Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education

Advanced Project Managers Institute 2020


This meeting has been cancelled in compliance with CDC guidelines.

See SMACNA's COVID-19 page for updates.

Advanced Project Managers Institute

April 19-22, 2020
Raleigh, NC

About the Program

The SMACNA Advanced PMI program will immerse participants in a simulated world, running a complex sheet metal project involving many associated challenges and complications. Through this real-world simulation, attendees will have to understand and manage the project scope, estimate the cost to complete the project, develop the budget and manage billings and cash flow while making adjustments using change order management.

Participants will learn how to think more strategically about a project and improve their skills on identifying and managing the project financials. The program will address many of the key operational aspects and complexities contractors face today from site logistics to project tracking and forecasting.

Why attend? 

  • Track Projects more clearly
  • Manage schedules more accurately
  • Anticipate Impacts and delays
  • Proactively manage any payment issues
  • Assess any change order impacts
  • Provide clear reports to all stakeholders

Program Highlights

  • Real world simulation and Industry specific exercises
  • Reinforcement of leadership and management approaches
  • Exposure to detailed project financial reports

Session topics include: 

  • The Impact of Productivity on Profit
  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • Mentoring, Coaching and Performance Management
  • Project Tracking, Financials and Forecasting
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Improving Your Communication Skills / Conflict Management
  • Meeting Management

About the Presenter

Andrew Patron
Senior Consultant, FMI

PatronAs a senior consultant with FMI, Andy specializes in the creation and implementation of training programs, which are designed to develop world-class leadership and organizational effectiveness.  His enthusiastic approach draws from his real-world experience in management and the construction industry. Andy has over 25 years’ experience working with private and public sector owners and contractors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.