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FAB Forum—Schedule


Monday, November 13

7:00 a.m.     Registration – Capitol Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m.     Breakfast – Capitol Ballroom

8:00 a.m.     General Session – Capitol Ballroom

8:30 a.m.     Transportation to Poynter Sheet Metal – Hotel Lobby Entrance

9:00 a.m.     Shop Breakout Sessions

11:45 a.m.   Lunch

1:00 p.m.     Shop Breakout Sessions

4:00 p.m.     Transportation to Hotel

5:45 p.m.     Transportation to Reception (continuous loop every 20 minutes from 6 pm to 8 pm)

6:00 p.m.     Offsite Reception at NCAA Hall of Champions (sponsored by GTP Software)

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 14

7:30 a.m.      Breakfast – Capitol Ballroom

8:00 a.m.      Breakout Sessions

Cabinet/Caucus Room

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Feeding your Prefabrication with MSUITE BIM, FAB and Field

When it comes to data, are you feeding or starving your prefabrication shop? Make sure you’re feeding the shop the necessary data to drive efficiency and consistency by leveraging MSUITE BIM, FAB and Field. Emily Heppard, Director, Industry Engagement, MSUITE, will give an overview and demo of MSUITE BIM and FAB and share best practices for optimizing data from Revit, as well as alternatives for populating data in Excel for use in the shop. She'll also share tips for tracking your fabrication processes and gaining predictive insights on productivity, labor, and materials. Finally, she’ll review the capabilities of MSUITE Field in tracking logistics out to the field and confirming install.

Emily HeppardDirector, Industry Engagement, MSUITE

Chamber/Council Room

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

HVAC Collaboration: Fabricating Success Together

Session Description: Explore the dynamic synergy between an HVAC/sheet metal contractor and a cutting-edge tool company, as they share their journey of collaborative excellence in revolutionizing fabrication processes. Gain insights into their strategies for enhanced efficiency, precision, and innovation, setting new benchmarks in the HVAC and sheet metal industry.

Nathan Shinkle, Operations Manager, Poynter Sheet Metal
Alan Gasvoda. End User Productivity - CI Leader, Milwaukee Tool
Joel Petersheim, Director, Mechanical Trades, Milwaukee Tool

Chamber/Council Room

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Navigating Capital Investments: Strategies for Procurement Excellence

Join experts from a precision equipment innovator, a seasoned sheet metal contracting firm, and a leading materials company as they share invaluable insights into optimizing large-scale purchases and capital investments. Learn how to streamline decision-making, enhance ROI, and overcome challenges in acquiring essential assets.

Chuck Hitchcock, Vice President of Operations at American Metals Supply, Co. Inc.
Joseph Lansdell, President, Poynter Sheet Metal
Mike Bailey, Sr. Vice President Sales, Mestek Machinery

Cabinet/Caucus Room

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Simple Digital Processes……….and The Growing Benefits

Delve into the realm of simple digital processes for sheet metal fabrication. Discover how they amplify efficiency, precision, and error reduction, fostering industry advancement. Explore the transformative power digitalization had in Poynter in this enlightening session.

Zach Piercy, Project Manager, Poynter Sheet Metal

10:00 a.m.    General Session – Capitol Ballroom

11:00 a.m.    Program Concludes