Building Safety Week
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) International, Inc. is sponsoring International Building Safety Week (IBSW) from April 6-12, 1997. With the theme “A Safer World is on the Horizon,” IBSW sheds light on the health and safety services available to the public through construction code enforcement departments and complying contractors. Observances will be held in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.
To promote building safety nationwide, BOCA is offering Safety Week Campaign Kits. The kit includes IBSW posters, pencils, sticker sheets for children, brochures and other promotional materials. New this year is a pamphlet describing code enforcement as a career. For more information contact BOCA at 708/799-2300, ext. 242 or 248.
AssociationsThe National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors now has a home page on the Internet: http://www.NAPHCC.org. Information about membership, conferences, publications, service groups and the NAPHCC Educational Foundation will be accessible by April 1.
Anaheim Manufacturing Co., Anaheim, CA, has joined Quality Service Contractors as its first associate member. Anaheim is a manufacturer of disposers and hot water dispensers under the Whirlaway Waste King and PHCC brand names.
ContractorsGroup Maintenance America Corp., Houston, TX, announced that Chester J. Jachimiec has been named executive vice president — acquisitions and finance of GroupMAC and will serve as a director of the company.
EMCOR Group, Inc., Norwalk, CT, has formed a new business unit, EMCOR Facilities Services, Inc., to provide corporate and institutional clients with facilities services in North America. Former managing director of the United Kingdom operations for Johnson Controls, Trevor M. Foster will be responsible for managing all North American operations of the new business.
Formerly senior vice president for field operations, David Hardin has been named executive vice president of Murphy Company, Mechanical Contractors and Engineers, St. Louis, MO. Also promoted, Lawrence G. Kruse and Mark L. Bengard have been named senior vice presidents. Kruse was vice president for special accounts and Bengard was vice president for mechanical design/build.