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Irrigation Technician (CIT) Training – Boxboro, MA: January 3-4, 2018

Irrigation Technician Course and Exam Offered
Class Dates:  January 3 and 4, 2018 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Exam Date:   January 4, 2018
Location:      Boxboro Regency, Boxboro, MA – directions

Class Registration: Required either  online  or  download form
Exam Registration 14 days IN ADVANCE: Required AND Separate from Class Registration

Why do I need to take this class?:
Certified irrigation technicians are the field technicians that help install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. CITs:

  • Cut and join pipe, know the limitations of different piping systems, and understand basic hydraulics.
  • Layout and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
  • Troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.

Becoming a Certified Irrigation Technician allows you to:

  • Add instant credibility with customers.
  • Increase job opportunities.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.

For more information about this opportunity, email inquiries here.

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College of Irrigation Knowledge (CIK) in January and February, 2018

CIK Weathermatic LogoCOLLEGE OF IRRIGATION KNOWLEDGE (CIK)

Two Opportunities Available for This 5-day Course

1.)   January 15-19, 2018

LOCATION:  Garland, TX
REGISTRATION: Required; Online Registration

2.)   February 12-16, 2018

LOCATION:  Myrtle Beach, SC
REGISTRATION: Required; Online Registration

Course Requirement:
•  Basic understanding of how a landscape’s irrigation system works and general layout.  All materials provided.

Program Covers:
•  Irrigation components: residential and commercial, drip, sprinkler and drip layout and spacing
•  Hydraulics and Calculations
•  System Installation Techniques
•  Hands on installation practice
•  Electricity, Wire and Pump Sizing
•  Troubleshooting: Hydraulic and Electrical
•  Hands on Troubleshooting and Diagnostic Equipment
•  Business Topics
•  Soil, plant, water relationships, system performance and calculations, and auditing skills
•  Perform system inspection, evaluate and demo auditing techniques
•  Scheduling
•  Practice system design, creating a schedule, system analysis, upgrade, ROI and proposal

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For more information about this Weathermatic opportunity, call 508-564-4465.

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Registration Open for Annual Meeting on December 14

Checkered Flags CrossedAnnouncing 2017 Annual Meeting at F1 Boston in Braintree, MA

Members and Nonmembers Welcome!

 

WHEN:  December 14, 2017 – Thursday
WHERE: F1 Boston, 290 Wood Rd, Braintree, MA
WHAT:   CEU Classes, Lunch Mtg / Election of 2017 Directors / Guest Speaker, Off to the Races!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  December 8 – Friday at NOON
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Print Class Descriptions and Registration Form

8:00 – 8:15a      Class Registration
8:15a – 10a       CEU Class:  Advocating Professional Responsible Irrigation.  What Every Water Supplier & Water User Should Know About Irrigation”  2 CEU, Class Capacity:  50
Ted Moriarty, Instructor and Owner of Smart Water Company
Chris Pine, Instructor and Owner of C.Pine Associates
10a – 12p      CEU Class:  “’Harnessing Technology’ to Manage & Grow Your Irrigation & Landscape Business2 CEU, Class Capacity:  50
David Crary, Instructor and Owner of Hindsite Software
12 – 1:30p      Lunch and Annual Election
1:30 – 2p      Guest Speaker:  “An Overview of Services and an Update on Efforts Made on Government Regulations Affecting Our Industry”
Stephen A. Boksanski, Esq., Principal of BCB Government Relations
  2 – 4p      Safety Meeting and Racing – MANDATORY FOR ALL RACERS

Discounted rate offered to members.  Discounted rate offered to nonmembers when applying for NEW Membership.
REGISTER HERE. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Deadline to Return Registration Form AND Payment is Friday, December 8th at noon

Irrigation Technician (CIT) Training – Dedham, MA: December 12-13, 2017

Irrigation Technician Training and Exam Offered
Class Dates:
December 12 from 8:00am – 5:00pm (Tuesday)
December 13 from 8:00am – 12:00pm (Wednesday)
December 13 from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Exam Date:  December 13 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Location:  60 Stergis Way, Dedham, MA

Class Registration: Required;  deadline December 1, 2017
Exam Registration 14 days IN ADVANCE: Required AND Separate from Class Registration

Why do I need to take this class?:
Certified irrigation technicians are the field technicians that help install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. CITs:

  • Cut and join pipe, know the limitations of different piping systems, and understand basic hydraulics.
  • Layout and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
  • Troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.

Becoming a Certified Irrigation Technician allows you to:

  • Add instant credibility with customers.
  • Increase job opportunities.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.

For more information about this opportunity, email inquiries here.

IANE Educational Opportunities in December

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IANE is co-sponsoring TWO educational opportunities in December.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

1.)  Advanced Irrigation Seminars (4)

FOR THE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

DATE:  December 5, 2017:  7:30am – 6:00pm (Tuesday)
LOCATION:  60 Stergis Way, Dedham, MA
REGISTRATION:  Required; Online Registration
DISCOUNT offered to IANE Members!

SEMINARS INCLUDE:
1.)  Flow Sensor Design, Installation and Troubleshooting
2.)  Understanding and Troubleshooting Communication Technology for Irrigation Systems
3.)  Managing an Irrigation Service Company
4.)  HDPE Piping in Irrigation
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2.)  Irrigation Contractor (CIC) Class & Exam

CLASS DATES:  December 7-8, 2017, 8:00am – 5:00pm (Thursday-Friday)
LOCATION:  Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
REGISTRATION:  Required; Online Registration
DISCOUNT offered to IANE Members!

