ASSOCIATION OF DUCTWORK CONTRACTORS & ALLIED SERVICES
Dedicated to ductwork contractors, allied suppliers, and manufacturers of equipment for ventilation and air conditioning systems.
A Common Interest
ADCAS was initiated by Ductwork Contractors but they quickly realised that the efficiency and profitability of their business was intricately interwoven with the services offered by draughtsmen/ women, CAD operators, erection labour specialists, fire resistant ducting manufacturers/installers, plastic ductwork and fume cupboard manufacturers, kitchen canopy and hood manufacturers, testing and commissioning specialists and other allied specialist trades.
Together they represent the constituent parts of the air-conditioning and ventilation ductwork manufacturing and contracting sector of the modern building services industry and all will be able to seek membership.
By joining together under one Association with a common interest, maximum effectiveness can be achieved for the ongoing benefit of the members and consequently for the clients and customers.
However, ADCAS also wants to attract those businesses which specialise in the supply only markets and also the manufacturers and suppliers of plant and equipment for ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
ADCAS offers associate membership to these businesses so that a mutual benefit can be achieved by working together for the advancement and development of airside products in an informed contracting environment.
In February 2013 NSCC unveiled an exciting new format for Newsline at www.nscc-newsline.org.uk.
From now on, NSCC will be publishing the latest construction industry news for the specialist sector on a dedicated new website rather than in the bi-monthly online magazine.
BG 10 /2010 Structural Fixings for Ductwork Systems
This joint ADCAS/BSRIA guide provides guidance about the design, selection and installation of structural fixings for ductwork systems. It does not aim to cover every ductwork system application, every type of structural fixing, or every type of structural base material. Instead, it provides an overview of the design process that should be applied to the design of ductwork support systems, examines how fixings function and how they fail, and then complements this information with guidance about the selection and installation of structural fixings for solid concrete, hollowcore concrete slabs, composite decking, steelwork, masonry and timber.
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Following the publication of the B&ES’s DW145 Ductwork specification, ADCAS has produced this simple selection chart. It is intended to help users make the correct choice of fire damper.
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ADCAS in Action
ADCAS will seek to provide a full range of services for its members. These services will be a combination of self help between members and professional help provided either in-house or externally. ADCAS believes in training and continuing education and believes all its members, whether large or small, should, whenever possible, consider further training of its employees as an ongoing commitment. ADCAS will provide commentary and active support for its members to enable them to consider and introduce effective responses to changes in legislation, government standards and regulations and industry best practice. ADCAS will support members promoting best possible practices in industrial relations and human resources. ADCAS will seek to maintain regular contact and communication with other bodies and institutions. Finally, ADCAS seeks the active support of all its members without whom the success of the Association cannot be achieved.
ADCAS Legal Helpline
ADCAS members can benefit from free initial guidance on a contract or employment law issue from specialists at Clarkslegal.
The dedicated email address is : firstname.lastname@example.org. Place 'contract' or 'employment' in the heading as relevant.
ADCAS is a member of the National Specialist Contractors Council
The following leaflet is a summary of benefits available from NSCC for ADCAS members
BIM Guidance Published for Specialist Contractors
New guidance has been published by NSCC and the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group to provide Specialist Contractors with a practical understanding of the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Download here.
Employment Opportunities and Job Seeker Opportunities
Do you have a position that needs to be filled in your company or are you seeking employment in the ductwork industry? Please feel free to post employment opportunities or your requirements for employment on the ADCAS Employment Opportunity page and the Job Seeker Opportunity page.