Industry News

  • 10.11.21

    RWC Launches New HoldRite Website Design for Improved User Experience

    As HoldRite approaches its 40th anniversary, company announces enhanced digital experience   In anticipation of HoldRite’s 40th anniversary in 2022, Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) is getting ahead of the celebration with a new website centered on improving the online experience for end users. These advancements will greatly expand RWC’s digital experience for contractors by using their …

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  • 08.12.21

    The Infrastructure Bill: Will it Impact Plumbing and HVAC?

    On Aug. 10, 2021, the Senate approved a long-awaited and debated $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes $579 billion in new spending for specific infrastructure needs. A majority of that spending is targeted to transportation – combined funds to the tune of $274 billion. For the plumbing and HVAC industry, there are funding mechanisms found in several allocations – $55 billion for water …

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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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  • 05.17.21

    A Voice to Increase Awareness

    PHCC relies tremendously on our industry leaders to support today’s p-h-c professionals and to prepare the next generation of our industry’s workforce. Strategic Partner Bradford White has been instrumental in calling attention to career opportunities in the traditional skilled trades – especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – and in urging an industry-wide focus on workforce development to close the labor gap and recruit a new generation of young workers.

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  • 04.19.21

    IAPMO Starts UPC and UMC Update Cycle

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has announced the start of the revision cycle for the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC). The technical committees for both codes will meet virtually this year; these meetings are open to the public.

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  • 04.19.21

    International Code Council Committee Action Hearings Open This Month

    The International Code Council will conduct the 2021 Committee Action Hearings virtually for the first time in the organization’s history. The April 11 - May 5 virtual hearings will review proposed changes to the 2024 International Codes.

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