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Prohibiting the use of furnaces for construction heat

In January 2016, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute’s furnace manufacturer members adopted a position to prohibit the use of their furnaces by homebuilders for heating during the construction process prior to occupancy by the homebuyer. The decision addressed a longstanding concern about the wear and tear… » Read full article

Dow and DuPont merger moves forward

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have announced that stockholders at their respective special meetings held on July 20, have voted to approve all stockholder proposals necessary to complete the merger of equals transaction. » Read full article

Flushmate III pressure assisted flushing system recall expanded

Health Canada has expanded the recall for the Series 503 Flushmate III pressure-assisted flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The expanded recall affects systems manufactured from July 2009 through April 2011. Previously recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 through February 2008 and from March 2008 through June 2009. » Read full article

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Macdonald Block Complex

Ontario renovating key government buildings

Reconstruction of the 45-year-old Macdonald Block Complex in Toronto, ON, includes updating the plumbing and HVAC systems. A complex of four towers, the site is home to the largest concentration of Ontario public servants. It has never undergone a major renovation and the building’s core systems – including electrical, water and HVAC systems– have reached the end of their useful life and must be replaced. » read more
Rob Waters

CIPH names technical consultant for codes and standards

Owner of Solar Water Services Inc. in Guelph, ON, and HPAC contributor Rob Waters, has joined the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) as a technical consultant for codes and standards. Waters assumes an advisory role for staff and members. » read more
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CAFCE 2016 National Conference

Date: August 7-10
Location: Moncton, NB » more info

HRAI Annual General Meeting

Date: August 24-26
Location: Calgary, AB » more info

World Plumbing Conference 2016

Date: September 15-16
Location: Cape Town, South Africa » more info