Irrigation Contractor training is designed to:

  • To help professionals in the irrigation industry understand what is expected of a competent irrigation contractor.
  • To identify areas and topics in which contractors should be experts in order to achieve business goals and profitable results.
  • To prepare individuals who will be taking the CIC examination.
  • To refresh the existing skills of irrigation contractors.

EXAM DATE:  December 13, 2017:  12:00 – 4:00pm (Wednesday)
LOCATION:  60 Stergis Way, Dedham, MA
REGISTRATION:  Required; Online EXAM Registration
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Nomination Deadline for 2018 Board is November 10

CALLING ALL MEMBERS:

Reminder ClipArt trnspWith the new year soon upon us, it is once again time to decide which members will lead the Association in 2018.  Five of the nine 2017 Directors will continue into 2018 and serve the second year of their two-year term.  The four of remaining Board members have positions with terms expiring in 2017 and these vacancies must to be filled.

A NOMINATION PACKET was mailed last month to all current members and a copy is available HERE.  Only 2017-2018 members in good standing are eligible to participate in the nomination and election processes.  Only one Nomination Form from each member (company) is accepted and it must come from the IANE’s Contact Member.

Nomination Deadline is November 10th @ 5:00PM

F1 BOSTON

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017-2018 Annual Meeting of the Members (Thursday, December 14, 2017) at F1 Boston in Braintree, MA. There will be an educational component in the morning followed by lunch, annual election and racing.

MEETING DETAILS and REGISTRATION FORM to post soon!

If you’d like to share your thoughts and/or time, we welcome hearing from you.  Please feel to contact me at BBarbati@AtlanticIrrigation.com.

Thank you for your continued support,
Bob Barbati, Clerk and Election Committee Chair

Advanced Irrigation Seminars (4) in December

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Advanced Irrigation Seminars (4)

FOR THE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

DATE:                   December 5, 2017, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm (Tuesday)
LOCATION:          60 Stergis Way, Dedham, MA
REGISTRATION:   Required; Online Registration
COST:                    Discount for IANE Members!

1.) FLOW SENSOR DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING:
This session will discuss how flow sensors work, how to incorporate them into an irrigation system, accessories and how to troubleshoot with some hands on demonstrations.
7:30-9:30AM
(2.0 CREDITS)
2.) UNDERSTANDING AND TROUBLESHOOTING COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR IRRIGATION SYSTEMS:
Today, even many residential controllers have remote accessibility and this is rapidly changing the skills required of the irrigation technician. We will explore the different methods of communication technology used and how to troubleshoot and repair.
9:30-11:30AM
(2.0 CREDITS)
3.) MANAGING AN IRRIGATION SERVICE COMPANY:
This is the newly UPDATED version of the popular IA class, which discusses what the irrigation contractor needs to be successful in the irrigation maintenance, repair and water management business, especially with all of the new technology that allows for remote access, monitoring and management. Topics include operations, service agreements, marketing and pricing.
11:30AM-4:00PM
(4.0 CREDITS), INCLUDES LUNCH
4.) HDPE PIPING IN IRRIGATION:
We are seeing more and more HDPE piping in commercial irrigation system. This seminar will discuss the materials, design, installation techniques and repair from basic to advanced.
4:00-6:00PM
(2.0 CREDITS)

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CIC Training and Exam: December 7&8 and 13; Worcester and Dedham, MA

 The IANE is proud to sponsor -

Irrigation Contractor Training
CLASS Dates:  December 7 & 8, 2017
CLASS Times:  8:00AM – 5:00PM
CLASS Location:  Quinsigamond Community College -
25 Federal Street – Worcester, MA  01608
CLASS Cost and Registration:  $425, reflects discount for IANE members (includes study materials).  Register online here.

EXAM Date:  December 13, 2017
EXAM Time:  12:00 – 4:00PM
EXAM Location:  60 Stergis Way – Dedham, MA  02026
EXAM Cost and Registration:  Exam fee & registration is separate and should be done through the Irrigation Association at least 14 days before the exam date. Exam registration forms and additional information can be found at www.irrigation.org, for questions please call 703-536-7080.


Irrigation Contractor training is designed to:

  • To help professionals in the irrigation industry understand what is expected of a competent irrigation contractor.
  • To identify areas and topics in which contractors should be experts in order to achieve business goals and profitable results.
  • To prepare individuals who will be taking the CIC examination.
  • To refresh the existing skills of irrigation contractors.

LEARN MORE

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New England Grows 2017: November 29 – December 1

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November 29 – December 1, 2017
 
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA  02210
 
NewEnglandGROWS.org 
(508) 653-3009

New England GROWS is the largest and most popular horticulture industry event in the Northeast – connecting thousands of today’s nursery, landscape and tree care professionals with top experts and leading suppliers from across the country and around the world. Registration starts as low as $29 for all three days of the show. For details please visit NewEnglandGROWS.org or call (508) 653-3009.

New England GROWS is an educational partnership between the New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association. Its co-sponsor network includes 30 allied green industry organizations.   Participation helps New England GROWS support the green industry through grants to the region’s Cooperative Extension Systems, the FFA Organization, local horticultural schools, and more.

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