Thursday, August 13, 2020

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lead reduction rule U.S. EPA releases final regulation on lead reduction rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its long-awaited final regulation on the “Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder and Flux for Drinking Water.” IAPMO has been an active participant in the rule-making process from the beginning and…

smart bricks energy Smart bricks store energy in the walls themselves

Boring old bricks might not seem like something that can really be made high-tech, but researchers keep proving us wrong. Now, a team has found a way to turn bricks into energy storage devices, using them to power a green LED in…

Cambodia Crane Collapse Crane collapse kills 5 in Cambodian border town of Poipet

The Associated Press reports that a construction crane in Cambodia’s northwestern city of Poipet on the border with Thailand collapsed Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring four others. The crane was being operated on ground made wet by rain,…

Strongco Strongco expands construction equipment division product line

Strongco Corporation, a Nors Group company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with ECO LOG GROUP as the exclusive dealer for their harvester and forwarder product lines throughout all of Canada. Strongco’s Construction Equipment division has been supporting customers in…

finning telematics Connected Machines Drive Productivity and Performance

Telematics, once reserved for larger equipment and primarily used to locate machines and alert operators of fault codes, now play a key role in monitoring and managing an entire fleet’s movements and health, increasing efficiencies, and keeping costs down.  Yet, for…

raccoon-scales-toronto-construction-crane Daring raccoon scales Toronto crane high above city core

A raccoon is enjoying some of the best views of Toronto after climbing up a construction crane in the city’s downtown core Monday morning. Pictures and video posted to social media before 8 a.m. show the limber critter scaling the structure at Peter…