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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Air Flow Measurements Course

Please be advised that on March 12, 2019 from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Jim Riendeau of EBTRON and Buckley Associates will be hosting a training seminar at Local #17 Training Center for all TAB Technicians and Sheet Metal Workers who wish to attend. Below is an overview of the course content.

Air Flow Measurements

  • Pressurization fundamentals – the pressurization airflow.
  • Outdoor intakes – internal/external factors influencing intake flow rates.
  • Airflow measurement paths for building pressure and outdoor air control.
  • Control strategies – how poor control strategies can undermine your work.
  • Accuracy requirements for control of the pressurization and intake rates.
  • Startup and verification basics – understanding equipment and tools you.
  • Verification vs. adjustment – when/when not to adjust?
  • Techniques that minimize uncertainties and improve building performance

The course is especially geared towards TAB technicians and meets CEU requirements for those whose certifications need to be renewed in March.  The course will also be good for CEUS for Fire/Smoke techs which most of the industry carries.

Please register below: