In the skilled trades, qualified workers are as valuable as ever before. The skills gap and labor shortage the trades are experiencing are widespread and well-covered, but when dissecting the specific skill sets required to succeed in the HVACR industry, sheet metal training is one area that can, at times, be overlooked.
Contractors team up to engage congress on tough issues
July 12, 2017
More than 194 specialty contractors, including 70-plus Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) contractors, recently joined forces with four construction associations in Washington, D.C., for the recent Construction Employers of America (CEA) National Issues Conference.
It is essential to create caring cultures within the industry
May 31, 2017
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) is committed to helping create a movement to build a zero-suicide industry. The association recently joined the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention to help provide information and resources for its prevention and for mental health promotion in construction.
Securing a top 5 spot for at least 12 consecutive years
January 18, 2017
The Hill Group, a SMACNA Greater Chicago contractor, was recently named a 2016 Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine’s Midwest edition. The firm claimed the No. 4 ranking this year, securing a top 5 spot for at least 12 consecutive years.
First published in 2007 as a guide to assist HVAC contractors, designers, and owners
August 18, 2016
In an effort to help contractors prepare more accurate and competitive bids, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA’s) HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee has released the newly revised HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual.
Potential silica exposures present in tasks that include drilling, cutting concrete and stone
May 9, 2016
For the construction industry and affected Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) contractors, potential silica exposures are found in tasks that include drilling and cutting concrete and stone.