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2002 Press Releases
- November 14CDA Offers New CD-Rom Free to Electrical & Communications Contractors and Installers
The Copper Development Association today announced a new CD-ROM that informs and educates installers about the growing importance of residential communications wiring.
- October 18Dealing with Workplace Dangers is Focus of Scottsdale Symposium
How employers safeguard employees in today's work environments is the focus of a one-day conference to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 12, sponsored by the Copper Development Association.
- October 4CDA To Host December Market Trends Forum
A December 3, 2002, discussion of Market Trends in a Challenging Economic Environment, sponsored by the Copper Development Association, will be held at the New York Helmsley Hotel. Kevin J. Bannon, executive vice president and chief investment officer at the Bank of New York will provide an assessment of current economic conditions and a 2003 outlook, based upon the global environment and the effects of related trade issues on the domestic economy.
- October 4Homeowner-friendly Internet Information Added To "The Copper Page" Web Site
An all-new Internet feature section designed specifically for homeowners and consumers has been added to "The Copper Page" Web site hosted by the Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA).
- September 15Copper Association to Host Health & Safety Symposium
A comprehensive conference on health and safety concerns will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 12, sponsored by the Copper Development Association.
- August 21DSL or Cable — Which is Right for You?
More and more, Internet users are finding Web browsing a lot less fun these days – unless they have the right connections. Slow dial-up connection speeds may have been tolerable when you first tried out the Internet.
- August 21Copper Makes for Faster Home Networks
More and more computers are talking with each other – and it's a good thing, because more than 160 million Americans belong to households with access to the Internet.
- August 21Older Homes Need New Wiring What to Do About Aging Electrical Wiring
Like antique furniture, older homes offer wonderful decorative details and craftsmanship. But, unfortunately, building materials don't last forever.
- August 21Saving the Planet - One House at a Time
Happiness is never having to pay another energy bill – which is the goal of an innovative home-building demonstration project currently underway in the Atlanta suburbs.
- August 21New Safety Device Interrupts Arc Faults
Arcing is a common cause of electrical fires. An arc occurs when electricity jumps across a gap to another conductor. The arc can be extremely hot and can ignite flammable materials in its vicinity. As of January 1, 2002, arc fault circuit interrupters are required in the bedrooms of new homes.
- August 15Copper "Tops" Plastic Plumbing For New Homes or Remodeling
Professional home builders and remodelers know there are a thousand and one—or more—decisions that have to be made between the start and finish of any project.
- July 16Copper Tubing Adds Convenience to Outdoor Gas Grills
Barbecuing outdoors on a gas grill used to be easy. But that was before new safety rules regulating the use of refillable gas grill tanks rolled across the summertime landscape like rain on a picnic.
- July 2Educational Tool Shows How to Save Energy through the Purchase of Efficient Motors and Transformers
The Copper Development Association today announced a new CD-ROM, titled "Premium-Efficiency Motors & Transformers," available free-of-charge to anyone seeking to cut energy costs in industrial and commercial facilities.
- June 28U.S. Copper Consumption Dips in 2001
For the first time in five years, domestic consumption of copper and copper alloy mill products did not reach a record high. The 2001 level of 8,196 million pounds is a 15.5% decrease from the revised 2000 level of 9,583 million pounds.
- May 27Copper in the Long Haul
This article looks at some of the opportunities and threats facing the top six North American copper markets, which combined account for almost two-thirds of U.S. consumption.
- May 2Saving the Planet - One House at a Time
Combining energy-efficient construction design, techniques, materials and products, the Zero-Energy Cottage sets an example of just how self-sufficient a home can be. Its roof-mounted photoelectric solar panels provide virtually all of the electricity and hot water its occupants would need.
- February 8Copper Products Add Quality And Value To "Habitat@25" Homes At Builders' Show
To help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Habitat for Humanity International, the Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) joined with home builders and building product manufacturers from across the United States to construct five houses in one week at the 2002 International Builders' Show.
- February 8How Dependable Is Your Home's Plumbing?
Owners And Buyers Should Take The Copper Test
When it comes to plumbing systems, the indisputable fact is that copper is the least likely material to cause household problems. Yet even though more than 80 percent of homes in the United States rely on copper pipe and fittings, there is a growing use of plastics in plumbing systems, mainly because of lower material costs.
- February 8Valentine's Day Advice: When a Box of Chocolates is More Than Just a Box of Chocolates
For many men nothing causes more stress and agony than finding a Valentine's gift that speaks of his love and affection, yet doesn't wipe him out financially.
- February 8Copper Development Association Offers Soldering Specifications for Qualification Programs
Responding to the need for a standardized procedure for the testing and qualification of solderers, the Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) has launched a comprehensive soldering program initiative that is available at no cost and can be downloaded from Tube, Pipe & Fittings section.
- February 8Copper Roof Highlights This Old House Building Project With "Timeless" Qualities
When This Old House magazine began designing their showcase home for the 2002 International Builders' Show, two themes quickly became apparent. First and foremost, the editors wanted a house that could be used to exhibit new products and trends in home design and construction.
- February 8Videotapes Show Builders How To Install
Communications Wiring In New And Existing Homes
Communications wiring for voice, video, data, security and Internet service is as important in residential construction as it is in business and industry workplaces. Old-style telephone and cable-TV wiring simply can't handle the flow of information required in today's rapidly evolving digital age.
- February 8Homeowner-Friendly Internet Section To Be Added To "The Copper Page" Web Site
An all-new Internet feature section designed specifically for homeowners and consumers will soon be added to "The Copper Page" Web site hosted by the Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA).
- February 8Home Builders Should Use Best Communications Wiring Available
Today's homebuyers expect their new homes to accommodate multiple phone lines, Internet service, home networking, video distribution and entertainment services, data and security services, home offices and a variety of other high technology digital applications.
- February 8Copper Development Association Offers Customer-Contact Mailer To Communications Wiring Installers
A ready-to-mail consumer brochure, containing the Top 10 Questions customers should ask themselves when evaluating their communications wiring needs, is available for communications wiring installers and systems integrators from the Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA).
- February 8Copper Fuel-Gas Tubing Cuts Florida Utility Costs
The homebuilding boom along southwest Florida's Gulf Coast offered an unprecedented growth opportunity in the 1990s to newly-merged utility TECO/Peoples Gas. But because local gas installers were having a difficult time matching the lower cost of electrical hookups, it looked as though the utility might miss out on a major portion of this potential new business.
- February 8Copper Products Take Center Stage in Showcase Homes
Copper building products and materials-from plumbing tube to high-tech wiring networks and even an elegant "barrel-vault" roof capped with copper panels-are being featured in no fewer than eight prominent demonstration homes currently underway in different parts of the United States.
- February 8CDA Offers Customer-Contact Mailer to Electricians and Electrical Contractors
A preprinted, ready-to-mail electrical information brochure that contractors, electricians and consumers will all find helpful is now available from the Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA).