Mississauga, ON — The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) announces the winner of the 2023 Joseph K. Seidner award. The winner of this year’s award is Joe Rogers, building code coordinator of the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal for the Department of Municipal Affairs & Housing.
“I am so honoured to receive the Joseph K. Seidner award, in recognition of my commitment to the plumbing industry. It was an extremely unexpected surprise for me and truly humbling to get this award as Joe was a friend and a mentor to me,” shared Rogers during the virtual award presentation. He received the award at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on plumbing meeting in Calgary, Alta on Aug. 15. An in-person presentation is being planned for the fall of 2023.
According to CIPH, the award is in recognition of Rogers’ outstanding commitment to the plumbing industry who dedicated his time, talents, knowledge, experience and expertise to developing safer plumbing codes and standards.
Earlier in his career, Rogers had the opportunity to work with Joesph K. Seidner. He was instrumental in working with CIPH to have CSA and CIPH develop the online training program for inspectors, reports CIPH.
Recently, Rogers was key in the development of the new code system, and he is now a co-chair of the Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC).
The award was established by the CIPH board of directors in November 2000 to honour Joseph K. Seidner, the first recipient and an industry leader and friend of CIPH. Mr. Seidner passed away in 2003 at the age of 96. The award honours his legacy in the standards community.