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Medical Gas and Vacuum System Brazing

While certified pipe brazers are seldom hailed as heroes, it’s no exaggeration to say that the reliability of our vital medical gas and HVACR systems rests squarely on their shoulders What is Brazing? Brazing is a joint created with a temperature over 450 degrees centigrade. If correctly done, brazed joints can be stronger than the […]

Climate Change Creates Jobs for Air Conditioning Technicians

The dramatic increase in previously rare weather events has made real that climate change is upon us, and the term “climate emergency” is beginning to be used. Increased temperatures worldwide, rising sea levels, and the melting of glaciers are creating flooding, monster storms, landslides, and more significant than ever forest fires. Climate change poses a […]

Desperate Need for California HVACR Professionals

Recent California heatwaves have produced hundreds of calls to HVACR companies for inspections and repairs. Amidst this unprecedented demand, companies are finding themselves increasingly shorthanded. One company owner-reported over 200 calls in a single day. “It’s the perfect storm,” he said. “Soaring temperatures, high demand, not enough workers. Part of the problem stems from the […]

California Fire Sprinkler Fitters Save Lives

The purpose of fire sprinkler fitters is to install, inspect, repair, and maintain fire suppression life safety systems to protect building occupants as well as first responders in the event of catastrophic fires. According to FEMA, a fire can become deadly in two minutes and envelop an entire house in five The importance of these […]

2021 Top Colleges for Building and Construction Trades in California

If you’re looking for training in the building or construction trades, you’ll find there are a number of schools in California that offer degree and/or certificate programs. Compiled by Niche, this list of the top schools for 2021 relies on data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as student reviews and select statistics […]

NITC Exam Development and Administration

The National Inspection Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC) is the premiere third party provider of personnel certification in the piping related industries including, but not limited to, plumbing and HVACR. NITC’s ISO certification allows them to certify personnel for Journey and Mastery Levels, Medical Gas, and more. Adhering to ANSI 17024 Standards, the meticulously developed […]

Worksite Safety for the Trades

The most important consideration of any worksite is safety. In addition to Covid-19 safety measures, there are standard safety precautions that every worker should follow. Never start work on a site without a legally required induction to familiarize you with the site. Never put yourself or anyone else at risk. Always follow established procedures and […]

Water Safety and Infection Control – ASSE’s 12000 Series

Source: ASSE (American Society of Sanitary Engineering) at http://www.asse-plumbing.orgw Most people will agree that we live in unprecedented times with unprecedented challenges, affecting all aspects of our lives from our personal and family situations to our professional endeavors. Careers and career standards have been re-examined, amplified, or completely transformed due to Covid-19 Nowhere is this […]

NITC Certification Post-Covid-19

“The Covid-19 pandemic has not only impacted the plumbing and HVACR industries, it has also expanded their roles in maintaining hospitals and industries as well as returning public buildings to safe post-Covid use. It’s clear that NITC certification is indispensable for both individual professionals and the customers they service As the building industry begins to […]

Bringing Our Buildings Back from COVID-19 Closure

With the approaching approval of an effective vaccine for Covid-19, planning for re-opening of shuttered buildings around the country can slowly begin. At the same time, the safety of the workers who will be completing the reopening while the pandemic is still raging must be assured. As the virus is controlled, buildings must be ready […]