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.
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.
Kling and The Stubbins Associates have announced the merger of their two firms into KlingStubbins, effective Jan. 1, 2007. This merger is the culmination of an affiliation, which began in 2003. The new organization is over 500 people strong, with offices in Cambridge, MA; Las Vegas, NV; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh, NC; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, DC.
Oatey Company, a leader in the plumbing industry since 1916, has acquired the William H. Harvey Co. of Omaha, Nebraska, a manufacturer and distributor of plumbing specialty products sold throughout North and South America.
The International Code Council (ICC) will move its world headquarters to the heart of Washington, D.C., and into the only Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building in the nation's Capitol.
California, which suffers from ongoing water shortages, has numerous regulations for curbing water use and penalizing those who fail to abide by them. So it’s ironic that two of the state’s penal facilities, which were under pressure for their exorbitant water use, are now models for institutional water conservation.
The Hydronics Industry Alliance has announced the launching of its new website, www.myhomeheating.com, which provides accurate, reliable, and current information on all types of hydronic home heating (heating with hot water). For quick accessibility, the new website has individualized sections for builders and remodelers, architects and engineers, heating contractors, and homeowners.