SMACNA Hawaii Installs New Board
The Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Hawaii recently installed Kyong Tae Chang, President of Preferred Mechanical, as its Board President and six officers to the Board of Directors at their recent installation event. They will serve a two-year term.
Aloha! Welcome New SMACNA Hawaii Chapter
SMACNA is pleased to welcome its 97th chapter, SMACNA Hawaii. Effective April 1, 2018, this new chapter covers the entire state of Hawaii and represents 40 contractor member firms who specialize in the HVAC, architectural, industrial, energy management, kitchen equipment, testing and balancing, and specialty sheet metal sectors.
Zeroing In on the Zero Net Energy Market
At the David and Lucile Packard Foundation headquarters in Los Altos, California, more than 900 rooftop solar panels produce electricity. Inside the LEED Platinum-certified building, a chilled beam system supports energy-efficient heating and cooling.
It’s a Successful Operation on Brigham and Women’s Hospital
New construction technologies and practices including building information modeling (BIM), virtual reality, and lean construction techniques were several of the many skills need to help two SMACNA contractors in Boston meet a fast-paced timetable for Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Bargaining Orientation Offers Timely Legal Strategies and Advice
Approximately 30 SMACNA chapters and contractors preparing to negotiate new collective bargaining agreements attended SMACNA’s Collective Bargaining Orientation in Dallas for in-depth strategy sessions on key bargaining data, current issues, and the legal aspects of bargaining.
Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA Boosts Political Action Committee Reform
SMACNA’s Capitol Hill staff has reached out to every member in the U.S. House of Representatives to urge them to co-sponsor The Prior Approval Reform Act (H.R. 2101). This piece of legislation would repeal the Federal Election Campaign Act’s “prior approval” requirement for corporate members of trade association political action committees (PACs).
Meets with…Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York
NYC SMACNA chapter members John Contrubis (left), associate chapter executive of NYC SMACNA, and Sebastian Loaysa (right) of Accurate Specialty Metal Fabricators, were guests of Rep. Joseph Crowley’s (D-14th-NY), at the congressman’s seventh annual spring gala in New York City in March.
Residential Report: New Customer Service Manual Reinforces a Culture of Care
What if it were possible to identify and remove a potential barrier SMACNA contractors face in the residential market? SMACNA’s manual, Successful Customer Service Practices for HVAC Service and Retrofit Contractors, written specifically for residential contractors, illustrates a different way of looking at customer service when compared to commercial markets.
New Member Benefit: SMACNA Connect
Attendees at SMACNA conventions often say that one of the main reasons they keep coming back to the annual convention is because they value the relationships they’ve made with their fellow SMACNA members in years past.