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Survey of U.S. Code Officials Shows Trends in Code Compliance During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

The International Code Council surveyed building and fire departments to learn how code officials are coping with the professional challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. From March 22 through April 1, 2020, more than 1,150 respondents from all 50 […]

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WATER’S WORTH IT Toolkit Highlights Role of Water Sector in Coronavirus Response

April 3, 2020

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has released a new WATER’S WORTH IT toolkit to raise public awareness about the vital role of water utilities and workers in the coronavirus response. The high-impact materials highlight the critical need for water and […]

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IAPMO Seeks Committee Members to Develop Standard for Hydronic Heat Transfer Fluid Treatment

April 2, 2020

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers with technical background in hydronic systems and specific knowledge of heat transfer fluid treatment — such as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab, and educational facility representatives, as well as HVAC experts — to participate on the Hydronic […]

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Watts Introduces the SpecHUB Project Specification Tool

April 2, 2020

The SpecHUB project specification tool helps engineers, architects, and design/build contractors specify and select Watts products, create submittal packages and plumbing schedules, and easily share project information with colleagues. Users of SpecHUB can: Save time researching products with instant access […]

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Sharp Jump in Owners Canceling or Delaying Construction Projects

April 2, 2020

Thirty-nine percent of contractors report that project owners have halted or canceled current construction projects amid deteriorating economic conditions, according to a survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that these cancellations mean massive job […]

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UL Becomes an Allied Member of PMI

April 2, 2020

The board of directors of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has announced the addition of UL, a leading global safety science company, as the latest allied member of PMI. With facilities accredited around the world, UL evaluates, tests, and certifies products for many industries, including […]

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ASHRAE Establishes an Epidemic Task Force

April 1, 2020

ASHRAE has announced a Society-wide effort to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance on how to ensure that buildings are prepared for future epidemics. The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has been established to help deploy ASHRAE’s […]

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Bradford White Wins a 2020 ENERGY STAR Award

April 1, 2020

The ENERGY STAR program recently released its list of 2020 award winners, and ASPE Affiliate Sponsor Bradford White Corp., a manufacturer of residential, commercial, and industrial products for water heating, space heating, combination heating, and storage applications, was named a […]

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Access Water Launches as New Resource for Water Professionals

April 1, 2020

The Water Environment Federation has launched Access Water, a portal that organizes information and technical content critical to the water sector into a single, central location. The content is developed for and by water sector professionals and provides approximately 20,000 […]

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Emerging Water Technology Symposium Confirms Rescheduled Dates

April 1, 2020

The co-conveners of the 2020 Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), which was scheduled for May 12–13 in San Antonio, have confirmed that the rescheduled event will take place on May 11–12, 2021, at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. […]

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