3535 N. Dixie Hwy             office (734) 322-0225
Monroe, MI 48162                fax (734) 322-2949
cell (734) 755-1908

Services

 

Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Design


 

Our Company provides plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection system designs as a consulting service to engineering firms and contracting firms that need assistance with design/build projects. We offer design services that conform to plumbing codes and recognized design guidelines and standards. The company is experienced in designing the following mechanical systems:

 

-Domestic Water Distribution

-Backflow Prevention

-Domestic Hot Water Systems

-Heating and Chilled Water Systems

-Compressed Air Systems

-Sanitary Waste and Vent Systems

-Storm Drainage

-Electrical Systems

-Fuel Oil

-Gasoline & Diesel Storage & Dispensing

-Fuel Gasses Consisting of Natural Gas, Propane, and Butane

-Medical Gases such as Oxygen, Nitrogen, Nitrous Oxide, Vacuum Air, and Carbon Dioxide

-Lab Utilities & Gases like Helium, Hydrogen, Air, Vacuum, Pure Water Distribution, Steam & Condensate Piping Systems, Re-circulation Systems and Materials

-Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems Design

-Duct Layout and Sizing

 

The Company has experience working with the contractor and/or owner to develop multiple ways to solve problems, address performance, and keep costs within the project budget.

 

Litigation Support


Mr. George provides litigation support by investigating and reporting on mechanical system failures and he can give the client oral and or written opinions and he can provide additional research and investigation for aiding in consultations with owners, attorneys and plaintiffs to help them decide which direction they would like to take. Mr. George also provides depositions and trial testimony. He has investigated numerous cases involving property damage, injuries, and deaths caused by mechanical system failures. Mr. George specializes in all plumbing and mechanical systems with an expertise in domestic hot water systems and scalds. Mr. George is very familiar with plumbing and mechanical codes and standards and he serves on numerous plumbing product standard committees dealing with mixing valves and he if very familiar with water heaters, circulating pumps, piping, and other components in domestic hot water systems.

 

Forensic Investigation


Mr. George has been designing plumbing and mechanical systems since 1978. Since the mid 1990's he has been providing forensic investigations of Plumbing, HVAC, and Fire Protection Systems failures that have resulted in property damage, personal injury and death. His firm provides mechanical system investigations and He will prepare written reports with his opinion as to what caused the system failure. His company utilizes the latest tools and equipment for photographing, measuring, and recording temperatures, pressures and other instruments necessary to determine how the mechanical system is performing.

 

Code Consulting


Mr. George is active with the International Code Council which develops the International Codes. He is active with the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) which produces the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), Uniform Solar Energy Code and the Uniform Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code. In 2000 through 2004, Mr. George served on the International Plumbing Code Development Committee. Since 2005 he has served on the International Residential Plumbing & Mechanical Code Committee and for the last six years he served as Chairman.  He has also served as a member of the BOCA National Mechanical Code Interpretations Committee, ASME A112 plumbing products standard working groups, and he serves on the American Society of Sanitary Engineering Seal Control Board and several plumbing product working groups. He has regularly attended the model code hearings and he is actively involved in code and plumbing product standard development. Mr. George provides code and standard consulting services for manufacturers developing product standards or proposing code change. 

 

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Plumbing and Mechanical Code and Standard Consulting


Mr. George is actively involved in plumbing standards development. He serves of the following plumbing product and design standards committees:

- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Member of the following standard committees related to plumbing & mechanical products:

        - A112 Support Team member reviewing all drafts of ASME A112 plumbing product standards
        - A112 North-American Harmonization Committee: to harmonize ASME Standards with Canadian Standards
        - A112.4.1: Relief Valve Drain, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.4.3: Water Closet Seal, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.4.7: Sub-metering systems, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.4.14: Manually operated quarter turn shut-off valves for plumbing systems, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.6.3: Floor Drains, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.6.4: Roof Drains, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.6.7: Floor Sinks, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.6.9: Siphonic Roof Drain Systems, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.14.3: Grease interceptors, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.14.4: Grease Removal Device, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.14.5: Oil interceptor, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.14.6: Standard committee
        - A112.18.3 Backflow Device, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.18.6 Flexible Water Connector, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.18.9 Insulated Trap Covers
        - A112.19.5 Water Closet Trim, Member, Standard committee
        - A112.20.1 Residential Fire Protection Installation Standard committee
        - A112.20.2 Medical Gas installation Standard committee
        - A112.20.3 Process Piping installation Standard committee
- American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE): Past President Eastern Michigan Chapter, current VP legislative
        - ASPE: Former Society Board Member, Vice President Education
        - ASPE: Member of the following Plumbing System Design Standard Committees:
                - Member, ASPE Venting design standard committee
                - Member, ASPE Water pipe sizing design standard committee
                - Member, ASPE Temperature limits for Domestic Hot Water Systems committee standard committee
-American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE): Active in Standards development, former V.P. of the Michigan Chapter
        - Member of the following ASSE plumbing product standard working groups:
                - ASSE 1016 Automatic Compensating Valves for Individual Showers and Tub/shower Combinations
                - ASSE 1017 Temperature Actuated Mixing Valves for Hot Water Distribution Systems
                - ASSE 1070 Temperature Actuated mixing valves for point-of-use
                - ASSE 1018 Trap Seal Primer Valves – Water Supplied
                - ASSE 1044 Trap Seal Primer Valves – Drainage Supplied
                - ASSE 1066 Individual Balancing In-line Valves for Individual Fixtures
                - ASSE 1071 Temperature Actuated Mixing Valves for Emergency shower & Eyewash Applications
                - ASSE 1072 Trap Seal Protection Devices

 

Technical Report Writing


Mr. George evaluates various plumbing systems and equipment and provides technical reports for clients which include: Manufacturers, Municipalities, Attorneys, Engineers, Architects, Building Owners, and Trade Associations.

