SMACNews Mar/Apr 2020

Volume 54 Number 2

The Balancing Act Takes Center Stage with COVID-19

The Balancing Act Takes Center Stage with COVID-19

SMACNA testing and air balancing (TAB) members across the country now find themselves serving as essential service providers for hospitals and healthcare facilities.

SMACNews Mar 31 2020

Mobilizing for the Future: Asset Management

As the world experiences increased uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of the construction industry in maintaining a robust civil infrastructure has been heightened.

SMACNews Mar 31 2020

Showing Up as Your Best Self

The default response for many leaders in our industry is toward action. So when a crisis hits, whether internal or external, investing even more time, even more emotional intensity, even more brute force seems like the obvious move.

SMACNews Mar 31 2020

Jason Watson Promoted to Executive Director, Labor Relations

Jason Watson has been promoted to executive director of labor relations at SMACNA National effective April 26. He previously served as director of labor relations at SMACNA for more than 15 years.

SMACNews Mar 31 2020

Capitol Hill Update: Pension Reform Amid COVID-19 Legislative Frenzy

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health and economic devastation has certainly diverted a lot of attention from the pension issue, but key members of Congress and staff have continued the negotiation process.

SMACNews Mar 31 2020

Negative Air Creates Positive Environment for COVID Patients

As medical facilities deal with an unprecedented influx of patients in the wake of a global pandemic, SMACNA contractors that specialize in negative airflow HVAC system installation and maintenance are in high demand.

SMACNews Mar 31 2020

President's Column: Together, From A Distance

As I reflect on the past month and the impact the pandemic is having on all of us, I am struck by the broad spectrum of experiences our members are having across North America.

SMACNews Mar 31 2020

Covid-19 Ripple Effects: Turning Crisis into Opportunity

What can we do as construction business owners, post-pandemic, to survive and thrive while the country climbs out of this mess?