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Wednesday, December 7
 

8:00am

Efficient Irrigation

How to use what you have to make your existing system water more efficiently.

This course will explore various methods of installation and product selection for maximum efficiency of irrigation water usage.  Participants will learn some basic design and precipitation calculations used to determine run times based on plant types and ET.   


Speakers
avatar for Matt Bruns

Matt Bruns

Regional Sales Manager, The Toro Company
Matt began a career in the green industry in 1991, where he worked at his family’s Toro Master Distributor in Orlando, as a golf irrigation salesman.  In 1999, he started with The Toro Company as the Regional Sales Manager for Toro & Irritrol Residential/Commercial Irrigation Products.  Matt has both the CIC and CLIA Certifications from the Irrigation Association, is a past Education Director for the local GIA, and has... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Water Management (Jr Ballroom A)

9:00am

Things that make you go HMMMM

A look at how some of irrigations common practices started, and if there is a better way now. We look  at design practices as well as business practices.

Participants will be offered numerous real-life examples of irrigation anomalies, installation irregularities, along with general practices and reasons as to why we adhere to certain principles in the irrigation industry.  Learn the reasons why you answer questions like "do I really need a rain switch?" or "why do we have to use a backflow?" when discussing proposals with clients.  Participants will be asked to share experiences they've encountered in the field. 


Speakers
avatar for Matt Bruns

Matt Bruns

Regional Sales Manager, The Toro Company
Matt began a career in the green industry in 1991, where he worked at his family’s Toro Master Distributor in Orlando, as a golf irrigation salesman.  In 1999, he started with The Toro Company as the Regional Sales Manager for Toro & Irritrol Residential/Commercial Irrigation Products.  Matt has both the CIC and CLIA Certifications from the Irrigation Association, is a past Education Director for the local GIA, and has... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Water Management (Jr Ballroom A)

11:00am

Designing considerations for two wire irrigation systems

Two wire systems are becoming more common. While they can be great for the installer we need to look at ways to make them more user friendly down the road.


Leadership

Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Water Management (Jr Ballroom A)

1:00pm

Landscape lighting

Designing with LED fixtures.


Speakers
avatar for Tim McKay

Tim McKay

District Sales Manager, Unique Lighting
Tim McKay has worked in the Landscape Lighting industry for the last 23 years and is currently working for Unique Lighting as a District Sales Manager in the Midwest. Tim grew up in the industry working 10 years for a large lighting company in Omaha, Ne where he learned the trade.  Tim has a passion for lighting and loves to teach design, marketing, install, and job layout. Tim has been married to his wife Gail for 23 years, has 2... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Water Management (Jr Ballroom A)

2:30pm