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New Technical Document Addresses Suitability of CPVC Piping Systems for Commercial Building Applications

Describes Advantages and Capabilities of CPVC Piping Systems IRVING, Texas – April 8, 2020 - The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), has published a new guide related to the use of CPVC piping systems in commercial buildings. Available on PPI’s website, TN-62 “Suitability and Fitness of CPVC Piping Systems for Commercial Building Applications” describes material advantages and...

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ScanSource Executive Brenda McCurry Joins AIM Board

Brings extensive distribution and vertical expertise to Board Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 8, 2020 | AIM, the leading industry association and global authority for for nearly 50 years in innovation, standards, and solutions in barcode, biometrics, IoT, NFC, RFID, RTLS, and RAIN announced today the appointment of Brenda McCurry to its Board of Directors. Ms. McCurry is Vice President of...

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February Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 37 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, April 8—Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 37 states, rose in 12 states and were unchanged in one state (Texas) on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. As of February 2020, the construction industry employed...

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Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) Releases Online Disaster Recovery Toolkit

--Proactive business guidance and best practices during COVID-19-- Reston, VA April 3, 2020 — The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) announces the release of its free online Disaster Recovery Toolkit to help businesses manage the unprecedented COVID-19 disruption. The toolkit provides tips and best practices along with a downloadable disaster recovery plan that can be adapted for...

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AMCA Revises Standard 204 for Fan Balance Quality and Vibration

Arlington Heights, Ill., April 3, 2020 — Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. announces the revision of ANSI/AMCA Standard 204, Balance Quality and Vibration Levels for Fans. Covering fans with rigid rotors generally found in commercial-building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; industrial-process applications; mine/tunnel ventilation; and power-generation...

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COVID-19 Cuts Nonresidential Construction Employment in March, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, April 3—Construction industry employment declined by 29,000 in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonresidential construction employment declined by 24,600 in March. All three nonresidential segments registered job losses, with the largest decrease experienced in nonresidential...

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Acoustical Values Added to AWC's DCA 3

Leesburg, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated version of Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3 – Fire-resistance Rated Wood-Frame Wall and Floor/Ceiling Assemblies, which now includes sound transmission characteristics of floor/ceiling assemblies. A free pdf version of DCA 3 can be found on the AWC website at https://awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca3....

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OPC UA Companion Specification to be Developed for CIP

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – April 1, 2020 – ODVA announced today that it has launched a joint working group with the OPC Foundation to develop an OPC UA companion specification to the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in reliable, secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control...

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February's Construction Spending Decline Indicates What's to Come, Says ABC

Washington, April 1- National nonresidential construction spending fell 1.8% in February, but is up 2.5% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $795.1 billion for the month. Private nonresidential spending declined 2% on a...

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IPC Encouraged as U.S. EPA Eases Up on TSCA Fees

Potential exemptions to rule would provide relief for manufacturers  BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, March 26, 2020 — As a result of IPC’s advocacy work, the U.S. EPA yesterday announced that it is exploring exemptions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “Fees Rule.” The TSCA Fees Rule is designed to collect revenues to pay for risk evaluations of toxic substances. However, the EPA now...

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