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New Virtual Design and Construction White Paper

Virtual design and construction (VDC) is a revolutionary change in the way the construction industry does its work. It is as dramatic a change as when the industry switched from pen-and-paper blueprints to CAD drawing, however VDC brings widespread efficiency and quality improvements across all aspects of a project.
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Architectural Industry Links

Recommended industry links from SMACNA's Architectural Council.
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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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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 Ins and Outs of Metal Rainscreen Wall Systems-Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

A 2012 presentation on "The Ins and Outs of Metal Rainscreen Wall Systems." This presentation was given by Jeff Ceruti of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger at the 2012 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Architectural Sheet Metal Manual Presentation - Revised 2016

A presentation on the Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, revised in 2016.
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White Paper on Key Warranty Issues

This 2004 whitepaper provides a basic framework of warranties, and examines some common warranty issues related to construction. The paper also provides helpful hints of items to include and exclude when issuing a written warranty.
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