SMACNA Arizona - Featured Project Showcase
JATC Test and Balance Lab
Arizona Joint Apprentice Training Committee's (JATC) Test and Balance Lab
The lab, located at the Homer D. Dukes Sheet Metal Training Center, serves as a training lab for journeymen and apprentices in the testing and balancing of air conditioning and fire/life systems - critical to the safety of all commercial buildings. Testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) is an important part of the HVAC system. It is the adjustment of the air and water delivery systems to meet the specifications outlined by the design engineer.
The lab is one of only 20 nationally certified ICB/TABB (Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau) Testing Facilities in the U.S. ICB and TABB are functions of the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC). NEMIC is a not-for-profit organization jointly funded by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) and SMART (formerly the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association). NEMIC identifies opportunities, seeking to create or expand employment for SMART members and programs that assist SMACNA contractors.
Start/End Dates: September 2011 - June 2012.
Project Manager: Albert R. Blanco, Jr
Mechanical Design Engineer: The project was designed by the JATC staff, with help from contractors and vendors.
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