Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education


SMACNA Annual Convention 2019

New Technology Sessions


Oct 22, 2019, 7:30 AM - 11:25 AM, Griffin Hall, Level 2

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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.

Black & White Duct Wrap – Aesthetic Options for Exposed Duct Work Insulation

As open ceilings and exposed HVAC systems become a more prominent feature in commercial buildings, the needs of insulation have evolved. Insulation doesn’t just have to offer thermal control and improve the building’s energy efficiency; it also needs to contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the space. Johns Manville has recently released new materials to meet this exact need. Join Brennan Hall as he outlines the benefits, key installation details, and even tape options of our brand new black PSK duct wrap and its counterpart, white PSK duct wrap.

Presented by Brennan Hall, Johns Manville (SMACNA Premier Partner)

8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.

Refrigerants – Where Are We Headed in North America?

Global Warming concerns are driving worldwide change to the refrigerants commonly used in our industry. Be prepared to help your customers sort through fact and fiction as they plan for their future. Daikin Applied is a global HVAC technology leader and refrigerant manufacturer.

Presented by Ben Schlinsog, Daikin Applied (SMACNA Premier Partner)

8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Steel Industry Update

Don’t miss this thorough update on the steel market! Majestic Steel will provide a review of changes in the steel market over the last two years and discuss how steel tariffs and supply chain changes will affect the market moving forward into 2020.

Presented by Kevin Ginley, Majestic Steel

9:00 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.

Training the Next Generation for the HVAC Industry

Our industry is facing challenges in finding, hiring, and training the next generation. The industry is predicted to grow by 20% between now and 2026. We need to hire and train the next generation now to be ready. This session will discuss how we can draw the next generation into our industry and train them for a successful future.

Presented by James Gray, Titus (SMACNA Premier Partner)

9:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.

Unlocking Jobsite Technology

ONE-KEY™ is the first digital platform for tools and equipment. 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 and protects your investment. Get started today to streamline your productivity.

Presented by Matthew Munniks, Milwaukee Tool (SMACNA Premier Partner)

10:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.

ICT Tracker: Simple to Use, Easy to Implement, Real-Time Installation Tracking App

ICT Tracker is an innovative app that uses Augmented Reality or 3D model views to capture installation data using your existing 3D project models. See how this incredibly easy to implement and use app streamlines the data collection process while generating powerful data for reporting in multiple formats.

Presented by David Francis, Innovative Construction Technology

10:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.

Revit-Based Estimating

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. Learn how to calculate labor and materials in minutes (instead of what used to take days!).

Presented by Bret Jenkins, QuoteSoft a ConstructConnect Company

11:00 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

Trimble Mixed Reality

Mixed Reality technologies, that merge the real and virtual worlds, are supporting a new way of working with models and coordination throughout the construction building lifecycle, improving collaboration and providing stakeholders with the most up-to-date data on their worksite. Join this session to learn how the Trimble XR10 and Trimble Connect for HoloLens are transforming the construction industry.

Presented by John Santangelo, Trimble (SMACNA Silver Associate Member)