This year's ISH North America trade show also will feature an "attached" educational opportunity for heating contractors - an I=B=R Hydronic Heating School, Oct. 12-13, at the Boston Convention Center.

As an added bonus, I=B=R School attendees will receive free admittance to ISH North America's trade show floor.

The I=B=R Schools have been offered in 15 cities during the last nine months with excellent participation. The course content is provided by the Hydronic Institute Division of the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association and managed by BNP Media, publishers of Plumbing & Mechanical. The in-depth courses teach how to design and install hydronic heating systems with baseboard and radiators, plus heat loss calculations, pipe sizing, control and boiler sizing, and more.

Attendees receive the "I=B=R Guide to Residential Hydronic Heating Design/Installation Handbook," "H22 Heat Loss Calculation" book, breakfast, lunch and snacks, and a certificate of course completion. Cost for the school is $395. To register, visit, or call Keri Wrobel at 888/530-6714.