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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- Copper Grounding System Guarantees 100 Percent Uptime for Boise Data Center
Copper is keeping one data center running efficiently and reliably all day long. Involta, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa based company that designs, builds, and operates data centers, recently opened its newest …
- Copper Grounding System Guarantees Uptime for Boise Data Center
[PDF – 6Mb]The loss of data can be extremely detrimental to healthcare organizations, grocery chains and electronic medical record facilities. Involta-Boise recently installed an all-copper grounding …
- NBM Metals, Inc., a CDA Member, Announces the Appointment of Tom Bobish as Vice President of Operations
NBM Metals, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Bobish as Vice President of Operations. Tom will be responsible for the leadership of the NBM sales team, developing new business and mar …
- CDA’s David Brender Provides Insight on How to Avoid Electrical Disasters
To ensure a relatively smooth operation in mission-critical facilities, exceeding the minimal requirements of the National Electrical Code is essential. David Brender’s session at the 2017 Building Op …
- Copper in the Arts: Issue #98
Get an inside look at AFX studios and their larger than life LuminORE work for some of Hollywood's biggest films, meet sculptor Carolyn Palmer, view stunning restoration work by East Coast Tinnin …
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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.