Chapter Corner

Convention & Expo

The Grid

Be front and center!

As requested, we have developed a live demonstration theater, The Grid, dedicated to showcasing NEW technology and products to Expo attendees. Join us for this unique event where selected companies will provide Expo attendees with hands-on experiences. You won’t want to miss it!

The Grid Demonstration Schedule

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall

Mag Daddy
Strut Fasteners
3:00 p.m.

Don't be afraid to strut your stuff with this amazing technology that is nothing short of a game changer. An innovation in strut hanging applications and pipe or box fastening, these new Strut Fasteneners will reduce by up to 70% of labor time without any worry of quality loss.


McCormick Systems, Inc.
Design Estimating Pro
3:15 p.m.

McCormick Grid.JPGDesign Estimating Pro is McCormick's Systems' revolutionary new digital takeoff software. McCormick has taken digital takeoff to the next level by building Design Estimating Pro directly into McCormick's award-winning estimating software; essentially creating an all-in-one estimating and digital takeoff super program. Contractors can now easily upload their PDF building plans into the estimating software, set a customizable scale, then design and/or measure and count directly on to the PDF drawing.


Milwaukee Tool
Milwaukee High Output With True View 
3:30 p.m.

Milwaukee_Lighting Family Shot_FINAL.JPGThe industry’s first system of high output LED lights to offer full day run-times in portable packages, these LED lights utilize the most advanced lighting technology to deliver a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail leading to a more productive work area. Uniquely designed to ADAPT, PERFORM, and SURVIVE the daily demands of professional use, these lights shine brighter and last longer.



Office Sensei
Zeus LED Lightbulb Bluetooth Speaker and Wifi Plug Outlet 
3:45 p.m.

IECbulb.jpgThe Zeus Bulb: Replace any light bulb with this next generation LED light bulb and Bluetooth speaker. The 6-watt LED bulb will last up to 45,000 working hours. The light is able to be controlled with a fully functioning remote control that is in included. Plus, the speaker has an output of 3 watts, making the Zeus capable of lighting up an entire room with light and music.

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The Smart Wifi Plug: Control your devices from anywhere with the wifi smart plug. Once you have connected the plug to your wifi network, you can turn things on and off from your smartphone or tablet via an App. You can also set a schedule on the App to turn on and off your devices at set times or schedule. Let's say you forgot to turn off the iron, no problem. Arrive home late and want to turn on your lights before entering the house, no problem. The Wifi smart plug is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
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Orbit Industries
Universal Mounting Adjustable Box With Built-In Adapter
4:00 p.m.

FA-UMAB-V2.pngThe Universal Mounting Adjustable Box (UMAB) is a 4" Square, 3-1/2" Deep Box with built-in adapter. The UMAB's extra deep 4" box eliminates the need for extension rings, making it a great solution for the installation of fire alarm devices, such as horns, strobes, and sirens. The built-in adapter allows the box to be adjusted from 0” to 1-1/2”, allowing for a flush finish when wall depths are unknown. The UMAB can be mounted directly to studs or snapped onto Orbit’s Simple Support Bracket (SSB) for between stud and ceiling joist installations. It can also be dropped into T-Grid when paired with the NEW SSB-TBAR.
Order FA-UMAB to receive the box with a Red Powder Coated Finish. Patent Pending. UL-Listed. 


Construction Productivity Software
4:15 p.m.

Logotype_classic.jpgPlanGrid is a new breed of construction productivity software used on more than 500,000 projects around the world. We are the first to provide contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and residential construction the tools they need to collaborate effectively and collect and manage project information throughout the project's construction and operations lifespan.

PlanGrid increases team productivity by streamlining document management and control, providing collaborators with easy access to all project information from any device, and enabling seamless collaboration. This leads to building the most comprehensive record set for the entire construction and operations lifecycle and consistently delivering on time and on budget.


Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Location: Expo Hall


9:30 a.m.

