Plumbing Engineer February 2020/65
ISIMET HELPS PREVENT DISASTERS RELATED TO GAS, WATER AND ELECTRICITY.
GAS LEAKS KILL.
ISIMET disables gas, electricity and water in an emergency. Detects gas leaks and warns with flashing beacons and lights. Prevents unauthorized use and vandalism by controlling access. www.isimet.com utility safety controls since 2000 Ideal for school science labs and shops, commercial kitchens, fire stations, drug testing labs, etc. UL listed Thousands of students have been exposed to the risk of injury or death due to gas leaks in science labs. Plus, water-related vandalism has cost schools millions of dollars.
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ware integration and data connectiv- ity. The real power will come when we can seamlessly integrate real-time manufacturer product information directly into the elements that live in a working 3D model. Full project transparency occurs when all players in the value stream - owner, architect, engineer, contractor, and install - work in a singular project platform. That way, they can share, view, and modify data in real time. Q: What could still be developed to ease the process and your job? A: I'd like to utilize a Cloud-based database that houses project docu- mentation and can be accessed by all team members anywhere, at any point. Imagine a world where we inte- grate the manufacturer into the design team. A world where they could be involved in providing the best price to the contractor during the bidding phase of a project. This would allow the engineer to work closely with a group of man- ufacturers to specify the necessary components for a project and provide pricing for a contractor to evaluate. That process improvement would bring bidding into the forefront of a project. Q: Do you think a tool, like inSpec, would help you in your spec process? A: inSpec is a tool that is peer- ing into the future. Currently, the data stored in Zurn's website is not fully accessible by all members of the design team. Other manufacturers will need to get onboard quickly to catch up to the technology that Zurn is bringing to the marketplace. Q: Is there anything you would like to add? A: I appreciate Zurn taking the time to bring innovation to the mar- ketplace. More and more, plumbing engi- neers rely on tools and technologies as a service, not just products. We all win from insights gained through this con- test. Above all, the contest participants and industry professionals, like Dave Texter, deserve recognition for paving the way for future development. lPrevious Page