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Nearly $14 Billion Ready to Invest in Post-COVID Economic Recovery — Report

A new report from the Consumer Energy Alliance details nearly $14 billion worth of economic activity is being threatened by delays, obstructions and cancellations of pipeline infrastructure projects.

Plastics Pipe Institute Offering Bounty for Old Exhumed HDPE Pipe

The Plastics Pipe Institute is offering a reward for old exhumed HDPE pipe as part of a research project to demonstrate the material's longevity.

INGAA Appoints Amy Andryszak as New President and CEO

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced on Wednesday the appointment of Amy Andryszak as the association's new President and CEO.

Common Ground Alliance Announces Damage Prevention Conference & Expo

The Common Ground Alliance has announced its 2021 CGA Conference & Expo from March 2-5, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.

Operator Qualification Integrity Process Website Now Live

The website of the Operator Qualification Integrity Process or OQIP is now live at www.oqip.org

NUCA of Middle Tennessee Announces Winner of 2020 Trench Safety Stand Down Week Contest

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association of America (NUCA) has announced the winner of it's first every Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) contest last week as part of the association's annual TSSD Week.

New Industry Survey Shows Construction Activity Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

A new survey released by the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of America shows that construction activity across the country is returning to levels from before the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the economy.

Plastics Pipe Institute

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) published a new guide for the use of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping systems in commercial buildings.

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PPI plasticpipe.org The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) published a new guide for the use of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping systems in commercial buildings. Available on PPI’s website, “TN-62: Suitability and Fitness of CPVC Piping Systems for Commercial Building Applications” describe..

WEFTEC 2020 Moves to Virtual Event

The annual Water Environment Federation conference has been renamed to WEFTEC Connect and moved to a virtual event over concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

UESI Pipelines 2020 Conference Moves to Virtual Event

The Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Pipelines 2020 Conference originally scheduled for August 2020 in San Antonio, TX has been moved to a virtual event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

CGA Releases Annual Damage Prevention Technology Report

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), has released its third annual Technology Report, which serves as a record of progress in technology for the damage prevention industry.

DCA Restructures Industry Meetings

DCA has canceled its previously scheduled meetings for this year and reorganized both events into a single event.

NACE International Corrosion 2020 Conference Cancelled Due to Pandemic

NACE International has officially canceled its Corrosion 2020 Conference and Expo.

NACE-SSPC Merger Approved by Members

NACE International announced late Wednesday that its members have voted to approve the association’s proposal to combine with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

AWWA Cancels ACE20 June Conference in Orlando

The American Water Works Association has added its AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition to the list of major cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Plastics Pipe Institute Cancels Annual Meeting

The Plastics Pipe Institute has canceled its annual meeting due to the coronavirus outbreak.

AGC Survey Shows 28% of Contractor Projects Impacted by Coronavirus

A recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) shows that over 25% of contractor projects have been delayed or halted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Construction Industry Calls on Local Leaders to Keep Work Sites Open

Construction industry organizations are asking local leaders to view construction work as essential and keep job sites open around the country.

No-Dig 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 No-Dig show has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Business

HCEA Awards 2019 Top Dealers The Hyundai Dealer of the Year is National Equipment Dealers (NED), which now represents Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas-North America across the Carolinas, Florida and parts of Texas, through a recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s..

NASSCO Celebrates Year of Achievement

During a strategy planning meeting last summer, NASSCO President Jacob Trapani said the association synthesized everything it does into one clear goal: become the industry source for education, technical resources and advocacy.

NASSCO Standard Bearer: Lynn Osborn

NASSCO continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals has contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, and has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This series of articles recognizes those who have not only been critical to the success of NASSCO, but the industry as well.

NACE International Postpones Corrosion 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The NACE Board of Directors voted Friday to postpone its annual CORROSION 2020 conference and expo following reports of coronavirus cases in the Houston area.

API Issues New Pipeline Safety and Sustainability Standard

The American Petroleum Institute (API) today issued a new standard for pipeline inspectors to enhance safety and sustainability during pipeline construction.

PPI

MAB Basic HDPE Repair Options-MAB-4 details the various methods and steps for repairing a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline in the field. Published by the Municipal Advisory Board (MAB), with assistance from the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), the document is available free of charge at plasticpipe.org.

AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Mary Andringa of Vermeer

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers announces Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp as the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame.

PPI Introduces New Technical Director

Patrick Vibien, P.Eng., was appointed to leadership roles overseeing three areas of The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI). As technical director he guides the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO TC 138, and serves as the liaison with industry organizations and spokesperson on technical matte..

Discussions Continue on Potential Combining of NACE International and SSPC

Leadership from both NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings continue to discuss a potential combining of the two industry organizations.

Xylem Earns Change the World Honor

Global water technology company, Xylem, was included on Fortune’s 2019 “Change the World” list, for a second, consecutive year.