plumbing design

What Piping Materials and Sizing Methods Are Suitable for Bulk Grease and Motor Oil Systems?

February 21, 2022

Donald Ditter, CPD, GPD, a Senior Engineering Technician with H.F. Lenz Company in Pittsburgh, is working on a service garage that requires bulk grease and motor oil systems for lubricating […]


The Importance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the Plumbing Industry

February 17, 2022

Using BIM files from reputable manufacturers will speed up design processes, provide readily available data, and keep your jobsite organized. by Jim LeStage, CSI, CDT Advancements in technology have been […]


What Is the Best Way to Become Your Company’s Revit Guru?

January 18, 2022

Thomas Rosaschi, CPDT, is a Plumbing Designer with David Sims & Associates in Wilmington, North Carolina. His firm is slowly transitioning from doing jobs in AutoCad to Revit, and Tommy has […]


ARCSA/ASPE Stormwater Harvesting System Design Standard Is Available for Public Review

December 24, 2021

The Working Group responsible for developing ARCSA/ASPE 78: Stormwater Harvesting System Design for Direct End-Use Applications has completed their review of the 2015 version of the standard, and the revision […]


ASPE Member Authors Report on Hot Water Delivery for the California Energy Commission

December 23, 2021

Gary Klein, President of Gary Klein and Associates Inc. and a member of ASPE’s Northern California Chapter, was a primary author of Code Changes and Implications of Residential Low-Flow Hot […]


What Freeze Protection Is Needed in an Unheated, Open Parking Garage?

November 24, 2021

As it starts to get chilly in many areas of the U.S., we thought an ASPE Open Forum post by John Rocchio, a Senior Engineer with EP Engineering, is very […]


New Study Suggests that BIM Is the Cornerstone of the Shift to Digital in the AEC Industry

October 27, 2021

Architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) is increasingly becoming a data-driven industry, and a new study by Dodge Data & Analytics, conducted in partnership with Autodesk, demonstrates that building information modeling […]


What Is the Connection Between Hot Water Storage Temp, TMVs, and Legionella?

October 26, 2021

Recently, a seemingly straightforward question about hot water temperatures on ASPE Connect evolved into a deeper discussion on thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) and Legionella prevention. Philip Gee, an Assistant Mechanical […]


Is It Better to Use Hot or Cold Water to Supply a Break Room Coffee Maker?

October 5, 2021

Victoria Johnson, PE, a Plumbing Engineer with Bass, Nixon & Kennedy Engineers in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently polled our experts on ASPE Connect to find out if they used hot […]


PHSKC Plumbing and Gas Program (AHJ) Collaborates with the Industry in an Unprecedented Approach

October 4, 2021

ASPE’s Seattle Chapter and the industry collaborate to fix a decades-old permitting system in King County, Washington. by Michael Curtright, CPD For decades, the Public Health — Seattle & King […]

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