Inside this issue: January Board actions: Watch for these new products. New SmartMarket research shows collaboration reduces construction risk. Major tax reform is starting in Congress. PLAs and Davis Bacon are under attack. Control costs with SMACNA’s new “Material and Inventory Management Guide.”
Don't miss the opportunity to sit down with your fellow chapter officers and SMACNA's senior leadership to discuss the issues affecting your chapter.
Leaders in the House and Senate have outlined an ambitious tax reform agenda for the first nine months of the 115th Congress and it appears to require two separate reform packages.
During the coming year, watch for the following products that were reviewed and approved by the Board at their January meeting.
Three quarters of building owners and contractors have experienced a dispute or claim in the last three years, and nine in ten say increased collaboration can be used to mitigate future risk, according to a new SmartMarket report “Managing Risk in the Construction Industry” from Dodge Data and Analytics. SMACNA served as a research partner on the report.
SMACNA’s 2017 Collective Bargaining Orientation, Feb. 23 in Dallas, will give you the skills, insights, and knowledge you need to step up confidently at the negotiating table during bargaining season. Don’t miss your chance to sign up online on SMACNA’s Labor Relations webpage today.
The new SMACNA “Materials and Inventory Management Guide” provides member contractors with a resource on purchasing and inventory management systems. Whether simple or complex, these systems are a set of rules for deciding when to purchase materials and services and how much to purchase.
SMACNA’s College of Fellows is now accepting candidate nominations for this distinguished fellowship of industry professionals. Application forms may be found on SMACNA’s College of Fellows Scholarship webpage.
Many of us get caught multitasking throughout our day-to-day jobs and have no time to figure out where the market is heading, what new technologies are best, and which road will lead to corporate success. But being a SMACNA member has always had its advantages when it comes to predicting the future.
A good reputation goes a long way in building a corporate legacy of excellence. Participating in the SMACNA Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) year after year can establish a reputation of safety for your company—now and in the future.
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