Bill Fallow, chief plumbing inspector, technical inspection services, Department of Public Safety, New Brunswick, is the fifteenth recipient of the Joseph K. Seidner Award. The presentation took place at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing (CACP) meeting in Vancouver, BC, on Aug. 18.
The CACP provides a forum for industry, regulators, and product certification organizations to share new concepts and ideas, to discuss policy and programs, and to review innovations and new technologies that affect plumbing standards, and the certification and testing of plumbing products.
The award is in recognition of Mr. Fallow’s outstanding contributions to Canadian plumbing codes and standards.
Plumbing Industry Advisory Council chair Kevin Ernst (Oakville Stamping & Bending Limited) said: “The honour is bestowed on those in our industry who share their knowledge and expertise in developing safer plumbing codes and standards through Canadian code development committees and the Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing. Bill has been an integral part of the codes and standards development community, participating on several committees, task groups and industry advisory bodies over the years. He has been a sought after, steady and reasonable voice within the Canadian Regulatory Council on Plumbing and within the standards community in Canada.”
In his acceptance speech, Fallow said the award was the result of the dedication of many in the room that he has had the honour of working with over the last two decades.
The award was established by the CIPH board of Ddrectors in November 2000 to honour Joe Seidner, the first recipient and an industry leader and friend of CIPH. Mr. Seidner died in 2003 at the age of 96. The award honours his legacy in the standards community.