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March 8, 2021

Clean Rooms Critical to Pandemic Response

Clean room projects offer SMACNA contractors the opportunity to showcase their expertise. In the midst of a global pandemic, construction industry hygiene practices have taken on added importance.

March 8, 2021

SMACNA Contractor’s Work Helps Power Silicon Valley Manufacturers

If you have any computer equipment in your shop, home or office — and nowadays, who doesn’t — odds are good that it was made by a company with its roots, or at least a major presence, in Silicon Valley.

March 8, 2021

A Perfect Trifecta for SMACNA Members

SMACNA members won all the sheet metal work available for the Southwestern Community College’s new Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

March 8, 2021

SMACNA Contractors Join Together To Transform Cleveland Hospital

MetroHealth has been a bedrock of the Cleveland community for nearly 200 years. Founded in 1837 (one year after the city was incorporated) as a city infirmary, it has grown over time into a thriving hospital system serving the people of Cuyahoga County, population 1.24 million.

January 12, 2021

Laboratory Expertise Yields Positive Results for Boston- Area Contractor

Hospitals, universities, biotechnology companies, and many pharmaceutical clients highlight this Waltham, Mass.-based SMACNA firm’s construction portfolio.

January 12, 2021

Mitigating COVID-19 in School HVAC Systems Comes With Learning Curve

With an air-borne virus threatening lives around the world, indoor air quality in schools is under closer scrutiny than ever before. SMACNA contractors are finding ways to help meet rapidly evolving recommendations and build parent confidence.

November 19, 2020

Webinar: Federal Bidder Protest Process

The Federal Bidder Protest Process webinar offered contractors a tour through the protest process. It presented various options a contractor may have, depending upon the type of contracting vehicle the government is using, for contesting an outcome.

November 18, 2020

Contractors Breathe New Life into Sacramento Districts

The City of Sacramento is currently renovating and expanding its downtown convention center and performing arts district, which includes the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center and the Community Center Theater.

November 12, 2020

Creating the High-Performing Contractor

Becoming and remaining a high-performing contractor requires constant focused effort. For leaders aspiring to this level of excellence, the journey is well worth the work.

September 24, 2020

SMACNA Technical Resources Bulletin: HVAC COVID-19 Guidance

Restoring occupancy of existing buildings that were shut down due to the COVID-19 virus or other reasons must be performed with strict safety procedures to mitigate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases.

September 8, 2020

2020 Safety Innovation Award Highlights Pride of Workers

This year’s SMACNA Safety Innovation Award went to UMC for their pride-based safety program that encourages staff to “do the right thing at the right time for the right reasons.”

September 2, 2020

Improve Shop Workflow and Efficiency

The updated Shop Layout Manual introduces new fabrication approaches and applications to SMACNA shop fabricators to help them become more competitive.

July 10, 2020

Study Highlights Rising Costs, Diminished Productivity for HVAC/Mechanical Contractors

A preliminary analysis of HVAC and mechanical contractors found that contractors are losing approximately 9.4% of hours on the job as a result of coronavirus mitigation efforts.

July 10, 2020

Contractor Fabricates Solution to Common Problem Confronted During COVID-19 Crisis

It’s not just toilet paper and personal protective equipment that’s in short supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

July 10, 2020

The Art of the Accelerated Construction Project

When projects get accelerated, or have to be done on short notice, state and local governments often call on SMACNA members to make it happen.