The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association's Hydronics Institute drew 218 students to their recently reintroduced "I=B=R" schools. The two-day courses were held during November in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Minnesota.

Dan Almeida taught the fundamentals of hydronic system design, heat-loss calculations, pipe sizing and installation, indirect water heating and related topics. Institute Education Committee Chairman Joe Coppola said he was very pleased with the turnout and with the revamped classes.

"The overall feedback was excellent," Coppola said. "We received a number of very positive comments, plus additional requests for content that will allow us to expand and refine our courses in the future."

The classes are promoted and managed by a division of BNP Media, publisher of Snips magazine.