Plumbing, Pumping

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
Plumbing, Pumping November 28, 2017

Designing gravity feed fire protection systems

Gravity-fed standpipe and sprinkler systems are viable alternatives to traditional pumped, bottom-fed standpipe/sprinkler systems in very tall buildings.

By Gayle Pennel and Alex Popov, Jensen Hughes
Plumbing, Pumping November 14, 2017

NFPA 20: Changes to the fire pump standard

Regardless of whether the 2016 edition of NFPA 20 will be applicable to the next nonresidential building project, fire protection engineers need to be aware of recent changes to the standard.

By Tom Divine & Wil Semien, Smith Seckman Reid
Plumbing, Pumping October 30, 2017

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, October 23-29: 2017 Commissioning Giants, best practices for building integration, MEP Giants, and more.

2017 Commissioning Giants, best practices for building integration, MEP Giants, using IPD for design-bid-build success, and steps to determine plumbing requirements were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, October 23-29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Pumps October 18, 2017

Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements

In nonresidential buildings, engineers should pay close attention to local codes, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), and International Plumbing Code (IPC) when sizing water supply piping systems.

By Jeremiah Johnson and Kris Kalkowski
Plumbing, Pumping September 27, 2017

Integrating plumbing into the overall design

Having a qualified, knowledgeable plumbing engineer involved in early planning will help select the right system and equipment for the project before construction begins.

By Kari Engen, PE, CxA, LEED AP; WD Partners
Plumbing, Pumping September 21, 2017

How to perform a pipe stress analysis

Understanding the various types of pipe stresses, the process, and best practices are necessary to perform effective pipe stress analyses.

By Monte Engelkemier, PE, PMP, Cargill, Wayzata, Minn.
Plumbing, Pumping August 10, 2017

Dewberry: High Point Regional Health Facilities building expansion

Electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing, piping

By Dewberry
Plumbing, Pumping August 10, 2017

exp: Northside Hospital Forsyth vertical expansion and central plant addition

Electrical, power; HVAC, mechanical; plumbing, piping.

By exp
Plumbing, Pumping August 10, 2017

HDR: Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Automation, controls; commissioning, retro-commissioning; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing, piping.

By HDR