ARLINGTON, Va. - Locations and dates for the spring 2004 I=B=R school have been scheduled. The two-day classes, developed by the Hydronics Institute Division of the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and administered by BNP Media's conference group, were created for contractors, wholesalers, and plumbing and heating equipment installers to learn to design and install a hydronic heating system - the boiler, piping, and its accessories with baseboard and radiators.

The class also encompasses heat loss calculations, pipe sizing, heating system design, control selection, boiler sizing, baseboard and radiation selection, indirect water heating, zoning, wiring, and circulator selection. Topics on energy savings and profits will also be presented during the course.

The first training dates are scheduled to take place in Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Maine. For more training dates and locations, call 248-244-6463 or visit

Publication date: 02/09/2004