COMPAS_Go_Icon_Final-05.pngCOMPAS GO is Siemens' latest digital ecosystem. When using COMPAS Go you can configure projects, cross reference materials, and review order status among other utilities to help you work smarter...not harder. The latest addition to the Siemens team, Sandy, will also help to guide you through the tool as your virtual assistant. Using cloud-based technology and an interactive user experience, the COMPAS Go application will be your go-to for all of your Siemens needs.

simPRO IoT
9:50 a.m.

simPRO IoT (1).pngAmerica's army of field service technicians will for the first time be able to utilize the Internet of Things (IoT) on a large scale to automate a range of functions thanks to job management technology group simPRO.
simPRO, one of the world’s leading software as a service businesses for the trade services industry, unveiled its new IoT solution last month at the Field Service Management Expo in London. The technology will be rolled out to the company’s 100,000+ users in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand over coming months.

simPRO IoT takes hardware, software, and data from businesses in the trade and field service industries and integrates them into one platform, allowing previously separate programs and machines to talk to each other and provide automated solutions ordinarily requiring extensive manual effort and significant cost.

simPRO’s IoT solution also includes machine learning, proactive action triggering, and automation of field service activities, which significantly reduces the complexity of administrative tasks like selection, installation, integration, and management, and it can trigger field service activities for businesses in near real time.
The real world applications of simPRO’s IoT solution are extensive. The company has already begun working with airport lounge operator Swissport and facilities (building plant and equipment) management group Thermacell to keep guests at Luton Airport in the UK warm in winter and cool in summer.
The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide will jump 12 percent on average annually, from nearly 31 billion in 2018 to 125 billion in 2030, according to analysis from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics, and solutions.
IHSMarkit estimates ( the commercial and industrial sector, driven by building automation, industrial automation, and lighting, will account for nearly 50% of new connected devices between 2018 and 2030. 
The US is not oblivious to IoT services, but in order to for businesses to implement them a range of hardware, middleware, suppliers, and vendors is required. Often, the effort, costs, and time investment needed to introduce IoT sensors into existing equipment installations outweighs the benefit.
However, simPRO IoT is handled through one vendor – simPRO – and can be retrofitted at minimal cost to any existing equipment and be up and running in minutes. Through a partnership with Yosensi in developing this complete IoT solution, simPRO customers are able to deploy their IoT requirements at scale without the need to involve multiple vendors. 
The simPRO platform is also open to allow for integration with any other IoT devices or protocols from third parties or existing installations, meaning simPRO won’t demand a business to dismantle its entire digital infrastructure simply to incorporate simPRO IoT into its operations.


Access Control Cable & Electrician's Tools
10:00 a.m.



  • Factory assembled bundles for multi-function access control doors
  • Cables for card reader, lock, door contact, and request to exit (REX) devices are provided in one cable
  • Installations are simplified and quicker than when four separate common cables are used.
  • Individual component cables are color coded and printed with their design function, which enables fast field identification and termination
  • Easily stackable and portable
  • Stackable–same height M, L, or XL
  • Virtually no set-up or additional equipment required
  • Smooth, straight payoff
  • 4 Reinforced, pre-punched handles make for easy transport
  • Sturdy, heavy-duty box design
  • Available for a wide variety of electronic/low volt wire and cable – SO YOUR LOW VOLTAGE CABLE can stack up (against our competition!) 


SP Products
Qwik Duct HDPE Templates
10:15 a.m.

QwikDuct(circle).pngQwik Duct HDPE Templates replaces spacers and chairs for underground conduit support. Our templates are assembled above the trench where they are then lowered into the trench in one long length, often manhole to manhole. This keeps workers out of the trench, which makes our product SAFER! Using Qwik Duct Template, contractors can place their conduit 12X FASTER, getting approximately 380 to 400 feet per man hour compared to the 35 to 40 feet per hour using spacers and chairs.


Wiha Tools
Insulated Torque Control Screw Driver
10:30 a.m.

wiha tools.jpgThe insulated torque control screw driver from Wiha Tools allows you to set a torque amount that you would like to tighten a fastener down to.