3 Summer Tips to Keep Your Communication Cool! by Vincent Ivan Phipps, MA, CSP

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423-485-3465 www.CommunicationVIP.com Vincent@CommunicationVIP.com Amplifying Success by Improving Communication Skills 3 Summer Tips to Keep Your Communication Cool! By Vincent Ivan Phipps, M.A., CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) Summer is the Saturday of the year! The longer days of sunshine along with the fun outdoor activities, can bring promise and adventure to this season. Unfortunately, the increased temperatures, and more people out and about, …

CAPHCC Copper for Kids Receives Record Breaking Donation from Arnie Rodio of Pace Setter Plumbing

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For Immediate Release: July 1, 2016 For More Information: Tracy Threlfall Executive Vice President PHCC of California tracy@caphcc.org or 916-925-7390 Sacramento, CA:(July 1, 2016)  The PHCC of California Copper for Kids Program was pleased to accept a record-breaking donation of $10,774.25 from Arnie Rodio of Pace Setter Plumbing, Inc., pictured below, center. When asked for comment, Rodio said, ‘PHCC has served me …

Development of Mandatory Recycled Water Building Standards Begins

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The California Building Standards Commission and Department of Housing and Community Development, in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board and other public and private stakeholders, have begun coordinating the development of mandatory recycled water building standards pursuant to AB 2282 (Gatto, Chapter 606, Statutes of 2014).  These activities are currently in the precycle phase, which will culminate in …

Alfred Edwards is Installed as PHCC GLAA President for 2016-2017, by Tracy Threlfall, Executive Vice President

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It was my privilege to attend the PHCC of the Greater Los Angeles Installation & Graduation held Saturday, June 25th at the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens.  A non-traditional venue, fantastic food and some of the most committed members of the PHCC created an unforgettable day for the PHCC GLAA Group.  Kudos to PHCC GLAA Executive Director Sandi Soleta …

NAPHCC Change for Change – A Letter from Hunter Botto, PHCC PAC Co-Chair

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June 17, 2016 From the Desk of Hunter Botto (PHCC-PAC Co-Chairman) Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating Hicksville, New York Good afternoon, My name is Hunter Botto and I would like to introduce myself as a new member of PHCC’s Government Relations team. I would like to ask that you contribute to our “Change for Change” program to support our lobbying …

Pre-Apprenticeship Course Gives Prospective Plumbing & HVAC Workers Timely Glimpse Into Program, Career by PHCC National

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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 28, 2016 For More Information: Cindy Sheridan (800) 533-7694 sheridan@naphcc.org New Pre-Apprenticeship Course Gives Prospective Plumbing & HVAC Workers Timely Glimpse into Program, Career FALLS CHURCH, VA. (June 28, 2016) – Adding to its toolbox of targeted solutions to address the critical worker shortage facing the plumbing-heating-cooling industry, the PHCC Educational Foundation today debuts …

How to Dispose of Mercury Thermostats

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How to Dispose of Mercury Thermostats Free Recycling for Contractors In California, there are as many as 10.5 million mercury-containing thermostats still in use. With each one containing about 4 grams of mercury, that equals nearly 50 tons of the toxic substance that must be handled and disposed of properly. As a contractor, you can help. Mercury can pose serious …

IAPMO Uniform Code Notes

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If you have questions or comments, join the discussion on our LinkedIn page. Gray Water Systems. The Uniform Plumbing Code identifies three types of gray water systems: 1) subsurface irrigation where drip emitters are buried 2 inches below finished grade; 2) subsoil irrigation where large diameter pipe is buried in deep trenches to permit deep root irrigation and rapid dispersal …

PHCC of California Legislative Update by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist

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Assemblyman Luis Alejo who hopes to use his legislative carrier as an entrée to Monterey County Supervisor has amended his AB 1585 (OPPOSE). This bill appropriates $10 million from the state’s general fund to the Monterey County Water Resources Agency for construction of a water conveyance between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties. …

Wondering If You Are An Applicable Large Employer? by Covered CA for Small Business

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Health Insurance Rules Changing In 2016 For Businesses Considered Large; Those With 100 or Fewer Employees Could Still See Big Advantages  When it comes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many employers have to determine if their business is big enough, where they must offer health insurance to their employees under the law. The Affordable Care Act mandate …