plumbing design

IAPMO Publishes the Water Demand Calculator as a Standalone Document

June 23, 2022

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has published IAPMO/UPC/Appendix M-2021, Peak Water Demand Calculator, as a standalone document. This document is a direct extract from Appendix M of […]


What Are Good Questions to Ask in the Beginning Phase of a Project?

June 23, 2022

Baltimore Chapter member Frederick Koelber, with Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates, recently asked our experts on ASPE Connect, “What are good questions to ask the architect, structural engineer, civil engineer, […]


Learn About Pressure-Reducing Valves at the July Coffee with Caleffi

June 20, 2022

Maintaining water pressure within an acceptable range is vitally important in all types of building plumbing systems. Unregulated systems can cause high mechanical stress on system components, flow noise, valve […]


Extending the Water Demand Calculator to Commercial and Institutional Buildings

June 15, 2022

2021 ASPE Tech Symposium attendees discuss the future of pipe sizing, high-efficiency fixtures, and the Water Demand Calculator with four experts. by Toritseju Omaghomi, Natascha Milesi Ferretti, PE, Gary Klein, […]


Does a Coffee Maker Require a Backflow Preventer, Vent, and Drain for Commercial Jobs?

June 2, 2022

Markham Jarrett, a Plumbing Designer with Spectrum Design in Martinsville, Virginia, recently wondered if a coffee maker would have to follow the same code requirements as other beverage-dispensing machines, so […]


May 2022 Lessons in Firestop: Goldilocks and the Plumber

May 18, 2022

Does the title of this column sound like a love story? If it does, then I apologize to all of you romantics out there. This is more like a tragedy […]


Learn How to Design Heat Pump Systems for Water Heating at the May Coffee with Caleffi

May 10, 2022

The design of heat pumps that supply domestic water heating has improved dramatically over the years. Their ability to absorb low-temperature heat and transfer it from one place to another […]


What Are the Approved Fittings for Connecting Horizontal Branches to Vertical Stacks?

May 4, 2022

A mechanical engineering graduate student at the City College of New York, Artur Zych is looking to learn more about MEP engineering, so he visited ASPE Connect to ask our […]


What Plumbing Designers Need to Know About Selecting Water Closets

April 29, 2022

Toilet bowl and seat shape, fixture mounting, and flushing type are some of the options to take into consideration when selecting water closets for a client. by Siddharth Bhat, PE, […]


What Is the Engineer’s Role in the Design/Bid/Build (D/B/B) Project Process?

April 14, 2022

A project has a much higher chance of success when the engineer understands their responsibilities in design, bidding, and administration. by James E. Dipping, PE, CPD, GPD, LEED AP BD+C, […]

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