SMACNews May/June 2020

Volume 54 Number 3

The Art of the Accelerated Construction Project

The Art of the Accelerated Construction Project

When projects get accelerated, or have to be done on short notice, state and local governments often call on SMACNA members to make it happen.

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Mergers & Acquisitions in a COVID-19 Influenced Construction Industry

Economic cycles are not new to business owners. Whether the changes are at the macro or micro level, the business world will continue to ebb and flow no matter what the circumstances. This one however, is different.

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President's Column: Surviving, Even Thriving, in Extraordinary Times

If there is one thing I have learned during this pandemic, it’s the fortitude our members possess and their adaptability to this ever-changing business climate.

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PPP Flexibility Act Becomes Law; SBA/Treasury Clarify New Rules Under the Act/Loan Program Extended

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act, Public Law Number 116–142, with changes to PPP strongly supported by SMACNA, was signed into law by the president on June 5, 2020. The legislation provides more time for PPP borrowers to use their loan funds, qualify for loan forgiveness and gain additional relief from the program’s original requirements.

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Study Highlights Rising Costs, Diminished Productivity for HVAC/Mechanical Contractors

A preliminary analysis of HVAC and mechanical contractors found that contractors are losing approximately 9.4% of hours on the job as a result of coronavirus mitigation efforts.

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Leading Responsibly During Uncertainty

Seasons of extreme change always create extreme opportunities. Those who successfully act on those opportunities are usually remembered by history. Those who don’t are usually forgotten.

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Mobilizing for the Future: Office Technology

SMACNA members are demonstrating ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit by accelerating key competencies, like offsite fabrication, and through critical pivots, like the creation of touchless sinks and providing metal breathing strips for masks.