Project Management


White Paper | Published 01.07.2022

Effective Project Close-Out For HVAC/Sheet Metal Contractors: Sucessful Practices Guide

Construction project close-out has long been a challenge within the industry – especially for HVAC, sheet metal and mechanical contractors – leading to the closeout process lingering way past the project completion.  Two core players within the construction industry are the Mechanical Contractors, responsible for heating, cooling & plumbing, and HVAC/Sheet Metal Contractors, responsible for …

Report | Published 12.10.2021

The Executive Order Impact on COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

On December 7th a federal district court in Georgia issued a nationwide injunction blocking the federal government from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors (and subcontractors) as set forth in Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force’s Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (“Task Force Guidance”). Under the Task Force …

Risk Assessment Model

Report | Published 02.01.2011

Risk Assessment Model: A Practical Guide for HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors

Risk assessment, management, and mitigation are critical components to ensuring project success. This Risk Assessment Manual/Model: Develops understandable model calculations to assess risk factors Identifies risk mitigation options based on the nature and severity of the risks Documents the process so that it can be followed by contractors The report includes a documented process that …

Preconstruction Planning Process

Report | Published 07.01.2007

Preconstruction Planning Process for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Sheet Metal Contractors: Implementation Manual

HVAC and sheet metal contractors are faced with the challenge of improving productivity to remain successful in an increasingly competitive industry. In an effort to meet these challenges, they are turning to preconstruction planning as a method for improving efficiency, and increasing profitability. The purpose of this implementation manual, developed as part of a three-phase …

Cover Sheet - Quantifying The Impact of Change Order for Sheet Metal Contractors

Report | Published 04.01.2004

Quantifying the Cumulative Impact of Change Orders for Sheet Metal Contractors

Change on construction projects is inevitable, but the effects of change are often disputed among owners and contractors. The complete effects that change orders have on a project are difficult to quantify because they involve direct costs of extra materials and hours, as well as changes on the flow of work (its effect on labor) …

Link | Published 09.10.2000

SMACNA Resources on Contracts