Technical Publications

SMACNA has developed over thirty technical publications, videos, charts, and guidelines which are considered international standards for our industry. Committees of contractors from throughout North America develop the publications which range from HVAC Duct Construction Standards to Kitchen Equipment Guidelines. SMACNA's Guidelines for Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems has become the guidebook for architects, engineers, design professionals, and contractors.

How our Prices Work: Members should contact the Association directly for prices on technical manuals. The discounted price is available only to: architectural and engineering firms and their employees (provided they are not in the contracting business as well); educational institutions; public libraries; government agencies and departments. Bookstores should call SMACNA for ordering information. Non-SMACNA members and all others pay list price.

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Fire, Smoke, and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for HVAC Systems

An application and installation study guide for architects, engineers, code officials, manufacturers and contractors outlining their respective responsibilities mandated by the model codes. Covers fire dampers, breakaway...

$145.00 $101.00 SKU #1819
Guide for Change Orders

This manual presents the reasons for change orders, describes the type of change orders, assesses the risk of change orders. and provides guidelines for pricing, and selling change orders.

$120.00 $120.00 SKU #5254
Guide for Free Standing Steel Stack Construction

Contractors, designers, and engineers will find this guide a very valuable resource, as tables containing hundreds of stacks are detailed and ready to go.  This new publication updates the 1996 Guide for Steel...

$159.00 $110.00 SKU #1167
Guidelines for Roof Mounted Outdoor Air-Conditioning Installations

Contains guidelines for the installation of roof-mounted outdoor air-conditioner equipment as developed by SMACNA and the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration...

$12.00 $12.00 SKU #1715
HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual

This American National Standard, ANSI/SMACNA 016-2012, covers revised leakage criteria and builds on the proven methods for testing ductwork for air leaks from the...

$133.00 $93.00 SKU #1972
HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal & Flexible

The third edition of the HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible is intended primarily for commercial and institutional duct construction. The standard contains tables and details for constructing ductwork...

$316.00 $223.00 SKU #1966
HVAC Duct Systems Inspection Guide

Contains guidelines for inspection of commercial HVAC duct systems for compliance with SMACNA/ANSI HVAC Duct Construction Standards Manual - Metal-Flexible (...

$206.00 $145.00 SKU #1987
HVAC Systems - Applications

Focuses primarily on the advancement of HVAC systems' technology, with increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and the emergence of green and sustainable building.  Provides guidance for HVAC system...

$205.00 $141.00 SKU #1099
HVAC Systems - Duct Design

Presents the basic methods and procedures required to design HVAC air distribution systems. Offers the HVAC system designer and installer detailed information on duct design, materials and construction methods. In...

$272.00 $189.00 SKU #1958
HVAC Systems - Testing, Adjusting and Balancing

This new version has been extensively updated from the 1993 version and includes all of the many changes that have taken place in the HVAC industry. New sections covering VFD...

$281.00 $196.00 SKU #1780