Inside Plumbing Systems & Design
May Jun 2007
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- PVC or CISP?
Plumbing designers frequently face a choice between PVC and cast iron for commercial underground drainage applications. Unfortunately, the perfect drainage material for all applications does not exist. This article explains the performance properties of PVC and cast iron soil pipe drainage systems to aid plumbing designers in material selection.
- High-rise Plumbing Design
Dennis M. Connelly, CPD
NFPA defines a high rise as a building with an occupied floor that is 75 feet above the level where firefighters stage operations. With that simple definition, all high-rise design challenges should be the same, right? The author discusses why the answer is not always clear cut.
- Case Study: Domestic Water System Design for High-rise Buildings
Jim Beveridge, P. Eng.
Providing domestic cold and hot water to the upper floors provides the main challenge for the plumbing system engineer for a high-rise building project. In this case study, the author describes the various parameters the plumbing engineer must consider in overcoming this design challenge.
- ASPE Report
From the President’s Pen
From the Executive’s Desk
2007 Grassroots Meeting Goes High-tech
New ASPE Members