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Annual Membership Meeting & Conference 



January 30 - February 1, 2017 -- Las Vegas Convention Center


It's a new RPA. Join us at AHR Expo for the RPA Annual Meeting to learn all that's new in radiant and hydronics.


At the Annual Membership meeting, on January 26, learn from RPA leadership what the RPA is doing to foster awareness and broaden recognition and acceptance of radiant and hydronic technologies:
•  Get updates on Hydronics Codes & Standards
•  Find out about latest trends in industry
•  Take advantage Networking opportunities
Round table discussions
RPA Annual Social Event -- January 26, 6-8 p.m. at Tommy Bahama at Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, #1200 -- Please RSVP to denise.voorhees@iapmo.org by 1/11/16 if you are planning on attending the social event.

Download the Membership Meeting brochure

RPA Educational Classes at AHR

Monday, January 26, 2016
8 AM to 9:30 AM     How to Specify Hydronic Heating, Cooling and Hybrid Air Systems

Lance MacNevin of the Plastic Pipe Institute and Devin Abellon of Uponor, will explain the best ways to specify your product for engineers. They will also detail how to build a unique spec that sets itself apart. This class will be most helpful for manufacturers and engineers.  Room 320G

9 AM to 10:30 AM     NAECA and Not Afraid: Meeting and Exceeding New Energy Efficiency Standards

How do new codes and energy standards affect the systems you install?  David George of Lochinvar and Dave Yates of F.W. Behler will explain the ins and outs of the standards from a manufacturing and installing contractors standpoint.  Room 320E

10:30  AM - 12 PM     No Sweat Cooling in a High Humidity Environment Using Radiant Surfaces

Greg Cunniff of Taco, Jason Nelson of tekmar and Ryan Westlund of REHAU will detail best practices of utilizing radiant cooling while staying away from dew point on radiant surfaces.  The class will be a mix of control strategies and installation techniques.  The material presented will be suitable for contractors, engineers and manufacturers.  Room 320E

11:30 AM - 1 PM     How to Make Your Business Stronger Incorporating New IAPMO Codes and ASSE International Professional Standards
Mark Eatherton, Executive Director of the RPA, will show us the highlights of the 2015 Uniform Solar Energy Hydronics Code.  He will explain its impact on established business's and explain to the startups what they need to do to get prepared for this new code to assure compliance.  He will also disclose the status of the ASSE Professional Qualifications Standard, and the certification program for hydronic radiant installers, and hydronic radiant designers.  This is an ANSI recognized PQ program, developed by the RPA in conjunction with ASSE, International.  This class is geared towards both installers and designers of hydronic/radiant heating and cooling systems.  Room 320B
2 PM - 3:30 PM     Successes and Faceplants:  Lessons Learned from All-Star Contractors
Expert contractors, Bob "Hot Rod" Rohr, Ken Barney and Timothy Cutler will share stories and photos of jobsites from their careers.  Some will be tales of warning from projects gone wrong, and some will be home run case studies. Contractors will be the target audience.  Room 320G
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
8 AM - 9:30 AM     Troubleshooting Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems
Contractor Ken Barney will provide technical strategies for diagnosing troublesome systems.  Basic advanced techniques will be covered for all types of systems.  This class will target a contractor audience.  Room 320E
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
8 AM to 9:30 AM     Get the Word Out:  Q&A with Marketing Gurus
Ashlei Cooper, PHC News and Plumbing Engineer magazines; Erin Haskell, Heatinghelp.com and Bob Miodonski, Plumbing & Mechanical, PM Engineer, Supply House Times and Reeves Journal.  This panel has a wealth of experience in digital and print media. The presentation will be a question and answer format.  Manufacturers, engineers and contractors alike will benefit form this class.  Room 320E

Don't miss the comfort industry's premier opportunity of 2016

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