Webinars & Webcasts

Webinar May 06 2021

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Pension Plans and the American Rescue Plan

The recently passed American Recovery Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) included several provisions that could impact multiemployer plans. This webinar for SMACNA members, chapter executives, and trustees outlined key provisions in the ARPA that are applicable to our industry.

Webinar Apr 08 2021

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Surety Made Simple

Host Brandon Gainer, a surety marketing specialist with Federated Insurance, explains how surety bonds differ from insurance and how they have historically been used on public work projects, as well as their use among general contractors and the impact on subcontractors.

Webinar Mar 31 2021

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CBO 2021: Negotiation Strategies

Virtual session on Negotiation Strategies from the 2021 Collective Bargaining Orientation.

Webinar Mar 31 2021

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CBO 2021: Avoiding Impasse, or a Strike, But Being Ready if it Happens

Virtual session on Avoiding Impasse, or a Strike, But Being Ready if it Happens from the 2021 Collective Bargaining Orientation.

Webinar Mar 31 2021

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CBO 2021: Advanced Bargaining Techniques/Vaccine Guidance

Virtual session on Advanced Bargaining Techniques from the 2021 Collective Bargaining Orientation.

Webinar Mar 30 2021

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CBO 2021: Collective Bargaining Basics

Virtual session on Collective Bargaining Basics from the 2021 Collective Bargaining Orientation.

Webinar Mar 30 2021

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CBO 2021: Legal Framework for Collective Bargaining

Virtual session on Legal Framework for Collective Bargaining from the 2021 Collective Bargaining Orientation.

Webinar Mar 30 2021

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CBO 2021: Bargaining Virtually

Virtual session on Bargaining Virtually from the 2021 Collective Bargaining Orientation.

Webinar Mar 30 2021

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CBO 2021: Preparing for Bargaining/Dos and Don’ts

Virtual session on Preparing for Bargaining/Dos and Don’ts from the 2021 Collective Bargaining Orientation.

Webinar Dec 16 2020

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HVAC Contractors Forum Webinar: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) for HVAC & Mechanical Contractors

Matt Barrows, Assistant Professor of Practice, Construction Programs at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, facilitated this discussion with SMACNA contractors Matt Cramer of Dee Cramer, Inc., Kevin Louis of Martin Petersen Company, Inc., and Ross Mitchell of T. H. Martin, Inc., about their experiences with Integrated Project Delivery.

Webinar Dec 10 2020

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Webinar: Federal Bidder Protest Process

This webinar offered contractors a tour through the protest process and presented various options a contractor may have, depending upon the type of contracting vehicle the government is using, for contesting an outcome.

Webinar Nov 18 2020

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Industrial Contractors Forum: Dust Collection and Combustible Dust Projects

The 2020 Industrial Forum Webinar provided an overview of dust collection systems and work opportunities including the importance of combustible dust awareness.

Webinar Nov 12 2020

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Architectural Contractors Forum: Copper, Brass, Bronze and Related Alloys in Architectural Metals Applications

Copper has become a metal of choice on many projects due to its durability, adaptability, and aesthetic appeal, and the use of brass and bronze has also increased in building designs. 

Webinar Nov 10 2020

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Webinar: Construction Claims Involving the Federal Government

Construction projects are complex enough, but layer in the unique processes involved with Federal contracting make it that much tougher to manage. With so many moving parts and players involved, it’s no surprise that contractual disputes and claims often arise.

Webinar Nov 05 2020

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Residential Forum: Leadership & Company Culture

This informative session, led by Jeff Plant of BDR, will help you find out where you can have the most impact on your company culture.

Webinar Oct 28 2020

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Scheduling and Planning Best Practices

This webinar offered an overview of a recent SMACNA Contractor Operations document Scheduling and Planning Best Practices which summarizes proven scheduling and planning processes.

Webinar Oct 15 2020

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Driving Project Success in A Remote Working Environment

The “new normal” of remote work has changed the climate of how projects are managed.  This EDGE Conference presentation featured innovative strategies designed to increase productivity in a remote working environment. 

Webinar Oct 15 2020

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Turning Field Obstacles into Opportunities

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.

Webinar Oct 15 2020

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Change Order Management for Field Supervisors – It Takes Teamwork

Effective change order management can dramatically reduce a subcontractor’s risk and increase profitability. This EDGE Conference session explored the change order process from a subcontractor’s viewpoint and reviewed the proper workflow necessary to ensure success.

