A Labour of Love 15 Feb 2015
Justin Felix caught up with the Secretary of The Institute of Plumbing to see where his undying passion for the industry stems from.
Life's a Pitch 11 Jan 2015
How can plumbers and contractors work smarter to deliver more cost-efficient roofing solutions that add margin and put a smile on their customers’ faces? Peter Coll of interline roofing shares some valuable specification and installation ideas, that raise the important issue of pitch
Flushable Wipes... not so Flushable 04 Dec 2014
Manufacturers of wipes have done a great job of convincing consumers about the hygienic benefits of their products; however, those labelled as ‘flushable’ are having devastating effects on sewerage systems across the globe.
Hot Water Clinic: Overcoming Common Problems 30 Nov 2014
A big part of Jon Palfrey’s role as Rheem Australia’s Training Manager involves the training of plumbers and specifiers across the southern states of the country. This regular contact with the industry means that Jon is in a suitable position to explain some of the latest water heater technologies and key water heating issues facing plumbers on a daily basis. His first column sheds light on four key areas that he regularly fields questions about.
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.
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.
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.
A Universal Approach to Concealed Installations 19 Feb 2014
Choosing the right shower mixer to complement the rest of the bathroom can take longer than expected. This clever in wall basic set allows builders and customers to select the right fittings even after the tilers have finished.
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.
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.
Solar innovation 27 May 2013
Bosch Product Manager Julia Williams believes solar hot water systems are a logical addition to Bosch’s product range.
Toilets get new ventilation 27 May 2013
A new technology that removes unwanted odours from the toilet is a potential upsell for plumbers and could put an end to smelly bathrooms forever.
World Plumbing Council Report 27 May 2013
The plumbing industry has been busy in the last few months, here's a wrap of what the World Plumbing Council (WPC) has been up to.
World Plumbing Day 2013 gets bigger 27 May 2013
The world celebrated World Plumbing Day on 11 March 11 and there was much fanfare across all nations from the UK to Australia and the US to Africa.
A new standard for pipelines 27 Mar 2013
Rio de Janeiro: 65% of the world’s offshore pipelines are designed and installed to DNV’s pipeline standard. Now DNV sees the need to capture more knowledge on how pipelines can safely withstand the pressures of 3000 meters depth, without prohibitive cost.