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SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council develops programs, services and products that help members compete effectively in the HVAC duct fabrication, installation and building life cycle markets. Issues include: Building Information Modeling (BIM), LEAN, Green, prefabrication, modularization, and construction contracts.

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