Virtual meeting focused on key SMACNA and CEA legislative issues.
September 2021 hearing of the NJAB for the Sheet Metal Industry.
Registration is open! We look forward to seeing you in Maui this October!
Volunteering through SMACNA enables you to contribute to industry and organizational issues, exercise leadership and communication skills, network with industry thought leaders and entrepreneurs, and help develop programming that keeps our industry competitive. Learn More.
See and hear how EB&I, a Testing and Air Balancing contractor, has managed through a pandemic. Watch the video.
Read about SMACNA's position on the issues that affect the industry, small business and you. Take action on SMACNA's legislative priorities.
Explore the many career paths and opportunities within the sheet metal and HVAC industry and hear success stories from real-life professionals. Learn More.
Apr 30 2021
Despite decades of research and thousands of applications in hospital emergency and operating rooms, urgent-care centers, universities, and first-responder locations, UV-C has not been widely leveraged.
By now, many of us have seen the videos on the internet of industrial robots traversing warehouse obstacle courses like contestants on American Ninja Warrior.
SMACNA members won all the sheet metal work available for the Southwestern Community College’s new Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
Clean room projects offer SMACNA contractors the opportunity to showcase their expertise
Contractor Operations Manual
This Guide provides an overview of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method from the perspective of sheet metal, HVAC, and mechanical contractors and can serve as a guide for those interested in expanding their market share into healthcare and other IPD market sectors.
IPD is found at the intersection of quality, cost and scheduling on a construction project where project teams, systems, business structures, and practices are all working collaboratively and tapping into the talents and insights of all team members in an effort to optimize efficiencies and reduce redundancies or waste throughout the construction life cycle (e.g., design, fabrication, installation, etc.).
This document is free to members in the SMACNA Store.
Apr 06 2020
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.
Feb 28 2020
Laser cutting equipment is steadily making its way into the sheet metal shops of SMACNA members—especially those whose businesses extend beyond HVAC ductwork into other types of specialty fabrication.
Jun 20 2019
Matherly Mechanical is helping the new Oklahoma City Convention Center meet an accelerated schedule for completion.
FMI research in 2018 surveying owners offers a high-level snapshot of U.S. offsite construction environment at the time.
In this video, Southland Industries explains how the use of in-house engineering and construction resources build multi-trade modular rack systems.
This video showcases SMACNA member MMC Contractors ability to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) and modularization techniques to go beyond just fabrication.
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.
This video addresses estimating and design, shop fabrication and assembly, quality control, delivery and installation, and final occupancy.
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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This guide is an industry reference for HVAC and MEP contractors who are doing spatial coordination in a BIM environment. This guide addresses how contractors can incorporate leading-edge technologies and workflows into the spatial coordination aspect of their projects. It provides contractors with an outstanding educational resource for their employees who have to make these decisions.
This guide explains:
CADD drawings of the illustrations in SMACNA's 7th edition of the Architectural Sheet Metal Manual are available for download and use in CAD programs. These drawings illustrate the best practices in custom architectural sheet metal work. Purchase individual files in DWG format for immediate download or get all 188 figures in DWG format on an individual CD-Rom. Architects and designers are encouraged to use this invaluable resource to assure that their specifications reflect professionally vetted design details.
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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The fourth edition of HVAC Systems Duct Design presents the basic methods and procedures required to design HVAC air distribution systems. This manual provides the HVAC system designer detailed information on duct design and U.S. and metric units are provided in all examples, calculations, and tables. In addition to the basic engineering guidelines for the sizing of HVAC ductwork systems, the manual also provides related information on materials, methods of construction, economics of duct systems, duct system layout, pressure losses, fan selection, duct leakage, acoustic considerations, and Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB).
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Here is a short look at the most important tech trends that came out of this volatile year and will continue to impact SMACNA contractors.