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  • Federal change order practices can spell bankruptcy

    Sep 23, 2015
    The federal government is one of my firm’s largest customers and unfortunately, oftentimes they are slow to pay . . . very slow. In fact being paid can drag on and on, spanning multiple fiscal years.
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  • What downturn? SmartMarket Report: Lean construction yields strong business benefits

    Sep 23, 2015
    The devastating impacts of the long recession have made it clear that, even as the economy slowly recovers, business as usual can no longer be an acceptable approach in the construction industry. Lean construction offers an alternative that allows companies to thrive in any economic conditions.
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  • If you build it [off-site], they [the projects] will come

    Sep 23, 2015
    Although skilled labor is in short supply, demand for abbreviated construction schedules and lower construction budgets remains a constant pressure for contactors. As a result, more contractors are using off-site fabrication, prefabrication, and modularization techniques on more construction projects.
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  • CER Mechanical leaves it all hanging out ̶ Duct looks so good, architect takes out ceiling

    Sep 23, 2015
    High quality craftsmanship in ductwork often goes unnoticed, hidden behind the ceiling when installation is complete. Not so for SMACNA contractor CER Mechanical Corp. when installing a brand new HVAC system at a CVS Pharmacy in San Francisco’s historic district.
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  • HVAC Systems Expertise newsletter now available

    Sep 23, 2015
    Learn how SMACNA contractor ACCO is playing offense with Levi's Stadium, read about Southland's stunning work on the National African American History Museum, discover how prefab can make you more successful, find out how jobs are jumping in Detroit, and more—in the latest issue of SMACNA's HVAC Systems Expertise.
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  • Southland installs huge HVAC system for African American History Museum

    Sep 23, 2015
    As the National Museum of African American History and Culture rises on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall, Southland Industries has been installing the massive behind-the-scenes HVAC system that will keep thousands of visitors comfortable and historic artifacts preserved.
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  • ACCO Engineered Systems plays offensive coordinator at Levi’s Stadium

    Sep 23, 2015
    Building Levi’s Stadium—the San Francisco 49ers’ new home—six months quicker than the average National Football League stadium required careful coordination by the construction team
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  • Daikin offers free access to patents

    Sep 23, 2015
    Daikin Industries Ltd., the world’s leading air conditioner and refrigerant manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan, is offering companies worldwide free access to 93 patents, to encourage companies to develop and commercialize air conditioning, cooling, and heat pump equipment that use HFC-32 as a single component refrigerant. Daikin is a SMACNA Platinum Associate Member
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  • Jobs are jumping in Detroit

    Sep 23, 2015
    As the city of Detroit continues on its path of financial restructuring and revitalization, some exciting major construction projects are transforming its neighborhoods and receiving national attention.
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  • Coming soon: New Minnesota Vikings stadium

    Sep 23, 2015
    When the new Minnesota Vikings football stadium opens in July 2016, the massive arena will sport a reminder of the Nordic Vikings of the past—a fixed translucent roof in the shape of a Viking longboat. Top SMACNA contractors working in partnership with Local 10 sheet metal workers are making the immense project happen.
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  • Convention spotlights HVAC interests

    Sep 23, 2015
    SMACNA offers a host of business sessions tailored specifically for HVAC contractors during SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 27-30.
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  • Reduce energy use with high-performance VAV systems

    Sep 23, 2015
    Variable-air-volume (VAV) systems provide comfort in many dif­ferent building types and climates.
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  • Five ways to use lean in green HVAC construction

    Sep 23, 2015
    Customers value building green. Did you know that by applying lean techniques in your HVAC business, you can reduce the cost of being green and make it affordable and desirable?
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  • SMACNA introduces first Phenolic Duct Construction Standard

    Sep 23, 2015
    SMACNA’s first edition of the “Phenolic Duct Construction Standard” provides basic phenolic duct fabrication and installation standards that sheet metal contractors, code officials and design engineers will find useful. It is a new American National Standard.
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  • ICB certification builds fire-safety man-hours

    Sep 23, 2015
    SMACNA contractors John Sickle, co-owner and president of Duct Fabricators Inc. and Tom Martin Jr., president of T.H. Martin Inc., both of Cleveland, Ohio, are seizing the opportunities presented by new state requirements that fire damper inspections be done by ICB-certified technicians. Growth in fire-life safety inspections has a positive outlook.
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  • Ductmate buys spiral duct maker Lindab USA

    Sep 23, 2015
    Ductmate Industries Inc. (DMI Cos.) of Charleroi, Pa., a SMACNA associate member, recently purchased Lindab Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Lindab AB, the Swedish-based manufacturer of spiral ductwork and duct products.
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  • Emcor lands postal service maintenance contract

    Sep 23, 2015
    The U.S. Postal Service recently hired SMACNA member and HVAC construction contractor Emcor to perform maintenance on its 32,000 facilities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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