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OSHA forms alliance with NASF.

OSHA and National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) have signed an alliance to provide NASF's members and others, such as small businesses and non-English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety in the metal surface finishing industry. NASF is an amalgamation of surface finishing trade...

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GAMA announces new member companies.

GAMA President Jack W. Klimp announced 18 new member companies since May 2006. They include A.O. Smith Electrical Products Co., Bekaert Combustion Technology USA, Camus Hydronics, Ltd., Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Heatco Inc., Jakel Inc., Marvair Division of Airxcel, and OnSpex. Others include ProTech Systems, Inc., Sabaf SpA, tekmar Control Systems, THERMA-FLOW, Inc., UMAC, Inc., Universal...

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GAMA to sponsor 2008 HVACR and Plumbing Instructor Workshop.

Workshop will be held March 5-7, 2008 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va. It will feature HVACR and plumbing technical sessions as well as general sessions on teaching techniques and technologies, recruitment, and updates on career and technical education. Opportunities for networking, I've Got an Idea session, exhibits, and hands-on mini technical sessions will also be featured...

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IEC and CLP Resources, Inc. become partners in safety.

By joining Partner in Safety Program, CLP Resources, Inc. will work with IEC National and other companies interested in furthering their commitment to safety in electrical and systems contracting industry. Through various media, venues, and apprentice schools, IEC keeps over 100,000 electrical workers abreast of best practices, safety training, and new products for the industry.

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AIA announces recipients of 2007 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards.

On May 3, 2007, American Institute of Architects recognized recipients of 2007 AIA/HUD Secretary's Housing and Community Design Awards, which honor 3 projects for excellence in housing, community design, and accessibility. They included Cearnal Andrulaitis, LLP for El Carillo Housing Authority in Santa Barbara, Salisha Neighborhood Revitalization c/o Tacoma Housing Authority by Torti Gallas and...

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ASHRAE publishes ventilation standard 62.1.

Impacting ventilation system designers and their designs, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, sets minimum ventilation rates and other requirements for commercial and institutional buildings. It includes requirements for separation of areas with environmental tobacco smoke from areas without ETS in same building. Standard also clarifies how designers...

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NTMA announces 35th annual competition results.

With 13 participating regional champions, NTMA/NIMS National Apprentice Competition was hosted by the NTMA Pittsburgh Chapter and New Century Careers. For the 2nd year, NIMS metalworking standards were used for qualification, as was the completion of an online exam. First Place honors went to Jeremy Graff of Sipco Molding Technologies, 2nd place to Dustin Strasser of Metal Processors, Inc., and...

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GAMA awards industry leaders at annual conference.

GAMA 2007 service awards, presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL, recognized outstanding contributions to industry and the public interest. The 2007 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Richard Hannan, Chairman of the Board, Mercury Instruments, Inc. Werner Specht of Thomas & Betts Corp. received the GAMA Technical Service Award, and Thomas Donohue of the U.S. Chamber...

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Building Design Leaders unite on energy reduction targets.

To reduce building design industry's impact on environment, key leaders in sector are collaborating to establish carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. AIA, ASHRAE, Architecture 2030, IESNA, and USGBC, supported by representatives of DOE, finalized agreement of understanding, establishing common starting point and goal of net zero energy buildings. Agreement allows building sector to design buildings...

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AIA unveils digital practice documents.

With C106(TM)-2007 Digital Data Licensing Agreement and E201(TM)-2007 Digital Data Protocol Exhibit, contracting parties can share digital data in accordance with agreed-upon protocols for transmission, format, and data use. Documents address concern in design and construction industry of transmitting data in digital working environment and maintaining control over its future use. Using digital...

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