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This page offers resources recommended by SMACNA’S Architectural Sheet Metal Contractors Council. The 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 offers a newsletter, an annual forum, and a discussion group. 

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SMACNA’s Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator

One of the most frequently asked architectural question SMACNA receives is on sizing gutters and downspouts. Now the Technical Resources Department has created a free Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator.
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Supply Chain Integration and Collaboration for Efficient Façade Design and Engineering

SMACNA member A. Zahner Company is highlighted in this article by Dassault Systemes which covers collaborative project delivery and supply chain integration including the use of virtual design and 3D modeling. Two significant Architectural projects are used to describe the processes.
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End-to-End Collaboration Through BIM

“BIM Level 3”, “Extended Collaboration” and “Building Lifecycle Management” are three terms leading the way in the growing concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
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Architectural Contractors Forum: Getting out in front of virtual design is a smart move

In the Architectural Contractor’s Forum (held during SMACNA’s Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii this October) you will get a glimpse of the future of construction planning and management and learn how to bridge the gap between design and construction by using a single communication platform.
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2017 "Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report" now available

SMACNA's 2017 update for the “Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report” describes the performance of edge metal systems commonly found within the SMACNA “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual,” 7th edition.
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The iTi expands architectural training to supply growing market

The architectural sector is changing—from single-skin buildings and one-dimensional materials to high-end, high-performance architectural cladding systems—with energy efficiency at the forefront of these changes.
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Technology and Collaboration Improves Sheet Metal Fabrication for SMACNA Member

In this short video, SMACNA member MG McGrath’s constantly-evolving and improving fabrication process works to blend quality and productivity into a successful architectural sheet metal operation.
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