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International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Business Data Base System

IGSHPA, an outreach unit of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at OSU, had been operating for the past 5+ years with an MS Access data base for all its membership business functions which included training records, membership levels and renewals, and all other supporting invoicing functions.  In recent years the system had become unstable and would not allow for the ever growing system demands of a complex international professional association.

Early in fiscal year 2016, Beardon Services, Inc was contacted to determine if a new system could be designed and implemented for IGSHPA to replace its aging system.  A review by IGSHPA determined that the system built by Beardon for the Fire Service Training unit at OSU was a close match in general functionality and it was determined that a retrofit of that system would serve IGSHPA well.

Jim Wirt and Aaron Bean met with the IGSHPA Staff to estimate a project to build and implement a new IGSHPA Data Base System.  The project with deliverables, cost and timing was presented to the IGSHPA staff which resulted in an approved project for the design and implementation of the IGSHPA Data Base System.

I am pleased to acknowledge that all phases of the project were done on time, within cost and with excellent results.  Aaron’s skills, commitment to the project, and working relationship with IGSHPA staff ensured total success for this project.

Thanks for a job well done.

Sincerely,

Robert Ingersoll