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Meeting of SMACNA chapter representatives and leadership.
A successful future requires labor and management to work together toward common goals.
Volunteering through SMACNA enables you to contribute to industry and organizational issues, exercise leadership and communication skills, network with industry thought leaders, and help develop programming. Volunteer with SMACNA.
Learn more about R.F. Knox Company, Inc., a fourth-generation straight-line sheet metal business in Atlanta, GA. See R.F. Knox Company in Action.
Read about SMACNA's position on the issues that affect the industry, small business and you. Take action on SMACNA's legislative priorities.
Explore the many career paths and opportunities within the sheet metal and HVAC industry and hear success stories from real-life professionals. Ignite Your Career.
Sep 30 2021
This three-day event, built by the leaders of SMACNA, MCAA and NECA, is set for January 26-28 in Tampa, and it’s the best technology conference for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, service and sheet metal contractors and their staffs.
Sep 03 2021
The estimation process is critical to the success of any given project, but it’s also a leading indicator of the overall health of your construction business in the long term.
Jun 29 2021
Redundant work, convoluted processes and inefficiencies do more than cause frustration, they waste time and money, ultimately negatively affecting your business’s bottom line. Implementing construction technology to improve operations reduces administrative burden, freeing employees to focus on their key job functions.
New Horizons Foundation
Jun 28 2021
SMACNA members are eager to adopt new technologies, operational processes, and business strategies. Yet the implementation of organizational change – defined as an intentional, company-level adoption of new practices, technologies, or management approaches – can be extremely difficult. This white paper identifies the top eight most effective technology implementation management practices.
Jun 25 2021
This exclusive event provided attendees with strategic information that will benefit their companies as they plan future investments in new technology, or in some cases, a full digital transformation.
For long-term success, it is important that construction workers, associations, and tech companies work together to build awareness around the opportunity that data and inclusion hold.
Oct 13 2020
In this EDGE Conference session, industry expert Rob McKinney shared his years of experience researching, selecting and implementing mobile technology on construction projects. Learn about the latest options available for mobile apps and how to make them work with your company’s current processes, budget and workflows.
Disruptions in supply chains, new safety protocols, remote work, and major project shifts have forced SMACNA contractors to improvise, adapt, and overcome in remarkable ways.
New Horizons Foundation
Jul 10 2020
This white paper by the New Horizons Foundation seeks to increase awareness among sheet metal and HVAC contractors of how big data will change the ways that buildings and building systems are designed, constructed, and maintained.
Apr 06 2020
COVID-19 has forced most companies to adjust their remote work policies and reexamine their readiness against potential cybersecurity threats and breaches. Host Nick Espinosa explores a wide spectrum of topics, including threats facing contractors as they shift part or all of their staffs to remote working status, as well as trusted cybersecurity services available for businesses.
Many contractors are turning to offsite construction to improve productivity and ensure that workers can build in the best possible environments while maximizing safety and project efficacy.
Contractor Operations Manual
More than 40 percent of construction companies do not have a dedicated information technology (IT) department, according to J.B. Knowledge's recently published Construction Technology Report. For small and medium sized specialty contractors, like most SMACNA members, that percentage is significantly higher. SMACNA's new "Guideline to Information Technology" addresses this gap by providing members with guidance on the proper combination of standardized hardware, software, and connectivity. This easy-to-read, 39-page document also includes two critical appendices: A Sample Disaster Recovery Plan and a Sample Information Technology Policy and Procedures Manual. So, if you're looking for a quick resource guide to navigating IT decision making and management, check out SMACNA's "Guideline to Information Technology".
This document is free to members in the SMACNA Store.
It’s been a tough year for construction margins. To bolster their chances of profitability, savvy contractors are leveraging software to meticulously document COVID-related delays, track productivity from the field, and automate COVID-related protocols wherever possible.
SMACNA members are demonstrating ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit by accelerating key competencies, like offsite fabrication, and through critical pivots, like the creation of touchless sinks and providing metal breathing strips for masks.