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FireSky Resort & Spa
4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251Call the FireSky directly at 480.945.7666 and request the “Hydraulic Institute” rate to receive the discounted group rate of $224/night, subject to availability. Note, this rate includes bellman service and second floor rooms are accessible only by stairs so you may likely need this service.Rooms under the block are currently sold out for Monday, Feb 21 but ARE available for all other nights. If you want to proceed with a reservation, pay the rack rate ($400+) for Monday only, but still get the discounted rate for other nights ($224), please contact the hotel directly at 480.945.7666. Otherwise, alternate hotels are listed below.
Book online here: FireSky online reservations
Supply Chain Managers RoundtableMonday, February 21, 1 – 3:30 pmDr. Paul Dittmann will facilitate this new forum for supply chain managers to share best practices and ideas. The agenda will include topics identified by supply chain executives from member companies. If you would like to participate please contact Gabrielle Bosco at gbosco@Pumps.org or 973.267.9700 x 125.
The 2011 US & Global Economy—Insights Into What’s AheadAlan Beaulieu, Economist, Institute for Trend ResearchMonday, February 21, 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore what’s ahead in 2011 and beyond, how you can position your business to outperform the competition, and where to find opportunities for growth. Since 2005 Alan Beaulieu has been sharing his knowledge on economic trends and their effect on the business cycle with HI members. He will address the pump industry and provide you with early, accurate economic insights required to sharpen your strategic and tactical business plans.Focus Group Dinner—Pumping System Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle PerformanceFriday, February 18, 7 – 9 pm
Learn how hosting this course can benefit your employees, customers, distributors and vendors with information on how to identify and reduce hidden operation and energy costs. Find out how Pump Systems Matter can contribute to the success of your session through experienced instructors, customized marketing materials and promotions. Valuable topics covered in the course include: Why Efficient Pumping Systems are Important; Improvement Opportunities; Basic Pump and System Interaction; Screening Pumping Systems; Improving the Performance of Pumping Systems; Life Cycle Cost Analysis; Developing and Action Plan.
Efficient Water Station DesignTino Senon, MHW Americas, Inc.Saturday, February 19, 10:15 am - 12 pmWater utilities are increasingly evaluating energy efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions because of rising energy costs, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Studies showed that between 80 to 99%, of electricity use could be associated with pumping water and wastewater systems. This Research Project has been awarded to a team of MWH Americas Inc. and twenty-five Utility Organizations (twenty-one are Foundation subscribers) including Hydraulic Institute Standards as participants. The objectives of the proposed study are to develop a guidance manual and software tool focusing on a holistic approach of designing a drinking water pump station in an energy efficient manner. Members of the HI Water and Wastewater committee will be invited to review and comment on the Drinking Water Pump Station Design and Operation for Pump Efficiency guidance manual as it is developed.
Europump Updates: The Latest from the European Pump IndustryMonday, February 22, 8 – 8:30 amJoin us for an update on what’s happening with the European pump industry-including new regulations on energy efficiency, product labeling and systems approaches. Europump will also extend an invitation to HI pump manufacturers to their 2011 Annual meeting in Amsterdam, Holland, May 26 – 28, 2011 – part of the HI/Europump Mutual Cooperation Agreement.
Tabletop DisplaysSaturday, February 19, 6 – 7:30 pmHI Associate Members, Standards Partners, and Utility and Energy Efficiency NGO sponsors of Pump Systems Matter may set-up tabletop displays to promote their products and services at HI meetings and similar events. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase who you are, what you do, and how your products and services can benefit others. Download the Tabletop Display Request Form here. If you would like to order AV accessories for your display from the hotel (ie internet, monitors, etc.) please download the AV order form here.
Spouse & Guest Program (Click to download the flyer)HI offers a discounted meeting registration fee of $350 for spouses and guests which includes all open sessions, meals and receptions. Special tours are offered for additional fees as indicated below. Some events have limited or minimum capacities so please sign up early using the Annual Meeting Registration Form. A sign-up form to indicate interest in additional activities is available HERE. For those events, HI will connect a group but participants are responsible for coordinating logistics.
Spouse Welcome BreakfastSunday, February 20, 8 – 10 amWe welcome new spouses and guests to catch up with friends over breakfast. Share experiences, make new friends, and plan your visit. The FireSky Resort & Spa Concierge will drop in to review the resort and its surrounding areas and answer questions.
McDowell Sonoran Preserve Hike ($50)Sunday, February 20, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Participants in this activity must complete a waiver. Click here to download.
Enjoy a rare opportunity, a guided hike to Tom’s Thumb in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve led by one of the guys who built this newest segment of the trail, completed in 2010. This is a physically demanding four mile hike. Find yourself at the base of a granite dome rising almost 200 feet above the ground and enjoy 360 degree views of the valley including Four Peaks & the Superstition Mountains. An excellent workout for the fitness oriented hiker. Wear sturdy, covered shoes or boots, hats and sunglasses suggested. Transportation will be provided from the FireSky Resort & Spa.Jeep Tour ($95)Sunday, February 20, 10:30 am – 2:30 pmThe jeep will pick you up at the FireSky Resort & Spa for your adventure into the Sonoran Desert, where you will meet first-hand the desert wildlife and plants. Your Native American/Cowboy guide will entertain you with myths of the desert as you 4-wheel your way through the terrain. Once in the desert foliage your guide will lead you on a short hike introducing you to such things as pack rats home or a giant 30 foot Saguaro cactus. You will learn how the ancient Indians used the plant life to make medicine, tools and food.
