Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education


Project Managers Institute

This event was held in April 2018. Stay tuned for updates on the 2019 event!

April 22-25, 2018
Raleigh, NC

Experienced SMACNA Contractors know that their best project managers take ownership of their projects. This concentrated 2½ day program aims to build upon existing project management skills and strengthen proficiency.

*Recommended for project managers with two to five years project management experience. Participants should have some field experience and/or a college degree.

Topics Covered:

  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Project Planning
  • Customer-Focused Construction
  • Time Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Financial Management
  • Standards/Best Practices

 Attendees Learn to:

  • Plan projects to maximize profits and customer satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain profitable customer relationships
  • Build and lead powerful, integrated project teams
  • Understand and master financial control of projects

Registration Information

The registration fee includes:

  • program materials
  • planned activities each day

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel reservations will be made on participants behalf by SMACNA at the program host hotel, Residence Inn Crabtree Hotel. Accommodations will be made on a space available basis, upon payment of the meeting registration fee. 

A credit card is required to guarantee your hotel reservation, and must be presented at check-in for payment of your room, tax and incidental charges.

For further information contact Bridgette Bienacker, Director, Business Management and Membership at

About the Instructors

Andrew Patron, Senior Consultant, FMI
Andy specializes in the creation and implementation of training programs designed to develop world-class leadership and organizational effectiveness. His enthusiastic approach draws from real-world experience in management and the construction industry. Andy has worked with private and public sector owners and contractors for more than 20 years.

Richard P. Reese, Senior Consultant, FMI
Rick works with a diverse group of general and specialty contractors and construction managers. His focus at FMI includes consulting on various strategic, financial and operational issues. Skilled in the facilitation of productivity improvement processes and strategic planning, Rick provides critical analysis and industry comparison. He also spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, holding a wide variety of leadership positions.