World Plumbing Day 2012 31 Jan 2012
The world's children have been invited to submit posters to represent World Plumbing Day 2012.
Andy Watts Receives WPC’s Distinguished Service Award 22 Sep 2011
The World Plumbing Council (WPC) Executive Board has bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, upon Andy Watts, MBE, of the United Kingdom. Newly elected WPC Chairman GP Russ Chaney presented the award to Watts during the 9th World Plumbing Conference, Sept. 7-11, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
World Plumbing Council Concludes International Conference 22 Sep 2011
The World Plumbing Council (WPC) recently concluded its 9th Triennial Conference, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Conference host the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation (SNIPEF) reports that 363 registered delegates and companions attended.
World Plumbing Council Taps Chaney as New Chairman 22 Sep 2011
Russ Chaney, CEO of The IAPMO Group, was elected chairman of the World Plumbing Council (WPC) for a term covering 2011‐13 during the 9th World Plumbing Conference, held between September 7‐11, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Converting heat into electricity 18 Aug 2011
Following the growing interest in geothermal energy, a new invention has been designed to convert heat from this sustainable source into electricity. But what does this man for plumbers?
Bonding straps 18 Aug 2011
The use of Bonding Straps to prevent electrocution or electric shocks when plumbers are going about their daily chores has been covered in the past. Still these incidents keep happening not only to plumbers but electricians and others in the building and maintenance industry
IAPMO R&T Oceana Opens in Sydney 18 Aug 2011
Due to rapid expansion of the business and to further build upon the strong reputation and the high regard of its product certification services in the Australian and New Zealand markets, IAPMO R&T Oceana has expanded with the opening of a new office in Sydney, Australia.
Changes in water consumption 18 Aug 2011
How urbanisation is changing water consumption and distribution and a new way to combat the problem of dissipating water resources.
Holding onto Gen Y 18 Aug 2011
No matter where you come from, the division between the generations seems to be growing. What can plumbers do to stop this gulf from widening?
iSaveH2O rain tank calculator 02 Aug 2011
A new iphone application, based on ISF research is now available to help consumers choose the most suitable rain tank for their home.
Canadian energy rebates 02 Aug 2011
The Canadian federal government has just released details of the $400 million EcoEnergy Retrofit – Homes program that was revived as part of the 2011 budget delivered in June. The program, which provides up to $5,000 in rebates to Canadian homeowners, is effective as of June 6, 2011 through to March 31, 2012.
Toilets at the Gates 02 Aug 2011
Bill Gates has set his attention to revolutionising the humble toilet in a bid to tackle disease epidemics.
The ISH pilgrimage 2011 09 May 2011
For the past 22 years, Connection Magazines and World Plumbing Info publisher Jeff Patchell has been fortunate to attend the world’s major bi-annual plumbing fair. In the following report Jeff explains why ISH (International Sanitation & Heating) never ceases to be an interesting week in understanding where the market is heading.
Urinal games in Japan 09 May 2011
Japanese entertainment company Sega has created an entirely new urinal experience: urinal controlled games.
National plumbing regulators forum 2011 09 May 2011
The National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) held its first conference in two and a half years at the Melbourne Convention Centre, bringing industry leaders and experts together to present and discuss topics that directly affect the plumbing industry. Jonathan Jackson reports on three days of plumbing relevance.