Installation

SMACNews May 20 2019

Prefabrication Speeds Installation in Dormitory Spaces

Over the past several years, James Morgan, president and CEO of Worcester Air Conditioning, Ashland, Massachusetts, estimates that his sheet metal workers have prefabricated and installed ductwork in more than 3,000 dormitory rooms in colleges and universities across the Bay State.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

University Innovation Center Designed for Collaboration

The roof and façade design for a new academic building project created “the perfect blend of high-tech and natural esthetics” for the University of Maryland’s new Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, according to Scott Callaway of Overly Custom Metal Systems.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

A Green Roof Springs to Life

On top of a pharmaceutical company’s parking garage in Wilmington, Delaware, there grows a thriving patch of countryside, courtesy of SMACNA member Ernest D. Menold Inc.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

Solar Power Harnesses the Sunshine

Roofs can serve multiple purposes besides being the foundation for green roofs. Harnessing the power of the sun, for instance, as a solar energy source for buildings and homes. Some SMACNA contractors are venturing into the solar market, offering their clients a clean, reliable, and cost-effective technology that can reduce utility bills.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

Canadian Firm Revamps Plant Exhaust System

Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. of Cambridge, Ontario is flourishing in Canada’s booming economy. Trade-Mark has approximately 1,200 men and women in the field in locations as far west as Manitoba and the United States.

SMACNews

Construction is Booming Down Under

One of Fredon Air's major projects includes HVAC system design, fabrication, and delivery at the central Acute Services Building at Westmead Hospital in Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales.

SMACNews

Zahner’s South Korean Tower Sparkles

A dramatic curved stainless steel façade gave the A. Zahner Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, another opportunity to further expand its geographic reach to the Harim Tower in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea.

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Residential Comfort Systems Installation Standards Manual

This revised manual addresses three new areas: Hydronic heating systems, multistory HVAC systems, and residential commissioning. Appendix chapters provide overviews of methods for including crawlspaces in the conditioned space and the HVAC accessories, such as UV lights, zoning, and advanced air filtering methods to enhance indoor environmental quality (IEQ) for occupants. More detailed information and new concepts are induded for earth energy heat exchanger methods for ground source heat pumps. Updated construction code requirements are reflected throughout the range of HVAC system types, along with energy efficiency and sustainable practices. Installation, operation, maintenance, and guidance for residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are also included.
 


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J.F. Ahern: Prefab Time Lapse Video

J. F. Ahern Co. recently unveiled a time-lapse video that was filmed over several months, chronicling the assembly and installation of 32 multi-trade racking systems for the Froedtert CFAC project in Milwaukee.

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Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual

This authoritative manual is one that design engineers, industrial engineering departments, pollution control authorities, fiberglass manufacturers and installation contractors can rely upon for the proper selection, manufacture, and installation of FRP duct systems. The American National Standard (ANSI/SMACNA 011-2017) contains language, tables and details for the construction of hand lay-up, spray-up, and filament-wound FRP ductwork from 30 in. wg negative pressure to 30 in.wg positive pressure. Round Ductwork sizes are expanded to include up to 96 in. diameter. For rectangular ductwork, new duct stiffener tables are added for easier selection. Recognizing the increased popularity of FRP ductwork, this edition is expanded to include commercial/HVAC applications. Supporting this, an underground installation section is added as well as added language on testing and balancing, duct sealing, and duct leakage. Duct hangers and support iinformation have been expanded and organized into a separate chapter which now includes: upper attachments, hanger selection tables, channel (strut) used as trapeze, riser support details, and more. Appendices in this edition cover: extended hanger spacing, general information on safe handling of thermoset fiberglass reinforced plastic duct, and allowable FRP defects.


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Architectural Sheet Metal Quality Assurance Guide

Developed to provide guidance in the evaluation of exterior sheet metal building components - roofing systems, exterior walls, flashings, copings, etc. - during initial construction and for ongoing condition assessments and maintenance. The manual can assist owners/operators that may have limited knowledge and experience in the specifics of architectural sheet metal components, specification, fabrication, installation, or evaluation. The manual can also serve as a procedural inspection guide for experienced professionals who review architectural sheet metal systems regularly.


