Pipes & Fittings
  • Power in the pipes 13 March 2017

    Water power is staging a comeback thanks to Portland, Oregon-based Lucid Energy, which has been piloting a new technology that promises a new source for clean, renewable energy. The technology taps into an existing infrastructure that crosses every major American ... Continue Reading

  • Siphoning change 13 April 2016

    A clever siphonic roofing solution from Geberit has reduced rainwater drainage piping by up to 90% in Wollongong Hospital’s car park redevelopment. To support the population growth in one of NSW’s largest regional cities, Wollongong Hospital was allocated $30.5m by the ... Continue Reading

  • Pushing the Boundaries 16 February 2016

    The opportunity to develop alternative solutions allowed Sellick Consultants to collaborate with world leading academics to deliver the first alternative solution under the National Construction Code in the nation’s capital. The Plumbing Code of Australia (NCC Volume 3) now provides hydraulic ... Continue Reading

  • Nuflow Announces International Expansion 5 February 2016

    The only Australian based company licensed to roll out the innovative Nuflow technology is set to ensure the future supply of clean drinking water in Asian countries by providing a barrier against dangerous toxins from entering pipe water supplies. The breakthrough ... Continue Reading

  • Stainless Steel Crimp Fittings 7 December 2015

    Stainless steel press-fit connections have been used with great success over the years; however, earlier this year it was discovered that the Standard for these systems has never been updated to include the use of press-fit crimp fittings. Jeff Patchell ... Continue Reading

  • The Wet Wipe Fight Continues 2 December 2015

    Plumbing Connection has published stories from far and wide in relation to wet wipes posing a major threat to sewerage systems… but now the problem has made itself known on home soil. When will something be done? While manufacturers maintain their ... Continue Reading

  • Pipe Down! 25 September 2015

    As the trend towards high density living continues on an upward curve, acoustic consultants are under constant pressure to ensure noise pollution remains at a minimum. While some consider it outdated, pipe lagging is still the most specified solution to ... Continue Reading

  • Technical Note on PE-X Pipe Announced 22 September 2015

    CROSS LINKED POLYETHYLENE (PE-X) PIPE IN HOT WATER APPLICATIONS – GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING CONFORMANCE TO AS/NZS 3500 The National Construction Code Volume 3 (Plumbing Code of Australia – PCA) is published by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and provides the ... Continue Reading

  • Barangaroo chooses Viega 1 September 2015

    On the edge of the famous Sydney Harbour and at the heart of Barangaroo’s brand new commercial district, there are three high rise towers currently under construction that will become a new corporate centre for the Asia-Pacific region. Created by internationally ... Continue Reading

  • The Pressing Matter on Copper 29 July 2015

    With so much ‘plastic adoption’ going on in the industry, it may come as a surprise to hear that copper press-fit systems are growing in popularity with hydraulic consultants and plumbers all over the country. Justin Felix reports. Improved on-site safety, ... Continue Reading