Information Technology


Report | Published 04.20.2023

The NHF Digital Library: Research Report

Since the New Horizons Foundation (NHF) origination in 2001, it has performed valuable research and produced project management processes and tools that have advanced the sheet metal and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Given the size of the sheet metal and HVAC industry’s body of knowledge, a well-defined information structure is needed for …

Cover Sheet - Organizational Adoption of New Technologies: Best Practices For SMACNA Contractors

White Paper | Published 06.28.2021

Organizational Adoption of New Technologies: Best Practices for SMACNA Contractors

SMACNA members are eager to adopt new technologies, operational processes, and business strategies. Yet the implementation of organizational change – defined as an intentional, company-level adoption of new practices, technologies, or management approaches – can be extremely difficult. Through a national survey and interviews of SMACNA contractors, the top 8 most effective technology implementation management …

The Internet of Things White Paper

White Paper | Published 07.09.2020

White Paper: Internet of Things (IoT): Implications and Strategies for Sheet Metal and HVAC Contractors

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ability of internet-enabled devices to communicate independently. What that means for the construction and service contracting industries is unfolding in a variety of opportunities and challenges. This will have a transformative effect on these sectors of our economy, and smart contractors need to be aware of the …

Cover Sheet - Impact of Incompatible Software on HVAC & Sheet Metal Contractors

Report | Published 02.01.2007

Impact of Incompatible Software on HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors

The research objective of this study was to identify the impact of incompatible software on the HVAC and sheet metal industry and to investigate recent interoperability initiatives within the architecture, engineering, and construction and facility management industries. The study: Documents the processes involved in the execution of a typical HVAC and sheet metal project and …