Piping Contractor http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Wheatland Tube Standard Pipe Showdown http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/wheatland-tube-standard-pipe-showdown <div class="node-body video-body">Wheatland Tube continuous weld steel pipe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/wheatland-tube-standard-pipe-showdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/wheatland-tube-standard-pipe-showdown#comments Piping Contractor Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:22:00 +0000 23971 at http://contractormag.com Uponor adds new commercial plumbing course to 2013 factory training schedule http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/uponor-adds-new-commercial-plumbing-course-2013-factory-training-schedule <div class="node-body article-body"><p> APPLE VALLEY, MINN. &mdash; <a href="http://www.uponor.com/" target="_blank">Uponor </a>recently announced its factory training schedule for 2013, which includes a new course on commercial plumbing applications. The course, which is eligible for continuing education units (CEUs), focuses on codes and standards, pipe sizing, unit piping, riser piping, distribution piping, public and service piping, and design and installation practices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/uponor-adds-new-commercial-plumbing-course-2013-factory-training-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/uponor-adds-new-commercial-plumbing-course-2013-factory-training-schedule#comments Piping Contractor Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:00:00 +0000 20521 at http://contractormag.com Capacity, redundancy, efficiency http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/capacity-redundancy-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> Metal Masters Mechanical uses PP-R pipe to double cooling capacity of server room at the Arizona Republic Building </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> PHOENIX &mdash; The Arizona Republic Building in downtown Phoenix is named after its most famous tenant, the Arizona Republic newspaper, the largest daily in the state, and 16<sup>th </sup>largest in the nation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/capacity-redundancy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/capacity-redundancy-efficiency#comments Piping Contractor Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:56:00 +0000 20021 at http://contractormag.com Copper thieves http://contractormag.com/blog/copper-thieves <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Just Google &ldquo;copper theft&rdquo; and you will find article after article about copper being stolen from construction sites, abandoned homes, vacant buildings, communication towers, electrical sub-stations, etc., etc. No city or town is immune to it. Every city I Google, I find newspaper and magazine articles, along with television reports of copper being stolen.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/copper-thieves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/copper-thieves#comments Piping Contractor Sustainably Speaking Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:33:00 +0000 19931 at http://contractormag.com BIM, prefab increases efficiency, safety on UCSD Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility project http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/bim-prefab-increases-efficiency-safety-ucsd-health-sciences-biomedical-research-fa <div class="node-body article-body">SAN DIEGO &mdash; A new Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility, which could receive notoriety as being the highest performing laboratory facility in the U.S., is being built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc., at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla, Calif. Located on a 3.3-acre site within the UCSD School of Medicine campus, the 196,000-sq.ft. facility, which is part of an ongoing expansion at the campus, is being built to achieve U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum Certification and is scheduled to be completed August 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/bim-prefab-increases-efficiency-safety-ucsd-health-sciences-biomedical-research-fa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping-contractor/bim-prefab-increases-efficiency-safety-ucsd-health-sciences-biomedical-research-fa#comments Piping Contractor Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:13:00 +0000 19171 at http://contractormag.com