Webinar Oct 15 2020

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SMACNA’s System Air Leakage Test Standard: Aspects to Testing an Entire HVAC System

This EDGE Conference session covered SMACNA’s newest standard, the System Air Leakage Test Standard (SALT) and gave a brief history of how and why testing ductwork and the system has changed over time.

Webinar Oct 15 2020

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Best Practices for the Successful Development & Transition of Field Leaders

In this EDGE Conference session, learn how to facilitate a smoother transition process and make future field leaders more successful in their roles.

Webinar Oct 14 2020

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Effectively Supporting the Field: A Self-Assessment

This EDGE Conference session featured the most common project management limitations and reviewed meaningful solutions that will improve the way you prepare and support your field staff.

Webinar Oct 13 2020

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Apps for Construction - The Five Workflows to Digitize for Your Construction Company

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.

Webinar Oct 13 2020

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Strategic Selling: A Systematic Approach to Winning Work in Complex, Competitive Environments

In this EDGE Conference session, Anderton helps you craft strategic approaches to bid specific work opportunities that will increase the likelihood of your company being selected to build the project.

Webinar Oct 13 2020

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Advanced Enterprise Budgeting and Forecasting

Today, more than ever, Chief Financial Officers need to increase their sophistication in linking business strategy to budgeting and forecasting. This EDGE Conference presentation will help you gain a better understanding of the bottom up approach to budgeting using marginal contribution and return on equity principles.

Webinar Oct 13 2020

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How HVAC Systems Impact COVID-19 Transmission Based on Scientific Evidence

This EDGE Conference session outlined some of the latest research related to how HVAC systems can and should be modified to reduce the probability of COVID-19 transmission.

Webcast Aug 07 2020

Pandemics and Productivity

This webcast breaks down the New Horizons Foundation report on Pandemics and Productivity in easy-to-understand pieces and explains how contractors can use the findings.

Webinar Jul 16 2020

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What Protection of Sexual Orientation Under Federal Law Means for Contractors

In 2020, the Supreme Court determined that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This webinar explores examples of discriminatory behaviors and scenarios, discusses liability standards, and suggestions for revising harassment and discrimination policies.

Webinar Jun 29 2020

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Preparing for an Unfair Labor Practice

This webinar covers the NLRB’s process for investigating ULP charges, techniques for presenting your best case, best practices for working with the NLRB investigator, how to avoid traps for the unwary, and potential options if the outcome of the investigation is unfavorable

Webinar Jun 18 2020

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Webinar: Federal Contracting for Small Businesses

The third in the five-part Federal Contracting webinar series reviewed how your company can take advantage of the opportunities available through new and existing Federal Government Small Business programs.

Webinar Apr 22 2020

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Webinar: Teaming and Joint Venturing and COVID-19 in Federal Contracting

The second webinar in our five-part series focused on the use of teaming and joint venturing as a strategy to secure government work. Host Ed DeLisle, Esq., an expert in federal contracting and construction law, guided participants through the process.

Webcast Apr 17 2020

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Staying Calm and Seizing Opportunities

Recognizing that strong, steady leadership in a time of crisis is an essential skill, SMACNA partnered with Eric Anderton, a trusted construction-industry expert and business partner to host a webcast on how you can rise to the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic and seize available growth opportunities.

Webcast Apr 06 2020

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Cybersecurity for a Remote Workforce

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. 

Webinar Mar 27 2020

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$2T Emergency Relief Bill Briefing

On Friday, March 27, 2020, SMACNA held a Webcast Briefing for more than 500 members and chapter executives. The presentation reviewed the $2.2 trillion relief bill as well as other measures including Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Webinar Mar 21 2020

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Webinar: Federal Procurement Overview

The first webinar on the subject of contracting with the Federal Government explains what many other contractors have already discovered — how easy and profitable working for the Federal Government can be for your business.

Webinar Aug 16 2011

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Everything You Need to Know Before an NJAB Appearance

Are you preparing to come before the NJAB?  Make sure to view this previously recorded webinar. 

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Continued Workforce Related COVID-19 Guidance for Contractors

This webinar addresses a Presidential Memorandum titled, “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster” issued on August 8, 2020. 

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A Contractor's Guide to New FFCRA

Provides an overview of the paid leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for contractors.