Plumb-Tech Design and Consulting Services LLC, previous known as Ron George Design & Consulting Services, was founded in 2003. The firm specializes in designing plumbing systems, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC), fire protection systems, process piping systems. Mr. George has an expertise with domestic hot water systems, water heaters, water heater thermostats, mixing valves, hot water temperature controls, temperature actuated mixing valves and other hot water system controls to help prevent scalding and legionella growth in hot water systems. Mr. George also offers litigation support and investigations for cases involving scald burns, legionella outbreaks, fuel-gas explosions and fires and piping system failures. Mr. George has also investigated many dezincification issues associated with piping failures. Mr. George is familiar with all piping systems including: steel, galvanized, alluminum, stainless steel, copper, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) and polyethylene (PE). Mr. George is also familiar with the joint methods for all the above piping systems including: welded, grooved, threaded, soldered, brazed, heat fusion, mechanical joint and push on type fittings. Mr. George also regularly attends the model code and standard meetings and provides consulting services plumbing codes and plumbing product standards. The company also provides 2D and 3D CAD services, building information modeling (BIM) services and construction coordination services to eliminate contruction conflicts with other trades
Plumb-Tech Design and Consulting Services LLC provides plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection system design services for engineering firms and contracting firms that need assistance with design/build projects. We offer design services that conform to the building codes and recognized design guidelines and standards.
Our Company is available to perform CAD services for your project in our office or yours. These CAD services could be overflow CAD work that your company has or for a major project where you need extra CAD operators or we can provide complete CAD services. we can also take red line mark ups from your engineers and produce them into CAD drawings or take your existing CAD drawings and update them to be used for as-built or record drawings. We can also take design criteria and provide complete mechanical system design and CAD services with input from the client's engineers.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services / 3D CAD
Our Company is available to assist you in providing 3D CAD drawings for Building Information Modeling (BIM) or construction coordination drawings for plumbing, piping, fire protection, air conditioning systems, electrical systems, structural systems, and architectural drawings. We can also provide two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) computer aided design and drafting (CAD) services for 2D bid sets or 3D construction coordination drawings for all disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Architectural, and Structural. We have worked on numerous projects that have used 3D Cad files to build a 3D virtual model of hospitals, industrial buildings, schools and universities to coordinate various trades and eliminate conflicts or collisions between the various construction trades. Many of these projects have carried large contingencies for construction costs associated with coordination between trades, schedule changes and rework. The 3D coordination drawings significantly reduce rework costs because they build the building in a virtual world and allow resolution of the conflicts and the ability for users to view the building in 3D before the building is built. We can work with your staff to help you meet your design and/or CAD requirements for your next project. If you have any questions please call for square foot or hourly rates.
Code and Standard Consulting Services
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 from 2005 to 2009 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, main Product Standard Committee 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.
Forensic Investigations and Litigation Support
Mr. George has been designing plumbing and mechanical systems since 1978. Since the mid 1990's he has been providing investigations and Litigation Support for Plumbing, HVAC, and Fire Protection System failures that have resulted in property damage, personal injury and death. His firm provides mechanical system investigations and he can prepare oral or written reports with his opinion as to what caused the system failure or injury. His company utilizes the latest tools and equipment for photographing, measuring, and recording temperatures, pressures and other instruments necessary to aid in determining how the mechanical system is performing and how it may have failed. 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, and fuel gas system explosions and fires. Mr. George is very familiar with plumbing and mechanical codes and standards and he serves on numerous plumbing product standard committees.
Mr. George can provide technical reports evaluating building systems and mechanical products. Mr. George is a technical editor and writes a monthly code columnist for "Plumbing Engineer Magazine".
Mr. George presents plumbing, mechanical & fuel gas seminars for the International Code Council. He also provides design seminars for designing various plumbing and mechanical systems. He has taught plumbing and mechanical design classes, code review classes and fire protection classes at Tarrant County College, Oakland Community College, and Lawrence Technological University and he provides seminars for various clients on an as-needed basis.
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3525 N. Dixie HWY
Monroe, MI 48162
In May of 2003, the company began operations as Ron George Design & Consulting Services and on January 1, 2011 the company name officially changed to Plumb-Tech Design & Consulting Services LLC.