INDUSTRIAL: ‘On-Time’ Is Critical for Global Aerospace Client

Time waits for no one, especially when you’ve been selected to build the newest manufacturing plant for the world’s largest aerospace corporation, The Boeing Company. 


HVAC: A Perfect Trifecta for SMACNA Members

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. 


ARCHITECTURAL: Taking Skills to New Heights

Accurate Specialty Metal Fabricators (ASMF) of Queens, N.Y., took their work to another level recently with a project atop the Citigroup headquarters building in New York City.


Clean Rooms Critical to Pandemic Response

Clean room projects offer SMACNA contractors the opportunity to showcase their expertise

Contractor Operations Manual

Integrated Project Delivery Guide

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.).

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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.


Sheet Metal Contractor SSM Goes Nuclear

Three decades have passed since the last new nuclear power plant became operational in the United States.


‘A Pretty Good Win’

Even a global pandemic couldn’t sideline the construction of Allegiant Stadium, the new $2 billion home of the NFL Las Vegas Raiders and one of the most anticipated stadium projects in the Western United States.


Contractors Taste Success with Craft Malt Beer Brewers

Next time you try a bottle of craft beer, or drink a glass at a local brew pub, be sure to toast a couple of your fellow SMACNA member companies.

Contractor Spotlight Video Oct 15 2020

Contractor Spotlight: Vidimos, Inc.

SMACNA recently spoke with Scott Vidimos, president and third-generation leader at Vidimos, Inc., and his team about how the industrial sheet metal contractor has evolved its business and technology to meet customer demand and needs over its last 75 years in business.


SEA Airport North Satellite Modernization

The North Satellite (NSAT) Modernization Project combines leading-edge engineering with natural motifs to create a high-tech space with a biophilic design — one that appeals to people’s innate love of nature.


Contractor Goes Big with Air Force Corrosion Control Facility Upgrade

Matherly Mechanical’s facilities upgrade at Tinker Air Force Base is big on numbers. Read on for some of the notable ones.


Partlan-Labadie Continues to Provide Critical Solutions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is building two new paint shops in Michigan, and SMACNA contractor Partlan-Labadie Sheet Metal Company of Oak Park, Mich., is a crucial part of that growth.

Podcast Feb 06 2020

Let's Talk Shop, Episode 9: City Logistics with Al Labella

Host Angie Simon, CEO of Western Allied Mechanical and SMACNA president, talks about the logistics of working in big cities with Al LaBella, Vice President, Blue Diamond Sheet Metal in Medford, NY.

Podcast Jan 09 2020

Let’s Talk Shop, Episode 8: Integrated Project Delivery

What are the benefits of integrated project delivery? Listen as Angie Simon, CEO of Western Allied Mechanical and SMACNA president, talks with Matt Cramer, president, Dee Cramer, on how he got started with integrated project delivery (IPD). 

SMACNews Dec 20 2019

Mission Possible for Stromberg

Stromberg, a SMACNA firm based in Beltsville, Md, fabricated and installed duct systems at the International Spy Museum.

SMACNews Oct 25 2019

California Sheet Metal Takes on Challenges to Make the US-Mexico Border Booths Safer

The team faced many challenges, including the size and weight of the booths.

SMACNews Oct 25 2019

AerDux Gives Philly’s Fashion District a Major Facelift

The contractor replaced 18 AHUs, and fabricated and installed approximately 650,000 pounds of sheet metal ductwork.

SMACNews Aug 20 2019

Vehicle Fleets Key to Contractors’ Sustained Success

Sheet metal and HVAC contractors say effective fleet management is critical to their businesses.

SMACNews Aug 20 2019

Building Boom in Historic Boston Shopping District

JEC Service Company is helping revitalize Boston's historic Downtown Crossing shopping district with the renovation of a six-story building at 399 Washington Street.


SMACNA Contractor’s Supersized Duct Delivers for California Hospital

The Sutter Women’s and Children’s Hospital project in Sacramento, California, was headed for disaster in the preconstruction phase in 2009. SMACNA contractor Air Systems Service and Construction (ASSC) of Sacramento was part of the winning team when the project was rebid under an Integrated Project Delivery model.


IFS Helps Upgrade Missouri Schools to Reduce Energy Costs

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) of St. Louis, Missouri is a key player in the St. Louis County Pattonville School District’s $10.2 million dollar energy conservation project to upgrade the schools’ aging facilities and save on energy costs.


San Diego Crime Lab Requires Complex Systems

Associate Mechanical Contractors' complex HVAC system for the San Diego county Crime Lab helped it achieve LEED-Gold status.

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.

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Equipment Warranty Options for Residential Contractors

SMACNA’s Equipment Warranty Options for Residential Contractors guide covers the four major types of equipment warranties (contractor, manufacturer, third-party, and customer).


Rethinking Offsite Construction

FMI research in 2018 surveying owners offers a high-level snapshot of U.S. offsite construction environment at the time.


Building Boom Continues in Canada

The economy’s prolonged strength has left Canadian sheet metal and air conditioning contractors working on major projects across the country in 2019.


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.


Southland Industries: Multi-trade Modular Rack Design and Construction Video

In this video, Southland Industries explains how the use of in-house engineering and construction resources build multi-trade modular rack systems.


MMC Contractors: Prefab and BIM Expertise Video

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: 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.


J.F. Ahern: Prefabrication that Benefits Your Project

This video addresses estimating and design, shop fabrication and assembly, quality control, delivery and installation, and final occupancy.

Australia’s Ellis Air is Heating Up Melbourne’s Tallest Building

Melbourne’s new residential super-skyscraper, Australia 108 is the tallest residential building in the Southern Hemisphere — and SMACNA member Ellis Air helping to make it a reality.