November 2015

Copper roof

The Architect's Best Reference

The Copper in Architecture Design Handbook is the go-to reference for working with all copper architectural elements. Whether in roofing, wall-cladding, or specialized applications—both exterior and interior—the Design Handbook covers it all.

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Open electric motor

What Does "Efficiency" Mean?

Less energy to produce more power. Super premium electric motors, like those that meet the NEMA Premium standard work far more efficiently than older, less efficient electric motors. This reduces operating cost and energy use over the entire life of the motor. [Photo courtesy of S.J. de Waard]

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Need Specifics?

If you're a materials engineer or designer looking for a copper material with very specific characteristics, properties or chemistries, try the Advanced Faceted Alloys Search. You can narrow your selection based on dozens of mechanical, physical and composition properties that will meet your needs and exacting standards.

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Press-Connect Joints for HVACR Applications

Advances in press-connect and O-ring material technology are now such that press-connect joining can be utilized for high pressure HVACR applications. Learn how to install these joints.
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Copper in Architecture - Design Handbook

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A comprehensive compilation of designs, details and specifications.
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CDA Spearheads New Copper Pipe Training Program for Veterans

We are constantly reminded of the valiant men and women who risk their lives every day. Yet despite having one of the hardest and honorable jobs on their resumes, many are met with countless unanswered job applications here at home. Working with UA Veterans in Piping to change that.
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