Next month Chicago will be the epicenter of the HVAC Industry’s largest trade show event: The 2018 AHR Exposition. The event happens in the McCormick Place Convention Center, just outside The Windy City.

Furthermore, top industry organization experts will deliver the exposition’s educational segment. Sessions will last from one to two hours, so you can learn something new in the classroom and still have plenty of time to spend visiting the exhibits.

This year, National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI), along with its National Balancing Council (NBC) subsidiary will be part of the exposition’s educational program with four presentations that target the performance-based contracting segment of the HVAC industry.

Must Attend Classes

This show, which takes place January 22-24, 2018, will feature the following classes from NCI/NBC:

  • Easily Quantify HVAC System Efficiency Loss Caused by Poor InstallationMonday, January 22nd at 11 AM in Room S102BC. NCI’s Ben Lipscomb and Rob Falke plan to addresses how a poor installation seriously deteriorates the performance of an HVAC System. The question is how much? In fact, the presenters will highlight a test method that quantifies the amount of efficiency loss. It also pinpoints the system deficiencies so repairs can be made to restore performance.
  • Solve Hidden Maintenance Issues Using Testing and BalancingMonday, January 22nd at 1:00 PM in Room S102A. NCI’s Mel Johnson and Rob Falke say that service managers, manufacturers, and facility personnel claim up to 70% of the long-term service and maintenance issues can be identified and resolved through testing and balancing principles. Johnson and Falke will teach how to discover these hidden defects in your systems by using straightforward field testing and diagnostics. They will review each in this session.
  • From Estimate to Occupancy; Critical Documentation for Every Test and Balance ProjectMonday, January 22nd at 3:00 PM in Room S102A. NBC Director Scott Fielder takes a look at the key for success as a testing and air balancing (TAB) professional. Beyond balancing, 50% of the TAB professional’s job is documentation: from company submittals and proposals to deficiency notices and close-out documentation.
    In this session you will learn best practices and professional requirements during every stage of documenting the TAB process.
  • Why Residential Air Balance is being Required by Code – Tuesday, January 23rd at 1:00 PM in Room S102BC. NCI President Rob Falke will discuss how air balancing was once reserved only for commercial HVAC projects. Today, however, many new building codes require residential balancing. Learn about the benefits hoped for by this new movement and why you should specify and include balancing in your residential projects.

These FREE sessions require no preregistration.

To learn more about the 2018 AHR Exposition, visit their website at

Visit the NCI and NBC Booth

In addition to participating in the AHR Exposition educational program, NCI and NBC are exhibiting during regular trade show hours.
Be sure to stop by and speak with representatives about the advantages of performance-based contracting and how it can benefit your business. Visit them in booth 7478 during show hours, which you can find posted on the AHRExpo website: