Contractor Magazine http://contractormag.com/rss.xml/favicon.ico en Building from the ground up: Aquatherm North America’s new home http://contractormag.com/piping/building-ground-aquatherm-north-america-s-new-home <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. subsidiary of leading PP-R pipe manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide is preparing to move into a new headquarters and fabrication facility in early 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping/building-ground-aquatherm-north-america-s-new-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping/building-ground-aquatherm-north-america-s-new-home#comments Piping Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:45:00 +0000 432061 at http://contractormag.com <p>An artist&#39;s rendering of the new building.</p> Aquatherm. Blog: The Amazon Echo is a wake-up call for building managers http://contractormag.com/management/blog-amazon-echo-wake-call-building-managers <div class="field-byline"> Varun Nagaraj </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this blog post from Sierra Monitor, Varun Nagaraj asks that we re-examine our ideas of what a Building Management System can be. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/blog-amazon-echo-wake-call-building-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/blog-amazon-echo-wake-call-building-managers#comments Management Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:00 +0000 432051 at http://contractormag.com <p>The Amazon Echo.</p> Stone34 building completes Seattle’s Deep Green Pilot Program http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/stone34-building-completes-seattle-s-deep-green-pilot-program <div class="field-deck"> Building partners met aggressive energy and water usage targets via innovative design, technology, and changing tenant behavior </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now known as the Living Building Pilot Program, the Deep Green Pilot Program was developed using components of the Living Building Challenge which is administered by the International Living Future Institute. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/stone34-building-completes-seattle-s-deep-green-pilot-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/stone34-building-completes-seattle-s-deep-green-pilot-program#comments Commercial Plumbing Registered User Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:42:00 +0000 432041 at http://contractormag.com Plumbing industry gives back during holidays and all year long http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/plumbing-industry-gives-back-during-holidays-and-all-year-long <div class="node-body article-body">Are you a plumbing/heating professional donating your time, money and talent to a worthy cause? We’d love to hear about it. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/plumbing-industry-gives-back-during-holidays-and-all-year-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/plumbing-industry-gives-back-during-holidays-and-all-year-long#comments Plumbing Contractor Registered User Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:53:00 +0000 432031 at http://contractormag.com North Carolina school’s geothermal system makes grade http://contractormag.com/geothermal/north-carolina-school-s-geothermal-system-makes-grade <div class="node-body article-body">Tracking LEED Platinum Certification using the LEED 2009 for Schools Model, the Hoke County school system expects the project to save the county $35 million over the next 40 years</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/geothermal/north-carolina-school-s-geothermal-system-makes-grade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/geothermal/north-carolina-school-s-geothermal-system-makes-grade#comments Geothermal Registered User Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:00 +0000 432021 at http://contractormag.com Triangle Tube: Committed to the trades http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/triangle-tube-committed-trades <div class="node-body article-body">Triangle Tube’s continued emphasis on education can be seen with a new training facility — from the offices of a manufacturer’s rep in the Chicagoland area. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/triangle-tube-committed-trades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/triangle-tube-committed-trades#comments Training Opportunities Registered User Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:12:00 +0000 432011 at http://contractormag.com Rinnai to sponsor March 14 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at AMS http://contractormag.com/marketing/rinnai-sponsor-march-14-nascar-xfinity-series-race-ams <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia-based Rinnai America Corporation has signed on as a multi-year sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/marketing/rinnai-sponsor-march-14-nascar-xfinity-series-race-ams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/marketing/rinnai-sponsor-march-14-nascar-xfinity-series-race-ams#comments Marketing Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:54:00 +0000 432001 at http://contractormag.com <p>The Rinnai team at the track.</p> 2016 ASPE Convention & Exposition continues a legacy of success http://contractormag.com/plumbing/2016-aspe-convention-exposition-continues-legacy-success <div class="node-body article-body">The energy and enthusiasm experienced at the 2016 ASPE Convention & Exposition reinforced the show's reputation as the premier professional development event in the plumbing system design industry. