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The popularity of metal buildings is explored through news, features and product profiles, geared toward the professional builder.

RHEINZINK Panels Highlight Design Of Clubhouse

San Francisco’s Tenderloin area is one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Most of its residents live below the poverty line without access to backyards or green space. The area’s only open space, one-acre Boeddeker Park, had become riddled with problems. The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization headquartered in San...

McElroy Metal Offers Standing Seam System To Recover Asphalt Shingles

McElroy Metal has introduced a quick and efficient method for installing standing seam metal roofing, directly over asphalt shingles, without a tear-off. “Shingle tear-off is one of the biggest sources of construction debris that is responsible for clogging our landfills,” says Charlie Smith, national recover manager at McElroy Metal. “So the idea of leaving...

Swenson Shear adds Snap Table Pro to line

Swenson Shear has officially announced the launch of its new Snap Table Pro for all-in-one notching, slitting and hemming of standing seam panels. Its the second product in the company’s all-in-one line-up and was added to provide customers the ability to slit and hem up to 60-inches for commercial, industrial and residential job sites....

RHEINZINK Panels Play Key Role In Cladding

The wildly unique design of the new office building known as the “Pterodactyl” in Culver City, California, is truly stunning. Designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects, the 16,663 square foot building represents culmination of a project that has spanned 17 years. Completed in Spring, 2015, the Pterodactyl is perched atop a four-level parking garage...

Firestone Building Products Names Partner in Quality Award Winners

133 Firms Honored for Excellence in Craftsmanship and Quality of Roofing Installation. Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” product portfolio, recognized 133 firms across the United States, Canada and Mexico with the 2015 Partner in Quality Award. The annual award honors an elite group of...

2015 METALCON to showcase newest trends for business success

Newton, MA – For construction professionals in the field and those in the front office, METALCON 2015 has education sessions to improve their field techniques, management skills and business success. Each year METALCON attracts metal building, residential and roofing contractors, architects, engineers, developers, facility managers, fabricators and building owners from more than 52 countries...

Former Harley-Davidson VP, Clyde Fessler, to keynote at METALCON

Clyde Fessler, former Harley-Davidson vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 25th annual METALCON. This year’s event will be held Oct. 14-16 in Tampa, Florida. On the verge of bankruptcy in the early 1980’s, Harley-Davidson found itself facing severe market conditions and heavy foreign competition....

MBMA grants to introduce metal construction to engineering & architectural students, staff

CLEVELAND, OHIO – In a groundbreaking educational initiative, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is providing faculty fellowships in cooperation with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). These awards will expedite development of a model program that partners the metal building industry with undergraduate engineering and architectural faculty and students. The fellowships will...

U.S. Metal Industry Shows Growth In Past 5 Years, Despite Economy

The market for metal products in the United States grew 4 percent annually over the past five years, according to an industry study released by the Metal Construction Association (MCA). This growth is significant because it occurred from 2009 through 2014, during the economic downturn when construction volumes declined and building owners and specifiers...