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
Copper Industry News from Copper.org
- IEI Report – Plug-In Electrical Vehicle Forecast: 2016-2025
A new report outlines an impressive sales forecast for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the U.S. through 2025 and identifies the charging infrastructure required to support this growth.
- CDA Launches How-to Videos for Working with Copper Threaded Adapters and Flanges
CDA's newest videos in the "Do it Proper With Copper" video series teach plumbing professionals how to braze threaded copper adapters and solder and braze copper alloy flanges.
- Copper in the Arts: Issue #101
Get an inside look at two of America's most notable copper buildings, and view new works by artist Paul Rung, Etta + Odie, Sam Anderson and more.
- CDA Sustainable Energy Expert to Address Global Tech Execs and Leaders at Electric Vehicle Technology Expo
CDA's Director of Sustainable Energy will speak at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo to discuss copper's role in powering electric vehicles.
- 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.
More Copper Articles
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.