 

Plumbing and Mechanical Code and System Design Seminars


Mr. George presents plumbing, mechanical & fuel gas seminars for the International Code Council. He can also provide up to two of the following seminars for a fee plus travel expenses. Call for prices. List of available seminar topics:

000  The Proper Location for a Backflow Preventer be in a Fire Suppression system with a fire Pump. 1 hr

001  Sizing Natural Gas, Propane and Butane Fuel Gas Piping Systems using different gas pressures to minimize piping costs – 2 or 3 hours

002  Backflow preventer types, installation requirements and backflow preventer product standards for plumbing systems - 2 hours

003  Emergency Showers & Eyewashes. Installation requirements to meet the ANSI Z358.1 standard for emergency fixtures. - 2 hours

004  Stream & Condensate Systems an overview of how the steam condensate system works - 2 hours

005  Combustion Flue Vent Installation Requirements – 2 hours

006  Medical Gas Systems and NFPA 99 – 2 hours

007  Domestic Hot Water system design – 2 hours

007a Domestic Hot Water Scalds - How to design and install a system to stay out of hot water.

007b How to Limit Your Exposure to Domestic Hot Water Scald Investigation.

008  Domestic Cold Water distribution systems – 2 hours

009  New advancements in Fire Sprinkler Head Technology – 1 hour

010  Fire Protection Systems, wet, dry, deluge, pre-action – NFPA 13 – 4 hours

011  Sanitary Drain & Vent systems – 2 hours

011a Venting Sanitary Drainage Systems – 2 hours

012  Sump Pumps & Sewage Ejectors – 2 hours

013  Domestic Cold Water Booster pump installation considerations. – 2 hours

014  Plumbing Plan Review – 1 hour

015  Commercial Laundry Equipment Plumbing Installation Requirements – 1 hour

016  Commercial Kitchen Equipment Plumbing Installation Requirements – 2 hours

017  Storm Drain systems – 1.5 hours

017a Overflow Drain Systems – 0.5 hours

018  Plumbing Design Project file set-up – the project folder - 1 hour

019  Fuel Oil Systems Design & Installation Requirements – 2 hours

020  Selecting the Right Valve for piping systems – Ball, Butterfly, Gate, Globe, Fire Prot., balancing valves & Actuators - 1 hour

021  World Trade Center Collapse – A fire investigation review of events that led to progressive structural collapse of the world Trade Center – 1 hour

022  New Code Requirements and things you should know when Piping Domestic Hot Water Mixing Valves with Circulator Pumps – 1 hours

023a  Water Softeners - Energy losses due to scale and mineral build up on heating surfaces in water heaters. - 1 hour

024 Sizing Thermostatic Mixing Valves in Plumbing systems – 2 hours

025 ASSE 1016 Standard for individual shower valves – 1 hour

026 ASSE 1017 Standard for temperature Actuated Master Mixing Valves for Plumbing Systems – 1 hour

026a ASSE Mixing Valve Standards & ASSE 1069, ASSE 1070, & ASSE 1071 Mixing Valve Standards for: 1069 Gang Showers, 1070 Point-of-Use Mixing Valves, 1071 Emergency Fixture Mixing Valves.

027 How to Conduct Flow Testing of Fire Hydrants to Determine System Design Pressures – 1 hour

028 New CSI Specification Section Numbers – 1 hour

029 Fire Alarm & Detection Systems – 1 hour

030 Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems NFPA 12 – 1 hour

031 Plumbing Inspection Surprises – 1 hour

033 International Plumbing Code Fundamentals – 4 hours

034 Code Changes from 2003-2006 Fundamental changes – 4 hours

035 2006 International Fuel Gas Code – 2 or 3 hours

038 Performing Commercial Plumbing Inspections to the International Plumbing Code – 8 hours

040 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Presentation – 1 hour

041 2006 International Mechanical Code Fundamentals Seminar. – 6 hours

042 Building Information Modeling (BIM) The future of 3D Virtual Building Construction

043 Grease Interceptors and the Control of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) in Sewer Systems

044 It's not easy Being Green - A review of engineering issues that relate to water conservation

045 Process Piping Installations and accessories

046 The Construction Specification Institutes new specification numbering format - Plumbing Section 22

047 ASSE 1069, 1070, 1071 mixing valve standards

050 Fire Standpipes NFPA 14 – 2 hours

051 Fire Pumps NFPA 20 – 2 hours

******Other presentations are available upon request.****** 

 

Building Inspections


Our company provides building systems inspections for real estate. We inspect all Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems in all Residential, Commercial, and Industrial sites. We will provide a report with current status, life-time expectancy, recommended actions, and/or suggestions for preventative maintenance.