Created for architects, engineers, and contractors, this essential guide offers straightforward explanations and recommendations based on industry expertise, academic research, and real-world examples.
Material strengths and weaknesses
Plumbing codes, standards, and spec language
Safety issues such as permeation, combustibility, and firestopping
Health risks from leaching and toxicity
Resilience factors that affect the lifespan of pipe
Environmental issues related to production and disposal of pipe materials