Robert P. Mader

Robert P.
ICC sues IAPMO, claim copyright infringement 
The International Code Council Evaluation Service LLC has sued the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials Uniform Evaluation Service, claiming that IAPMO UES has copied its evaluation reports and acceptance criteria.
Where are the leaders?  1
A CONTRACTOR magazine Contractor of the Year does way more than fix things. Each year we’ve profiled contractors who have done more, whether it’s community or industry service, professional acumen, pioneering new technology, taking on a worthy cause or volunteerism.
Harley Perry of Perry Plumbing, Heating & Air is our Contractor of the Year  1
Harley is concerned about the success of the plumbing industry, knowing that the present, older generation of plumbing technicians is on the verge of retirement.
Retrofitting an old house for water conservation  1
Kohler and Whirlpool demonstrated at the recent Greenbuild Show in Washington how you can drastically reduce water use in an old house.
Becoming a ‘qualified entrepreneur’ 
Your plumbing contracting firm only exists through the force of your own will. Initially, at least, it had no other reason for being.
PHCC Connect 2015: Customers do business with people not products  1
Steve Coscia, a pre-eminent expert in customer service and soft skills for service contractors, explained how customers view service providers.
Engineering our way out of drought 
Driving back and forth from San Francisco International Airport and Palo Alto, I was looking at an endless landscape of brown.
Time to change your thinking
I’ve been reflecting on the pace of change lately, especially after reading about some new photovoltaic and solar thermal collectors that will make you forget about any solar collector that you’ve seen before.
Why can’t you be phenomenal?
What companies come to mind when you think of excellent customer service?
Water wars here and abroad 
I’m glad that the month of June is over here in Chicago since Illinois had its wettest month in history. I wish we could send some of that rain to California.
DeWalt’s focus is Built in the USA 
The hand and power tool manufacturer announced the expansion of its initiative to build products in America, with an additional 60 corded and cordless power tools being built domestically
Everything got connected so quickly 
It seems as if I just began to learn about the Internet of Things and suddenly it’s here and everything is connected.
Internet of Things discussed at Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition meeting 
Dr. Rhee also addressed the Internet of Things at this year’s meeting of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition that met here in mid-May.
2015 Book of Giants — Beware of double-edged swords 1
Viega LLC is the sponsor of this year's annual CONTRACTOR Book of Giants.
ISH shows a more connected future 
The AHR Expo this year in Chicago was a large and successful show with 61,000 attendees and 480,000-sq.ft. of exhibit space. By comparison, ISH drew 198,000 attendees to see exhibits spread out over nine buildings and 2.8 million square feet.

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