MBMA schedules energy code compliance webinar for metal buildings

CLEVELAND, OHIO –  The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has developed a comprehensive Energy Code Compliance webinar that will educate the metal building specifiers, contractors and builders on how to navigate and utilize today’s energy codes and standards as they apply to metal building systems, and incorporate the MBMA Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems. This webinar will describe how to design and construct metal buildings to be energy efficient.

“Most municipalities in the United States have adopted an energy code and standard. It’s wise to be informed and up-to-date,” says Chuck Praeger, MBMA’s assistant general manager.

Some of the topics that will be covered include—energy design responsibilities, how metal building systems fit into the energy codes, how to apply energy code requirements, and common ways to insulate a metal building system.

Instructors from the Metal Building Manufacturers Association are Jay D. Johnson, LEED AP, director of architectural services and Dan J. Walker, P.E., senior staff engineer.

The first Energy Code Compliance webinar will take place on October 6, 2011, while the second webinar is set for October 17, 2011. The one-hour sessions will start at 2:00 Eastern Time and there will also be an additional 15-minute question-and-answer period at the end of each presentation. Enrollment for these and other MBMA webinars is available on the sign-up page in the bookstore section of the MBMA webpage, www.mbma.com. Enrollment for the Energy Code Compliance webinar is $125 per person. Each enrollee will receive a copy of MBMA’s Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems, which has a retail price of $86 and is the source material for the presentation.

MBMA has served metal building systems manufacturers and suppliers for 54 years. Its membership represents more than $1.6 billion in annual steel shipments and accounts for approximately 39 percent of the total non-residential low-rise construction market in the United States. MBMA provides engineering leadership through the many research programs that it sponsors annually, often in coordination with major universities and engineering schools throughout North America. This research is used to improve the performance, efficiency and quality of metal building systems and to elevate the technology used to produce them.

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