Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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Focus Areas

Technical Resources

Technical standards and manuals developed by SMACNA members have found world-wide acceptance by the construction community, including local and national government agencies. ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, has accredited SMACNA as a standards-setting organization. 

Labor Relations

SMACNA’s Labor Relations Department works to ensure contractors have the best and most up-to-date information regarding issues affecting their unionized work force. We work with the SMACNA Labor Relations Committee in representing member and industry interests in the negotiation of the Standard Form of Union Agreement with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART).

Advocacy

As the first construction industry trade association with a full-time office on Capitol Hill, SMACNA’s legislative office plays an active role in shaping legislation affecting the sheet metal industry. The legislative staff works with Congressional committees drafting legislation and prepares SMACNA members to testify at Congressional hearings.

BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition. SMACNA continues to develop educational and information resources and to provide members with access to industry developments in this emerging field.

Safety & Health

SMACNA’s Safety and Health Department develops safety programs, publications, services and videos to assist members in establishing and managing effective safety programs. SMACNA’s Safety and Health Department also communicates with OSHA and other federal agencies on issues affecting members and provides members with briefings on regulatory compliance issues.

Business Management

SMACNA develops publications, surveys and educational programs to keep SMACNA managers abreast of the best business practices that can be used for running a sheet metal and air conditioning contracting business.

Project Management

SMACNA’s project management resources and educational programs provide members with the necessary tools to help them manage projects efficiently, safely and on time.

Market Sectors

Architectural

SMACNA’S Architectural Sheet Metal Contractors Council is charged with informing and educating members working in this market sector about custom metal roofing, wall panels, metal rainscreen wall systems and interior applications and issues. The Council also connects members in this market through its newsletter, an annual forum and communication platforms.

 

Industrial

SMACNA’s Industrial Contractors Council is charged with identifying opportunities in the industrial sheet metal and HVAC sectors, and developing and providing member contractors with programs and services designed to enhance their business operations and performance in the industrial markets. The Industrial Contractors Council also connects members in these markets through its newsletter, an annual forum and communication platforms.

 

HVAC

SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council is charged with developing programs, services and products that help members compete effectively in the HVAC duct fabrication, installation and building life cycle markets. BIM, LEAN, Green, pre-fab, modularization, and construction contracts are just some of the issues on the HVAC Council Steering Committee’s radar. This Council also connects members in this market through its newsletter, an annual forum and communication platforms.

 

Residential

SMACNA’s Residential Contractors Council is charged with improving the competitive position of SMACNA contractors in the residential and light commercial markets. Those strategies include advancing innovative training methods, informing and educating members on the latest technology applications, and education and advocacy on applicable incentives, credits and grants. The Council also connects members in this market through its newsletter, an annual forum and communication platforms.