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April 17, 2019

San Diego Crime Lab Requires Complex Systems

The Major Crimes and Property and Evidence Unit Building of the San Diego Sheriff’s Crime Lab is one of many laboratory projects on which Associate Mechanical Contractors (AMC) has worked, but this one stands out for its complexity including unique requirements and secure storage conditions.

April 16, 2019

Testing and Balancing: Making a Difference in Energy Efficiency

SMACNA’s testing, adjusting, and balancing contractors are expanding their businesses by focusing on building systems and helping building owners and operators utilize their HVAC systems more efficiently.

April 16, 2019

‘Smart’ Buildings Technology Growing More Common in HVAC Designs

The 33-story world headquarters of PNC Financial Services has been described as “a building that breathes,” thanks to the unique design of the landmark office tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

March 26, 2019

Challenging Double-Duct Project Saves College Money, Increases Efficiency

Installing a double-duct system at a community college is challenging enough, but add an unusual distributed hot deck to it and you have both a challenging and rewarding project for Western Allied Mechanical.

February 27, 2019

Construction is Booming Down Under

One of Fredon Air's major projects includes HVAC system design, fabrication, and delivery at the central Acute Services Building at Westmead Hospital in Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales.

January 31, 2019

Watch the Super Bowl to See SMACNA Members Shine

The state-of-the-art home of the Atlanta Falcons offers many high-tech surprises and ductwork manufactured and installed by SMACNA members.

January 23, 2019

New Year Brings Inspiring New Developments

SMACNA HVAC contractors are excited about 2019 and the construction opportunities they see ahead.

December 19, 2018

HVAC Contractors Forum: The Impact of Productivity

“Productivity is the cornerstone of profitability,” said Michael McLin during the HVAC Contractors Forum, “Productivity Tracking in the HVAC Industry for Design, Manufacturing, and Installation.”​ “The reality is that tracking productivity is part art and part science, so you have to experiment a bit in order to succeed.”

November 15, 2018

SMACNA Insight on High-Performance Air Systems

A well-designed high-performance air system can provide a building with an efficient solution. Learn more in the fall 2018 edition of the AMCA inmotion Journal cover story, co-authored by SMACNA's Mark Terzigni.

November 14, 2018

“HVAC Basics” Manual Addresses New Technologies

“This revised manual is a great resource for educating support staff—technicians, project managers, estimators, and other team members.”

October 10, 2018

SMACNA and AMCA Partnership Highlights Ducted Air Systems

SMACNA is joining forces with the Air Movement Control Association (AMCA) to embark on educating HVAC&R industry professionals on the benefits of ducted air systems.

October 10, 2018

Central Consolidated Delivers Hospital Air Handler Project

Hospitals have unique indoor air quality needs. Air flow, pressure, temperature, and humidity are all closely monitored, therefore HVAC equipment selection and installation needs fall under extreme scrutiny.

September 10, 2018

ADJ Scores Big with D.C. United’s New Soccer Stadium

ADJ Sheet Metal Inc. met a fast-paced deadline and installed all the sheet metal work for the first stadium devoted to the renowned D.C. United soccer team.

September 5, 2018

GIS and BIM Integration Will Transform Infrastructure Design and Construction

"The good news is that a disruption is brewing in the GIS (geographic information science) industry as it rapidly moves toward 3D modeling. This evolution...signals the emergence of GIS and BIM integration into one holistic environment."

August 13, 2018

Climate Engineers Video Shows Benefits of Prefabrication

Eastern Iowa-based Climate Engineers describes the benefits and business opportunities of an efficient prefabrication process.