Mike Bailey, the vice president of sales and new product development for Mestek Machinery, will speak at the AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo, taking place April 30 through May 2 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. His session is titled “Streamline the Duct Design to Assembly Workflow With Manifolding.” For mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors, the latest trend in HVAC duct fabrication leverages CAD to CAM with current duct fabrication machinery features. Combining these features streamlines the manufacturing life cycle of fabrication through installation. Bailey’s session will cover inline plasma cutting for taps, dampers, and access holes to eliminate time-consuming, offline processes; manifolding in shop to decrease installation time at the job site; utilizing new hardware hanging options to further reduce installation time on-site; and leveraging the CAD to CAM workflow streamline fabrication time.

Bailey has over 25 years of experience in the industry, working in distribution of roofing and HVAC products, as well as selling machinery for Lockformer. This broad base of experience is helpful in consulting contractors and fabricators on duct manufacturing needs, particularly in helping to walk them through the steps of considering the design and fabrication in the big picture, from CAD to CAM down to equipment layout for workflow in the duct fabrication shop.

To find out more, or to register for the event, visit www.aecbuildtech.com.

Publication date: 3/18/2019