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Symposium highlights how mechanical industry creates and adapts to emerging technologies

December 11, 2014 | By HPAC Magazine

Developing a vision for a more efficient future for plumbing and mechanical systems.

Organizers of the bi-annual International Emerging Technology Symposium (IETS) have issued a call for abstracts. The event will be held in May of 2016 in the Chicago metropolitan area. Convened by nine industry associations (see below) including the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), this two-day event will explore how emerging technologies have provided solutions to challenges throughout industry segments including: plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, utilities, water efficiency-focused organizations, manufacturing and industry trade associations.
The IETS organizers are seeking presentations from experts on the following issues:
• Alternate water sources-new technologies and rainwater catchment systems and grey water systems;
• Water efficiency in buildings-new studies and emerging technologies;
• Water quality issues-solutions to the unintended consequences of water efficiency, health implications, disinfection and anti-stagnation strategies, pharmaceuticals in water;
• Water-energy, Nexus-pipe sizing, hot water design, smart metering technologies;
• Educational and behavioural issues-waste water, “flushables,” showering and bathing safety issues, ramifications of pricing;
• 3-D modeling for plumbing and mechanical applications-software updates, BIM, 3D designs for sustainability; and
• Other topics addressing improved levels of sustainability in plumbing and mechanical applications.
The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2015. Prior presentations and a series of videos from previous IETS events are available for viewing at www.youtube.com/user/IAPMOGroup.
Questions should be directed to Maria Bazan, e-mail: maria.bazan@iapmo.org or tel. 877.427.6601.
IETS Co-conveners:
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), CIPH, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC), the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), the Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), the United Association (UA) and the World Plumbing Council (WPC)



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