The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) board of directors met recently in Cincinnati in order to observe the Cincinnati Master Plumbers Association's local chapter in action.
Hibbing Community College (HCC), Hibbing, Minn., has a new 8,000-square-foot lab dedicated to hands-on training. The lab was designed with 30 fixed lab stations and 45 universal lab stations equipped with hot and cold water as well as 120 volt and 230 volt power supplies.
The Radiant Panel Association (RPA) has set dates and locations for the launch of its first two RadFests. The Great Lakes RadFest is scheduled for April 16-17 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wis.
Back in July 2000 the W.T. Heaney Co. of Southfield, Mich., had an interesting challenge - install a 90-ton Trane chiller into a nationally registered historic site, where exterior and interior aesthetics were almost as important as technical considerations.
After spending thousands of dollars annually maintaining its leaky and antiquated boiler and radiant heat piping system, Karges Furniture decided replacement would be more cost efficient. The company eventually settled on a $344,000 state-of-the-art system consisting of high tech fabric ductwork, make-up air units, and a commercial humidifier.
When a building owner suffers the catastrophic loss of the single chiller serving a building, decisions have to be made quickly and correctly. This was the situation facing Brian Leabo, director of facilities management at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
Ever wonder how those giant, cocoon-shaped indoor golf domes defy gravity and temperature extremes to remain safe and comfortable? It's probably no surprise that a mechanical "blower" keeps the dome inflated - but that same blower also helps to heat and condition the air, too.
Bradford White Corp. recently announced the recipients of its 2003 scholarship award funds during the "Celebration of Youth" opening session of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association's (PHCC's) annual convention.