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/2016-aspe-convention-exposition-continues-legacy-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/2016-aspe-convention-exposition-continues-legacy-success#comments Plumbing Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:55:00 +0000 431991 at http://contractormag.com TDIndustries joins Paradigm for Parity movement to address gender parity in corporate leadership http://contractormag.com/management/tdindustries-joins-paradigm-parity-movement-address-gender-parity-corporate-leadership <div class="node-body article-body">TDIndustries, in partnership with the Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition, today announced its commitment to achieving gender parity throughout its corporate leadership structure by 2030.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/tdindustries-joins-paradigm-parity-movement-address-gender-parity-corporate-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/tdindustries-joins-paradigm-parity-movement-address-gender-parity-corporate-leadership#comments Management Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:00 +0000 431981 at http://contractormag.com Government funding bill without geothermal tax credit for jeopardizes thousands of U.S. jobs http://contractormag.com/geothermal/government-funding-bill-without-geothermal-tax-credit-jeopardizes-thousands-us-jobs <div class="node-body article-body">The GEO today expressed extreme disappointment that the House stopgap spending bill to fund the U.S. Government does not include an extension of the Investment Tax Credit for geothermal heat pumps.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/geothermal/government-funding-bill-without-geothermal-tax-credit-jeopardizes-thousands-us-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/geothermal/government-funding-bill-without-geothermal-tax-credit-jeopardizes-thousands-us-jobs#comments Geothermal Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:18:00 +0000 431971 at http://contractormag.com How fire sprinklers came to Camas without an ordinance http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/how-fire-sprinklers-came-camas-without-ordinance <div class="node-body article-body">In 2003, legislation was introduced to require fire sprinklers in new residential housing in Camas, Wash., a small city in the southwestern part of the state.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/how-fire-sprinklers-came-camas-without-ordinance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/how-fire-sprinklers-came-camas-without-ordinance#comments Fire Sprinklers Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:36:00 +0000 431961 at http://contractormag.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Randy Miller, deputy fire marshal for the&nbsp;</span>Camas-Washougal<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Fire Department, didn&rsquo;t want to give up the fire protection residential sprinklers provide.&nbsp;</span></p> PMI and AWE collaborate on Water Efficiency Study in five states http://contractormag.com/toilets/pmi-and-awe-collaborate-water-efficiency-study-five-states <div class="field-deck"> Study to gauge potential water savings from replacing older toilets with high-efficiency models </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PMI and AWE today announced a joint partnership on a study to determine potential water savings that could be achieved by replacing older, inefficient toilets.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/toilets/pmi-and-awe-collaborate-water-efficiency-study-five-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/toilets/pmi-and-awe-collaborate-water-efficiency-study-five-states#comments Toilets Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:24:00 +0000 431951 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: General Pipe Cleaners, Stafford, Steamist, Moen, Spirax Sarco and Uponor http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-general-pipe-cleaners-stafford-steamist-moen-spirax-sarco-and <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery features a pipe thawing machine, a full line of stainless steel shaft collars and couplings, a digital shower system, an industrial-inspired faucet, a thermodynamic steam trap and more. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-general-pipe-cleaners-stafford-steamist-moen-spirax-sarco-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-general-pipe-cleaners-stafford-steamist-moen-spirax-sarco-and#comments Faucets Media Galleries Showers Piping Plumbing Radiant Tools Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:38:00 +0000 431941 at http://contractormag.com Emerson presents first Helix Innovation Scholarships http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/emerson-presents-first-helix-innovation-scholarships <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson today announced the recipients of The Helix Innovation Scholarships at the University of Dayton. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/emerson-presents-first-helix-innovation-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/emerson-presents-first-helix-innovation-scholarships#comments Training Opportunities Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:41:00 +0000 431931 at http://contractormag.com <p>The scholarship winners are:<br /> Frances Corujo, a mechanical engineering major from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico<br /> Kieran Holland, a computer engineering major from Maple Heights, Ohio<br /> Nicholas Schlueter, an accounting and finance major from Montgomery, Ohio<br /> Kenneth Selby, a mechanical engineering major from New Lebanon, Ohio<br /> Jesse Thompson, a visual arts major from Franklin, Tennessee</p> Washington museum is a masterpiece in design collaboration http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/washington-museum-masterpiece-design-collaboration <div class="node-body article-body">Southland