Do you want to know an odd bit of trivia? Valentine's Day is the most popular day for sewer and wastewater treatment tours, at least in New York, London, and Paris. By 2027, the volume of recycled water produced in the United States is projected to increase 37%.
In my last column of 2023, I discussed the growing use of Artificial Intelligence in engineering and construction firms. This month, I want to focus on another trend we will see continuing into this next year — sustainability and efficiency.
How are engineers staying up-to-date on the latest products, technology and training? Is there still a need for in-person training and meetings with the ability to do video conferences and training online?
PM Engineerhas opened nominations for our 2023 Plumbing Engineer of the Year and Mechanical Engineer of the Year awards. We would like your help in identifying individuals deserving of the award in 2023.
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) meeting, which was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. While there was a lot of great discussion on a number of important issues, one topic really caught my interest, and that was workforce development in this post-pandemic era.