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Phenolic Duct Construction Standards

This is the first edition of the SMACNA Phenolic Duct Construction Standards. This American National Standard (ANSI/SMACNA 022-2015) contains instruction, tables and details intended to provide basic phenolic duct fabrication and installation standards to the industry. The standard includes model project specifications, duct performance characteristics, specifications and closures, fittings and connections, reinforcement, hangers and support, accessories, and an inspection checklist. The standard is applicable for ducts up to 80 in. x 80 in. size that operate to 4 in. wg positive pressure class and to 3 in. wg negative pressure class.
 


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HVAC Systems Sound and Vibration Procedural Guide

The HVAC Systems Sound and Vibration Procedural Guide details methods and processes that, when followed, provide repeatable measurement and verification of sound and vibration (S&V) levels, as required by new and emerging building codes. Instrumentation standards, sound measurement procedures, vibration inspection methods, and vibration measurement procedures are included in the guide. Written for trained sound and vibration testing supervisors and technicians, this publication also is a useful aid to assist designers developing project specifications for sound and vibration testing requirements.


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HVAC Systems Commissioning Manual

Commissioning is the process of ensuring the HVAC system meets the owner’s operational requirements. This American National Standard, ANSI/SMACNA 014-2013, expands on this and also includes LEED project information, current terminology for commissioning of existing buildings as well as other updates to resources and technologies. The commissioning process works effectively for projects large and small, simple as well as complex and applies to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. This practical how-to guide is for contractors, owners and engineers interested in learning about commissioning for new buildings and re-commissioning for existing buildings. Separate chapters are devoted to the different levels of commissioning, including basic, comprehensive and critical system commissioning. A thorough explanation of re-commissioning leads one through the preliminary investigation, survey and documentation phase, the design and installation of system modifications and the actual re-commissioning test. The appendix contains a sample HVAC Systems Commissioning Specification, complete from the planning to the final execution stage. Additionally, the topics functional performance testing, operator training, MSDS forms and equipment data sheets and O&M manuals are covered. It also includes sample reports and timesaving pre-start and start-up checklists. Use of these tested and proven sample forms and specification will save hours of valuable time.
 


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Architectural Sheet Metal Manual

This completely revised publication contains the most comprehensive set of recommended practices available for proper design and installation of custom-fabricated architectural sheet metal including roof drainage system design for scuppers, gutters and downspouts. Features more details in the historical restoration section on skylights, cornices and spires; new moisture and maintenance guide with underlayments; mechanical fasteners and soldering guidance; and enhanced metals selection data. Offers new construction techniques and alternative methods of design and installation reflecting climatic conditions and rainfall rates. An upfront, fast “look-up” key speeds information retrieval. Also covers flashing, metal roofs, copings, gravel-stop fascia. Includes wind uplift pressure test reports confirming superior performance of custom-fabricated metal roofing. Applies to commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
 


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Book Mar 01 2011

Building Systems Analysis and Retrofit Manual

The second edition of the Building Systems Analysis and Retrofit manual provides methods to assess the major energy using elements of an existing building—electrical (lighting and motors) and HVAC. It provides a process that begins with a walk-through audit. Methods discussed include using building systems automation, envelope improvements, and demand control strategies including thermal energy storage. Contractors interested in new opportunities will find market entry guidance and ideas to assist them in the development of new business strategies that target the renovation of existing buildings. Existing buildings are often located near public transportation and development typically occurs on a building’s existing footprint. These two “green” drivers may combine with basic economic factors to produce a compelling incentive for many prospective building owners to choose renovation of an existing building over the construction of new facilities.
 


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HVAC Duct Systems Inspection Guide

Contains guidelines for inspection of commercial HVAC duct systems for compliance with SMACNA/ANSI HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible, (3rd edition) and Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standard (7th edition). It reviews materials and reinforcement of duct systems, as well as assembly and supports of ducts. The Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Guide (5th edition) also summarizes installation details. Checklists are included for ductwork and fire dampers. Valuable as a study guide for the HVAC Duct Construction Standards manual and for learning inspection procedures in general. Includes soft metrics.
 


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HVAC Sound and Vibration Manual

This first edition of HVAC Sound and Vibration was developed to provide in-depth, HVAC-specific guidance in the art of sound and vibration measurement and mitigation. As building construction has become lighter and tighter, sound and vibration that previously may have gone unnoticed is more often becoming a nuisance. This creates both a problem and an opportunity — a problem because designers and installers must be diligent in using materials and techniques that mitigate the potential for sound and vibration problems and an opportunity for contractors that specialize in resolving occupant complaints related to sound and vibration.
 


