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    A. O. Smith Announces Sponsorship with Allied Technical Services to Provide Online Plumbing Spec System



    Ashland City, Tennessee (Tuesday, 05 October 2010)

    A. O. Smith, a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, announced today an exclusive sponsorship with Allied Technical Services (ATS) for inclusion into its online plumbing specification information system, which allows engineers to build plumbing specification systems, incorporating 3D software.

    “What normally took designers days to create can now be accomplished in just a matter of hours with ATS,” stated A. O. Smith senior product manager, commercial, Matt Schulz. “This is an advanced tool and A. O. Smith is excited to be a sponsor, as innovative tools and technology are a part of our continued growth strategy.” The sponsorship provides engineers, architects and designers advanced software to design and specify plumbing systems faster and easier. By combining building information modeling (BIM) software renderings with Revit (.rfa) family files, users can efficiently download 3D combination files for design projects to match building specification requirements. With more than 5,000 combinations available and new files being developed for download, ATS is the largest source of combined nested Revit plumbing fixture information available.

    Mechanical engineers can access the user-friendly program online via the ATS website, www.atsspec.net, where they can compile and review various product combination options complete with images, written specs, design details and Revit files; while maintaining a customized vision throughout their design, documentation and construction process.

    “From boiler designs, high efficiency water heaters, renewables and more, ATS offers A. O. Smith an unlimited number of possibilities in design and innovation. It will be exciting to see what designers and engineers will be able to develop through the use of this new system,” said Schulz.

    ATS has been serving the United States and Canada since 1969 and has over 7,000 users to date. They are the only no-cost plumbing specification information system in the North American marketplace. Sponsorship with ATS will only continue to further A.O. Smith’s vision of innovation and quality products, as it offers engineers a faster, easier and more accurate way of creating and developing the latest designs.

    About A. O. Smith:
    Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit www.hotwater.com.


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