installed nearly 10 miles of piping systems and 1 million pounds of sheet metal inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/washington-museum-masterpiece-design-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/washington-museum-masterpiece-design-collaboration#comments Commercial Plumbing Registered User Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:28:00 +0000 431681 at http://contractormag.com RPA and ASSE International certify first 11 professionals to become Hydronics Systems Instructors http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/rpa-and-asse-international-certify-first-11-professionals-become-hydronics-sy <div class="node-body article-body">The RPA and ASSE International are pleased to announce the certification of the first 11 hydronics and radiant industry professionals to pass the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard 19210 Train the Trainer Course.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/rpa-and-asse-international-certify-first-11-professionals-become-hydronics-sy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/rpa-and-asse-international-certify-first-11-professionals-become-hydronics-sy#comments Training Opportunities Radiant Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:27:00 +0000 431691 at http://contractormag.com TDIndustries ranked #9 on Fortune magazine’s “Best Workplaces for Latinos” list http://contractormag.com/management/tdindustries-ranked-9-fortune-magazine-s-best-workplaces-latinos-list <div class="node-body article-body">TDIndustries (TD) has announced that it has been named one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Latinos, by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/tdindustries-ranked-9-fortune-magazine-s-best-workplaces-latinos-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/tdindustries-ranked-9-fortune-magazine-s-best-workplaces-latinos-list#comments Management Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:19:00 +0000 431671 at http://contractormag.com U.S. Congressman introduces IAPMO supported plumbing research investment legislation http://contractormag.com/codes/us-congressman-introduces-iapmo-supported-plumbing-research-investment-legislation <div class="node-body article-body">Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced legislation to promote federal investment in research to ensure the data used in the development of plumbing standards reflects more water efficient technologies</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/us-congressman-introduces-iapmo-supported-plumbing-research-investment-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/us-congressman-introduces-iapmo-supported-plumbing-research-investment-legislation#comments Codes Plumbing Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:26:00 +0000 431661 at http://contractormag.com <p>U.S. Capitol Building.</p> iStock/Thinkstock Jeannette Long of LIXIL speaks at United Nations’ World Toilet Day event on toilets and jobs http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/jeannette-long-lixil-speaks-united-nations-world-toilet-day-event-toilets-and-jo <div class="node-body article-body">In observance of the 15th annual World Toilet Day, Jeannette Long, vice president of marketing communications for LIXIL Americas, was invited to speak at a special “Toast to Toilets” event at the United Nations.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/jeannette-long-lixil-speaks-united-nations-world-toilet-day-event-toilets-and-jo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/jeannette-long-lixil-speaks-united-nations-world-toilet-day-event-toilets-and-jo#comments Industry Event News Toilets Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:58:00 +0000 431651 at http://contractormag.com <p><span>Jeannette Long, vice president of marketing communications for LIXIL Americas.</span></p> PHCC, Educational Foundation unveil two career resources to attract young people to skilled trades http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/phcc-educational-foundation-unveil-two-career-resources-attract-young-people- <div class="node-body article-body">Designed to entice young people to the profession, the PHCC and PHCC Educational Foundation have released a new two-minute video that communicates the advantages of choosing a p-h-c career.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/phcc-educational-foundation-unveil-two-career-resources-attract-young-people-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/phcc-educational-foundation-unveil-two-career-resources-attract-young-people-#comments Training Opportunities Plumbing Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:21:00 +0000 431641 at http://contractormag.com PHCC Educational Foundation Xylem facilities, pumps ready for DOE compliance http://contractormag.com/management/xylem-facilities-pumps-ready-doe-compliance <div class="field-deck"> Bell & Gossett is nation’s only pump brand to meet efficiency requirements more than three years early </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/xylem-facilities-pumps-ready-doe-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/xylem-facilities-pumps-ready-doe-compliance#comments Green Management Plumbing Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:30:00 +0000 431631 at http://contractormag.com F.E. Moran offers Owen Moran Scholarship to mechanical students http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/fe-moran-offers-owen-moran-scholarship-mechanical-students <div class="field-deck"> F.E. Moran is offering scholarships to two mechanical trades students in honor of Owen Moran who always encouraged advanced learning and hard work </div> <div class="node-body article-body">F.E. Moran is has announced that it will be offering the Owen Moran Scholarship for the second year in a row.