Expressing strong support for S. 2239, the “FHA Downpayment Simplification Act of 2002,” the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said that passage of the legislation by the Senate will help to increase the availability of affordable housing and expand rental housing and homeownership opportunities across the country.
Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey, addressed several hundred industry executives in Las Vegas, NV, at “The Resource Revolution: An Invensys Symposium on Productivity in the 21st Century.”
Members of the United Association (UA), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), and the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) gathered here recently for the 2002 MCAA/UA Labor Relations Conference.
The construction of two new state-of-the-art educational laboratories is near completion at the Antelope Valley College in Los Angeles County, CA. Completion of the refrigeration and HVAC labs is expected early in 2003.
According to the American Supply Association (ASA), ISH North America 2002 will be streamed to the entire world over the Internet. Segments of the show will be videotaped and broadcast over the Web by HVACTV.com and PerfectStream.tv.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced that its annual statistics forecast for the year 2003 projects that residential air conditioning shipments and residential furnace shipments will decrease by 6% and 3% respectively compared to the projected 2002 figures.
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of New Jersey (PHCC-NJ) is calling on the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to take a closer look at possible cross-subsidization between electric and gas utilities and their unregulated subsidiaries in the appliance installation and repair business.