If you haven’t been to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association’s annual convention in a while, a lot has changed.

For one, the group prefers to be called “NADCA: The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association,” because its members are involved in a lot more than just cleaning ductwork.

NADCA members now tackle mold remediation, ventilation and air systems cleaning, as well as continuously educating its members on how to properly perform HVAC construction inspections.

This year’s conference — the group’s 26th — will take place April 27-29 at a Marriott hotel on Marco Island, Fla. 

An estimated 400 members are expected to attend for the opportunity to learn about the latest industry developments as well how to better run their businesses. Numerous certification classes will also be offered to members looking to improve their skills.

 “The overall goal of the meeting is to equip attendees with the necessary tools for advancing their business and further developing their technical skills,” said Matt Mongiello, the conference committee’s co chairman. “As always, the NADCA annual meeting is a great time for new professionals to sit for the exam and obtain their ASCS (air systems cleaning specialist) certification and for seasoned pros to earn the necessary continuing education credits for maintaining their certification.”

Among the topics scheduled to be discussed at the event include a new NADCA white paper on interior insulation applications in HVAC systems, dryer exhaust duct performance, HVAC market cleaning in health care settings, and transitioning to commercial HVAC construction work.

This year, two members — Cindy White of Clean Air Systems of LA Inc. and Bob Krell of IAQ Technologies — will be inducted into the association’s hall of fame.

 “Individuals who are inducted into the Hall of Fame are true leaders of our industry,” said NADCA Executive Director Jodi Araujo. “Through their quality of work and dedication, they set an example that the rest of the HVAC community can follow. This is a well-deserved recognition for both Bob and Cindy.”

 More information and the full schedule are available at www.nadca.com/en/2015-annual-meeting