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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?
Converting heat into electricity 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Toilet training for pigs
09 May 2011
Taiwan is coming up with pollution solutions that aims to fix smell and water use on pig farms. The experiments aim to train pigs to use the toilet.
The ISH pilgrimage 2011 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 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.
World Plumbing Day 2011 a global success World Plumbing Day 2011 a global success
09 May 2011
Created in 2010 by the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the second World Plumbing Day on 11 March 2011 has been hailed as a success writes Robert D Burgon, Chairman, World Plumbing Council.
We know squat about female urinals We know squat about female urinals
24 Feb 2011
Recently, Plumbing Connection surveyed the women of Australia to find out their thoughts on introducing a female urinal to the world of public restrooms. Dimi Kyriakou and Jonathan Jackson discuss the results and what they could mean for the plumbing sector.
Don’t miss out on a seat at the NPRF conference
23 Feb 2011
I often hold conversations with suppliers and importers who whine about dealing with State regulators and the fact that they find things out after the event!