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MEP Conference Preview

Apr 1, 2021

MCAA 2021 MEP Conf 300x122The fully virtual three-day conference will be taking place on April 26–28, and is the premier peer-to-peer instructional event geared for contractors in the MEP industry. SMACNA members can join with their peers at MCAA, NECA, PCA and MSCA at special discounted rate to learn both from industry experts and their fellow contractors.

With several featured educational sessions that have been created specifically with SMACNA members in mind where attendees can get tips and advice driven by contractor case studies, this educational event allows for peer-to-peer instruction that provides directly relevant experience and guidance.

Here is a preview of just a few of the sessions that will be available:

Sheet Metal Estimating
Host:    David Pikey, VP of Corporation Technology Manager, The Hill Group

Join in the discussion of the elements of early costing, model based estimating, modeling, prefabrication, modular construction, and washing models back through the estimating process, and take a close look at some Revit workflows and how those customized workflows inform both multi-trade prefab as well as true modular construction.

Tool Asset Management Contractor Panel
Hosts:     Judy Miller, Construction Process Administrator, McKamish, Inc.

               Edy Salcedo, Jr., Operations Manager, NEMSI
               Zac Walker, Warehouse Manager, Icon Mechanical

               Andy Lambert, Group Program Manager, MILWAUKEE TOOL

A panel of contractors will share their case studies from each of their companies. They will include examples of tool tracking on the construction sites, how they apply it to maintenance and replacement schedules, reduce theft, track assets and apply to service vehicles or service contractors individually.

Shop Connectivity
Host:    Darren Young, Director of Construction Technology, UMC

Sheet metal contractors have been on the forefront of fabrication manufacturing for years. In this session, you will hear lessons learned in connecting manufacturing equipment in the fabrication shop beyond IT concerns. Hear about how it takes process change and proper communications in order to get new equipment operational within your system and production maximized.

These sessions are in addition to lively daily roundtable discussions that are open to all attendees, including one roundtable discussion on Technology for Industry Safety on Wednesday, April 28th that will be hosted by SMACNA’s Director of Market Sectors & Safety, Mike McCullion.

There will also be three general sessions (one each day) that will cover topics that are timely and important to the entire MEP industry. Learn more about the entire three-day conference by viewing the Conference Program.

SMACNA members can register for the conference at the member-exclusive price by visiting the SMACNA Member Registration page.