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

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

Other Attendees

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.

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.

SMACNA Financial Bootcamp

May 6-9, 2018
Tempe, Arizona

The Drill
What you don’t know CAN hurt you — especially where your firm’s financial statements are concerned. Register for this Bootcamp and participate in drills based on real-world exercises. You will have the option to evaluate your organization’s financial conditions using your own financial statements. Learn to:

  • Interpret financial statements for better company performance
  • Calculate and interpret ratios and indicators, including R-scores
  • Understand business entity types
  • Work with credit
  • Develop cash flow projections
  • Understand equipment acquisition and leasing
  • Use financial information for strategic and business planning and risk assessment

Using a variety of case studies, participants learn real world management techniques. The case studies simulate real-world business experiences where there are seldom “yes or no” answers.

Who Should Enlist

Consider attending if you are an:

  • Owner or future owner who currently relies on your accounting or CPA firms to assess your firm’s financial stability
  • Those new to the construction contracting environment.

This program will increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of those individuals within a firm who are considered “non-financial personnel” but need to have the best understanding of the firm’s financial situations.


Time Commitment and Dress Code
Attendees should arrive on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to be fully prepared for this intensive program. A welcome reception is prepared for Sunday at 6 p.m. Attire for all events is casual.

Registration Information

The registration fee includes:

  • Sunday’s welcome reception
  • breakfast and lunch each day
  • program materials

To reserve your place in the program, submit the online registration form with payment.

Registration fee:

  • $1,885 before March 21, 2018
  • $2,085 after March 21, 2018

**Additional registrants from the same company will receive a $200 discount upon verification

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are available at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel on a first come, first serve basis, upon payment of the meeting registration feel. Attendees will have accommodations made on their behalf by SMACNA at the program host hotel, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. Accommodations will be made on a space available basis, upon payment of the meeting registration fee.

A credit card is required to guarantee your hotel reservation, and must be presented at check-in for payment of your room, tax and incidental charges. The room rate is $170/night plus taxes and $15 resort fee.