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In the March issue of pme, read about how a Montana cancer center has redesigned its heating system to ensure better comfort for its patients. Also, a Cleveland clinic has undergone a significant expansion including the addition of nearly a thousand Chicago faucets. Catch up on the latest news in the plumbing, mechanical and engineering industry and check out the latest products the industry has to offer.
The team of engineers at Missoula, Mt.-based Associated Construction Engineering strives to provide the right level of comfort on every commercial application it designs for its clients.
The opening of the Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Pavilion and the Glickman Tower marked the completion of the most significant expansion project in the organization’s history. The $504 million project included a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. pavilion and tower that consolidated health-care units spread throughout the Cleveland campus.
It’s no secret Colorado boats some of the best skiing opportunities for locals and tourists. And just 30 miles west of the renowned ski town of Vail, resides another gem in the form of a state-of-the-art facility that trains Colorado National Guard helicopter pilots.
Commercial building loans and their supporting activity are edging toward pre-recession levels. As of mid-year 2013, U.S. banks had issued just short of $1 trillion dollars in commercial real-estate loans, up almost 4% from a year earlier, according to official sources.
This time last month, I was hammering away on my February editorial and simultaneously listening to President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. I kept the YouTube stream of the speech in a tiny video player in the lower-right hand corner of my screen.
I stopped at the gas station the other day because one of my car’s tires looked a bit low. They charge us for air here on the Isle of Long. When I was a young man, it was free.
This spring, IAPMO starts the final round of meetings leading up to the publication of the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC). The meeting was recently moved from St. Louis to Las Vegas, but the dates remain the same (April 28-30). Those dates are coincidently the same dates as the International Code Council’s Green Code hearings in Memphis, Tenn.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) moved its annual Technical Committee meetings to Las Vegas. The meetings will still be held April 28-May 2, but were moved to Las Vegas from St. Louis. The meetings will work toward developing the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code and the Uniform Mechanical Code publications.
T&S Brass’ award-winning, ADA-compliant B-3200 hotel shower valve series has a chrome-plated, adjustable-pattern, solid-brass showerhead.
Powers has a nonvoting position and will give ASPE’s young members more representation at the national leadership level. Powers will ensure the AYP members’ needs are met with the proper education, networking and mentoring opportunities.
Gardner will coordinate strategic efforts, bulid industry relationships and expand value for clients and manufacturers. He will identify new opportunites to help ICC leverage knowledge and technical expertise to help clients navigate the complexities around the supply chain, from compliance and regulatory issues to market acceptance.
The award recognizes companies and individuals that drive business growth, jobs and economic development in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the state of Minnesota.
The addition of the technical session underscores the depth of specialty knowledge that will be available to conference attendees and highlights the Steering Committee’s consistent effort to increase practical learning for engineers, architects and HVAC specialists.
Although municipal water is treated and distributed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and is safe for its intended use, microorganisms can enter plumbing systems, attach to the inside surfaces of pipes and equipment to form a biofilm and grow in much greater numbers.
The spring sessions will feature the “Significant Changes to Standard 90.1-2010” course and will cover an in-depth overview of the standard and answer questions about changes from previous editions in envelope, lighting and mechanical sections.
Thanks in part to Rinnai’s donation of an Ultra Series condensing tankless water heater and assistance from a local contractor, the church reopened its doors just before Thanksgiving 2013 – nine weeks after the storm.
The P-200NL is available in 1/2” to 4” sizes. It is NSF-listed ANSI/NSF 61 G in compliance with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.
GeoStar introduces the Aston Compact and Arbor Base to its product line of commercial water-source units.
Danfoss’ ADAP-KOOL System Manager was honored at the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards in the refrigeration category.
These systems consist of a 1.1-gpf manual toilet flush valve combined with either an Afwall or Madera universal toilet bowl.
Tjernlund’s Duct Booster register fans feature an energy-efficient, high-velocity cross-flow blower, are ultra-quiet (1.4 sones) and use 20 watts of electricity.
Caleffi’s iSolar MX LTE is a powerful multifunctional temperature differential controller with add-on system functions for use in a wide variety of solar-thermal heating applications.
Niagara Conservation’s Stealth rear outlet ultra-high-efficiency-toilet gives renovators and remodelers a solution that doesn’t require tearing down walls.
Lochinvar’s FTXL fire tube boiler is designed with a stainless-steel fire tube heat exchanger.
The newly-designed Rinnai vent-free fan convectors provide a supplemental heating solution for the most hard-to-heat spaces.
VTS America’s VENTUS “Born in the U.S.A.” line of air-handling units with frameless-casing panels are comprised of polyurethane foam with double-sided zinc-coated steel sheets.
Armstrong Fluid Technology’s ADEPT pump selection software program can be used on multiple devices and platforms.
The Cleveland Faucet Group Cornerstone line for the kitchen includes: two-handle bar/prep faucets and single- and two-handle kitchen faucet with or without coordinating side spray.
The Wilkins REMXLCR and REMXLPFR retrofit tailpieces are easy to install and can replace any brand without the need for additional fittings or components.
Xylem’s Goulds Water Technology and Bell & Gossett brand vertical turbine impellers will convert from their previous standard of silicon bronze to a high-grade investment cast 316 stainless-steel material.
AquaMotion pumps are rugged, easy to install and feature quiet running operations.
Sno*Melter cable kits are UL-listed and CSA-certified, dual-element, fixed-resistance cables
Viega’s 0-10V DC Powerhead provides short response times and self-calibrates every 24 hours
SorTech AG offers free software to calculate the economic viability of adsorption-based air-conditioning solutions.
Milwaukee Valve’s new UltraPure valve line meets federal lead-free law standards.
Merit’s valve offering begins with 1-piece threaded, 2-piece threaded standard and full-port, and 3-piece threaded and socket-weld ball valves; otherwise known as its “V” Series.
Part of Webstone’s Hydro-Core hydronic manifold system is Hydro-Core Flex, a lineup of complete near-boiler piping kits designed for wall-hung boilers with integral pumps.
Taco’s Plus Two multipurpose valve is five valves in one and will effectively handle all the discharge operations within a hydronic system.
ClimateMaster’s Tranquility Vertical Stack TSM Series heat pump units are available in 3/4- through 3-ton capacities.
Matco-Norca offers a range of steam radiator heating valves constructed with brass and bronze bodies.
NEOPERL adapter kits make ordering replacement parts easy. The kits contain 17 adapters to solve almost any thread issue found in the field.
NIBCO Coil-Connect balancing valves, combination ball valves, unions and valve kits provide solutions for a wide range of application requirements to ensure a balanced HVAC system.
The 3700V cast-iron ball valve from American Valve is built to outperform and outlast any gate valve.
Waterless Baja No-Flush urinal can replace conventional fixtures and installs to the regular urinal 2” waste line.
TOTO’s Keane faucet blends modern fluidity with classic design elements for an affordable faucet that fits traditional, transitional and contemporary bath decors.