plumbing design

IAPMO to Host Third Annual Water Demand Calculator™ Virtual Summit

September 21, 2023

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) will host the third annual Water Demand Calculator™ Virtual Summit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST on November 7. This […]


Hazen-Williams and Darcy-Weisbach Equations: Similarities and Differences

September 5, 2023

Which equation is better? Here’s a brief comparison of their use in sprinkler piping sizing. by Yasser Amer Ahmed, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, CFPS, MIFireE, PMSFPE The Hazen-Williams and Darcy-Weisbach […]


Learn 10 Things to Know About DHW Return Design at the Next Coffee with Caleffi

September 1, 2023

Domestic hot water (DHW) design is critical to optimize energy efficiency, while reducing water waste. On Thursday, September 21, at noon CDT, guest host Christoph Lohr, PE, will detail the […]


Watts to Host ASPE-Accredited Webinar: New Tech in Backflow Prevention: The Future Is Now

August 14, 2023

Watts has announced “New Tech in Backflow Prevention: The Future is Now,” an ASPE-accredited webinar worth 0.1 CEU. On Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. EDT, participants will learn […]


July 2023 Coffee with Caleffi Will Cover Heat Pump Water Heater Fundamentals

June 30, 2023

The two primary objectives in a domestic hot water plumbing system are 1) heat the water in a cost-effective manner and 2) deliver the water at an appropriate temperature to […]


Why You Should Specify No-Hub Fitting Restraints for Multistory Projects

June 12, 2023

Don’t be left with an unreliable system during a significant rain event by not specifying no-hub fitting restraints. by Jim LeStage, CSI, CDT Looking at the geographic location or climate […]


How Design Professionals Can Work with Owners to Keep Private Systems Safe

May 15, 2023

Recently, I wrote an article regarding potable water and backflow protection. Water is something that most of us take for granted, until we cannot find a clean and reliable source. […]


Learn How to Troubleshoot DHW Recirculation at the May 2023 Coffee with Caleffi

April 20, 2023

It is of utmost importance to understand how to effectively apply mixing and balancing technology to optimize hot water delivery times, energy efficiency, water conservation, and safety in domestic hot […]


Value Engineering Piping Systems: The ROI of Cast Iron vs. PVC

April 6, 2023

Design engineers must know the proper application of cast iron and PVC during the value engineering process to ensure a cost-efficient solution. by Eric Knauth, PE, LEED AP, and Troy […]


Learn About Prefabrication Trends to Optimize Construction Timelines with BIM

March 30, 2023

Skilled labor shortages and time-consuming onsite logistics can wreak havoc on construction schedules. Prefabrication is an effective option to expedite projects while maintaining favorable labor investments. BIM (building information modeling) […]

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