February 2020

2020 Call for Entries for NACIA

Submit for 2020 NACIA Awards

The Copper Development Association (CDA) and Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) is seeking outstanding copper building projects for submission to the 2020 North American Copper in Architecture Awards, a program that recognizes and promotes outstanding application of architectural copper alloys. Deadline extended to March 31st.

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Copper Videos

DIY: Do It Proper With Copper Video Series

These short instructional videos designed to illustrate exactly how one can use copper in plumbing, architecture and building and construction projects. This ongoing series can be beneficial to the average do-it-yourselfer, a brush-up for the established installer, or for anybody curious on proper copper application techniques for a specific area of interest.

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Power Lines at sunset

Powering through Copper

Copper is an integral part of grid infrastructure because of its reliability, efficiency and performance. Copper’s properties are vital to the interconnected network of plants, devices and lines that generate and distribute electricity and power throughout the country.

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Brass Rod Solutions for “Lead-Free” Compliance

Understanding compliance requirements for regulations that restrict lead (Pb) in materials and products can be a daunting task. The simple matrix below is intended to help manufacturers readily identify commercially available brass rod solutions that meet U.S. and European “lead-free” compliance requirements in regulated markets.
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CDA’s Kireta to Chair ASTM Board of Directors in 2020

Andrew Kireta, Jr., vice president of market development for the Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA), is serving as 2020 chair of ASTM International, a leading developer and publisher of standards for the construction, aerospace, plastics, petroleum, and dozens of other industries.
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CDA Unveils 3-part Guide to Optimizing HVAC&R Efficiency with Smaller Diameter Copper Tubes

The Copper Development Association (CDA) released research summaries on next-generation heat exchangers. The new three-part white paper gives industry professionals the most current insights on enhancing efficiency of HVAC&R systems using smaller diameter copper tubes. New systems based on these designs may give owners and engineers the opportunity to reduce operational costs and energy consumption.
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