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January 21, 2021

SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky to Retire in 2022

SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky has notified the SMACNA Board of Directors of his intent to retire effective March 31, 2022.

January 21, 2021

Registration Now Open for the 2021 Safety Champions Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 Safety Champions Conference, presented by SMART, SMACNA and SMOHIT, and will take place virtually on March 30–31, 2021.

January 21, 2021

Majestic Steel Breaks Down the Current Supply Market in Core Report, Upcoming Webinar

SMACNA Silver Partner Majestic Steel provides a weekly Core Report that takes an in-depth look at key indicators, data and insights in the steel market from numerous sources.

January 21, 2021

OSHA Increases Civil Penalties, Revises Site-Specific Targeting

DOL announced last week that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration civil penalty amounts for serious and “other-than-serious” safety violations have been adjusted based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021

January 21, 2021

DOL Extends Ability to Use Telemedicine Visits for FMLA Purposes

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the legal landscape, this time with the Department of Labor (DOL) extending its prior position that, under certain circumstances, a telemedicine visit will constitute an “in-person” visit for the purpose of the FMLA.

January 21, 2021

Check Out the Top 10 SMACNews Articles of 2020

Like all organizations, SMACNA was forced to pivot in 2020 and adapt to the changes brought about by COVID-19.

January 21, 2021

New SMACNA PPP FAQ Related to Loan Forgiveness Questionnaires

The latest update to SMACNA’s PPP FAQs includes the addition of questions 101–114 and address the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, which was included as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

January 14, 2021

John W. Danforth Company Named Contractor of the Year

Congratulation to longtime SMACNA member and union contractor John W. Danforth Company on being named Contractor magazine’s 2020 Contractor of the Year.

January 14, 2021

Simon to Co-Host Procore Performance Planning Webinar

2020 resulted in massive transformations in the workplace and on jobsites. Yet general contractors, specialty contractors and owners all managed to face the challenges of 2020 and come out more resilient and productive on the other side.

January 14, 2021

View Recent Additions to Contractor Operations Manual

Throughout 2020 and into this year, SMACNA has continued to significantly augment its Contractor Operations Manual with several new focus areas designed to help members improve their day-to-day operations.

January 14, 2021

Take the 2021 Union Craft Labor Supply Survey

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) is collecting responses from industry professionals for its 2021 TAUC Union Craft Labor Supply Survey.

January 14, 2021

DOL Reaffirms, Clarifies Independent Contractor Rules

On January 8, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule outlining the analysis by which the DOL will consider whether a worker is an “employee,” and therefore potentially covered by the FLSA’s minimum wage or overtime laws, or an “independent contractor,” who is exempted from the FLSA and other employment laws.

January 14, 2021

Select EDGE Conference Sessions Available as Webinars

While full on-demand access to the 2020 virtual SMACNA EDGE Conference sessions is no longer accessible, SMACNA is making the most popular sessions available for members to watch at their convenience.

January 7, 2021

COVID, Bill, Filled with SMACNA Priorities, Signed into Law

Congress passed H.R. 133, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, a sweeping year-end bill to provide long-delayed coronavirus relief and fund the government, capping off a months-long hold-up as millions awaited more assistance.

January 7, 2021

Proven Practices for Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings for Foremen

Meetings not only encourage collaboration by bringing stakeholders together, they help hold all parties accountable for on-time project completion.

January 7, 2021

Get Recognized for Your Safety Achievements

One of SMACNA’s most essential and popular annual initiatives is its Safety Excellence Award Program Survey.

January 7, 2021

SMACNA, SMART Score on Safety

The December issue of Partners in Progress explores how the SMACNA/SMART partnership has proved capable and resilient to position labor and management to quickly adapt to changes, innovate, and pursue new market opportunities.

January 7, 2021

Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant and sustained impacts on the construction industry as a whole, including the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades.