Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


National Honors for Local Veterans’ Apprenticeship

National Honors for Local Veterans’ Apprenticeship

A local sheet metal apprenticeship, highly-popular with Pikes Peak Colorado region veterans, partnered with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, has earned top honors from the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
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Federal Apprenticeship Rule Starts in January

In 2016 the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued updated regulations placing certain obligations on apprenticeship program sponsors to take affirmative action concerning registered apprenticeship programs.
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SMACNA Helps Protect Cold Weather Workers

The first day of winter is Friday, December 21 and SMACNA members are urged to supply their employees with information and training on the real health hazards of working in cold environments.
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SMACNA Video: Craig Benson

Craig Benson, president of Paramount Sheet Metal, on how he got his start in sheet metal and what it’s like to be doing new builds and retrofits in a booming marketplace.
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New Revenue Recognition Rules Take Effect 12/15/18

New Revenue Recognition Standard ASU 2014-09 begins for reporting periods after Dec. 15, 2018 (calendar year 2019 for private companies).
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Energy Storage Tax Incentive Means Potential Jobs

SMACNA joined nearly 200 companies and associations that together employ hundreds of thousands of people to urge the U.S. Senate and U.S. House leaders to support the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act.
SMACNA Video: Chad Bunting, Schoppe & Co

SMACNA Video: Chad Bunting

Chad Bunting, president of Schoppe Co. Inc., comments on SMACNA’s incredible achievement of 75 years, noting that his firm has been around for 140 years.
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SMACNA Video: Paul Heimann

Paul Heimann, vice president of Welsch Heating and Cooling, explains what it takes to be the best in a very cutthroat marketplace.
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College Funds Tight?

The College of Fellows Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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SMACNA Connect Helps Build Peer Networks

Wish you had a sounding board of industry experts and peers to guide you and offer trustworthy advice?
SMACNA Subscriptions

SMACNA’s technical eLibrary subscription service

Annual subscriptions to SMACNA’s 37-title technical library are now available in the cloud. Sign up for individual titles, bundles of your most frequently referenced standards, or the entire eLibrary. Check it out on the SMACNA website today.

Championing the Virtual Design and Construction Approach

This free white paper describes the opportunities and challenges of VDC including three case studies completed by SMACNA member A. Zahner and Company of Kansas City, Mo
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Accepting Nominations to the College

SMACNA’s College of Fellows formally welcomed eight new members during SMACNA’s Annual Convention last month in San Diego, California.
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Architecture Billings Growth Slows

Architecture firm billings growth slowed in October but remained positive for the 13th consecutive month, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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Autodesk to Acquire Start-Up for $875M

Autodesk plans to acquire PlanGrid, a startup that moves blueprints from paper to the cloud, for $875 million.

Contractor Video: Born to Build

SMACNA is showcasing interesting and effective contractor videos that catch our eye. M.G. McGrath pushes the limits on their technology, people, pride and passion for who they are and what they do.
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JSC Unable to Negotiate Pension Reform Agreement

SMACNA has received word that the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans (JSC) has been unable to come to agreement.
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Partners in Progress November 2018 Issue

The latest issue of the Partners in Progress magazine talks about addressing workforce issues and programs to recruit, train, and retain talented individuals. Find out what lies ahead for the 2020 Partners in Progress Conference and more.
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SMACNA Insight on High-Performance Air Systems

A well-designed high-performance air system can provide a building with an efficient solution. Learn more in the fall 2018 edition of the AMCA inmotion Journal cover story, co-authored by SMACNA's Mark Terzigni.
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FMI Study - Big Data Helps Firms Succeed

Big data presents unique challenges for the engineering and construction (E&C) industry, and many organizations are either unprepared for or are overwhelmed by the magnitude of information.