VPMIA is an association dedicated to plumbing and mechanical code enforcement to protect the health, safety and welfare of all citizens of The Commonwealth of Virginia.
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A Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled on May 24th, 2013 at the Chesterfield County Government Complex/Community Development Center from 10:00 until 2:00
The 50th Annual School of Instruction was a great event and I would like to personally thank all the members who attended. I also want to thank those who made this training possible for VPMIA. Jay Otto with Otto Sales arranged to have Michael Gauthier from Highland Tank provide a presentation on rainwater storage tanks for rainwater collection systems. Jon Sargeant and Ryan Anerson with The Joyce Agency arranged for Stephen Callahan from Watts to do a class on water filtration systems, Clint Davison with Orion Pipe, a class about polypropylene piping systems and Justin Scremin representing Mitsubishi, a class on variable refrigerant flow zoning systems. Jason Newman and Brian Liles with CaptiveAire provided training pertaining to CORE Fire Suppression. Doug Ridgeway with Simplex Grinnell presented NFPA72-2007 Edition Code Update Training. Ed Warwick representing Viega LLC presented fuel gas press fittings and Adam Reinhold representing Hilti trained on Hilti fire stop systems. I also want to thank our table top representatives Jay Otto and Joey Adams with Otto Sales, Joe Werner with Highland Tank, Vic Hines with long time supporter of VPMIA Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, Tom Harlan & David Kies representing Morgan Thermal Ceramics, Jon Sargeant and Jason Hawk with The Joyce Agency, Ed Warwick and Bob Radford representing Viega LLC, Lee Clifton with International Code Council, Luis Escobar with ACCA and Tammy Watson representing Arlington County.
A special thank you to Jay Otto who serves on the Board for the American Society of Plumbing Engineers; Richmond Chapter for sharing this School of Instruction with ASPE who graciously advertised this event in ASPE's March Newsletter.
As always The Ladies Auxiliary assisted with the registration process which we deeply appreciate. Another behind the scenes person that VPMIA GREATLY APPRECIATES is Jane Fitzgerald with FITZGERALDART & DESIGN as Jane has been designing our yearbook for many years.
It is one thing to put on this type of event but to host it is another thing. Shantelle Jefferson/Director of Sales and Catering with Shamin Hotels/Holiday Inn @ Richmond International Airport did a fantastic job of making sure everything went smoothly. Her staff did a great job and Shantelle was available anytime needed and addressed anything we needed with ease. Many of our instructors were flown in making this location convenient for them. The venue, meals, and service were excellent and Shantelle was rewarded with a contract for the 2014 VPMIA Annual School of Instruction/Joint Code Professionals Training Conference to be held April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in 2014.
The Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association (VPMIA) was the recipient of the 2011 Chapter of the Year Award during Wednesday’s Awards Luncheon at the 2011 ICC Annual Conference in Phoenix. Chapter Merit Awards were presented to the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky (CAAK) and the Northwest Building Officials and Code Administrators (NBOCA) in Illinois.
To earn the Chapter of the Year honor, a Chapter must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in promoting the vision, mission and goals of the Code Council. The Chapter distinguishes itself through the development and implementation of programs designed to increase the professionalism of its members and code officials everywhere, and participate in local, state, regional or national activities to increase the public awareness of safety in the built environment.
“Since its inception in 1962, VPMIA has been very active in code development and other professional activities,” Awards Committee Chairman Gregori Anderson said. “The Chapter holds instructional meetings where attendees can earn CEUs, and participates in Virginia’s state code academy, providing instructors and curriculum development, and teaching more than 30 classes.”
“The Chapter of the Year Award is only accomplished through the hard work of your members,” said VPMIA President Bane Compton. “I hope by winning this award it will inspire the future member of our organization to make the same accomplishment.”
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