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Plumbing, Pumping June 25, 2018

Women in engineering profile: Melissa Gannon

International Women in Engineering Day, celebrated on June 23, 2018, celebrates the achievements of females in various engineering industries. Here’s a Q&A with Melissa Gannon.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping June 14, 2018

Future-proofing a chilled-water system

Chilled-water system design often focuses on the proper initial operation of the system. However, understanding—and planning for—changes that occur as the system ages is critical to designing a chilled-water system that will operate properly for years to come.

By Kevin Langan, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Plumbing, Pumping May 17, 2018

Case study: Design-assist approach allows for expedited project delivery

A health network used a design process that allowed for a faster time-to-market without compromising on innovation.

By Daniel Flagan and Robert Ward, CannonDesign
Plumbing, Pumping April 19, 2018

Project Showcase: University of Chicago Ophthalmology Clinic

The University of Chicago Ophthalmology Clinic is being expanded while remaining operational. The current mechanical, electrical, and fan systems are all being upgraded during the project.

By RTM Engineering Consultants
Plumbing, Pumping April 12, 2018

2018 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year’s best products

Who will win gold in 2018? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for this year's 14th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online at

By Amanda Pelliccione, Research Director
Plumbing, Pumping April 10, 2018

MEP engineers lead the way

Architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms are responding to the new climate that's been created within the healthcare market and the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer plays a key role.

By Mike McLaughlin, Southland Industries
Plumbing, Pumping March 27, 2018

Project in Progress: Apex Friendship Middle School March 2018 update

The project is on track for its grand opening in August.

By Dewberry
Plumbing, Pumping February 26, 2018

2018 HVAC, plumbing system updates

Education and collaboration will facilitate smarter building design for HVAC and plumbing systems. Technology and regulation, along with health and safety issues, will shape the design of commercial building systems in 2018 and beyond.

By Kyle DelPiano, LEED AP, Xylem AWS, Cary, N.C.
Plumbing, Pumping January 16, 2018

Sizing domestic water pipes

When sizing pipes in nonresidential buildings, engineers should pay close attention to local code, available water pressure, fixtures, and a host of other factors.

By Emmett Willis, PE, Dewberry, Raleigh, N.C.
Plumbing, Pumping November 29, 2017

Proposed changes to NFPA 20-2019

The potential changes to the 2019 edition of NFPA 20 could have a great impact on fire protection systems for high-rise buildings.

By Gayle Pennel, PE, and Alex Popov, PE, JENSEN HUGHES