Taliesin West ($75)Monday, February 21, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
American architect Frank Lloyd Wright loved Arizona and it was in Scottsdale that he created one of his most stunning masterpieces, Taliesin West, a complex of buildings that served as his personal home, studio and architectural campus from 1937 until his death in 1959. Experience firsthand Wright’s brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. Visit the Cabaret Cinema, Music Pavilion, Seminar Theater and Wright’s private office—all linked by dramatic terraces, gardens and walkways overlooking the rugged Sonoran Desert and Valley below. Knowledgeable guides explain how the architecture relates to the natural desert and provide a general overview of Wright’s basic theories of design. Transportation will be provided from the FireSky Resort & Spa.
Additional ActivitiesScottsdale offers many other tours and activities for you to choose from—for example, a visit to the Heard Museum, the Desert Botanical Gardens, the Jurlique Spa at the FireSky, or a Sunrise Balloon Excursion. Please contact Gabrielle Bosco atgbosco@Pumps.orgif you would like more information on alternative activities and click here for a form to indicate your interest. HI will connect a group but participants will be responsible for coordinating logistics.
Earn Professional Development Hours (PDH)The Hydraulic Institute is an approved provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Professional Engineers in the states of Florida (#004646), Louisiana (CPD-221) and North Carolina (S-0523). The Hydraulic Institute has been approved as a sponsor of Continuing Education (NYSED Sponsor #38) for engineers by the State of New York Education Department (www.op.nysed.gov).
The acceptance of continuing education as it applies to fulfillment of state licensing requirements for professional designations is at the pleasure of the individual state licensing boards. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to be knowledgeable about their state requirements. Links to the state licensing boards for the profession of engineering are located on the Web site for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying:www.ncees.org.
Meeting Schedule (subject to change)Note: Viscosity has been cancelled.Thursday, February 172:30 – 5:30 pm: TASC (TASC members only)
Friday, February 188 – 9 am: Continental Breakfast7:30 – 9 am: Joint Sections with Breakfast Meeting9:15 am – 12 pm: Electronic Data Exchange9:15 am – 12 pm: Drivers & Driver Controls9:15 am – 12 pm: Mean Time Between Repairs9:15 am – 12 pm: Educational Affairs Steering Committee12 – 1:30 pm: Pump Knowledge Workshop Lunch: Energy Efficient Pump Seals1:30 – 3:30 pm: General Guidelines 9.1 – 9.51:30 – 3:30 pm: Nozzleloads1:30 – 5:30 pm: Vibration1:30 – 5:30 pm: PSM Board of Directors (PSM Board members only)6 – 7 pm: Welcome Reception7 – 9 pm: Focus Group Dinner (by invitation only)
Saturday, February 197 – 8 am: Continental Breakfast7:30 - 10 am: Associate Council & Standards Partner Breakfast Meeting (members only)8 – 10 am: Utility Rebate & Incentive Task Team8 am – 3:30 pm: HI Board of Directors (HI Board members only)8 – 10 am: Pump Application Guidelines – Water & Wastewater8 am – 12 pm: Test Standard10:15 am – 12 pm: Efficient Water Station Design10:15 am – 12 pm: Monitoring Devices12 – 1:30 pm: Pump Knowledge Workshop Lunch: Advanced Simulation Tools for “Greener” Pump Design1:30 – 3:30 pm: Controlled Volume Metering Pump1:30 – 3:30 pm: Submersible Pump3:45 – 5:30 pm: Pump Application Guidelines – HVAC3:45 – 5:30 pm: HI/Europump Staff & Officers Meeting (Board members only)3:45 – 5:30 pm: Slurry Pump6 – 7:30 pm: Tabletop Display Reception7:30 – 9:30: Welcome Dinner7:30 – 9:30: CEO Dinner (qualified CEOs & division heads only)
Sunday, February 207 – 8 am: Continental Breakfast7 – 8 am: CEO Breakfast (qualified CEOs & division heads only)8 – 10 am: Spouse Welcome Breakfast8 – 10 am: Rotary Pump Section8 – 10 am: Seals/Housing8 am – 12 pm: CEO Roundtable (qualified CEOs & division heads only)8 am – 12 pm: NPSH/AOR8 am – 12 pm: PSM Marketing Committee12 – 1 pm: Lunch1 – finish: Golf Tournament & Business Networking6:30 – 8:30 pm: Reception/Dinner & Golf Awards
Monday, February 217 – 7:45 am: Continental Breakfast8 – 8:30 am: Europump Updates8:30 – 10 am: Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief: The Afterburners10:15 – 11:45 am: Best Practices in Managing a Global Supply Chain: Dr. Paul Dittmann12 – 1 pm: Lunch1 – 3:30 pm: Vibration Dynamics1 – 3:30 pm: Fire Pump1 – 3:30 pm: Market Intelligence (part 1 of 2)1 – 3:30 pm: Supply Chain Roundtable3:45 – 5:15 pm: The 2011 US & Global Economy —Insights Into What’s Ahead: Alan Beaulieu6 – 7 pm: Europump Reception7 – 9:30 pm: Officer Installation & Awards Dinner: David Versfelt, Esq.
Tuesday, February 227 – 8 am: Continental Breakfast8 – 10 am: System Section8 am – 12 pm: Market Intelligence (part 2 of 2)10:15 am – 12 pm: Standards
For more information regarding HI meetings and events, please contact Gabrielle Bosco at gbosco@Pumps.org or 973.267.9700 x125.