Metal Builder

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

American Building Components Launches Online Ordering Website

American Building Components recently announced the launch of their online ordering tool accessible via shop.abcmetalroofing.com. Developed with a focus on mobile‐first design, this platform allows their customers to order products online 24 hours a day, seven days a week via their desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices—enhancing the ease with which...

ATAS Announces Winners For The Project Of The Year Awards

ATAS International, Inc. honored its 2016 Project of the Year winners at a recent awards banquet. This annual competition recognizes projects in which ATAS products have been incorporated into the design of the building. An independent panel of judges reviewed photos of all the projects submitted throughout the year and chose...

‘Elite’ Grain Center a Showpiece of Sukup Equipment

SHEFFIELD, Iowa – As if the striking profile of the building weren’t enough, one look at the control panel in the new grain loading/unloading station at Patterson Farms confirms it as a grain handler’s dream come true. There are controls for sweeps and unload conveyors in four bins, for leg and...

Three-Tier Metal Roof Disguises Mass Of New Oklahoma School

The expansive new 500-student pre-K thru 4th grade Heritage Elementary School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was greatly needed by its growing community. The project, designed by Crafton Tull in Tulsa, features a curving spine element that provides the main circulation corridor off of which three major classroom “fingers” radiate. A defining entry...

Selling Fire Safety

Fire Safety is a metal roofing benefit that many salespeople fail to discuss. If the home is not located in a fire-prone area, they assume that the homeowner won’t be motivated by the fire safety of a metal roof. But, like anything, the reality is that they will be motivated once they...

Seven New Wall Panels Add Visual Depth To Building Exteriors

Petersen expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline wall panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in commercial, institutional, residential or many other applications. The new Highline panels are 1 3/8-in. deep, resulting in dramatic building...

MBMA’s Updated Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems Now Available

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association’s (MBMA) Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems, Second Edition, is now available in print or PDF at www.techstreet.com/mbma. Through easy online ordering, this resource will put energy code compliance and design information into the hands of anyone involved in construction and interested in increasing energy...