A new seminar developed to teach the latest concepts in hydronic heating design drew praise and strong attendance during its initial six-city tour. "Modern Engineering Concepts" was presented to 241 students in Chicago; Danbury, Conn.; Marlborough, Mass.; Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City and Denver during the month of July. Presented by PM columnist John Siegenthaler, P.E., the seminars focused on understanding newer hydronic applications for residential and commercial systems. BNP Media's conferencing group managed the seminars, which also had 21 sponsors.

Attendees received a full day of instruction, plus a CD containing hydronic system simulator software and sponsor technical data, a course workbook, and certificate of completion. Based on glowing feedback from students and sponsors, plans are underway to repeat the seminar in new locations in the first quarter of 2005. Dates and locations will be announced in an upcoming issue. For more information on MEC course content, visit the Web site www.bnpmedia.com/conferences.