Industry Experts

METALCON 2014: new location, new learning opportunities, new exhibits

- By Marge O’Connor  – The 24th annual METALCON holds true to the event’s tradition of offering new features while maintaining the high quality education and products consistent with what the metal industry offers. This year’s event takes place October … Read more »

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AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series

The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) … Read more »

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Construction Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial and Industrial Growth

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast Monday combining their … Read more »

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NFBA launches new Post-Frame Advantage website

The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) has launched a new iteration of its website, PostFrameAdvantage.com. The NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative (PFMI) created the new PostFrameAdvantage.com to bring its web presence up to current technical standards, and to enhance the positioning of … Read more »

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Sno Gem Inc. introduces PV Cube standing seam attachment system

- Innovative WaveLock™ technology offers strength unparalleled in the industry – McHENRY, Ill. (July 8, 2014) – Sno Gem® Inc. recently introduced the PV Cube™ standing seam attachment system, a clamp-to-seam solar panel racking and mounting system that provides unparalleled … Read more »

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SIPA reports 5% SIP production growth

Results from the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) annual production survey show a five percent increase in structural insulated panel (SIP) production in 2013 among the association’s manufacturing membership, consisting of 28 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. Industry-wide … Read more »

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Therm-All Insulation provides commercial energy code assistance through new blog

On June 2nd, Therm-All Insulation’s new blog, “The Code Man”, went live. The blog, written by Therm-All’s resident code expert and District Manager Bill Beals, aims to provide metal building industry players with tips for better understanding commercial energy codes, … Read more »

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O.K. city amends building codes to require more wind-resistant construction

- Building Code Now Includes More Continuous Sheathing – The City of Moore, Oklahoma, recently adopted an ordinance that amends the city’s building code provisions to require more wind-resistant construction systems that will better withstand the punishing force of tornadoes … Read more »

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PFMI Update: Making Sure Your “Online House” is in Order

- By John Ryan  NFBA Director of Market Development – “Seventy percent of a sale is over before a salesperson ever gets involved.” According to Tiffany Sauder, president of Element Three, a marketing agency based in Indianapolis, Ind., this fact … Read more »

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Current safety issues for the construction industry

-By Gary Auman, Legal Counsel for NFBA- Rather than focusing on a specific safety issue important to the construction industry, in this article I discuss a range of current safety topics, including the areas in which the most frequent safety … Read more »

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