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  • 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 ...
  • New Snow Retention System For Metal Roofs: Dyna-Guard DYNA-GUARD, from Dynamic Fastener, is a new snow retention system designed to be used on metal roofs. This system can be easily installed on a new construction project or retrofitted to an existing metal roof. During installation of DYNA-GUARD, first, either clamps or brackets are attached to the metal roof. Dynamic Fastener’s DYNA-CLAMPS are used on ...
  • Dynamic Fastener releases new Tool and Fastener Hand Guide Dynamic Fastener just released the newest version of its popular Tool and Fastener Hand Guide. This one-of-a-kind gem provides many answers to common and uncommon issues that arise in the metal building industry. The 132 page full color publication, provides clear and concise answers to questions pertaining to fastener applications, engineering data, availability of types, size ...
  • Schweiss Doors helps manufacturing operation move indoors Albert E-House manufactures electrical buildings for the petro-chemical industry and for 25 years, assembled modular buildings outdoors in occasionally less than ideal conditions. Schweiss Doors was able to help bring the work indoors by constructing bifold liftstrap doors large enough to extricate assembled portions of Albert E-House buildings. Albert E-House acquired a 3.7-acre plot of land ...
  • Lester Building Systems Launches New Patented Metal Roof System New Product Gives Consumers Innovative Upgrade with Big Savings. Paul Boor, vice president of engineering at Lester Building Systems, asked himself a simple question. How can we make a better metal roof system? Specifically, can we make one that delivers the benefits of both a standing seam roof and a through-fastened roof? The answer? Yes. Recently, Lester ...
  • RCMA Reflective Roof Rebates Database now available to the public The Roof Coatings Manufacturing Association (RCMA) recently made its Reflective Roof Rebates Database, originally created exclusively for use by RCMA members, available to the general public. The Reflective Roof Rebates Database was enhanced in 2014 with increased functionality for searching available reflective roof incentives across the country. The database has since been further enhanced to include ...
  • MBMA releases Environmental Product Declarations for metal building systems In order to meet the increasing demand for unbiased data about the environmental impacts of commercial construction, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for three metal building product categories:  primary rigid framing, secondary framing, and metal cladding for roofs and walls. MBMA partnered with UL Environment (ULE) to develop and ...
  • Green Span Profiles’ IWP Series earns Dade County Approval Green Span Profiles, a manufacturer of insulated metal panels (IMPs), has received Dade County Approval for its IWP Series of composite wall panels. “Testing for Dade County Approval is, of course, the most rigorous in the nation,” says Brian N. Jaks, P.E., Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Green Span Profiles. “Having that approval allows us ...
  • New Products: sliding door hardware in oil-rubbed bronze Transform any interior opening or doorway with this unique and innovative design for sliding doors that saves space and creates a decorative enclosure for any room. National Hardware offers the new interior sliding door hardware in a rustic oil-rubbed bronze horseshoe kit and a bold, contemporary satin nickel kit.  
  • Sealants, Part 2: your silent partner on the job Sealants are a hidden part of what goes on inside and outside of a building, but they have become an integral silent partner in the building process. As a builder, you could choose the wrong one or apply it the wrong way, and find yourself kissing your profits goodbye if the sealant fails. Paul Majka, applications ...
  • Sealants, Part 1: Don’t get stuck using the wrong sealant or application Think adhesives, sealants and caulks are simple? In many respects they are, but don’t get fooled by the false notion that you can just slap anything between two materials and magically it works. We went to manufacturing experts to find out what you should know when selecting and using these products. We started with Joe Borak, ...
  • A Trio Of Innovative Creations Selected As Best New Products 
At IRE Judges of the Product Showcase‘s “Best New Product” at the 2016 International Roofing Expo , chose first, second and third place winners based on a selection of 21 products. The judges, comprised of a panel of industry experts, selected the products based on innovation, productivity and cost-effectiveness. The Product Showcase is a 1,500 square foot pavilion on ...
  • Englert Teams With Swenson Shear; Introduces The Metalman Snaptable Englert Inc., the New Jersey-based supplier of painted metal coil and metal fabricating machinery for the roofing and gutter industry, and Swenson Shear of Ceres, California, manufacturer of innovative tools to speed the preparation and installation of metal panels, have announced a strategic alliance to provide the Metalman Snaptable HD, and The Metalman Snaptable Pro ...