Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


January 2018 AHR Expo: Got your free pass for the Expo and SMACNA’s tech sessions?

Dec 11, 2017

2018 AHR Expo 6839If you plan to attend the 2018 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Jan. 22-24, it’s best to get your tickets in advance. SMACNA’s technical library will be on display in Booth 6839 and SMACNA’s technical staff will be presenting three educational programs at McCormick Place as part of the Expo’s free education sessions.

Register on the website for your free pass before Jan. 17 or pay the $30 at-the-door ticket price. Having your badge in advance saves time waiting in line and money. 

SMACNA’s technical presentations will include:

The HVAC Air Duct Leakage session will offer comprehensive coverage of the SMACNA/ANSI “HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual” and how to properly apply it in the field to ensure correct results. It will dispel industry myths and ensure that designers are applying system applications that will result in proper air distribution systems. Specific examples of leakage related to ductwork versus system components will also be covered. Location: Room S101B, McCormick Place. Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23. Time: 8 a.m.–9 a.m.

The HVAC Duct Construction Standard presentation will cover duct fabrication, hanger requirements, transverse joint applications, tie-rod/external angle selections, and significant changes to SMACNA’s “HVAC Duct Construction Standards—Metal & Flexible” publication. The SMACNA/ANSI HVAC Duct Construction Standard is mandated by the model mechanical codes covering the basis of duct construction for commercial applications. Location: Room S101B, McCormick Place. Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23. Time: 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

SMACNA’s Technical App Services overview will offer a complete review of the SMACNA’s technical applications for contractors and professional designers. These tools assist with duct construction, HVAC system leakage testing, and downspout and gutter sizing, per SMACNA standards. Location: Theater A, McCormick Place. Date: Wednesday, Jan. 24. Time: 12:15 p.m.

The ASHRAE Winter Conference is held concurrently with the AHR Expo. As an endorsing association of the Expo, SMACNA continues to provide support for the event. The AHR Expo is the world’s largest trade show for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. It serves as the HVAC/R professional’s leading resource for thousands of new products, new ideas, and new services. 

For more information about the 2018 AHR Expo, visit the AHR Expo FAQ webpage: