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HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual

The HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual assists the HVAC contractor in the preparation of a bid, the designer in the preparation of the construction documents including plans and specifications, and the owner in the preparation of bid and contract documents.
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Change Order Excel Spreadsheet and App

SMACNA has developed a members-only change order spreadsheet in two versions - an Excel format spreadsheet and web-based App, to assist members in accurately developing, organizing and presenting their change order proposals. See a demo and access the tools.
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SMACNA Guidelines for Change Orders Manual

These Guidelines focus primarily on the position of the subcontractor in dealing with the higher tiers on a construction project. The Manual is available for free to SMACNA members.
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Managing Risks: NEMI's HVAC Fire Life Safety Program

Today’s National Model Building Codes, including the International Fire Code (“IFC”), which has been adopted in 43 states, incorporates NFPA standards 80 and 105, which require smoke and fire dampers to be inspected 1 year after installation.
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  • Resource HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual

    The HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual assists the HVAC contractor in the preparation of a bid, the designer in the preparation of the construction documents including plans and specifications, and the owner in the preparation of bid and contract documents.

    More

  • Resource Change Order Excel Spreadsheet and App

    SMACNA has developed a members-only change order spreadsheet in two versions - an Excel format spreadsheet and web-based App, to assist members in accurately developing, organizing and presenting their change order proposals. See a demo and access the tools.

    More

  • Resource SMACNA Guidelines for Change Orders Manual

    These Guidelines focus primarily on the position of the subcontractor in dealing with the higher tiers on a construction project. The Manual is available for free to SMACNA members.

    More

  • Resource SMACNA/AIA Contractors Qualification Checklist

    This form was developed and approved by the Construction Management and DesignBuild Professional Interest Areas (PIA’s) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Architectural Sheet Metal Council of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, Inc. (SMACNA)

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  • Resource SMACNA's Model Specifications On HVAC-Related Work

    SMACNA Releases Six Model Specifications On HVAC-Related Work

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  • Resource Position Paper: Early Start-Up of Permanently Installed HVAC Systems

    Contractors are increasingly being required to perform early start-up of HVAC systems for the use of temporary heating, cooling or dehumidification during the construction process. View SMACNA's position paper on this issue.

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  • Resource Owner Controlled Insurance Programs

    Owner-controlled insurance programs (OCIPs) are a type of wrap-up, an increasingly popular insurance procurement option that allows coverage for multiple insureds to be bundled (or wrapped up) into one consolidated program.

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  • Resource Bidding Direct - The Prime Option

    Change is an inevitable challenge we all face. Change can be particularly disruptive to established businesses and industries Construction is one of the oldest forms of commerce on earth and one that has not always enthusiastically accepted new trends. This inflexible attitude is rapidly changing.

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  • Resource Managing Risks: NEMI's HVAC Fire Life Safety Program

    Today’s National Model Building Codes, including the International Fire Code (“IFC”), which has been adopted in 43 states, incorporates NFPA standards 80 and 105, which require smoke and fire dampers to be inspected 1 year after installation.

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  • Resource Steel Prices and Availability Crises

    SMACNA’s legal counsel has updated and reissued a 2004 memorandum in response to members experiencing severe increases in price and in many cases, availability of steel. The memorandum includes a sample “escalation clause.”

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