Back by popular demand, the New Technology Sessions will feature 8 educational sessions showcasing the latest advances in the sheet metal and HVAC industry.
7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.
Presented by Jack West, Federated Insurance (SMACNA Premier Partner)
Driving crashes and fatalities are at an all-time high in the United States. This session will emphasize this crisis and how S.A.F.E. driving—Speed, Attention, Fatigue, and Emotion—can be managed effectively so your company’s drivers can return safely home from work each day to their loved ones. Attendees will receive a complimentary safety video and materials to assist them in implementing a program that will educate employees on S.A.F.E. driving.
8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
Presented by Trent Yarbrough & Jenny Sivie, Titus (SMACNA Premier Partner)
Discover one of Titus’ energy harvesting products, the Helios. Helios is a digital diffuser powered by ambient light. Join us at this informative session and you will learn how the Helios reduces installation time, saves money, and increases comfort. Join us!
8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.
Daikin Applied - New HVAC Technology Report
Presented by Ben Schlinsog, Daikin Applied (SMACNA Premier Partner)
Daikin Applied is an HVAC technology leader with the technology you need to solve your customers’ problems. This session will offer a quick overview of Daikin Applied’s latest new technology for intelligent controls, air handlers, rooftops, air and water-cooled chillers. Don’t miss it!
9:00 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.
DeWalt Innovation Drives Contractor Productivity Through Wi-Fi and BIM
Presented by Josh Bone, DeWalt (SMACNA Gold Associate Member)
Digital tools are changing the way we do construction. Tools like robotic total stations, laser scanners, and BIM. More are helping mitigate risk while increasing productivity. This presentation will examine the increasing need for digital tools and how DeWalt is focused on helping the trades improve communication and push prefabrication.
9:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.
Quick Delivery Online by Greenheck
Presented by Cacey Trcka, Greenheck (SMACNA Gold Associate Member)
Discover the all new QD Online Program by Greenheck, the leading supplier of HVAC equipment. It offers an abundance of tools to help you select the right fan for your next project. From CFM and static pressure calculators to fan sizing and filtering tools, this new program will make selecting and purchasing ventilation products a breeze! Attend this session to learn more.
10:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
Unlocking the Digital Jobsite
Presented by Chris Howard, Milwaukee Tool (SMACNA Premier Partner)
Don’t miss this this special introduction to ONE-KEY™ – the first digital platform for tools and equipment that is unlocking the digital jobsite. Combining a free-to-use inventory program with the industry’s smartest tools, ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to information that will revolutionize the way work gets done. Get started today to streamline your productivity.
10:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
How to Combine Fabrication and Assembly with Manifolding with Mestek
Presented by Mike Bailey, Mestek Machinery (SMACNA Premier Partner)
For MEP contractors, the latest trend in HVAC duct fabrication leverages Trimble Fabshop with current duct fabrication machinery features. Combining these features streamlines the manufacturing lifecycle of fabrication through installation. In this session, we will discuss how to:
- Use inline plasma cutting for taps, dampers, and access holes eliminates time consuming offline processes.
- Save time by manifolding in shop to decrease installation time at the jobsite.
- Utilize new hardware hanging options to further reduce installation time on site.
11:00 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.
Automatic Labor and Material Estimates of Ductwork with QuoteSoft and Autodesk Revit
Presented by Bret Jenkins and Kerry Brainard, QuoteSoft (SMACNA Gold Associate Member)
Estimators and sketchers can adopt a workflow that helps them communicate and produce better outcomes using QuoteSoft. Import any REVIT or AutoCAD project (duct, fittings, dampers, equipment) for auto-generated labor and material takeoffs for estimating, project planning, preconstruction, and change orders. Attend this session and learn how to calculate labor and materials in minutes instead of what used to take days!