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SUMMER Tech 2018

August 6 - 8, 2018

TWO LOCATION OPTIONS:
#1 - SiteOne Landscape Supply, 100 Weyerhauser Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430
#2 - Atlantic Irrigation, 309 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091


REGISTRATION DEADLINE DATE:  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018

SUMMER TECH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018 (MAHWAH, NJ)

Irrigation Scheduling

Monday, August 6 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Raffiani
(4 CECs - Water Conservation)

Description (click to read more)

Description:  This class covers the methods used to predict and estimate water usage and to enable irrigation professionals the ability to provide the stakeholder/owner with the critical information needed to operate the irrigation system efficiently and to schedule according to water restrictions imposed due to water supply issues and/or drought conditions (designated day watering), and scheduling based upon soil-water-plant needs (soil water availability).

About the Instructor: John Raffiani has been installing and servicing irrigation systems since 1966-over 15,700 to date. He has completed projects ranging from small residential systems to up to 100 acre sites including homes, shopping centers, corporate office parks, athletic fields, and condominiums in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, and California. He is a Licensed Irrigation Contractor in NJ, an IA Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), an IA Certified Technician (CIT), a Certified Backflow Tester, a Rutgers Certified Fertilizer Applicator and is a member of IANJ, IA, NJLCA, NJTA and NEWWA. He will be teaching at the 2018 IA Irrigation Show & Education Conference this December in Long Beach CA.

NEW! Dripline Installation

Monday, August 6 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Instructor: John Raffiani
(4 CECs - Water Conservation)

Description (click to read more)

Description: Dripline design considerations and methods for various situations - this is a course for the beginner to intermediate contractor or installer covering hedges, hills, planting beds and turf. Learn the design basics and how to correctly program water requirements and proper scheduling by soil type, soil intake rate and precipitation rate..

About the Instructor: John Raffiani has been installing and servicing irrigation systems since 1966-over 15,700 to date. He has completed projects ranging from small residential systems to up to 100 acre sites including homes, shopping centers, corporate office parks, athletic fields, and condominiums in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, and California. He is a Licensed Irrigation Contractor in NJ, an IA Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), an IA Certified Technician (CIT), a Certified Backflow Tester, a Rutgers Certified Fertilizer Applicator and is a member of IANJ, IA, NJLCA, NJTA and NEWWA. He will be teaching at the 2018 IA Irrigation Show & Education Conference this December in Long Beach CA.

AUGUST 7-8, 2018 (MAHWAH)

Landscape Irrigation Technician Course

Tuesday, August 7 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8 - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (optional exam - see below for details)
Instructor: Chris Pine
(12 CECs - 6 Water Conservation, 6 General)

Description (click to read more)

Description: This Irrigation Association course is a one-and-a-half-day course for contractors new to the landscape irrigation industry. Students will become familiar with landscape sprinkler system components and terminology and understand the basics of system component installation. This course also serves as a preparation course for those taking the Certified Irrigation Technician exam. NOTE – This course is 1.5 days (12 hours) – this change was made by the IA to allow for more preparation for those taking the exam in an effort to increase success rates.

IMPORTANT: The Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) EXAM is a separate component of the course. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL COST FOR THE EXAM. You can register to take the 1.5 day class only to earn CECs; however, if you plan to take the exam, you must register and pay an additional $175 (exam fee) on the IA site (Irrigation Association – National organization who oversees this certification). The CIT Exam will be given on Wednesday, August 8th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm in the same location and will only be open to those who have pre-registered at the link below.

Link to register/pay for the exam: http://store.irrigation.org/events/registration.aspx?event=CNJAUG18

About the Instructor: Chris Pine is the president of C.Pine Associates Inc., which provides marketing, consulting and training services for manufacturers, distributors and contractors, primarily in the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada. Prior to this, Chris worked in sales management for two major manufacturers in the irrigation industry. He owned and operated a successful landscape and irrigation contracting business for 15 years, which was sold in 2000. Chris is active in many industry trade organizations, serving on boards, committees and is recognized as an accomplished trainer. He is certified with the Irrigation Association as a commercial Designer, Landscape Water Manager, Irrigation Contractor and Landscape Irrigation Auditor, as well as being a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional. Chris currently lives on Cape Cod in Southeastern Massachusetts.

AUGUST 6 - 7, 2018 (WEST BERLIN)

Foundations of Landscape Irrigation Design

Monday, August 6 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Roy Nau
(16 CECs - 8 Water Conservation, 8 General)

Description (click to read more)

Description:   Master the basics of irrigation design. Developed by IA instructors with years of teaching experience, this beginner reference focuses on designing a simple residential or small commercial system. Organized to follow the typical design process, topics include gathering site information, calculating system capacity, soil-water-plant relationships, pipe sizing, hydraulics, head layout, uniformity, zoning and plan presentation.

