E. W. Bob Boulware, P.E,. M.B.A.
Mr. Boulware is President of Design-Aire Engineering, a Mechanical / Electrical Consulting Engineering firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bob received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and his Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University. He is a Past President of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) and an Accredited Rainwater Systems Design Professional; is a 30+ year member of ASHRAE; and past president of the Central Indiana Chapter of American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and serves on the ASPE National Standards Committee. Mr. Boulware is a member of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials ( IAPMO) Alternative Water Sources Committee, helped to develop the Green Plumbing Supplement to the upcoming editions of the Uniform and the International Plumbing Codes. This supplement will determine the installation requirements for gray water, recycled water and rainwater catchment systems.
In 1994 and 1995 Mr. Boulware was a visiting professor at the Ball State University School of Architecture teaching mechanical and electrical systems. In Summer of 2007, his paper, Integrating Rainwater Catchment with Fire Sprinkler System Design, was presented at the National ARCSA 2007 Conference in Hawaii, and at the International Rainwater Conference in Sydney Australia. In November 2007, he was a featured presenter at the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) National Technical Symposium in Atlanta with his topic of Off Grid Plumbing Design. In 2009, he gave a presentation on Rainwater Harvesting and Present Plumbing Codes at the National IAPMO Convention in Ontario California.
He has published articles in Plumbing Systems and Design Magazine (Harvesting the Rain, Nov-Dec 2006, Off Grid Plumbing Design, Mar-Apr 2008) and Plumbing Africa (Integrating Rainwater Catchment with Fire Suppression Sprinkler Systems, June 2010). He is principal writer of the Rainwater Catchment Design and Installation Standard. His latest publication, Alternative Water Sources and Waste Management (McGraw-Hill) , is scheduled to be published January 2012. Mr. Boulware is a registered Professional Engineer in 23 states and the US Virgin Islands.
Mr. Boulware’s company, Design-Aire Engineering (www.design-aire.com), specializes in providing solutions for off-grid mechanical and electrical needs, energy related retrofit of building mechanical / electrical systems; LEED certified structures design, and assists clients in obtaining funding assistance.