Volume 4, Issue Number 1 April  9, 2008

D.C.’s Impressive New Ballpark Required An Impressive HVAC Contractor

Everything about the new 41,000 seat D.C. Major League Baseball Park is impressive. The spectacular scoreboard, the wide main concourse, the dazzling array of restaurants and the speed records broken during the construction of the $611 million home for the Washington Nationals.

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Museum Trusts Treasures To Cleveland Contractor

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Housing more than 43,000 works of art from ancient Egypt to contemporary and modern works of art, the Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the world’s most distinguished and comprehensive art museums.

When renovations were required for the original 1916 building and the 1971 Breuer building, the Cleveland Museum of Art knew they could trust the preservation of their priceless works to a SMACNA Contractor, Duct Fabricators Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio. They also turned to Duct Fabricators for new construction of wings joining the two pre-existing buildings.

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LEED AP Credential Now Administered Through Green Building Certification Institute

Over the last seven years, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Professional Accreditation program has verified that more than 43,000 building professionals have an understanding of green building techniques, the LEED Green Building Rating System and the certification process.

Now with the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) enthusiastic backing, the LEED AP credential will be administered by a separately incorporated organization, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

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Tech Corner: The Latest In Metal Cored Welding

The latest edition of SMACNA’s Sheet Metal Welding Guide (2007), includes the introduction of metal cored welding. The publication also contains recent advances in welding processes, alloy metallurgy and equipment.

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Contracts Bulletin: What’s New For 2008?

More than 10 years’ worth of valuable business information is available to SMACNA members through the Contracts Bulletin series. With 100 to date, these bulletins address a wide range of construction contract issues and are distributed quarterly to SMACNA members.

Contracts Bulletin topics for 2008 include “AIA A401—The ‘New’ 2007 Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement,” “Withdrawn Bids -- When is a Bid a Binding Contract,” “Default vs. Breach,” and “Rights to Audit Clauses.”

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