About the Instructor: Roy Nau has 16 years of experience in design installation and maintenance of residential and commercial landscape irrigation systems, landscape lighting systems and drainage systems. He is currently employed by AZ Lawncare & Tree Service in Tabernacle, NJ. Retired from Telcordia Technologies in 2001 as Director of Learning Services after thirty two years in the telephone industry, and also retired from the Navy Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) in 2004 after 38 years of service. Roy graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Masters’ Degree in Telecommunications Engineering.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8th

Smart Irrigation to Improve System Performance and Save Money

Wednesday, August 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Craig Borland
(4 CECs - Water Conservation)

Description (click to read more)

Description:   This course will discuss system uniformity, system evaluation or auditing and also how to calculate zone flow and performance. We'll discuss various ways to improve system uniformity and performance, as well as how to calculate system water usage as it all affects the bottom line and overall return on the investment.

About the Instructor: Craig Borland has worked for Toro Irrigation/Irritrol for the past 25 years. During that time he has managed the Controller Repair Department and the Service Center Repair program, and also held positions as Warranty Administrator, Inside Sales rep, and is currently working as a Sr. Customer Resource Specialist in the Irrigation Division’s Customer Resource Center. Craig provides technical support for the Engineering, Legal, Technical Support and Marketing departments, and the Micro division, among many others. He holds a B.S. in Fruit Science with a Minor in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo. He has taught classes for the Irrigation Association for the past 18 years, and also serves on the IA Education Foundation Committee as a Subject Matter Expert.

Advanced Hydraulic Troubleshooting

Wednesday, August 8 - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Craig Borland
(4 CECs - General)

Description (click to read more)

Description:   You will learn basic hydraulic principles, discuss velocity, pressure and flow. You’ll also learn how to diagnose performance and uniformity issues, water hammer, improper valve sizing, and valve troubleshooting. Learn the most effective steps to avoid poor sprinkler performance, water hammer and other uniformity issues.

About the Instructor: Craig Borland has worked for Toro Irrigation/Irritrol for the past 25 years. During that time he has managed the Controller Repair Department and the Service Center Repair program, and also held positions as Warranty Administrator, Inside Sales rep, and is currently working as a Sr. Customer Resource Specialist in the Irrigation Division’s Customer Resource Center. Craig provides technical support for the Engineering, Legal, Technical Support and Marketing departments, and the Micro division, among many others. He holds a B.S. in Fruit Science with a Minor in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo. He has taught classes for the Irrigation Association for the past 18 years, and also serves on the IA Education Foundation Committee as a Subject Matter Expert.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

JOHN RAFFIANI - (Click to read about John)

John Raffiani has been installing and servicing irrigation systems since 1966-over 15,700 to date. He has completed projects ranging from small residential systems to up to 100 acre sites including homes, shopping centers, corporate office parks, athletic fields, and condominiums in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, and California. He is a Licensed Irrigation Contractor in NJ, an IA Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), an IA Certified Technician (CIT), a Certified Backflow Tester, a Rutgers Certified Fertilizer Applicator and is a member of IANJ, IA, NJLCA, NJTA and NEWWA. He will be teaching at the 2018 IA Irrigation Show & Education Conference this December in Long Beach CA.

CHRIS PINE - (Click to read about Chris)

Chris is the president of C.Pine Associates Inc., which provides marketing, consulting and training services for manufacturers, distributors and contractors, primarily in the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada. Prior to this, Chris worked in sales management for two major manufacturers in the irrigation industry. He owned and operated a successful landscape and irrigation contracting business for 15 years, which was sold in 2000. Chris is active in many industry trade organizations, serving on boards, committees and is recognized as an accomplished trainer. He is certified with the Irrigation Association as a commercial Designer, Landscape Water Manager, Irrigation Contractor and Landscape Irrigation Auditor, as well as being a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional. Chris currently lives on Cape Cod in Southeastern Massachusetts.

ROY NAU - (Click to read about Roy)

Roy has 16 years of experience in design installation and maintenance of residential and commercial landscape irrigation systems, landscape lighting systems and drainage systems. He is currently employed by AZ Lawncare & Tree Service in Tabernacle, NJ. Retired from Telcordia Technologies in 2001 as Director of Learning Services after thirty two years in the telephone industry, and also retired from the Navy Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) in 2004 after 38 years of service. Roy graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Masters’ Degree in Telecommunications Engineering.

CRAIG BORLAND - (Click to read about Craig)

Craig Borland has worked for Toro Irrigation/Irritrol for the past 25 years. During that time he has managed the Controller Repair Department and the Service Center Repair program, and also held positions as Warranty Administrator, Inside Sales rep, and is currently working as a Sr. Customer Resource Specialist in the Irrigation Division’s Customer Resource Center. Craig provides technical support for the Engineering, Legal, Technical Support and Marketing departments, and the Micro division, among many others. He holds a B.S. in Fruit Science with a Minor in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo. He has taught classes for the Irrigation Association for the past 18 years, and also serves on the IA Education Foundation Committee as a Subject Matter Expert.

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