It has […]

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Pipeline Exclusive: IoT Technology in Mid-Market Commercial Properties, Part 1

June 25, 2020

When it comes to domestic water, we haven’t really seen a widely scaled platform in which one can connect and control different aspects of the plumbing system. by Adam Bartman and Avishai Moscovich, P.Eng, LEED AP In this series of articles, […]

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