Piping Contractor http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Flint water crisis: Together we can get the lead out http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/flint-water-crisis-together-we-can-get-lead-out <div class="field-byline"> By David LaFrance, CEO, American Water Works Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AWWA believes that as water professionals and a broader society, we should seize this moment of increased awareness to develop solutions for eliminating all risks from lead in water.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/flint-water-crisis-together-we-can-get-lead-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/flint-water-crisis-together-we-can-get-lead-out#comments Plumbing Contractor Piping Contractor Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:05:00 +0000 416861 at http://contractormag.com PERC research helps determine the water efficiency threshold http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/perc-research-helps-determine-water-efficiency-threshold <div class="field-byline"> Mike Gipson </div> <div class="field-deck"> How low can you go? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although reducing the water usage of plumbing fixtures prompts the emergence of low-flow toilets that support water conservation, unintentional consequences such as the lack of water pressure can negatively affect the drain line carry efficiency. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/perc-research-helps-determine-water-efficiency-threshold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/perc-research-helps-determine-water-efficiency-threshold#comments Plumbing Contractor Piping Contractor Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:43:00 +0000 410331 at http://contractormag.com Lessons in water quality and radiant systems http://contractormag.com/blog/lessons-water-quality-and-radiant-systems <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently I attended a water quality and an energy and comfort performance seminar sponsored by Viega in Washington D.C. Both sessions were eye opening.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/lessons-water-quality-and-radiant-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/lessons-water-quality-and-radiant-systems#comments Heating Piping Contractor Sustainably Speaking Thu, 21 May 2015 16:13:00 +0000 408621 at http://contractormag.com In the land of reds and whites, Napa Valley wineries opt for Green, Blue Pipe systems http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/land-reds-and-whites-napa-valley-wineries-opt-green-blue-pipe-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Young Inglewood Vineyards is a two-generation, ultra-premium winegrowing estate located in Napa Valley, just southwest of St. Helena, Calif. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/land-reds-and-whites-napa-valley-wineries-opt-green-blue-pipe-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/land-reds-and-whites-napa-valley-wineries-opt-green-blue-pipe-systems#comments Piping Contractor Piping Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:16:00 +0000 37451 at http://contractormag.com Thermal insulation measures gaining momentum on Capitol Hill http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/thermal-insulation-measures-gaining-momentum-capitol-hill <div class="field-byline"> BY JOHN MESENBRINK </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The increased use of thermal insulation in federal buildings would provide a simple and actionable strategy to reduce energy use and cut unnecessary costs, consequently, achieving tangible energy efficient results. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/thermal-insulation-measures-gaining-momentum-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/thermal-insulation-measures-gaining-momentum-capitol-hill#comments Pipefitting Piping Contractor Registered User Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:48:00 +0000 34881 at http://contractormag.com Seattle’s Via6 is poised for LEED Gold certification http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/seattle-s-via6-poised-leed-gold-certification <div class="field-deck"> MacDonald Miller installs 35,000-ft. of PP-R pipe for water distribution system </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Poised for LEED Gold certification, Via6 is an eco-friendly, centrally located building consisting of two 24-story towers with a six-story podium in between and three levels of below-grade parking. The $200 million real estate project began construction in late 2011 and was completed in spring 2013. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/seattle-s-via6-poised-leed-gold-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/seattle-s-via6-poised-leed-gold-certification#comments Commercial Plumbing Piping Contractor Registered User Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:55:00 +0000 31441 at http://contractormag.com AHR Expo 2014 showcases innovative, efficient products http://contractormag.com/hydronics-systems/ahr-expo-2014-showcases-innovative-efficient-products <div class="node-body article-body">NEW YORK — With more than 1,800 exhibitors at AHR Expo in New York City last week, there were many innovative and efficient products and technologies to see at the show</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/hydronics-systems/ahr-expo-2014-showcases-innovative-efficient-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/hydronics-systems/ahr-expo-2014-showcases-innovative-efficient-products#comments Heating Hydronics Systems Plumbing Contractor Piping Contractor Registered User Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:14:00 +0000 30031 at http://contractormag.com Aquatherm enables Illinois high school to go from ‘H’ to ‘HVAC’ with PP-R — Pt. 1 http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/aquatherm-enables-illinois-high-school-go-h-hvac-pp-r-pt-1 <div class="field-deck"> This $6 million retrofit involving miles of PHVAC pipe had to be completed during summer break, but an experienced construction team met the tight deadline thanks to cutting-edge technologies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coincidentally, The Pipco Companies Ltd., (PIPCO) had recently become an approved installer of the German-manufactured Aquatherm polypropylene-random pipe (PP-R), and proposed using the relatively new-to-North America option. PIPCO won the mechanical contracting bid on the job for installation of the heat pump loop water piping in the building’s existing vertical chases.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/aquatherm-enables-illinois-high-school-go-h-hvac-pp-r-pt-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/aquatherm-enables-illinois-high-school-go-h-hvac-pp-r-pt-1#comments Plumbing Contractor Piping Contractor PVF Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:11:00 +0000 28001 at http://contractormag.com Southland Industries partners with Smithsonian on National Museum of African American History and Culture project http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/southland-industries-partners-smithsonian-national-museum-african-american-histo <div class="field-deck"> More than 22 miles of pipe make up museum’s mechanical systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/southland-industries-partners-smithsonian-national-museum-african-american-histo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/southland-industries-partners-smithsonian-national-museum-african-american-histo#comments Commercial Plumbing Piping Contractor Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:36:00 +0000 27011 at http://contractormag.com Apprentices compete for title at 26th Annual UA Competition http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/apprentices-compete-title-26th-annual-ua-competition <div class="field-deck"> Attendance soars for three-day educational program; UA competition recognizes craftsmanship of North America’s most skilled apprentices </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/contractormag.com/files/uploads/2013/09/ApprenticesUACompetition.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left;" title="Apprentices take part in the copper competition, lasting a total of four hours." />NEW YORK &mdash; North America&rsquo;s top apprentices gathered once again at the Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., to showcase their unique skills and knowledge of their craft at the 26th Annual International Apprenticeship Competition.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/apprentices-compete-title-26th-annual-ua-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/apprentices-compete-title-26th-annual-ua-competition#comments Commercial Plumbing Piping Contractor Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:55:00 +0000 26771 at http://contractormag.com