The structure of multifamily residences such as apartments and condos contains a wide range of infrastructure requirements. One of the most important of these is the piping. More often than not, the pipes themselves are made out of copper, as it has proven to be a...read more
Internal pitting corrosion of copper pipes is a costly problem that leads to the formation of copper pinhole leaks. Many factors, including the chemistry of the water traveling through the pipes, can cause the formation and propagation of pits. Particles that...read more
When it comes to the pipes used in a multifamily structure or home, not all copper pipes are the same. Copper pipes are generally used for supply line and HVAC purposes. Understanding the different types of copper pipes is extremely important when engaging in any kind...read more
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- Electrical System Upgrades Helps Keep Two Florida Radio Stations On-Air
After constant lightning strikes would damage equipment and cause the radio station to lose power, WTMN installed a new grounding and wiring system in order to guarantee on-air time.
- RoHS FAQs (Updated)
Do you have questions about the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS II) exemption for copper and brass alloys? A ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document is now available that includes key contacts …
- Improved Grounding Means Reliability for Radio Stations
Broadcast radio stations can encounter power outages, interrupted programming and costly repairs in the event of a lightning strike. In order to prevent these catastrophes, the MARC Radio Group instal …
- Copper in the Arts: Issue #100
Get an inside look at the work of the country's leading copper torch artists and sculptors, including Nicholas Yust, Copper Elemental, Barbara Lewis, Rochelle Ford, Fabitecture, Koja Designs and …
- Architectural Awards Program Highlights Top Copper Projects From This Year and the Past Decade
The North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards program recognizes the use of copper in building design projects. See who won this year!
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The Piping Debate: Copper vs. CPVC
This recent article from Buildings.com nicely sums up the debate in the building industry about the best piping source – copper versus CPVC.
In plumbing circles, there is a longstanding debate between copper and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping. Copper has been used in North American plumbing applications for more than 70 years, while CPVC has been installed successfully for nearly 50 years. Which is best for your application? We present the information here and let you decide:
Copper Proves to Be the Superior Piping System for Hospital Expansion Project
This article from the Copper Development Association discusses a hospital expansion project in which it was determined that copper was a better choice for the hospital plumbing system.
Unique Building Design, Versatility And Reliability Make Copper Pipe The Better Choice Over Black Steel For Plumbing And Mechanical Systems
When it came time to install the plumbing and mechanical system at the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, the shape of the new building created some unforeseen challenges for the contractor.