2013 Press Releases
October 10Designing a Desert Oasis: Achieving LEED Certification With Copper
Together with GreenCE, the Copper Development Association (CDA) has developed a two-part video case study, highlighting the craftsmanship of the Health Sciences Education Building at The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (HSEB) as one of the most innovative, sustainable construction projects in the United States utilizing copper.
October 2Call for Entries: 2014 North American Copper in Architecture Awards
Submissions for the 2014 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program are now being accepted. The Copper Development Association (CDA), in collaboration with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), is looking for the most innovative projects across the United States and Canada that are designed with copper and the alloys.
October 1Jersey Shore Boardwalk Fire Serves as Cautionary Tale for Property Owners with Water Damage to Have Their Electrical Systems Inspected
A destructive boardwalk fire on the Jersey Shore that left the charred remains of more than 50 businesses along a six-block stretch was a result of electrical wiring being damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
September 5Apprentices Compete for Title at 26th Annual UA Competition
North America’s top apprentices gathered once again at the Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI, to showcase their unique skills and knowledge of their craft at the 26th Annual International Apprenticeship Competition.
July 18Copper Industry Launches App for Plumbers, HVAC Techs and Contractors
Whether you’re working with copper in the field or in the home, CDA’s new Copper Tube Handbook App makes it easier and quicker to find all you need to know about copper tube, piping and fitting, as well as different joining methods and applications.
July 1Expanded Plumbing How-To Video Series Makes Working with Copper Easier
Plumbers, contractors and technicians now have two new educational videos to refer to when installing or working with copper for plumbing and medical gas applications.
June 28Copper Industry Honors Churches, Academic Facilities and Historic Government Buildings with Architectural Awards Program
A courthouse where a landmark civil rights case took place, a high school in New York City named after the 26th U.S. President and a historic Presbyterian church near the famed "Magnificent Mile" are among this year top honorees receiving a North American Copper in Architecture Award.
June 6New Challenge Launched to Showcase the Beauty of Copper in the Home
Entrants can be homeowners or designers who have a creative aesthetic use of copper in any of these four categories: Kitchen and Bath, Living Space and Outdoor/Garden and Decorative Artwork. Deadline is October 15, 2013.
May 22Sustainability in the Desert: Video Case Study Offers CE Credit for Architects
Inspired by its surrounding southwestern landscape, the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) at The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is one of the most innovative construction projects in the United States utilizing predominately recycled copper.
March 22Motor Management Best Practices Part 1: Creating a Motor Inventory, Repair/Replace Guidelines
CDA recommends adopting a motor management program, which examines a facility's needs whether to replace an old worn-out motor or specify a new unit.