The August 2021 issue of PM Engineer features our cover story on how COVID-19 has expedited MEP software adoption, a behind the scenes look at a historic auditorium's cooling system replacement, and much more.
Technology has forever changed the way projects are designed and built. Plumbing and mechanical engineers can now have much more detailed and collaborative designs in less time by using MEP design software.
After more than 240 years of honorably serving the country, the U.S. Army is getting its own museum. Sited on a hilltop at Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia, the National Museum of the U.S. Army occupies more than 80 acres of grounds and features 185,000 square feet of exhibition and support space.
You may think steam is just, well, steam. But there’s a lot more going on when it comes to steam heating a building. A bit of knowledge about the hot stuff will make you a better troubleshooter when it comes to what’s heating many of our older buildings. So let me help you look like a genius.
After every IAPMO Technical Committee meeting discussing code changes, engineering colleagues always ask, “Does the union control the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC)?”
Bradford White Canada, a subsidiary of Bradford White Corp., has been selected as the first recipient of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) Manufacturers’ Agent Council Golden Leaf Award.
The Alfred Steele Scholarship is limited to ASPE members and their immediate families who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who are in or plan to attend a college, university or technical school on a full-time basis (minimum 12 credit hours), enrolled in an engineering program.
Brown and Caldwell announced Michael Karl has been recognized by The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) with an outstanding leadership award for his contributions toward advancing digital twin architecture, a breakthrough optimization technology for the water industry.
A reliable choice for everyday needs, Gerber’s Viper faucets embody a streamlined, simplified style that delivers exceptional performance and extraordinary value, the company notes. The all-metal bathroom sink faucets offer drain-type options for greater flexibility and drip-free ceramic disc technology. Learn more about its integral supply lines for quick and secure installation at www.gerber-us.com.
Lochinvar announces the addition of Thermal-Stor, a new storage tank line designed to complement Lochinvar commercial heat pumps. The storage tank’s patent-pending baffle design reduces water velocity in the tank, keeping water hot by providing maximum stratification. The new line includes models HP250G, HP500G, HP750G and HP1000G. These units promote the benefits of stratification even more when installed in a bank to support heat pump operation by pulling water from the tanks in series, rather than all the tanks at once in a parallel arrangement.
Lync, a Watts brand, introduces Element, the world’s first hot water wellness solution. Element brings the functionality of a full domestic hot water system, in addition to multi-barrier pathogen protection and remote monitoring, into one compact appliance. Element provides consulting engineers, facility managers, mechanical contractors, building owners, and architects with a complete, engineered single-sourced solution that provides reliable hot water more efficiently and effectively mitigate waterborne pathogens.
Moen’s M-POWER lavatory faucets in the Align style bring a sleek, modern touch to commercial installations, the company notes. The M-POWER sensor technology stands up to high-use environments, while the faucet’s battery pack and mechanics are accessible for easy maintenance. An LED display informs when batteries need replacement. Choose from several eco-performance flow rates. A five-year limited warranty ensures quality.
Spirotherm improves the Spirovent Quad hydraulic separator by adding power magnets. The Quad delivers the same air separation efficiency and adds fast and effective separation of ferrous and non-ferrous debris while providing the critical interconnection between hydronics loops, Spirotherm adds.
The new IV Smart EC—Modbus jet fan from Systemair implements the latest digital communication capabilities into the most compact jet fan on the market, the company notes. Built-in Modbus communication and an available BACnet accessory allow for seamless communication with any building management system, Systemair states.