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Book Sep 30 2004

Architectural Sheet Metal Inspection Guide

An invaluable inspection resource for owners of standing seam, batten seam, or Bermuda-type roofs. Presents practical troubleshooting and corrective tips for typical problems of roof panels, gutters, downspouts, fascia, copings, flashing, ridges and hips, valleys, expansion joints, penetrations, fasteners and soldering. Also provides relevant information regarding construction of these architectural elements, the purpose of each, as well as what to look for during periodic inspections. Sealants, moisture transfer methods and air leakage are also covered. Emphasizes the importance of regular and appropriately timed inspections because a small problem discovered early can be fixed at a low cost, preventing minor damage from becoming a substantial problem until the cost of repair and remediation becomes excessive. Contractors will find this book a valuable resource to provide owners or facility managers along with the standard building completion documents.
 


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Rectangular Industrial Duct Construction Standards

This second edition expands the scope of the 1980 version, updating original text to incorporate a revised theory of design, new materials and more “user friendly” tables. Included are new tables for stainless steels and aluminum, plus expanded chapters on materials, welding practices, and a guide specification. It covers the simple, low or moderate temperature and pressure (or vacuum) indoor systems as well as the more complex outdoor systems that operate at moderate to high temperature and pressure (or vacuum), and are subject to higher and more complex external loading. Approved as an American National Standard (ANSI/SMACNA 002-2011).
 


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Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for HVAC

The new edition has been updated from the 1992 edition and includes updated code references, NFPA references, and expanded guideline notes as to the details of damper installation. The appendices on smoke control and smoke detectors have been revised to reflect the current technology and requirements for those applications.
 


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HVAC Systems Testing, Adjusting & Balancing

This new version has been extensively updated from the 1993 version and includes all of the many changes that have taken place in the HVAC industry. New sections covering VFD, DDC, lab hood exhaust balancing, and the latest changes in balancing equipment and procedures are included.
 


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Book Jun 30 2002

Accepted Industry Practices for Sheet Metal Lagging

This document contains accepted industry practices for the fabrication and installation of sheet metal lagging, used to cover and protect insulated areas of equipment. The fabrication practices included illustrate the requirements of most commonly encountered insulated surfaces, such as boiler walls, flues, ducts, precipitators, air heaters, economizers, tanks, fans,etc. This publication is intended to assist the designer, contractor and plant engineer in understanding and solving the complexities involved in the design, fabrication and installation of sheet metal lagging systems.
 


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Residential Sheet Metal Guidelines

The first edition of SMACNA’s Residential Sheet Metal Guidelines offers contractors, designers, builders and homeowners a source of expert information on the proper fabrication and installation of exterior sheet metal in residential buildings. Covering topics that include roof drainage systems, decks, chimneys, windows, doors and ledges, the new manual presents details and explanations based on and designed for low-rise residential buildings, up to three stories, that are used as single-family and multi-family dwellings. The guide also highlights details commonly used in residential sheet metal work throughout the industry. In addition to generic detail drawings, design data and the appendixes will help users to adapt the drawings to local climate and project conditions. Carefully examining the information along with the local climate conditions will enable users to select the proper details for practically any residential architectural sheet metal application.
 


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Book Apr 01 2001

Kitchen Ventilation Systems and Food Service Equipment Guide

A basic reference guide to industry-accepted practices for fabrication and installation of commercial kitchen ventilation systems and custom-built food preparation equipment. Assists the designer, contractor and code officials in understanding the complexities of designing, installing, construction and balancing both the exhaust and make-up air systems required in commercial kitchen ventilation. The food service equipment section offers practical guidelines for designing, fabrication, evaluating and installing a wide range of custom-built food service equipment. Includes tables, shelves and wall lining details as well as minimum dimension and metal thickness standards for constructing light, medium and heavy-duty kitchen equipment that should provide owners with years of trouble-free usage. Developed in accordance with ANSI/NSF-2-1996. Also included is an appendix that provides application details for the seismic bracing of food service equipment.
 


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Guidelines for Roof Mounted Outdoor Air-Conditioner Install

Contains guidelines for installation of roof-mounted outdoor air-conditioner equipment as developed by SMACNA and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). To be used as a supplement to the unit manufacturer's specific installation instructions. This booklet of waterproofing illustrations and reminders covers curb and roof penetrations and sealings, as well as the interface between the roof and the location at which the unit, piping, electrical wiring or sheet metal ductwork pass through the roof. This guideline supersedes AHRI Guideline B-1986.
 


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