The technology conference for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, service and sheet metal contractors on industry innovations in software, tools, and technologies.
Developed for both new supervisors and those with several years’ experience, this program provides attendees with the information necessary to succeed in a leadership role.
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The 2023 SMACNA Annual Convention will be held from
October 15—18 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jun 29 2021
Stainless steel will never corrode or rust. Aluminum is too expensive for many applications. And zinc is quick to deteriorate. L. William “Bill” Zahner III said those beliefs are common among architects and designers in the architectural metals industry. They’re also wrong.
Contractor Operations Manual
Apr 01 2021
This update provides guidelines and tools that enable contractors and their employees to become better presenters. In years past, effective presentation skills were considered important only to executives or those in the business development arena. This is no longer the case. The need for strong presentation skills applies to anyone who must present information to another individual or group. Effective presentation skills are now considered a core competency.
This document is free to members in the SMACNA Store.
Oct 15 2020
Supervisors and field leaders are constantly faced with field obstacles that prevent them from being successful and profitable. This EDGE Conference session offered extremely valuable insights to help you work towards mitigating, and eventually, eliminating these challenges.
In this EDGE Conference session, learn how to facilitate a smoother transition process and make future field leaders more successful in their roles.
Aug 20 2019
Sheet metal and HVAC contractors say effective fleet management is critical to their businesses.
As building envelope designs become more complex, so does installing their intricate wall paneling systems. Architects and design professionals are increasingly calling for the latest in-demand wall paneling systems.
New Horizons Foundation
Sep 01 2014
The Just-in-Time Training (JITT) report examines in detail the concept and application of Just-in-Time Training.
Gain a solid understanding of how to construct duct in a resource efficient and sustainable manner that is compliant with SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction Standard. This is the final session in a three part series.
This webinar will help you gain a solid understanding of how to construct duct in a resource efficient and sustainable manner that is compliant with SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction Standard. This is the second session in a three part series.
This presentation will cover the following (with respect to rectangular duct):
- Basic definitions used to properly describe rectangular duct
- Limits and proper application of various joints and seams
- Use of the manual to determine proper construction options
- and more
Session highlights the considerations in specifying and installing fire dampers, smoke dampers, combination fire and smoke dampers and ceiling dampers in HVAC systems.
This session highlights the SMACNA Seismic Restraint Manual – Guidelines For Mechanical Systems 3rd Edition (ANSI) means and methods for seismically bracing ducts and pipes to meet the requirements of the regionally appropriate seismic hazard levels so that ducts/pipes are more likely to maintain their integrity and remain attached to the building’s structure during a seismic event.
This webinar presentation on duct air leakage will define what duct air leakage is and how it relates to equipment air leakage, accessory air leakage, and HVAC system air leakage. Discussion about duct air leakage with respect to various codes and LEED® will be covered as well as common misconceptions and myths.
This webinar demonstrates how to use SMACNA's Third Edition of the HVAC Duct Construction Standards to determine the proper range of construction options of rectangular duct used in today's commercial market.
Covers leadership, communication, productivity, profitability, measurement and industry trends, and other topics relevant to supervisors, foremen, superintendents and other critical managers.
The Bubble Video—so called because it uses helium-filled bubbles to visually illustrate airflow through a duct system that is fitted with a clear plastic side—has been revised in modern digital video format. The new video is available on DVD. A number of duct fittings are used to illustrate airflow movement variations through a duct system. The video also references both the SMACNA HVAC Systems Duct Design and HVAC Duct Construction Standard to tie actual airflow performance to the “flat” drawings and commentary within both manuals. The video is intended as an educational tool for designers and engineers to illustrate how good duct design and careful planning to avoid conflicts can be used to improve airflow and reduce one of the largest energy users in commercial-class buildings—HVAC system fan power. The running time for the video is 15 minutes.