Urinal amendments 21 Dec 2010
In an effort to integrate water-sensitive urban designs into current practice the National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) for Australia and New Zealand formed the Australasian Scientific Review of Reduction of Flows on Plumbing and Drainage Systems (ASFlow) Committee to conduct research into the effects reduced flows are having on drainage systems.
Female urinals: suggestion or solution? 19 Dec 2010
A new survey being conducted by Plumbing Connection magazine sets out to solve the age old mystery of why women are always queuing up to use the toilet, while examining health issues related to skin contact with toilet seats.
Inspector detector 06 Dec 2010
A Chicago plumbing inspector described by a prosecutor as a "major league bribe taker" has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, making him the most recent city employee imprisoned as part of Operation Crooked Code.
CIB Symposium Sydney 2010 29 Nov 2010
CIB Working Commission W062 on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, held its 36th Annual Symposium in Sydney, Australia on November 8-10, 2010.
The return of ISH 23 Nov 2010
I’m often asked if there are any must-see plumbing exhibitions to visit overseas and my response is always the same – there is only one decent event at which visitors will never be disappointed.
Top bathroom trends 23 Nov 2010
These days nobody wants to end up in a retirement home. People would much rather have a smart new bathroom with a wellness tub, comfy bench and big, modern “walk-in shower”, and there are even those who dream of a make-up table complete with big mirror. But what exactly does the one thing have to do with the other? A great deal – in fact, for many people, everything. But it’s not just a question of tastes: quality of life is what’s at stake here.
The yellow plumber 23 Nov 2010
As the world’s phosphate reserves continue to deplete, there is an opportunity to capture and reuse human urine as an agricultural fertiliser. Dimi Kyriakou investigates a new research initiative to develop the first urine diverting toilets in Australia.
World toilet summit 03 Aug 2010
For the first time ever, the World Toilet Summit will take place in the United States. This annual event brings together key global leaders in the sanitation and water arena to discuss and learn about innovations and business opportunities surrounding the global sanitation crisis that affects 40% of the world’s population.
CIB symposium comes to Sydney 28 Jul 2010
The 36th International Symposium of CIB W062 on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings will be held from 8-10 November in Sydney, Australia.
Geberit's new growth phase 27 Jul 2010
Geberit has big plans for their Asia Pacific operation. Jonathan Jackson spoke with Geberit Asia Pacific CEO Michael Schumacher about market penetration, education and the new Shanghai head office.
The Plumber from Nantucket 27 Jul 2010
Here’s a story from the United States of America that serves as a warning for all plumbers, no matter where they are from.
Plumbing Supply Forum 2010 27 Jul 2010
The 2010 Plumbing Supply Forum lived up to its reputation as the ‘meeting place’ for Australasian plumbing manufacturers and merchants.
The world's biggest sustainable Expo 16 Jun 2010
With the theme “Better City, Better Life”, the biggest World Expo in the history ever, is currently taking place in Shanghai, China. The Expo began 1 May and will finish 31 October and will host approximately 70 million people.