Low Rise Construction

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

ATAS International Upgrades Certification to ISO 9001:2015

ATAS International’s operations were certified to the ISO 9001:2000 international quality system standard in 2006.  In April 2018, the ATAS ISO certification has been upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 (with design in the Allentown, Pennsylvania, locations). This certification assists ATAS with maintaining industry leadership; using a customer focus and quality improvements that...

Ventco Expands Facility To Accommodate Direct Sales

Ventco announced a plant expansion to accommodate its growing list of customers ordering its ventilation products including the company’s signature product, ProfileVent. In 2017, Ventco started selling direct to customers. The 6,000-square-foot expansion allows for the setup of next-day shipping and brings the facility to 79,000 square feet under roof. “Because...

McElroy Metal Adds Solar Panels To California Manufacturing Plant

Because you can never save too much, McElroy Metal has added solar panels to a second manufacturing facility that will more than offset the plant’s electrical usage and show a return on investment in approximately three years. Almost five years ago, McElroy re-roofed its manufacturing facility in Peachtree City, Georgia, and...

RHEINZINK Panels Clad Boathouse Project On Chicago River

The new Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood creates the opportunity for greater community recreation and environmental stewardship of the Chicago River. Designed by Studio Gang Architects, the 19,000-square-foot facility is the last of four new boathouses and river launches created by the Chicago Park District to reclaim...

School’s Bold-Red Metal Wall Welcomes Texas Students

A random pattern of bold, red metal wall panels creates a stand-out look for the new Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary School in Lytton Springs, Texas. Named for a long-time educator in the Lockhart Independent School District, the school serves 500 pre-K through 5th grade students. A focal point of architectural design...

BUILDING PROFESSIONALS: WHAT’S YOUR FORECAST FOR 2018?

To better serve your information needs, we would like to know what your industry outlook is for 2018. Please take a few minutes right now to complete this quick survey. Summary data we gather today will appear in the February 2018 issue of Rural Builder. Any information you provide will be...

Milwaukee Introduces New Utility Pouches

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their storage solutions with the introduction of a new Utility Pouch and Compact Utility Pouch. The new pouches are designed from the ground-up to address the needs of professionals who require a durable storage solution that easily and securely fastens to belts but can also be...

AkzoNobel Unveils Innovative New Finish At METALCON 2017

AkzoNobel introduced the next evolutionary advancement in print technology at METALCON 2017 with the release of CERAM-A-STAR Expressions, an innovative textured finish that engages the senses with the visual appeal of a print and texture that adds depth and dimension. “CERAM-A-STAR Expressions combines AkzoNobel’s innovative ink with our wrinkle coating technologies....