Happy New Year! Let’s take a look at pme’s Top 10 most popular stories of 2012.

Happy New Year…almost! Based on the economy, some will be happy to say good-bye to 2012 and some will continue to be optimistic going into the new year. But before we do that, let’s take a look at pme’s Top 10 most popular stories of 2012!

1. Storm drainage design gone wrong Julius Ballanco explains how the ASPE Research Foundation paper reveals roof drain inconsistencies.  

2. Green arches of McDonald’s Editor Mike Miazga finds out how McDonald’s continues its sustainability push with the introduction of LEED-certified restaurants.  

3. Training or learning? Dan Holohan talks about how trade associations must adapt to new techonology.  

4. Sleeping in a metal box Christine Swanson explains how to make containerized housing units safer.  

5. ICC, ASPE developing standards on rainwater catchment systems The International Code Council and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers both are developing a standard on rainwater catchment systems that each hopes will be designated a national standard by the American National Standards Institute.  

6. Rainwater harvesting 101 John M. Rattenbury delves deeper into the notion that as fresh water dwindles, you can take steps to save natural resources.  

7. Before or After John Siegenthaler asks where should the heat exchanger be placed in a drainback solar water heating system?  

8. Cistern filtration for rainwater harvesting John M. Rattenbury explains how this starting point is critical in developing a properly functioning and effective system.  

9. Forecast identifies six trends for engineers to watch in 2012 Publisher Bob Miodonski discusses a new forecast of 2012 construction activity. Did it come to fruition?  

10. Leonard Valve Co. sees opportunities to educate engineers and inspectors Publisher Bob Miodonski interviews President E. Niles Wilcox for an inside look at Leonard Valve Co. as it celebrates 100 years in business.