Three-Time Winner – CSE 2018 Product of the Year

2018 CSE Three Time Winner

Three-Time Winner – CSE 2018 Product of the Year

Posted on September 13, 2018

Which Victaulic innovations were voted CSE’s 2018 award winners?

Three Victaulic products have been selected as winners in Consulting-Specifying Engineer  (CSE) magazine’s 2018 Product of the Year Awards contest. Created to provide CSE’s readers with information about top new products in their fields, there were over 60 product finalists in 12 categories. Victaulic took home gold, silver and bronze in three separate categories of the CSE 2018 Awards.


Gold Winner in the CSE 2018 Awards, Plumbing & Water Management Category: Victaulic System Solution for CPVC/PVC Pipe

In October 2017, Victaulic launched the industry’s first grooved piping system designed exclusively for chlorinated polyvinyl chloride/polyvinyl chloride (CPVC/PVC) pipe. Victaulic’s new solution offers the fastest, cleanest installation method for CPVC/PVC pipe and eliminates several drawbacks associated with traditional joining methods.

“CPVC is rapidly becoming the preferred pipe material for potable water systems, but the current joining and installation process is inconsistent at best,” said Gary Trinker, product manager at Victaulic. “Our new solution is the first grooved solution for CPVC pipe installers that streamlines the installation and maintenance process. It eliminates the use of harsh chemicals as well as the need for set and cure times that can stretch from hours to days, depending upon the pipe diameter, installation temperature and service parameters. Our system offers a solution with environmentally friendly mechanical joints and is suitable for service minutes after installation.”

Read the full Press Release here.

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Silver Winner in the CSE 2018 Awards, Software: Design, Modeling, Analysis Category: Victaulic Tools for Revit 2018

In June, Victaulic released updates for Victaulic Tools for Revit® 2018, which include enhanced pipe routing and fabrication features that speed up the preconstruction timeline.

“Victaulic products are designed and built to provide our customers with the fastest, easiest and most durable solutions for their construction projects,” said Ralph Schoch, Revit Technology and Internal Support Manager at Victaulic. “Integrating Victaulic Tools for Revit® doubles down on these efficiencies by providing users the fastest pipe routing and most user-friendly fabrication all within Autodesk® Revit®. Through collaboration with our customers, we will continue to make software and product enhancements that streamline the entire construction process from beginning to end.”

Read the full Press Release here.


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Bronze Winner in the CSE 2018 Awards, Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification Category: Victaulic FireLock™ Innovation Groove System | IGS™ for Small Diameter Hard-Pipe

In May, Victaulic announced the launch of its FireLock Innovative Groove System | IGS™ for 1-inch fire protection piping. The FireLock IGS products feature a new, patented IGS groove specification, optimized for 1-inch pipe, and are cULus Listed and FM Approved for service up to 365 psi.

“The same reliability, ease of installation and confidence our customers have come to expect from Victaulic and its grooved solutions is now being offered for 1-inch piping on projects,” said Susan Schierwagen, Vice President – Product Development – Fire Protection. “With the introduction of the FireLock IGS line, we’re simplifying installation with a solution that is faster, cleaner and more reliable than traditional threading.”

Read the full Press Release here.

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“Thank you to the CSE magazine subscribers for voting for Victaulic,” said Rick Bucher, Executive Vice President – Technology and Product Development. “Our goal is to produce innovative products and solutions that bring clear, differentiated value to our customers and uniquely solve complex industry problems. It is an honor to win a reader’s choice award in that it showcases that our customers value the system solutions that we bring to the industry.”


Victaulic is the leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions. Engineered with confidence, our solutions put people to work faster, while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency.

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