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FMI’s forecast for 2017 predicts an increase of 6% for total construction put in place. Although this is a drop from the pace of growth from 2013 through 2015, it seems to indicate that the recovery bounce is over and more normal, albeit slower growth is expected for the next few years.
Favorable general economic conditions, a high level of consumer confidence and the potential for tax reform and increased federal spending all promise to keep the industry on track for yet another positive year. read more
The HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual assists the HVAC contractor in the preparation of a bid, the designer in the preparation of the construction documents including plans and specifications, and the owner in the preparation of bid and contract documents.
The Government Services Administration (GSA), the government’s largest civilian landlord, leads the way in green building design, construction, retrofit and sustainable operations and maintenance.
As the National Museum of African American History and Culture rises on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall, Southland Industries has been installing the massive behind-the-scenes HVAC system that will keep thousands of visitors comfortable and historic artifacts preserved.
Long-time SMACNA member ACCO Engineered Systems of Los Angeles came up with some creative solutions for some challenging situations during their work on the innovative new Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Remember all of that talk about how contractors should grab the green opportunity? SMACNA contractor Sunset Air Inc. of Lacey, Wash., took it seriously.
It’s a project with so many noteworthy aspects—and a winner of so many awards—that one almost doesn’t know where to start.
In buildings with moisture damage, the original source for these problems may be water entering through the fresh air ventilation intakes.
The following bulletin is an update to TRB #4-09 issued March 27, 2009 with the Subject: HVAC Duct Sealant Usage Requirements on USGBC LEED® Projects.
This technical paper contains ERRATA for the HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Third Edition 2005. The corrections are noted in shading for those cells in the tables affected. Please download and include this listing of corrections with your copy of the manual and reference it as needed.
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