PHCC-National Association

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The PHCC-National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to approximately 3,300 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians.
  • 09.15.21

    Scorpion Becomes New PHCC Corporate Partner to Provide Digital Marketing Assistance to Members

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) announces that Scorpion, a leading provider of technology and services helping local businesses thrive, is the newest PHCC Corporate Partner. “Scorpion’s decision to elevate its involvement with our association means PHCC members will have exposure to many new benefits and opportunities, including the latest tools and …

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  • 08.17.21

    PHCC—National Association Announces Mark Ingrao as New CEO

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is pleased to announce that Mark S. Ingrao, CCP, CAE, has been selected as its new chief executive officer (CEO). PHCC CEO Michael Copp will retire from PHCC in December 2021, and Ingrao officially assumes duties as CEO on Oct. 22 during PHCC’s Annual Business Meeting at PHCCCONNECT2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ingrao brings …

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  • 08.02.21

    Viega to Reopen Seminar Centers Viega Works – online training also will continue.

    Viega LLC will reopen its seminar centers in Colorado and New Hampshire on Aug. 1. The centers had been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19. Viega is reopening them with new safety measures in place, including limiting class size, cleaning stations, and mask requirements when appropriate. “We’re excited to reopen and welcome back our customers, contractors and distributors,” said Jason …

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  • 07.21.21

    What You Do Matters! Symposium Stresses Importance of Optimizing the Safe and Efficient Use of Water

    “What we do matters. What we do is more consequential to human existence than most of us realize.” Plumbing Manufacturers International CEO Kelly Stackpole delivered this powerful statement at the 7th biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), echoing a continuing theme that surfaced during the May event: the importance of proper stewardship over the world’s water supply. This and …

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  • 07.21.21

    Environmental Monitoring for Assessing Risk from Legionella and Waterborne Pathogens in Building Water Systems: What’s New?

    Presented during the biennial May 11-12, 2021, Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) by Janet E. Stout, Ph.D., president and director of the Special Pathogens Laboratory A microbiologist who has studied waterborne pathogens for more than 30 years, Janet E. Stout discussed health risks from water that were discovered through researching hospital water systems. According to Stout, what was …

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  • 07.21.21

    Safer Plumbing Design, Use and Recovery from Disasters

    Presented during the May 11-12, 2021, biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) by Andrew J. Whelton, Ph.D., associate professor, Purdue University Water purveyors test and document water quality in their system; when water is distributed to facilities, very little testing is done in the building. This minimal on-site testing ignores the effects of the building system on water quality. …

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  • 07.21.21

    The Water Demand Calculator Leaves Home

    Presented during the 7th annual May 11-12, 2021, Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) by Professor Steve Buchberger, University of Cincinnati. Water pipe sizing has, for years, been based in research done by Dr. Roy Hunter and has relied on interpretations from Hunter’s Curve. Given the advances in plumbing technology and related reductions in water consumption, the interpretations of …

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  • 07.08.21

    Deadline to Submit Proposed Changes to 2024 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) is March 1

    In order to facilitate the development of an updated National Standard Plumbing Code — Illustrated (NSPC), the IAPMO NSPC Committee requests proposed changes to the 2021 NSPC. All proposals are due by March 1, 2022. Proposals accepted by the technical committee will appear in the 2024 NSPC. The NSPC uses an annual review process and publishes the complete code every three years. For a copy of …

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  • 07.01.21

    PHCCCONNECT2021: Build for the Future with the P-H-C industry’s Best

    At PHCCCONNECT20221, Oct. 20-22 in Kansas City, Missouri, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is primed to deliver a program full of exactly the right type of high-caliber lessons, insights and valuable connections p-h-c contractors need to build their businesses for the future. With more than 20 educational opportunities, PHCC’s annual conference and Product ; …

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  • 05.19.21

    Safety for Staff and Community

    As virus infections increased around the world, the PHCC staff began teleworking from home in March 2020. A significant investment in improved cloud technology and infrastructure approved by the PHCC Board of Directors a few years earlier, enabled the staff to operate remotely without any interruption in providing a full range of member services and benefits. While advising contractors on the …

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  • 05.19.21

    REFLECTIONS
    PHCC Brings Resources, Value to Members During Pandemic

    After more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the world, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) reflects upon the many ways it helped members—our country’s essential workers—to protect public health, safety and the environment during the crisis. National fear and chaos reinforced the need for the plumbing and HVACR industry to come together and …

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  • 05.19.21

    Your Voice Matters More Than Ever!
    Spur in Construction Spending Expected from Infrastructure Bill; Register for 2021 VIRTUAL Legislative Conference … and Chart the Course

    Did you know that the $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill being considered by Congress has several provisions that could create new business opportunities for p-h-c contractors? Specifically, the bill includes $111 billion for water infrastructure improvements, including $30 billion to replace aging lead pipes. The spur in construction spending directly and indirectly related to this massive …

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