Low Rise Construction

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

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....

D.I. Roof Seamers Appoints Jason Ray As Sales Manager

D.I. Roof Seamers recently appointed Jason Ray as sales manager. Ray is a graduate of Purdue University with a specialty in organizational leadership and supervision as well as LEAN management. He has served for the past several years as the national technical manager of metal roofing systems for Firestone Buildings Products....

ATAS International, Inc. Introduces New Wall Cladding Profile

ATAS International, Inc. has introduced Versa-Line, a new wall cladding profile. This concealed fastener wall panel is designed for horizontal or vertical applications. Pre-punched fastener slots allow for quick and easy installation. The new Versa-Line panel is available in 12 3/8” or 16 3/8” coverage with a 1” panel depth and...

MRA Training 10/18 and 10/19 at METALCON 2017

Increasing Profits and Growing Your Residential Metal Roofing Company in the Age of Millennials. The Metal Roofing Alliance (www.MetalRoofing.com)  is hosting two exclusive seminars for metal roofing contractors at METALCON 2017. Both are designed to help contractors to grow their residential metal roofing businesses with practical advice and ideas that can make an...