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  • 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 2015 SMACNA Safety Survey available

    The new year brings new opportunities including the chance to submit your 2015 SMACNA Safety Survey. The online survey for SMACNA’s 2015 Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) is revamped and easier to use. More participants are submitting surveys via the user-friendly online process.


  • News Get your new Change Orders Guide Free

    SMACNA’s latest publication: “Guidelines for Change Orders” 2015, in PDF format, is free to members only and covers the many factors that can result in project changes and require a change order. In order to survive and be profitable, contractors and subcontractors must deal effectively with change. This book does just that.


  • News March 2015 SMACNews is now available

    Read how SMACNA is protecting subcontractors. REO Speedwagon is SMACNA’s convention entertainment. SMACNA is aggressively working for energy tax incentives and more…


  • 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.


  • News President’s Column − Don’t underestimate the power of YOU

    Don’t underestimate your power to make a difference on Capitol Hill. One visit to Capitol Hill with SMACNA’s National Issues Conference, April 27-29, can be the beginning of a powerful one-on-one relationship between you and your legislators.


  • News February 2015 SMACNews is now available

    Read about the recent Board of Directors meeting, legislative victory, and more…


  • News Mark your calendar! ─ Join SMACNA’s new Association Leadership Meeting, March 23-24

    Plan to join your fellow chapter leaders for the launch of SMACNA’s first Association Leadership Meeting, March 23-24, at the Four Seasons @ Las Colinas in Irving (Dallas), Texas.


  • News Capitol Hill Update − Victory! President signs Terrorism Risk Insurance Act into law

    President Obama signed the SMACNA-endorsed six-year reauthorization of the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act” (TRIA) (Public Law 114-1). It ended a tortured Congressional negotiation process that saw the TRIA legislation expire at the end of the year as the 113th Congress came to a close.


  • News Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014

    In December, President Obama signed the “Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014” (MEPRA) into law as part of an omnibus government funding bill the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015.


  • News Last chance! − Register now for the 2015 Collective Bargaining Orientation

    Don’t miss your chance to fine-tune your expertise at SMACNA’s 2015 Collective Bargaining Orientation, Feb. 18, in Dallas.




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