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. The important and timely topics included in these new additions cover a wide range of subjects, but all have a common theme and goal — to make our members’ businesses more efficient, agile and profitable.
Take time to view the digital publications below to see how this leading-edge content can help your company gain a competitive foothold in the marketplace and foster future growth for the long term.
Improving Shop Workflow and Efficiency
Learn new fabrication approaches and applications that will help your business become more competitive by improving your current shop layout to discover available unused space.
Integrated Project Delivery Guide for Sheet Metal, HVAC, and Mechanical Contractors
Get an expert overview of the IPD method from the perspective of sheet metal, HVAC, and mechanical contractors that serve as your guide for expanding your market share into healthcare and other IPD market sectors.
Maximizing Contractor Bonding Capacity
See exactly how to maximize bonding capacity within your company to better deal with any problems and challenges that may arise, such as: labor shortages, material shortages, material delays, or cash flow issues.
Proven Practices for Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings for Foremen
Since COVID-19 has pushed the need for virtual meetings to the forefront and forced the use of new technology and communication rules, you need to know how to conduct these necessary meetings efficiently and successfully.
Recruit to Retire - Best Practices: Tactical Steps to Attract, Recruit and Retain Talented People
Explore the best practices process for hiring new employees including everything that needs to be done over the course of an employee’s career with a company.
Scheduling and Planning: An Essential Guide to Proven Practices
Learn the fundamental skills of proper scheduling and planning in contracting and construction, and how you can improve the existing approaches in your business or adopt new ones.
Strategic Growth and COVID-19: Seizing Opportunities to Win More Business
The COVID-19 pandemic and changes to building operations have led to opportunities for contractors to profit from new work projects including indoor air quality, outside air ventilation, upgrades to air filtration, fire and life Safety, TAB work, preventative maintenance and service contracts, and equipment replacement.
Successfully Managing a Remote Workforce
Get specific, research-based best practices that deal with proper engagement and productivity monitoring of remote employees.
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