SMACNA Edge Conference

Due to COVID-19 the National Convention has been rebranded as “The SMACNA Edge Conference.” It will now take place entirely online providing all the convention content you are used including expert speakers and valuable industry information on the most relevant and important topics to members.

SMACNA has developed an educational program that will provide you with access to top industry thought leaders who have committed to sharing their latest thoughts and information at The SMACNA Edge Conference.

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Industry Experts on the Docket

While SMACNA Boston cannot offer the same great experience as an in-person convention, we would like to offer to register and pay for you and anyone from your company to attend. Therefore, please submit the information below for each attendee. We will accept names for registration through October 12th, 2020.

SMACNA Conference Registration

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TABB Performance Exam – Prep Course

The ITI has informed us that they will be conducting the TABB Performance Exam for TABB Certification at Local #17. This will be open to all contributing contractors who wish to send their people and there will be individuals coming in from all over the northeast to take part.

  • On Friday, April 24th they will administer the written portion of the exam.
  • On May 28th and 29th they will administer the practical portion of the exam.

Techs must pass the written portion of the exam in order to take the practical portion.

SMACNA Boston and the Local #17 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee have agreed to put on a four-day prep course in advance of the written portion of the exam.  The course will cover all the relevant topics on the exam and provide a comprehensive refresher for balancing technicians who are looking to become TABB certified. The dates for the prep course will run from April 20 to 23  from 7 AM – 3 PM tentatively. Meals will be provided as well as course material and practice exams.

In order to plan for the prep course we would like to ask that all interested contractors please submit count and list of names of balancing techs who are potentially interested in taking the prep course, by no later than 5:00 PM Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

TABB Exam Prep Course

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TABB Performance Written Exam

The ITI has informed SMACNA Boston that they will be conducting the TABB Performance Exam for TABB Certification at the Local #17 JATC. This will be open to all contributing contractors.

On Friday April 25th they will administer the written portion of the exam.

On May 28th and 28th they will administer the practical portion of the exam.

Techs must pass the written portion of the exam in order to take the practical portion.

SMACNA Only – Managing Project Resources and Customer Relationships

Kindly be advised that the SMACNA Boston will be hosting a seminar with Maxim Consulting Group entitled “Managing Project Resources and Customer Relationships”.

This half day seminar will discuss the management side of knowing the status and controlling the various resources needed for a successful projects. It will focus on the systems,  metrics, and reporting tools that are important success factors in great project management. The seminar will also highlight the importance of great customer service in the construction industry and teach managers how to navigate customer dissatisfaction when it occurs.

This course will be led by Stephane McShane, a director at Maxim Consulting responsible for working with contractors to evaluate their business practices and management challenges. Stephane is an electrician by trade who worked her way through the field and into management at a successful contracting firm.

Please register through the form below!

Maxim Seminar

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SMACNA Technical University

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Special Opportunity for SMACNA Boston Members

(1½ day program) is coming to your backyard!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This 1½-day program is led by SMACNA’s Technical Resources staff and is recommended for project managers, estimators, engineers, supervisors, foremen, and shop superintendents. Participants will participate in intensive, hands-on educational sessions that cover many SMACNA standards including SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction, HVAC Air Duct Leakage, Fire/Smoke Dampers, and Round and Rectangular Industrial Standards.

SMACNA’s technical staff will provide an in-depth analysis of SMACNA standards and the means and methods to fabricate and construct projects in a more efficient manner to enhance the contractor’s ability and technical background to aid in the delivery of a cost-effective project.

Sign up by Monday, January 15th, 2020!

SMACNA University Sign-Up

CPR/First Aid – September 12, 13

SMACNA Boston is proud to offer CPR/First Aid Training through our affiliation with the BTEA.  Participants must attend 2 consecutive night sessions in order to receive certification from Contractors Risk Management (CRM), one of the premier safety training consultants in the country.

Classes are from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Hyatt Place in Braintree, MA.

Register at the link below no later than September 7, 2018.

Partners In Progress Conference 2018





2018 Partners in Progress Conference
February 13-14, 2018
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL


Communicate. Commit. Deliver.

This is an exceptional opportunity for labor and management to build on their relationship, share information, and learn new and innovative strategies to work together for a stronger industry.

Contractors, chapter executives, and future leaders will all find something valuable from this two-day program.

With a streamlined format, the conference promises to be even better than in the past. Browse the links in the menu above for more information. More details and information will be added as they become available.

For questions, contact Katie Kirchner at


Forklift Training (Classroom Only)

Kindly be advised that the BTEA will be hosting a classroom forklift training in conjunction with Contractor’s Risk Management (CRM).

This course is designed to empower the participant with the skills and knowledge to safely and productively operate rough terrain forklifts (within the scope of the construction industry). The “forklifts” covered in this training include telehandlers/extended-reach and rough-terrain/straight-mast forklifts.

This training will consist of only the classroom portion of the forklift training.  Each attendee should also complete a hands on portion using the type of forklift specific to their needs.  The repetition of these learned skills will enable the participant to recognize potentially dangerous conditions and avoid accidents. CRM is happy to work with companies that attend this training to complete the hands on exercises as well.   Please contact John Ferrante at to schedule the second portion of training.


To Register, CLICK HERE.