The largest and most complete radiant heating conference in North America now has a new name: REX (Radiant Expo). The 2001 conference will be held May 9-12 at the new Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Open to all members of the building industry, REX offers seminars, workshops, panel discussions and an impressive collection of exhibitors, all focused on radiant heating and cooling technology.

REX will feature additions and changes this year. May 9 will be an industry opportunity day. Various manufacturers will conduct training and orientation sessions on their products throughout the day. May 11 will be a special day for architects, designers and builders. The morning will feature a four-hour course on radiant heating to educate those who design and construct buildings. The course qualifies for learning units under the AIA continuing education program.

Eric Lloyd Wright, respected architect and grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright, will be the featured speaker at May 10's general session as well as addressing those attending the architect and builder program. Frank Lloyd Wright is well known for his creative and innovative architectural designs. What may not be well known is that he used radiant heating in a majority of them and was an advocate of the technology well in advance of the current trend. His grandson has followed in this tradition and has some surprising innovations of his own.

Complete conference information can be viewed at Information can also be obtained from the RPA office at P.O. Box 717, Loveland, CO 80539-0717 or by phone 970/613-0100, fax 970/613-0098 or e-mail