Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Initial EDGE Conference Speakers Announced

Aug 06, 2020

The SMACNA Edge ConferenceThe SMACNA Edge Conference, being held October 13–15, will feature three days of valuable educational content covering a wide range of topics presented by recognized authorities in the industry. Additionally, there will be daily roundtable discussions, moderated by SMACNA National staff, where attendees can network and discuss important industry issues and topics with friends and colleagues.

SMACNA Members will gain tremendous value when they attend these highly informative presentations and discussions. By registering today for The SMACNA Edge Conference, you will reserve your seat to listen and learn directly from these industry experts (more speakers will be added soon):

Stephane McShane

Stephane McShaneAn internationally recognized speaker, mentor, author, and teacher, Stephane’s areas of expertise include leadership development, organizational assessments, strategic planning, project execution, business development, productivity improvement, and training programs. A Director at Maxim Consulting Group, Stephane possesses a rare combination of expertise gained from working in the field as an apprentice, electrician, foreman, and every operational position at a successful electrical construction firm.

Change Order Management for Field Supervisors – It Takes Teamwork
Driving Project Success in A Remote Working Environment

Andy Patron

Stephane McShane 202x250As the owner of Above Board Consulting, Andy’s enthusiastic approach to speaking draws from his 30 years of real-world experience leading, managing, and developing people in the private and public sectors, which includes his previous position as principal at FMI Consulting. He has traveled around the world creating, evaluating, and implementing training and development programs designed to grow leaders and build organizational and operational excellence.

Turning Field Obstacles into Opportunities
Effectively Supporting the Field: A Self-Assessment

Rob McKinney

Rob Mckinney 202x250A pioneering construction technologist who works with apps every day to better understand how they can improve workflows in the construction industry, Rob is a founding member of the ConTechCrew podcast and speaks at conferences across the United States. He has interviewed many industry thought leaders about the changing influence of construction technology, and is seen as an expert on current construction technology solutions.

Apps for Construction – The Five Workflows to Digitize for Your Construction Company

Steven T. Taylor, P.E.

Steven Taylor 202x250Steve Taylor is the principal of Taylor Engineering, Alameda, CA, and is a registered mechanical engineer specializing in HVAC system design, control system design, indoor air quality engineering, computerized building energy analysis, and HVAC system commissioning.  He graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Physics and a MS in Mechanical Engineering and has 40 years of commercial HVAC and control system design and construction experience.  Currently, he is a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and was one of the primary authors of the HVAC sections of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 “Energy Conservation in New Non-residential Buildings.”