CIPH appoints codes and standards technical advisor


CaDCR staff writer

The Canadian Institute for Plumbing and Heating (CIPH)  has announced that Shamus A. Allidina has joined the institute as its technical advisor for codes and standards.

Allidina, who holds a Masters Degree in Engineering, began his career in Uganda in 1969 as a project co-ordinator with Industrial Promotional Services, the second largest plastic plant in East Africa, eventually being promoted to technical manager.
Shortly after moving to Canada in 1972, he completed his Masters at Carleton University in 1974, and began his 31 years with CSA, working as a project engineer for the CSA international, certification and testing division of CSA Group. He was also placed on the American Society for Testing and Materials committees, becoming a voting member of the CSA standards technical committees. Later, he was promoted to senior engineer responsible for certification programs, standards work, training, and resolution issues. He is currently a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, ASTM International and CSA technical committees.

CIPH says: “Allidina’s vast experience has helped him spearhead a number of projects for developing new CSA standards and certification programs, specifically relating to plastics piping, conduits and plumbing products.”

He will provide the following services to CIPH:

  • Provide technical resources on plumbing and heating matters as they relate to codes and standards such as CSA, ASTM, ULC, ULI or any other U.S. based organizations that may have an impact on CIPH members in Canada and the U.S.;
  • Monitor and report codes and standards activities (provincially and nationally) especially at the NRC Codes Centre and provide input and advice to the committees to safeguard CIPH member concerns, and provide public comment on items that may be out for public comment;
  • Provide input to the code committees and task forces for changes that may be beneficial to the CIPH community or which may be an irritant and need some remediation.


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