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  • Technical Paper 45 Day Public Review HVAC Duct Construction Standards, 4th Edition

    The SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards, 4th Edition, is now available for 45-day public review and comment.

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  • Technical Paper Effects of Imposing a Universal Requirement on All Components of Ductwork

    This technical paper reviews the HVAC Duct Construction Standards, 2nd edition, 1995, specifications and requirements for zinc coating on galvanized steel ducts. Paragraph and page references from the HVAC-DCS manual are provided along with the text.

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  • Technical Paper ICC/International Code Adoption

    This file is an updated (2012) International Code Council (ICC) State Adoption of the I-Codes. SMACNA National has long been involved in the code setting process to ensure that the SMACNA Standards currently being utilized would be included into the Model Building Codes.

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  • Technical Paper Air Duct Leakage HVAC 2011 Technical Paper

    SMACNA published the HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual in conjunction with the SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards. Research proved that duct leakage could be well defined as a function of the static pressure and the surface area of the duct.

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  • Technical Paper HVAC Duct Sealant Usage Requirements on USGBC LEED® Projects - UPDATE

    The following bulletin is an update to TRB #4-09 issued March 27, 2009 with the Subject: HVAC Duct Sealant Usage Requirements on USGBC LEED® Projects.

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  • Technical Paper ERRATA for the Task Force Page in HVAC Duct Construction Standards, 3rd Edition 2005

    This file replaces the current Task Force page in the HVAC Duct Construction Standards – Metal and Flexible, Third Edition. Due to a printing error some of the former committee members were incorrectly identified.

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  • Technical Paper Technical Guideline on Through Penetration Firestopping

    This paper was prepared in response to increasing concerns and lack of understanding of this issue by designers, code officials and contractors. The requirements of the Model Code groups have been identified and the responsibilities of architects, engineers/designers, code officials and contractors have been outlined.

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  • Technical Paper SMACNA Master Index of Technical Publications

    The Master Index provides contractors, design professionals, and code officials with a centralized resource of SMACNA technical documents. The index includes key words or phrases from all SMACNA technical standards, manuals and guides.

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  • Technical Paper New Test Standards for Fire, Smoke and Combination Fire/Smoke Dampers

    On July 1, 2002, damper manufacturers are required to provide fire, smoke and combination fire/smoke dampers that are tested to new Underwriters Laboratories (UL) testing requirements. A description and summary of these new test standards and some possible issues resulting from these standards is given in this paper.

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  • Technical Paper SMACNA CAD Standard

    As an organization with contributing members on the National CAD Standard (NCS) Committee, SMACNA is committed to improving electronic communication between members of the architect/engineer/contractor (AEC) community, and the overall quality of construction.

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  • Technical Paper Improper Fire Damper Installation

    SMACNA is being increasingly advised that contractors are being required to provide elements of fire damper and combination fire/smoke damper installations which are both unnecessary and not allowed. Specifically we refer to requirements to seal the retaining angles to the wall/floor fire rated assembly and to other directives to fill the expansion space with materials such as mineral wool, ceramic fiber or firestopping caulks.

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  • Technical Paper Duct Cleanliness for New Construction Guidelines

    This guideline is intended to help the commercial duct installation contractor, design engineers and building owners to become more familiar with guidelines to control and reduce contamination during duct installation, and to provide reasonable installation recommendations that can be implemented to meet these goals.

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  • Technical Paper Building Code Update

    This technical paper reviews the Model Building Code process of the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Building 5000 Code and addresses SMACNA National's position with regards to the efforts of the code community to develop a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national codes.

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