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  • News May 2015 SMACNews now available

    Read about SMACNA’s victory on Capitol Hill, two new technical manuals, and the Annual Convention opening speaker who will hold you spellbound with his feats of leadership and bravery, and more.


  • New Architectural Manual Offers Quality Assurance Methods

    SMACNA's new “Architectural Sheet Metal Quality Assurance Guide,” 1st edition, is a tool for evaluating exterior sheet metal building components—roofing systems, exterior walls, flashing, copings, etc.—during initial construction and for ongoing condition assessments and maintenance.


  • SMACNA Introduces First Phenolic Duct Construction Standard

    SMACNA’s first edition of the “Phenolic Duct Construction Standard” provides basic phenolic duct fabrication and installation standards that sheet metal contractors, code officials and design engineers will find useful. It is a new American National Standard.


  • News Get Involved ─ Volunteers Needed!

    Looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Volunteer for a SMACNA Committee and/or Task Force. Every member has an opportunity to contribute their knowledge and skills to help SMACNA achieve its goals and objectives.


  • News Call for SMACNA Board of Director Nominations ─ Deadline June 3

    SMACNA's Director Nominating Committee is ready to receive nominations for the Board of Directors. There are 5 openings on the Board: 4 U.S. and 1 from the central region of Canada (Ontario).


  • News April 2015 SMACNews now available

    In the latest issue, you’ll learn about SMACNA’s new “Guidelines for Change Orders," the issues discussed at the Association Leadership meeting, what federal contract change orders mean for members, and more.


  • News SMACNA introduces new Change Orders Guide

    Many factors can result in project changes. A poorly-defined scope of work or gaps in the scope may mandate corrective changes. Unforeseen conditions or delays related to the conduct of other parties may trigger significant changes in schedule or cost. A redesign can radically impact the scope. A subcontractor may go bankrupt and its work be reassigned to other project participants.


  • News With challenges come opportunities

    An enthusiastic group of chapter presidents and incoming presidents attended the SMACNA Association Leadership Meeting (formerly the President to Presidents meeting) last month in Dallas. They quickly got down to the business of sharing ideas and challenges among each other and their SMACNA national counterparts.


  • News Industrial Sheet Metal Insights Newsletter now available

    The industrial market is growing! Discover how SMACNA contractors are helping an energy facility go green, learn the market potential of WHP, and download SMACNA’s new Round Industrial Duct Construction App, all in the latest issue of SMACNA’s Industrial Sheet Metal Insights e-newsletter.


  • SMACNA leads effort for contractor payment on federal projects

    “It only makes sense that when changes are made to a federal construction contract, money should be available to pay for the additional work requested,” SMACNA President Thomas Szymczak said. “And unfortunately, in many instances that is not the case.” In order to remedy this situation the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) is spearheading a drive with eight other associations representing construction contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals. This group petitioned the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to modify the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in a letter to Ms. Anne Rung, the administrator for federal procurement policy. ...


  • News SMACNA phenolic standard receives ANSI accreditation

    On Feb. 3, 2015, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited SMACNA’s “Phenolic Duct Construction Standard,” 1st edition, 2015. This new standard for phenolic air distribution system material provides basic fabrication and installation methods for phenolic duct.


  • News Subcontractors suffer when surety delivers insufficient assets

    Unfortunately, all too often unscrupulous sureties pledge assets that provide insufficient protection to subcontractors. The results can be catastrophic. Bankruptcy often follows.


  • News Convention registration opening soon! − REO Speedwagon dinner entertainment

    SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention, Sept. 27-29, will be an invigorating experience you won’t soon forget.




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