Low Rise Construction

Information for the building professional on buildings above ground level, less than three stories in height, generally non-residential in nature.

Steel Dynamics

Is it really Galvalume?

When Galvalume hit the metal industry, it was a true game changer. The mix of 55 percent aluminum and 45 percent zinc alloy allowed panel to hold its rust-inhitibed beauty longer than any other product on the market. Twenty years of research went into its development by Bethlehem Steel and today its production under...

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MFM Building Products issues WindowWrap instructional video

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, has released a new WindowWrap® Instructional Video on the proper installation techniques for the company’s line of window flashing tapes. This step-by-step video illustrates the proper flashing steps and installation tips to ensure that the...

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The changing landscape of roll forming

The explosive growth of regional metal roll forming businesses in the U.S., coupled with an influx of foreign raw material has had a significant impact on established companies that once exclusively supplied wall and roof panel for the metal construction industry. Rural Builder interviewed two established companies—McElroy Metal and Everlast Roofing Inc.—to see how...

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Not all metal building panel is created equal

You may be the best builder on the planet, but if you use inferior products your stellar reputation could only last as long as those products. Because the larger percentage of a post-frame and steel-frame building is metal, doesn’t it behoove you to know a lot about it? At Steel Dynamics, Don Switzer, sales...

New Brochure Highlights Full-Line Of Stainless Steel Roofing Products

Roofinox, a manufacturer of architectural stainless steel, has introduced a new four-page, four-color brochure highlighting the company’s line of products providing long-term sustainability and corrosion-resistance for roofing, wall-cladding, flashing, rainware and interior design. “Each of our stainless steel products offers a unique set of characteristics ideal for virtually all forms of roofing applications,” says Dave Rowe,...

Fabral Expands Powerseam Product Line

Fabral continues to deliver on its commitment to support customer success with the addition of a new metal structural standing seam panel system. Effective Sept. 1, 2016, the new architectural Powerseam II profile will be available through the company’s Gridley, Illinois, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and St. Joseph, Minnesota, manufacturing facilities. As with the existing Powerseam...

Sprawling, Energy-Efficient DMV Facility Earns LEED Silver

The sprawling, sparkling Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) facility sets a new standard in both energy efficiency and customer service. The brand new 43,000 square foot facility, located in New Castle, Delaware, is the first state-owned building to achieve LEED Silver certification, and is the third DMV office to follow a design prototype...

Union Corrugating adds capabilities to Scranton, PA facility

Fayetteville, NC – Union Corrugating, a leader in the metal roofing and siding industry, has installed additional equipment in their Scranton, Pennsylvania, plant that gives Union the capability of producing more product and reducing lead-times for its customers. The equipment includes both an additional panel line and trim line.          ...

CLT manufacturer first in U.S. to pass fire safety requirements

D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, the nation’s first certified U.S. manufacturer of Cross-Laminated Timber, has become the first North American CLT manufacturer to achieve significant fire safety requirements under tests designed to gauge flame spread and fire resistance.  No other manufacturer of CLT has been certified under the new APA/ANSI manufacturing standard and has subjected...