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Sheet metal manual is revised

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association has released its Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, 7th Edition, which contains the latest wind-test reports for custom architectural sheet metal and more.

The 542-page manual includes new commentary and drawings. New chapters and appendices discuss wall and roof penetrations, interior architectural sheet metal elements, architectural fascia and coping wind-test reports, and general guidelines about joint sealants for architects. Information about skylight, cornice, historical dome and spire restoration has been expanded, and the new edition also includes a historic architectural sheet metal qualification form, jointly developed with The American Institute of Architects. New information also is included in the moisture and maintenance guide regarding underlayments.

The manual also provides soldering guidance to assist with evaluating skills in new and enhanced metals selection and includes data about stainless steel.