2021 Fall Technical Conference

Pre-Conference Training Courses: Thursday, September 16

The ASCS and CVI training courses will be held on Thursday, September 16 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included for all registered training course participants.

The Sunbelt Vertical Lift training course will also be held on Thursday, September 16 at an off-site Sunbelt facility. Participants are required to wear steel-toe boots in order to attend. Transportation as well as breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

Fall Technical Conference Program (Day One): Friday, September 17

Registration

8:00 am - 8:30 am: Zone 1 Registration
8:30 am - 9:00 am: Zone 2 Registration

8:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast - Exhibits Open
9:30 am - 9:45 am  Welcome & Announcements
9:45 am - 10:30 am

The Impact of Filtration in HVAC Systems

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Learn the role filtration plays in a building and be able to identify the different filter media types and their uses
  • Learn about the relationship between pressure drops and filtration and the impacts this has on system efficiency
  • Learn how to identify improper filtration, the potential hazards those bring, and how to dispel common misconceptions of filtration
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Tackling Exposed and Exterior Ductwork

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Identify exposed and exterior ductwork
  • How to access, open and close exterior ductwork
  • Understand methodologies for cleaning
  • Recognize potential hazards
11:15 am - 11:45 am Morning Break - Exhibits Open
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Educating the Customer on Value Added Solutions

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the difference between bait and switch tactics vs. upselling solutions per the ACR standard
  • Learn about solutions that can add value to customers
  • Selling additional solutions
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch - Exhibits Open
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Customer Service

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of and best practices for delivering excellent customer service
  • Learn how to cultivate and maintain a culture of professionalism
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Blueprint Reading and Commercial Estimating

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Learn basic symbology (or sources of information to learn symbols), scaling, and re-scaling
  • Understand which of the symbols (components) are the most prominent metrics upon which to build cost projection
  • Learn how to compose spreadsheets for assigning cost to the metrics that have been counted

Note: Determining bill rates in terms of Dollars/Tech/Hour are not covered in this session

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Reception (outdoors)

 

Fall Technical Conference Program (Day Two): Saturday, September 18


Registration

7:30 am - 8:00 am: Zone 1 Registration
8:00 am - 8:30 am: Zone 2 Registration

7:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast -  Exhibits Open
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome & Announcements
9:15 am - 10:00 am

How to apply ACR, The NADCA Standard: 2021 Edition, in your day-to-day

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the inspection and pre-project assessment tasks prior to performing work
  • Learn how to quickly navigate through the document to find key information
  • Gain confidence in sharing this document with your clients to set yourself apart from your competition
10:00 am - 10:30 am  Morning Break - Exhibits Open
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Advanced Track: Cleaning VAVs and Fan Coil Units

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Understand challenges related to cleaning VAVs & Fan Coil Units
  • Learn best practices and techniques for cleaning these components

Technical Track: Hands-on Stations

11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Advanced Track: Hidden Hazards in Duct Cleaning

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Learn to recognize suspected hazards such as asbestos, lead paint, etc.
  • Understand common hazards associated with these items
  • Understand safety measures to be taken when encountering suspected hazards

Technical Track: Hands-on Stations

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch - Exhibits Open
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Professionalism and Ethics in the Air Duct Cleaning Industry

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Understand what a lasting professional impact should be to further advance the air duct cleaning industry
  • Acquire working definitions of professionalism and ethics and understand how they interact with one another in the performance of work (include reference to NADCA Code of Ethics)
  • Learn what a standard of care is and how it applies to the air duct cleaning industry
  • Construct a paradigm for applying standards of care to our professionalism and ethics in the work situations we encounter
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

HVAC and IAQ

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Demonstrate and understand the role the HVAC System plays in a facility’s IAQ
  • Understand the effects poor IAQ has on occupants
  • Understand the importance ACR, The NADCA Standard and how to improve facility IAQ
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm ASCS & Certification Exams (Separate Registration Required)