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  • The BECK Fastener Group Expands Portfolio The BECK Fastener Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Solon, Ohio, based ET&F Fastening Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of fastening systems used by contractors for applications involving fastening interior and exterior building materials to light gauge steel. Pneumatic tool and fastener systems from ET&F Fastening are engineered specifically for fastening to steel, which ...
  • MFM Building Products’ Ultra HT Complies With Acceptance Criteria MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, recently announced that its Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal high temperature roofing underlayment complies with ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Roofing Underlayments (AC188) and Roof Underlayment for Use in Severe Climate Areas (AC48). A copy of ...
  • TFC Launches Complete Line of Zinc Cap Head Screws Triangle Fastener Corp., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the launch of a complete line corrosion resistant zinc head screws. Available on their high performance BLAZER Drill Screws, these fasteners are available in large variety of lengths and diameters. They are a preferred screw for use in many warranted roof systems. Features and benefits include: The ZAMAC-5 Zinc Alloy ...
  • Boral doubling manufacturing capacity to keep up with demand Boral is doubling the manufacturing capacity for its TruExterior® Siding & Trim to help fulfill rapidly increasing demand for these exterior product lines. The poly-ash siding and trim are manufactured in Salisbury, N.C., where Boral recently added a 120,000-square-foot finishing facility. The expansion will ensure the company can keep up with the current pace of growth, ...
  • MBMA announces 2015 Manufacturer Safety Award Winners CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers that show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. The Annual MBMA Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 10-11, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. “Last year, a total of 45 plant facilities participated in MBMA’s Quarterly OSHA ...
  • Steel Structural Products appointed exclusive manufacturer of USG framing components JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Effective June 30, 2016, Steel Structural Products (SSP), a division of Mill Steel Co., will exclusively license and manufacture in the Midwest, Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast United States, all USG Shaft Wall and Area Separation Wall framing components, including: USG Shaft Wall System USG Area Separation Wall: -USG J-Runner -USG C-Runner -USG CH-Stud -USG H-Stud -USG E-Stud -USG Jamb Strut Manufacturing will ...
  • McElroy Metal redesigns Wave Panel to be installed fixed or floating BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal’s redesigned Wave Panel is now available as a fixed or floating panel. The Wave Panel is a 16-inch concealed fastener wall panel with 3/4-inch deep ribs, designed to be installed horizontally or vertically over a solid substrate or sub-framing to provide clean, visually appealing lines for both new construction and ...
  • Central States Manufacturing breaks ground on new facility in Claysburg, PA Central States Manufacturing has broken ground on a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Martin J. Marasco Business Park near Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Central States has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and investing at least $5.8 million on the project. This will be Central States Manufacturing’s 9th ...
  • New Flat Head Deck Screws from Levi’s Levi’s introduces Flat Head Deck Screws into its extensive line of fasteners/screws. Uses range from conventional decking to roofing furring strip applications. Levi’s offers five lengths in #9/#10. A high quality, long-lasting salt spray coating ensures corrosion resistance and a long-life for deck screw application. Bucket storage makes the Deck Screws easy to use on the job. For free ...
  • Discovering a cure for concrete cancer Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, have discovered a cure for concrete cancer utilizing discarded glass. Concrete cancer is a chemical reaction that leads to the degradation of concrete. “Every year, millions of tons of glass bypass recycling centers and end up in North American landfills,” says Assoc. Prof. of Engineering Shahria Alam in ...
  • Free guide explains sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, “Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for addressing ...
  • CertainTeed Roofing Acquires Matterhorn In response to the growing market demand for high-value metal roofing, CertainTeed announces its acquisition of the Matterhorn metal roofing brand from Michigan-based metal roofing manufacturer Quality Edge, Inc. The purchase expands CertainTeed’s roofing portfolio and capability to serve distributors and contractors throughout North America with a consolidated source of metal roofing products and asphalt ...
  • Free guide on sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, “Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for addressing ...
  • This project used foam for backfill How to cost-effectively nestle a building into a hillside was a problem facing Peter Sherrer, owner of PSG, a Wisconsin based firm specializing in real estate and construction. The building in question was a new 55,000 square foot office and distribution center for Wisconsin Vision Associates of Burlington. Early design investigations into different structural engineering systems ...
  • Triangle Fastener Offers A New Mobile Site For Fastener Selection Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) provides the first mobile site designed to help you select a fastener based on your specific application requirements. It provides a fast and easy way to choose the best fastener for your application. It works with mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. The site prompts you to select a substrate, material thickness ...
  • Starting at the top: Trusses – A case for T-bracing Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature. One method worth considering as today’s buildings grow bigger and more complex is T-bracing (or T-reinforcement). An advocate for T-bracing is David Brakeman, engineering director and vice president for Alpine, an ITW Company; ...
  • A technical explanation of T-reinforcement for trusses – – The truss industry maintains that the design of truss roof and floor system permanent restraint/bracing is the responsibility of the building designer. System permanent bracing covers the entire structure and all reinforcing/bracing element interactions. An exception to this is identifying the locations of compression web restraint. Compression ...
  • Valspar Introduces Fluropon® Pure New Coating Advances Sustainability in Architecture Industry MINNEAPOLIS – Valspar, an industry leader in architectural coatings products, is introducing the newest addition to its Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings, Fluropon Pure. In making the announcement, Jeff Alexander, Valspar VP of sales, coil and extrusion division, said, “We know the architecture community is placing ...
  • Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. The new catalog is available for viewing or downloading in the products section ...
  • IMETCO Announces New Metal Rainscreen Builder App IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) recently launched its metal rainscreen builder app, allowing customers to virtually build a custom IntelliScreen system by choosing components best suited for their environment and project requirements. The easy-to-use app provides a finished rendering for use in architectural specifications or project submittals. IMETCO‘s new metal rainscreen builder app allows users to build a custom IntelliScreen ...