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March 5-9, 2023

Business Management University 2023

Provides an in-depth study of the business practices necessary to run a successful sheet metal company.  Program sessions include financial management, strategic planning, contractor survival skills, negotiation, surety and bonding, leadership and productivity.


  • LocationTempe, AZ
  • Calendar DateMar/05 - Mar/09 2023

March 13-17, 2022

Business Management University 2022

Provides an in-depth study of the business practices necessary to run a successful sheet metal company.  Program sessions include financial management, strategic planning, contractor survival skills, negotiation, surety and bonding, leadership and productivity.


  • LocationTempe, AZ
  • Calendar DateMar/13 - Mar/17 2022

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 10 2021

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Updated Contracts Bulletins Help Contractors Mitigate Risks

SMACNA’s updated contractor bulletins are designed to help members mitigate risks as pricing spikes and material shortages continue to impact their businesses. Shifting the Risk of Rising Material Costs; Force Majeure Provisions – Covid 19; and Force Majeure – A Clause for Our Times contain useful information to help contractors determine the language they should include in new contracts to protect themselves against unforeseen risks.

Contracts Bulletin Jun 04 2021

Contracts Bulletin #65 (2.0): Force Majeure – A Clause for Our Times

Updated June 3, 2021. When a contract contains either rewards or penalties for meeting deadlines, force majeure clauses are essential. Otherwise, the contractor will be held accountable for meeting a deadline, even if the delay is caused by forces outside its control.

Contracts Bulletin Jun 03 2021

Contracts Bulletin #110 (2.0): Shifting the Risk of Rising Material Costs

Updated June 2021. Even in the best of times, material shortages and changing prices are disruptive. Commodities, such as asphalt, copper, steel and other materials are subject to global pressures and price fluctuations. More than ever, contractors need to protect themselves from changes in material prices.

Contracts Bulletin Jun 03 2021

Contracts Bulletin #118 (2.0) : Force Majeure Provisions: COVID-19

Updated June, 2021. Over the last year, many industries have experienced supply delays and workforce shortages resulting from the spread of COVID-19. The construction industry certainly was not immune to these issues. The current situation serves as a good reminder to review and understand contract provisions that cover unforeseen construction delays.

Contracts Bulletin Jun 17 2020

Contracts Bulletin: COVID-19 Contract Addenda - Considerations for the Subcontractor

Subcontractors, whether they hope to present their own COVID-19 addendum or have recently had a COVID-19 addendum included by a general contractor or owner, should consider this information before signing on the dotted line.

Contracts Bulletin Jun 01 2020

Contracts Bulletin: Before You Cash That Check

Part 3 of this SMACNA Contracts Bulletin covers the risks involved in accepting partial payment on a project and how cashing certain checks could result in a subcontractor unwittingly giving up their rights to full payment.