2016-09-20_and_10-11Tues., Oct. 11, 2016  —  “What You Don’t Know About Manual J”

Prof. Kenneth Ripberger, Delgado Community College’s HVAC Dept. Chair, will present “What You Don’t Know About Manual J” — emphasizing aspects of heatload calculations that most contractors typically overlook or otherwise should pay more attention to. These calculations are increasingly being demanded by enforcement authorities.

WHEN:  Tues.,  Oct. 11, 2016 — 5:30 pm – Food / 6-8 – Program

WHERE:  Local 60 – Plumbers Hall, 3515 N. I-10 Service Rd W (at Severn Ave.), Metairie

Please note:  Advance registration on-line is $20 (plus a $1.49 processing fee) until midnight the day before the event.  Students and Code Officials can register for $10 (plus a $1.24 processing fee).

Payment will only be taken at the door on the day of the event.  The price is $30 on the day of the event — by cash, check, or credit card.

If you would prefer to register in advance by mail, please send a check for $20 to SELACACI, P.O. Box 791722, New Orleans, LA 70179.

Code Officials & Home Inspectors can use CEU credits from SELACACI programs as applicable for their professional purposes.  Builders, architects, insulation contractors & others are always welcome.  Please help us spread the word so that these volunteer-organized programs can have maximum educational impact.

SELACACI Holds Monthly Heatload Workshops

In order to provide a way for HVAC contractors to learn skills using heatload software and to improve sizing calculations, SELACACI has been hosting monthly gatherings on this subject, even during the busy Summer months, when the normal, larger trainings are on hold.

At the Heatload Workshop in April, Kenny Ripberger demonstrates the use of computerized heatload programs for contractors and a City official.

At the Heatload Workshop in April, Kenny Ripberger demonstrates the use of computerized heatload programs for contractors and a City official.

There is now a regular time & meeting place:  First Tuesday evenings (5-7 pm), in Mid-City New Orleans, at the Rosa Keller Public Library — 4300 S. Broad Street (at Napoleon & Fontainebleau). The next Heatload Workshop will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.

If you’re new to computerized heatload analysis, the workshop will offer orientation.  If you want to develop your skills further, you’ll be in good company.  The newly renovated building is LEED-certified, with plenty of space (kitchen available with microwave) and a welcoming staff.

Bryan Rainey of Family Air, Ray Langlois of Oschner, Mike Murphy of Artisan Associates & Willie Williams of GBOB confer at the Heatload Workshop in June.

Bryan Rainey of Family Air, Ray Langlois of Oschner, Mike Murphy of Artisan Associates, and Willie Williams of GBOB confer at the Heatload Workshop in June.

Each month, these networking sessions have grown more popular, and there is potential for small groups of participants to spread out to other rooms in the Library.  Given the competitive nature of the industry and the  investment of time necessary for contractors to properly go through all the steps of Manual J (A/C Sizing) & D (Duct Sizing) & S (Equipment Selection), it’s critical for technicians to understand the various steps in the process and to know to what degree shortcuts may or may not be acceptable — to avoid problems with the actual installation.

This effort is not meant to take the place of heatload software training courses, but rather to provide an ongoing forum for the exchange of information, promoting maximum productivity.  Come & Bring Your Hard Questions!

There is no charge for these informal meetings; they are not a “class” per se (but you might learn as much as in a class).  To receive monthly email confirmations of SELACACI’s Heatload Workshops, join SELACACI’s listserv if you’re not already on it.

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 OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

LSU’s LaHouse Home & Landscape Resource Center, based in Baton Rouge, is an excellent resource on construction topics for our Hot Humid Climate.  LaHouse is offering trainings in September 2016 on:

September 27-28, 2016 — Louisiana has adopted the 2009 IRC energy code and Certified Verifiers are needed statewide.  LaHouse now offers the Southface Energy Institute Duct & Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier Training and Certification.  Next class is Sept. 27-28.

Click here for info, fees and to register.

September 27-29, 2016  —  Tight ducts + tight buildings:  good for clients & for you!  What could go wrong?  Gain insights at HVAC for Home Performance to avoid problems in efficient homes.  Includes DET Verifier Certification.  Next class is Sept. 27-29 (please note new dates).

NEW reduced fee!

Click here for info, fees and to register or visit the LaHouse Resource Center website to explore all scheduled Seminars and Events.

Click Here for More Information.

Contractors can apply to Louisiana’s Incumbent Worker Training Program for full tuition reimbursement (see www.laworks.net) for these classes.  (To qualify, contractors must be paying unemployment taxes on the employees, and the workers must have been on the job at least 6 months.)

SELACACI’s Board invites your input & ideas as it develops its programs for 2016.

Stay tuned to this website’s Resources page for updates as more Parishes announce their implementation of the 2009 Energy Code provisions on duct testing, etc.

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