plumbing design

Does an Aboveground Interceptor Have to Be Upstream of a Belowground Interceptor?

August 20, 2021

Stephen Lucich, PE, CPD, an Engineer with Colvin Engineering Associates in Salt Lake City, is working on a retrofit project to renovate an existing space into a commercial kitchen. Due […]


Registration Is Open for the Virtual “Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit”

August 17, 2021

Join us on November 4  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST for the virtual “The Water Demand Calculator: Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit,” hosted by ASPE and IAPMO. The […]


Key Considerations for Designing a Reliable and Cost-Effective Firestop System

August 11, 2021

To keep projects on time, on budget, and protected, the engineer needs the right balance of quality and value. by Jim LeStage As the big-picture thinkers of any project, plumbing […]


Plumbing Industry Supports Legislation that Will Improve Water Quality and Efficiency

August 6, 2021

The IAPMO Group and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applaud the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for advancing legislation this past week reauthorizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology […]


Which Joining Method Is Best for Copper Piping for Domestic Water Distribution?

July 29, 2021

Naveen Kumar Shivanna, CPD, GPD, LEED GA, a Fire Protection & Plumbing Engineer with Setty & Associates in Baltimore, is working on a renovation job where the specification calls for […]


Save the Date for the Virtual “Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit”

July 27, 2021

ASPE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) are co-hosting “The Water Demand Calculator: Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit,” a virtual event on November 4, 2021, from […]


The Product Ratio Method—An Approach for Determining Circuit Flow Rates in Domestic Hot Water Circulation Systems

July 19, 2021

Domestic hot water circulation systems compensate for heat loss from piping segments by facilitating continuous flow through a heat source to maintain water temperatures throughout the system. To ensure that […]


Is Hot Water Required at Handwashing-Only Lavatories and Wash Stations?

July 9, 2021

John Parks, CPD, a Senior Mechanical Designer with ZRHD PC in Oklahoma City, recently posed a theoretical question on ASPE Connect: Should we, as an industry, look at whether hot […]


July Coffee with Caleffi Covers Heat Exchangers in Hydronic and Plumbing Systems

June 22, 2021

The next Coffee with Caleffi, “Heat Exchangers in Hydronic & Plumbing Systems,” will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from noon to 1:30 p.m. CDT. Heat exchangers are essential components […]


Is Supervisory Air Monitoring Feasible for Manual Dry Standpipes?

June 17, 2021

Gregory Shvartsman, President of IGS Consulting in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, is working on a project in which the client wants supervisory air monitoring for manual dry standpipe systems, based […]

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