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/fe-moran-offers-owen-moran-scholarship-mechanical-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/fe-moran-offers-owen-moran-scholarship-mechanical-students#comments Training Opportunities Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:14:00 +0000 431621 at http://contractormag.com Haberberger welcomes Steve Batey and Shawn Thompson http://contractormag.com/management/haberberger-welcomes-steve-batey-and-shawn-thompson <div class="node-body article-body">Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/haberberger-welcomes-steve-batey-and-shawn-thompson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/haberberger-welcomes-steve-batey-and-shawn-thompson#comments Management Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:03:00 +0000 431611 at http://contractormag.com <p>Steve Batey (left) and Shawn Thompson (right).</p> Integrated Facility Services celebrates 50th anniversary http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/integrated-facility-services-celebrates-50th-anniversary <div class="node-body article-body">Integrated Facility Services (IFS), a full-service mechanical engineering firm and the eighth largest specialty subcontractor in Missouri, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/integrated-facility-services-celebrates-50th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/integrated-facility-services-celebrates-50th-anniversary#comments Industry Event News Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:42:00 +0000 431601 at http://contractormag.com <p>Bill Rundquist.</p> Nonresidential construction spending gains momentum, ABC says http://contractormag.com/management/nonresidential-construction-spending-gains-momentum-abc-says <div class="node-body article-body">Nonresidential construction spending totaled $699.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis in October.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/nonresidential-construction-spending-gains-momentum-abc-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/nonresidential-construction-spending-gains-momentum-abc-says#comments Management Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:22:00 +0000 431591 at http://contractormag.com The IoT future of building automation http://contractormag.com/iot/iot-future-building-automation <div class="field-byline"> Ken Sinclair, Publisher, AutomatedBuildings.com </div> <div class="field-deck"> Future automation will be a full embrace of IoT; systems will be smarter, self learning, edgy, innovative, and sophisticated </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IoT changes everything, embedding in our future the ability to hostel the people that fuel function, purpose, productivity, and innovation. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/iot/iot-future-building-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/iot/iot-future-building-automation#comments IoT Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:46:00 +0000 431581 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock ServiceTitan introduces good, better, best flat rate pricing with The New Flat Rate http://contractormag.com/management/servicetitan-introduces-good-better-best-flat-rate-pricing-new-flat-rate <div class="node-body article-body">ServiceTitan today announced its newest partnership with The New Flat Rate.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/servicetitan-introduces-good-better-best-flat-rate-pricing-new-flat-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/servicetitan-introduces-good-better-best-flat-rate-pricing-new-flat-rate#comments Management Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:19:00 +0000 431571 at http://contractormag.com Dunkirk launches dealer portal http://contractormag.com/smartphones/dunkirk-launches-dealer-portal <div class="node-body article-body">Dunkirk is excited to announce the launch of its on-line dealer portal. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/smartphones/dunkirk-launches-dealer-portal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/smartphones/dunkirk-launches-dealer-portal#comments Smartphones Hydronics Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:52:00 +0000 431271 at http://contractormag.com MSS publishes revised American National Standard for Steel Pipeline Flanges http://contractormag.com/codes/mss-publishes-revised-american-national-standard-steel-pipeline-flanges <div class="field-deck"> Receives ANSI approval </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MSS announces that the substantially revised Standard Practice, SP-44-2016, Steel Pipeline Flanges, has been approved by the ANSI as a Revised American National Standard (ANS).</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/mss-publishes-revised-american-national-standard-steel-pipeline-flanges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/mss-publishes-revised-american-national-standard-steel-pipeline-flanges#comments Codes Piping Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:28:00 +0000 431261 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock BrassCraft Manufacturing gives back http://contractormag.com/management/brasscraft-manufacturing-gives-back <div class="node-body article-body">At BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, it is not just about being a world-class manufacturer of plumbing and flow control products, it’s about the people. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/brasscraft-manufacturing-gives-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/brasscraft-manufacturing-gives-back#comments Management Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:13:00 +0000 431251 at http://contractormag.com BrassCraft