When Mixed Material Pipe Systems Collide 24 Feb 2014
There are some significant issues in the market place affecting the performance of PP-R pipe systems in combination with copper in hot water recirculation systems. Jonathan Jackson speaks with hydraulic consultant David Steblina about those issues and how they can be worked around.
Set out to be accurate 19 Feb 2014
Technology plays a vital role in bridging the gap between the office and the construction site and the MEP industry is seeing great benefits of moving towards BIM.
Come Rain or Come Shine 19 Feb 2014
A change in the market in 2003 saw leading Australian manufacturer Davey Water Products change the way consumers used water.
Where is Australia at with Backflow Prevention? 19 Feb 2014
Peter McLennan, Secretary of the Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc., explains why he is concerned by the lack of resources dedicated to maintaining the protection of Australian drinking water.
Reaching the Vertical Limits 19 Feb 2014
Are vertical farms the way forward for food manufacture and water conservation? Jonathan Jackson examines the rise of vertical farms and their importance to the future.
Building Australia’s future: The verdict 19 Feb 2014
The recent Building Australia’s Future conference once again had a successful turnout, with the inclusion of dedicated plumbing streams alongside the extensive building program well-received among attendees. Dimi Kyriakou gives an overview of the event.
Safety in the Palm of your Hand 19 Feb 2014
A Tassie plumber has developed a smartphone app that aims to make reporting health and safety issues a breeze. Callum Fitzpatrick reports.
A Worthy Investment 18 Feb 2014
CoINVEST administers the compulsory long service leave scheme for the construction industry – an initiative that allowed Dan Kennedy to realise a life-long dream.
What’s Cold is Hot again 18 Feb 2014
Heated wastewater can be recovered and re-used to pre-heat the inlet to shower heads, offering considerable savings on energy consumption.
South East Water works with industry to combat training gap 18 Feb 2014
South East Water, in partnership with the Chisholm Institute, are developing a comprehensive suite of training modules for the plumbing industry aimed at providing greater understanding and building skills around plumbing work that is done at the interface with water corporation assets.