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August 7, 2019

Let’s Talk Shop Podcast, Episode 5: Smoke/Fire Damper Testing

Tony Kocurek, owner of Energy Balance and Integration LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, talks with host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical, and SMACNA president-elect on smoke/fire damper testing and certification.

August 7, 2019

Submit Your DOL Letter Today - IRAP Comment Period Ends on August 23

The DOL released a proposed rule that threatens the project bidding status and the reputation of skilled apprenticeship programs by establishing an alternative: the industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAP).

July 25, 2019

SMACNA Contractor Spotlight: Western Allied Mechanical

SMACNA visited Western Allied Mechanical (WAM) in Menlo Park, California, home to SMACNA president-elect Angie Simon.

August 7, 2019

Recent GAO Report on Federal Contracting and Change Orders

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on delayed payment of change orders to federal contractors.

July 10, 2019

Planning for a Successful Exit and Transition

A new SMACNA Business Management Program will feature Exit Consulting Group presenting a two-day workshop this September.

August 7, 2019

New Horizons Foundation White Paper on Executive Exit

The New Horizons Foundation has just published a new white paper titled, An Executive Exit: A Closer Look at the Factors That Drive Successful Executive Transitions.

June 25, 2019

Sunset Air: 3,000 Homes, 43 Communities, 1 Customer

Thanks to a long-term partnership with a home developer, Sunset Air stays busy installing HVAC systems in thousands of new homes around Washington.

August 1, 2019

CLRC Releases Current 2019 Settlements Report

The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) has released its Settlements Report for the months of January through June of 2019.

August 1, 2019

Contractors’ Role in Preconstruction Planning Now Available

The Contractors’ Role in Preconstruction Planning offers a concise definition of preconstruction and the processes entailed that apply to all stakeholders and project selection methods.

July 25, 2019

Reference Manual for Labor Units for Sheet Metal and HVAC

This new cloud-based program provides members with the labor units data required to fabricate and install HVAC materials and equipment.

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August 15, 2019

Contact Congressional Members Regarding Composite Plans Before September 9

In a recent email, SMACNA informed chapter leadership how a coordinated campaign to get action completed on Composite Plans in Congress before the end of the 2019 session is now underway.

August 15, 2019

Sellers Headlines Newly Elected SMART International Leadership Team

SMACNA would like to congratulate Joseph Sellers, Jr. for being re-elected as SMART’s General President, and Joseph Powell for being elected as General Secretary-Treasurer during the SMART National Convention this week in Las Vegas. Further, we would also like to extend a congratulations to the newly-elected international leadership team that were also elected earlier this week.

August 14, 2019

New Updates to SMACNA Fall Protection Model Program

Recently, SMACNA updated the Fall Protection Model Program. Available for free to SMACNA members, the Program is editable to address specific contract or project requirements.

August 14, 2019

Updated – Substance Testing Guidelines

Testing current employees and job applicants for the presence of drugs and/or alcohol is a complex issue, involving myriad, and often conflicting, state and federal laws.

August 14, 2019

Partners in Progress Magazine July Issue Now Available

The July edition of Partners in Progress magazine is now available. Read how SMACNA and SMART are collaborating in order to capture a greater market share of education work projects.

August 14, 2019

iTi Announces Courses on Soldering Techniques and Soldering Performance Qualification Testing

The International Training Institute has partnered with the Copper Development Association (CDA) and SMART Local #36 (St. Louis, Missouri) to present two educational programs this fall.

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