The 2013 Western Section Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO
September 15-18, 2013
Registration Form (Download)
The Rocky Mountain Chapter and the Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the 109th Annual Meeting to be held at the Double Tree Hotel in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Springs is situated approximately 70 miles south of Denver and was founded by William Jackson Palmer, a Civil War General and Medal of Honor winner. General Palmer was a surveyor with the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Unfortunately, he was not able to convince the Kansas Pacific Railroad to come to the area of Colorado Springs. Consequently, he then formed the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Colorado Springs was founded on July 31, 1871, as the first stop on the railroad south of Denver. Colorado Springs is at the foot of both Cheyenne Mountain of NORAD fame and Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is widely known as “Americas Mountain” and is the second most visited mountain in the world. Colorado Springs is also the home of the United States Air Force Academy.
This years meeting will feature the introduction of the NEW 2014 National Electrical Code and the featured program is the IAEI Analysis of the Changes Presentation.
The month of September usually provides very pleasant early fall weather. Temperatures will average 74 degrees high and 47 degrees low. It is suggested to bring a jacket or sweater.
Colorado Springs is served by Interstate 25 and US Route 24. I-25 begins at the New Mexico border and continues North through Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins, entering Wyoming just 9 miles south of Cheyenne. US 24 heads east to Lyman where it joins with I-70. The Colorado Springs Airport is Colorado’s second busiest and is served by several carriers, including United, American, Delta and Allegiant. The airport is located 7 miles from the Double Tree Hotel which provides complimentary transportation to and from.
The Double Tree Hotel is within walking distance of restaurants, movie theaters and shopping plazas. You may wish to visit the historic Manitou Springs and its cliff dwellings, Pikes Peak via cog rail train, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods, and 181 foot tall Seven Falls. Gaming is available in nearby historic Cripple Creek. The area is full of history and attractions much too numerous to comprehensively cover. You may want to spend an extra day or two sightseeing.
The local committee has planned two days of activities for all guests and spouses. Monday, guests will be treated to a visit to the United States Air Force Academy, followed by “High Tea” at the historic Glen Eyrie castle. Following lunch, the tour will visit the beautiful Garden of the Gods. Tuesday, guests will visit the US Olympic Training Center. Following an hour tour, they will proceed to Focus on the Family, where they will tour the facilities and have time for shopping at the bookstore/gift shop. Guests will then proceed to the historic Manitou Springs. Buses will return to the hotel before 4:00 pm.
The meeting will be one of your first opportunities to view the 2014 National Electrical Code. The bulk of the meeting will be used for presentation of the IAEI Analysis of Changes 2014 and will include a $65 copy of the Analysis. Other programs will include the ever popular Code Panels, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of nationally recognized experts. A panel presentation will also review water and fire damaged electrical installations. You will earn 16 CEU’s for the program.