Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNA’s ‘HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual’—updated

Aug 2, 2016

SMACNA-Bid Spec-Ref-Manual_200x258In an effort to help contractors prepare more accurate and competitive bids, SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee has just released the newly revised “HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual.”

Changes include new information in Division 23—heating, ventilating, and air conditioning—as well as revised diagrams and updated references to SMACNA technical manuals and standards.

This manual was first published in 2007 as a guide to assist HVAC contractors in preparing bids, designers in preparing construction documents, and owners in preparing bid and contract documents. Originally based on the HVAC specific sections of the 2004 CSI MasterFormat, the new document has been updated to match the 2016 CSI MasterFormat.

The manual is available free to members and for sale to others in the SMACNA Bookstore.

For more information on this updated manual, contact SMACNA’s

Director of Market Sectors and Safety Mike McCullion ( / (703) 995-4027).