9 episodes

SMACNA's first podcast is called Let’s Talk Shop with host Angie Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical and SMACNA President-Elect. Angie has been a leader in the Bay Area construction industry for many years. Starting as a young 22 year old project manager in the late 80’s when there were very few women in construction, Angie is now president of an $80+ Million Mechanical contracting firm with over 220 people employed. She is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and has worked for Western Allied Mechanical (WAM) for 30+ years.

Angie currently serves on SMACNA National’s board as President-Elect, and in 2019 will be the first ever women national President for SMACNA.

Let's Talk Shop SMACNA

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SMACNA's first podcast is called Let’s Talk Shop with host Angie Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical and SMACNA President-Elect. Angie has been a leader in the Bay Area construction industry for many years. Starting as a young 22 year old project manager in the late 80’s when there were very few women in construction, Angie is now president of an $80+ Million Mechanical contracting firm with over 220 people employed. She is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and has worked for Western Allied Mechanical (WAM) for 30+ years.

Angie currently serves on SMACNA National’s board as President-Elect, and in 2019 will be the first ever women national President for SMACNA.

    Lets Talk Shop, Episode 9: City Logistics with Al Labella

    Lets Talk Shop, Episode 9: City Logistics with Al Labella

    Lets Talk Shop, Episode 9: City Logistics with Al Labella by SMACNA

    • 22 min
    Let's Talk Shop, Episode 8: Integrated Project Delivery with Matt Cramer

    Let's Talk Shop, Episode 8: Integrated Project Delivery with Matt Cramer

    What are the benefits of integrated project delivery? In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, Angie Simon, CEO of Western Allied Mechanical and SMACNA president, talks with Matt Cramer, president, Dee Cramer, on how he got started with integrated project delivery (IPD). Dee Cramer has completed eight IPD projects in Michigan and have noticed a great increase in customer satisfaction when using this process.

    • 23 min
    Lets Talk Shop, Episode #7: What We Can Learn from Australia

    Lets Talk Shop, Episode #7: What We Can Learn from Australia

    In this episode, host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical and SMACNA president-elect, is in Australia with Russell Telford, managing director of A.G. Coombs and national president of the Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA) and Sumit Oberoi, National Director of AMCA and SMACNA Chapter Executive. They talk about some of the similarities and differences in Australia versus the United States, particularly with prefabrication and modularization as well as workforce issues.

    • 22 min
    Let's Talk Shop, Episode #3: Peer Groups

    Let's Talk Shop, Episode #3: Peer Groups

    Episode #3 of Let’s Talk Shop focuses on peer groups with host Angie Simon of Western Allied Mechanical, Matt Cramer of Dee Cramer, Inc. and Jack Knox of R.F. Knox Company.

    • 21 min
    Episode #6: Lean Construction with James Morgan

    Episode #6: Lean Construction with James Morgan

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical, talks with James Morgan, president and CEO of Worcester Air Conditioning in Ashland, Mass, about lean construction techniques.

    • 22 min
    Episode #5: Smoke/Fire Damper Testing with Tony Kocurek

    Episode #5: Smoke/Fire Damper Testing with Tony Kocurek

    Tony Kocurek, owner of Energy Balance and Integration LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, talks with host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical, and SMACNA president-elect on smoke/fire damper testing and certification. Tony talks about his work in air testing and balancing as well as how his company got started in fire/life safety and its implications for contractors.

    • 21 min

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