Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


HVAC Contractors Forum: Tracking Productivity Translates into Increased Profits

Apr 30, 2018

Michael J McLinMembers will learn how productivity tracking can positively influence profitability during the HVAC Contractors Forum Productivity Tracking in the HVAC Industry for Design, Manufacturing, and Installation at SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention in San Diego, Oct. 14-17.

Based on the recent study by the New Horizons Foundation, the discussion will be led by the author Michael McLin, HVAC expert and managing director of The Maxim Consulting Group. The project examined productivity tracking for the design, detailing, manufacturing, and installation phases of a project.

“Productivity is the cornerstone of profitability for sheet metal and HVAC contractors,” notes McLin, “but tracking and impacting productivity is elusive.”

He will share the study’s findings, including:

  • Best practices for productivity tracking.
  • Pitfalls and challenges for productivity tracking.
  • Tools and technology used in tracking.
  • The correlation of productivity tracking to profitability.

Participants will explore how industry companies are budgeting and tracking productivity in the design, detailing, manufacturing, and installation phases and learn methods to impact productivity during each phase.