Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Products and Services Update

Introducing the First-Ever R-12 Fiberglass Duct Wrap

The most recent IECC building code calls for R-12 duct insulation for exterior ducts and ducts in unconditioned spaces in climate zones 5-8. Johns Manville is excited to announce the latest addition to their new R-12 duct insulation portfolio, R-12 Microlite® Fiberglass Duct Wrap.
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3-D Printing Has the Ability to Drastically Improve HVAC Design

3-D printing offers incredible potential, and if the HVAC industry leverages the technology, there could be big changes in design. With 3-D printing, HVAC companies can deliver more efficient, affordable, and creative products when compared to prior methods.
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Milwaukee® Launches New Additions to Personal Lighting Lineup

The leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, Milwaukee Tool, continues to expand their rapidly-growing personal lighting family of products with the addition of four new trade-focused solutions.
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Federated Insurance – Fire Prevention

Every year, fires costs business owners billions of dollars—and that number doesn’t even begin to measure the impact fires have on the business itself and the families of employees who are injured or killed by the blaze.
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Rebel Commercial Packaged Rooftop Propels Performance and Savings

Did you know that rooftop units (RTUs) are used in approximately 40 percent of all commercial buildings?
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Helios: The Thermostat Wars Are Over

Wherever individual indoor comfort is needed, HELIOS is a perfect solution. It’s easy to install.
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SMACNA’s 2018 Convention Dailies Available in Digital Format

SMACNA’s 2018 Annual Convention in San Diego, California, took the convention to new heights as skydivers landed on the USS Midway Museum during the convention’s opening Meet and Greet reception.
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The New Laser-Max 1.5 Cutting System by Lockformer Is Revolutionizing the Sheet Metal Industry.

Laser cutting allows for minimal heat affected on the piece edge and less wear to downstream equipment.
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DeWalt – 20V MAX* XR® Brushless L-Shape SDS PLUS Rotary Hammer Kit

The DCH293R2DH 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Rotary Hammer features a DEWALT brushless motor and a durable, German engineered mechanism that delivers 3.5 joules of impact energy, E-Clutch®, and SHOCKS® Active Vibration Control®.
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Duro Dyne – Pink Butyl Gasket

This new Pink Butyl Gasket from Duro Dyne has a special ‘H’ shaped pattern to provide four points of contact to the metal for a secured air tight seal. It also has a lower compression resistance; excellent resistance to water, alcohols, mild acids and mild bases; is non-corrosive; considered a non-irritant for “appraisal of the safety of chemicals in food, drugs and cosmetics;” and can be applied for LEED credit.
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DynAir – Duct Hardware and Nexus Flange

DynAir, a trusted Hardcast brand, has a full line of air distribution products. DynAir, Hardcast, and Carlisle have been committed to quality and innovative manufacturing solutions for over 100 years.
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How BIM Brings LEED V4 Certified Sustainable Design (Green Building) to Construction

Building Information Modelling Technology helps meet the criteria of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credit categories in construction projects, resolving the challenges of environmental factors, water scarcity, resource management, long material lead time, bench-marking energy usage, structural analysis and extending design to fabrication workflow for M.E.P. trades.
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Building Start – Paperless Field Documentation!

Building Start’s mobile, cloud-based software will streamline field data collection efforts for HVAC TAB professionals, commissioning providers and mechanical contractors for equipment startup, pre-commissioning checklists, and service professionals. It provides an efficient way to track and manage deficiencies, issues, action items and punch lists all from a tablet, phone or computer.
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