World Plumbing Council Report 27 May 2013
The plumbing industry has been busy in the last few months, here's a wrap of what the World Plumbing Council (WPC) has been up to.
Toilets get new ventilation 27 May 2013
A new technology that removes unwanted odours from the toilet is a potential upsell for plumbers and could put an end to smelly bathrooms forever.
World Plumbing Day 2013 gets bigger 27 May 2013
The world celebrated World Plumbing Day on 11 March 11 and there was much fanfare across all nations from the UK to Australia and the US to Africa.
A cool reminder of form and function 27 May 2013
In March Connection Magazines Jeff Patchell joined more than 200 members of the local plumbing industry to travel to Frankfurt, Germany for the popular bi-annual ISH exhibition.
A new standard for pipelines 27 Mar 2013
Rio de Janeiro: 65% of the world’s offshore pipelines are designed and installed to DNV’s pipeline standard. Now DNV sees the need to capture more knowledge on how pipelines can safely withstand the pressures of 3000 meters depth, without prohibitive cost.
The story of ‘Pippy’, Pipe Perfection’s Morris J Van 27 Mar 2013
Ask any plumber and he’ll tell you they stumble across all sorts of things as they visit their customers. That’s how Darren Clancy came up with the idea of restoring a J Van and using it to market his plumbing business.
Leaders search for common ground 25 Feb 2013
More than 60 people from all facets of the plumbing and mechanical industries attended a backflow industry symposium on February 12-13 at IAPMO World Headquarters West that sought to promote discussion and look for solutions on the challenges facing the cross-connection industry today.
Turn your gutters into art 25 Feb 2013
A new technology developed in the US transforms gutters into decorative features, and provides a new way for roof plumbers to upsell to consumers. Callum Fitzpatrick explains.
Bad plumbing costs 09 Dec 2012
The lack of licensing in the UK raises some serious issues.
The multi-function bathroom 09 Dec 2012
For the ISH 2013, the trend forum 'Pop up my Bathroom' will once again be presenting the latest bathroom trends, this time for 2013/14.
Legionella HACCP plan demonstration 11 Nov 2012
The HACCP approach to managing building water systems for Legionella control has been recommended by the World Health Organization since 2007 and is proposed in ASHRAE 188P.
Plumbing: Take it personally 11 Nov 2012
Jeff Patchell reports on the recent General Meeting of the World Plumbing Council (WPC) he attended in Brisbane and calls for plumbers to get involved with the WPC.