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Events covered include ICC hiring a new head of its member services team, proposed changes to the 2006 NSPC and a new edition of the products guide from FM Approvals.
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Prier Products has announced that Bob Beilfuss is the new director of manufacturing. Beilfuss actually returns to Prier after five years as manufacturing manager for Black and Decker.
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Armstrong Pumps has introduced the KNX "Bag & Tag" Program. Armstrong KNX-Series Hydronic Hook-up kits integrate the components required to connect piping to hydronic heating chiller system equipment.
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Forget Bears or Colts, Falcon Captures First Super Bowl

Okay, maybe it's not the Atlanta Falcons, but at least 220 Falcon Waterfree Technologies' waterfree urinals played a role in providing a fan-friendly environment. This was the first Super Bowl that featured the Falcon waterfree urinals, a good fit for the heavy use within a sports stadium because the units are flushless, odor free, hard to vandalize, don't clog up and eliminate plumbing problems due to continuous running or flushing.
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Lochinvar® Adds Incentive to VIP Contractor Prograam

Lochinvar Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers and pool heaters, is hosting a weekly giveaway as part of its VIP Contractor Program. With each registered purchase of a fully modulating and condensing KNIGHT™ Heating Boiler, participating contractors are entered to win a Hewlett Packard Pocket PC with the KNIGHT’s SMART SYSTEMTM software preloaded.
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NFPA Board of Directors Appoints Four to Standards Council

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) board of directors has appointed four new members to the Association’s Standards Council. They are: James W. Carpenter of Plano, TX; Ronald R. Farr of Otsego, MI; Roland J. Huggins of Dallas, TX ; and Fred M. Leber of Toronto, Canada. All appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2007.
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Mass. Adopts Intl. Residential Code

Recently, Massachusetts became the 35th state to adopt the International Residential Code (IRC) statewide, making the IRC the code of choice to construct safe homes in 46 states at the state or local level and in Washington, D.C.
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Products: Ceramic Fire Barriers

This Australian company, Ceram Polymerik Pty Ltd, uses unique technology to transform conventional polymer composites (plastics and rubbers) into a fireproof ceramic during a fire so as to he ability to confine fire and allow people more time to escape.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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The Juggling Act of Specifications

Learn how to "juggle" the different variables when speccing a project with tips from this webinar. Gain knowledge in how specifications work, how it's maintained, how it can be better, easier and simpler. 

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