Abraham Murra Consulting
Codes, Standards, and Conformity Assessment


–Experience and Expertise–

Below are logos from client organizations and references, endorsements, and acknowledgements from clients and colleagues with whom Abraham has worked over the years, which include

  • plumbing industry manufacturers in North America, Latin America, and Europe;

  • manufacturers’ associations;

  • standards and codes development organizations;

  • and conformity assessment organizations.

Abraham was pivotal in helping CB Supplies receive BMEC certification on our VIPERT (PE-RT) tubing in Ontario. He understood the system and knew what was needed to get the job done. He was professional, knowledgeable and supportive throughout the process and we couldn’t have done it without him. I highly recommend Abraham Murra and AIM Consulting!

Warren Lowe
President | CB Supplies Ltd.

He tenido el gusto de trabajar con el Ing. Murra durante varios años cuando se desempeñaba como Gerente de Proyectos en el Comité Técnico B1800 para tuberías termoplásticas para flujo por gravedad de la Asociación Canadiense de Normas (Canadian Standards Association – CSA). A pesar de la gran cantidad de miembros participantes de las áreas productora, técnica y usuaria, con sus muy distintos intereses y objetivos, el Ing. Murra se distinguió por su alto grado de profesionalismo y ecuanimidad en la coordinación de tan diverso grupo.

Ing. Alejandro Navarro-Labastie
Gerente de Ingeniería Internacional | ADS Canadá

Abraham is an asset when dealing with the intricacies of building and managing national consensus standards, such as between ASME and CSA. He’s professional in his demeanor and consistent with his results. Projects get done with his help.

C.J. Lagan
Senior Manager, Testing & Compliance | LIXIL Water Technology, American Standard Brands

I have known Abraham for over 12 years and not only consider him as a colleague but also a friend. We worked together for a number of years on Plumbing Technical Standards at both CSA and IAPMO. He is knowledgeable and well versed in the standards development process at various standard development organizations. He also knows how these standards work within the North American Plumbing Codes. I recommend Abraham for any plumbing standard or code related matter.

Kevin Ernst
General Manager | Oakville Stamping & Bending

…working with Abraham Murra on the IAPMO Z1033 subcommittee was a pleasure. He provided tremendous support and coordination during the time we spent reviewing the standard. His insight cut our time needed to get this implemented and on track. He kept meticulous notes and I was able to rely on him to make sure our summaries and follow up work was precise. He was always available to help clarify information and to get the rest of the committee to complete our tasks. I would highly recommend working with Abraham in any capacity as he proved to be invaluable. I look forward to working with Abraham again in the near future.

Michael A. Reyes
Vice-President, Operations | Vartek LLC

With many years of working with Abraham in his capacity as a standardization specialist, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to any person or organization seeking advice, guidance or action in standards development.

T. Duncan Ellison
Chairman, CSA Technical Committees

Abraham is noted for his expertise in the plumbing industry, in everything that concerns testing, certification, codes and standards. He is a huge asset if you are considering obtaining North American certification for your products: he will be able to provide you with the most efficient paths through the process that can be thorny. Prepare to be impressed by how thorough he is: he truly leaves no stone unturned in presenting you with the optimal option for your business.

Ralph Suppa
President and General Manager | Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH)

On all the projects that we have been running with Abraham so far, he has always satisfied us with his professional and knowledgeable approach. I personally highly respect his work attitude.

Andreas Bichler
R&D Director | Trelleborg Pipe Seals Lelystad BV

Abraham is a consummate professional, deeply knowledgeable, highly respected by his colleagues and committee members – it is my pleasure to give this testimonial , who worked with me at CSA Group for almost a decade. His business acumen as well as his deep technical skills are highly valued and respected by all who associate with Abraham.

Stephen Brown
Director, Innovation | CSA Group

Abraham is organized, efficient and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with him on a recent standard and I wouldn’t hesitate to call on him for future needs, he is an asset to the industry.

Codes & Standards Manager
Pipe Manufacturer

I was introduced to Abraham after experiencing difficulties with my Building Code application related to my new Backwater Trap.  I found Abraham to be a knowledgeable professional who is detail oriented and efficient. He was quickly up to speed, and was a great asset in navigating the whole application process [with the BMEC].  Working with Abraham resulted in a success! 

I look forward to continuing to working with Abraham and I would definitely recommend him to others.

Bruno Giammaria
Proprietor | Bruno’s Plumbing & Heating  

Working with Abraham as a member multiple technical committees developing wastewater standards was a pleasure. He is an effective, efficient, and respected leader. Abraham handles competing interests amongst committee members with ease and consistently resolves conflicts and maintains forward progress. He is responsive to committee member needs, timely with communications and expectations, and provides both technical aptitude and a results-oriented attitude. I had the pleasure of working with Abraham during development of standards published by the Canadian Standards Association and International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, including CSA B65, CSA B66, IAPMO/ANSI Z1000, IAPMO/ANSI Z1001, IAPMO/ANSI Z1002, IAPMO PS 63, and IAPMO IGC 262.

David Lentz, PE
Regulatory Director | Infiltrator Water Technologies

I have worked with Abraham on several standards committees in both Canada and the U.S. Abraham pays great attention to detail and is an efficient standards professional. I recommend his services for any plumbing related standards and code matters.

Manager, Codes and Standards
Plastic Pipe Manufacturer

I have had the opportunity to work closely with Abraham Murra and when it comes to results… the effort, dedication, and professionalism Mr. Murra provides is second to none.

Pipe Manufacturer

En la compañía hemos trabajado con Abraham desde hace muchos años, una persona de calidad, seria y comprometida. Su conocimiento técnico y experiencia en la industria han sido parte importante para el desarrollo y comercialización de nuestros productos en el mercado de Estados Unidos y Canadá. Desde el desarrollo de normas, hasta el apoyo en la promoción de productos, siempre hemos recibido de su parte un soporte y servicio de forma profesional.

Definitivamente seguiremos apoyándonos en Abraham para seguir buscando el logro de nuestros objetivos

Javier Huesca C.
Gerente de Ventas Industriales | Coflex

Abraham has provided valuable service to the Plumbing & Drainage Institute in areas of codes, standards, compliance, and strategy.

I have served with Abraham on several codes and standards organizations and projects over the years. He is organized, knowledgeable and productive. We will be utilizing his services in the future.

Max Weiss
Executive Director | Plumbing and Drainage Institute (PDI)

Staying in compliance with regulatory requirements is a challenge faced by most manufacturers: the rapidly changing marketplace not always being in synch with standards development.

Under such circumstances, Abraham Murra proved to be an invaluable resource for my company. His expertise in standards development coupled with his knowledge of the certification business provided a winning formula.

Abraham offered both a strategy and a path to its execution, and brought his honed project management skills to the table to support his well-recognized expertise in the plumbing testing and certification.

I am looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Abraham and can recommend his services with complete confidence.

Garth Wallin
President | BLANCO Canada Inc.

I first met Abraham in 2002 when he assumed his role as Committee Secretary for the B45 Technical Committee for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). I was a co-chair of that committee at the time. Abraham demonstrated that he was a detail oriented manager committed to delivering results on time and with great care for accuracy. These are traits that Abraham has embodied throughout his career.

Pete DeMarco
Executive Vice-President, Advocacy and Research | IAPMO Group