Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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IAPMO seeking committee members for development of ANSI/IAPMO Z1123 standard for compliance with California Proposition 65

Ontario, Calif. (July 22, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers — jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, and manufacturing experts...

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COMMAND Center Blog – The Maturity Method: Why You Should Validate Your Maturity Curve

Validation is part of the ASTM-standardized maturity test method and is recommended periodically as a best practice to achieve the highest accuracy possible.   What is the maturity method and how is maturity measured? The maturity method...

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Statistics Canada – Building construction increased 2.2% in May to $15.2 billion

Statistics Canada reports that total investment in building construction increased 2.2% in May to $15.2 billion. Gains in the residential sector (+2.8% to $10.4 billion) led the increase, while the non-residential sector edged up 0.9% to...

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Calgary Tower elevators failed just weeks before cable snapped, trapping guests

As reported in the Calgary Herald, Jasmine Wittal and her grandparents had just paid their bill after dinner at Sky 360, the Calgary Tower’s revolving restaurant, and were heading toward the exit when they were told the elevators weren’t...

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Discarded insulation wool finds use in better mortar

As blogged on New Atlas, when buildings are being insulated or torn down, a lot of waste "mineral wool"-type insulation ends up in the landfill. Thanks to new research, however, that material may soon instead find use in an improved type of...

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Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems and Solutions

The kitchen is one of the busiest places in your house and has loads of plumbing pieces and appliances. Unfortunately, that means it is also at risk of multiple plumbing problems. Hot and cold water, the refrigerator with the ice machine, the...

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Construction Links Network and ActiveConversion partner to bring next-gen online marketing technology to the construction, building and design industry

CALGARY, AB (July 15, 2019) - Construction Links Network and ActiveConversion are pleased to announce their partnership that will bring next-gen online marketing technology to the construction, building, and design industry.   Advertising clients...

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Commercial Real Estate: Construction industry slow to take up technology

As reported in the Vancouver Sun, a critical shortage of skilled workers is usually the main problem that keeps most of B.C.’s builders up at night, but there’s another issue that should also be at the top of their minds: technology. The...

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NTA joins the International Code Council’s family of solutions

Washington, DC – The International Code Council announced today that it has acquired NTA, a leading provider of testing services, product certification, inspection, engineering, off-site construction plan review, and code evaluation. The...

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