Monthly Archives: March 2016

Methods and Materials for Restraining Pipes and Fittings – Friday, April 8 at 2:00 pm

IA Webinar Training
Registration:  Required
Description:  This webinar will discuss the various options available for restraining irrigation pipe and their associated fittings, both above and below ground.

• Thrust blocking.
• Joint restraint.
• When restraint is required and when it is not.
• Various types of pipe and how their restraining requirements are different.
• How different types of restraint should be installed.
• Calculations for proper sizing of restraints.
• Why restraint is needed.
• Consequences of not restraining the pipe and fitting system.

Brian E. Vinchesi, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, CLIM, CLWM
Irrigation Consulting, Inc.
Brian Vinchesi, a degreed agricultural (irrigation) engineer, is president of Irrigation Consulting, Inc., an irrigation design and consulting firm. Vinchesi has 32 years of irrigation design experience in the turf, landscape and golf sectors. He is responsible for field evaluation, construction administration and project management.

Attendees can earn one continuing education unit toward an IA certification.

EPA WaterSense Webinar – Wednesday, March 30 at 1:00 pm

Tackling WaterSense – Outdoor Systems
Host: ENERGY STAR Training
Registration:  Required
Outdoor water use peaks during the summer, raising water bills and straining water supplies. During this session, EPA’s WaterSense program will teach you how to design and maintain landscapes and irrigation systems to reduce outdoor water use. EPA will also discuss how to manage pools to reduce water loss from evaporation, filter cleaning, mineral buildup, leaks, and splashing.  If you have any questions, please contact the WaterSense Helpline at (866) WTR-SENS (987-7367) or

2016 New England Trade Show and Contractor Training

When:  Tuesday, March 8th;  8:00am – 4:00pm
Registration:  7:00am – 8:00am
Classes:  8:00am – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Trade Show: 
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Where:  Shemin Nursery, a SiteOne Company
570 Main Street
Hudson, MA  01749

$25 – per person if paid before 2/28/16
$35 – per person after 2/28/16
Includes Training, breakfast, lunch, dessert, trade show and door prizes.
Click here for complete information.