Plumbing Specification Guide

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
  • System configurations
  • 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
  • Trends and emerging research
  • Sources and references