Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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SMACNA Midyear Report – Technical Services and Research

We continue sharing the accomplishments and initiatives undertaken by SMACNA so far this year. This week the focus is Technical Service
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New Construction Contracts White Paper Explores the Pros and Cons to Alternative Delivery Methods

At the beginning of most projects, contractors have a strong bargaining position and can dictate the terms of the contracts.
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SMACNA Midyear Report – Safety

SMACNA’s Safety and Health Department shares some of its accomplishments, including a new model program, Manual Material Handling, and SMACNA's partnership with SMOHIT.
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New Shop Overhead and Burden Book Available

General contractors are requiring greater transparency in the pricing and business models of their specialty contractors.
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School-to-Apprenticeship Program: A Win-Win

A new program at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is teaching students skills for a lifelong career — and helping local companies find the workers they need, thanks to SMACNA members and their JATC.
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New SMACNews Web Page.

SMACNews keeps getting better. You’ve seen the new email and print editions. The new SMACNews magazine now has its own home on the website.
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Jobsite Recovery from Storms like Florence

With hurricane season at its peak, no jobsite can be considered “smart” if it’s not diligently and intelligently preparing for safety in the event of a major storm or national disaster.
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SMACNA Standard Required in California

The California Energy Commission requires that the installation of air distribution system ducts and plenums comply with SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction Standards—Metal & Flexible to meet California Mechanical Code 601.0 to 605.0.
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Meet Tony Kocurek, SMACNA’s New VP

Anthony Kocurek, owner of Energy Balance and Integration LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, was elected to serve as vice president on the SMACNA Executive Committee at the July Board of Directors meeting.
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Commit to a Healthier You!

Get ready to get your move on. SMOHIT’s second annual Steps Challenge is here! Sign up by Sept. 15 to get in on the fun and the action.
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Remembering David Norris

Former SMACNA President David Norris known for his enthusiasm and passion for the sheet metal industry passed away Monday, August 27.
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Girls Get Fun Intro to Construction

Earlier this summer girls 8-14 years attended a one-week camp in Warrenton, Oregon, where they learned the basics of many trades from skilled female instructors.
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TV Coverage for SMART Heroes

Two veterans of the SMART Heroes program comment on how the late Senator John McCain took his military background and carved success for himself as a civilian.

Partners in Progress Newsletter Available

Recruiting and retaining women and 10 little-known facts about foremen are some of the hot topics in the August issue of the Partners in Progress newsletter.
National Preparedness Month

Disasters Happen. SMACNA Can Help.

SMACNA has a free business continuity plan to help you get ready for National Preparedness Month (NPM) this month.
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New York City Targets Big Buildings

In a historic move that could set a new standard for cities around the world, a New York City lawmaker introduced a bill that would order massive energy use cuts to big buildings, the largest source of carbon dioxide.
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14 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Named

Join SMACNA in congratulating the 2018 College of Fellows scholarship winners. Four students received scholarships from the College of Fellows and ten received endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters through the College’s Endowed Scholarship Program.
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“Boots on the Ground” Defeat Vote

The efforts of SMART local unions to help Missouri Local Unions 2 and 36 defeat the Missouri right-to-work (RTW) referendum did not go unnoticed by SMART and Building Trades leaders at the 2018 SMART Annual Business Agents’ Conference last week.
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SMACNA’s New Board Candidates

SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee met earlier this month to determine the slate of candidates to fill five positions on SMACNA’s Board of Directors.
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SMOHIT Helpline Available 24/7/365

SMOHIT’s Helpline is ready to assist union members and their families overcome just about anything that gets in the way of them being their best.