TMI offers webinars on benefits of metal

In response to the increasing demand for information about the benefits of building with metal for commercial projects, The Metal Initiative is sponsoring three complimentary informational webinars during the months of September, October and November.

“The Metal Initiative is committed to promoting the use of metal in the commercial building industry,” says Scott Kriner, LEED AP, technical director, The Metal Initiative. “Today’s building owners and facility managers are faced with many choices of products and decisions about systems to install. TMI’s webinar series explains many of the current issues related to how metal roofs and walls can be considered for building envelope components.”  

The first webinar features the presentation “Metal Roofs and Walls: From (A)luminum to (Z)inc,” Wednesday, September 9. This session will provide participants with:

an understanding of the basic differences between the metal roof and wall systems used in commercial buildings

the ability to recognize the design opportunities offered by  these systems 

an understanding of the environmental aspects of metal roofs and walls 

an understanding of the economic aspects of metal roofs and walls 
The second in the series, “Retrofit Roofs and Walls,” Wednesday, October 14, covers the hot topic of retrofit projects.  By the end of this presentation, participants will:

have fundamental knowledge of metal roof and wall systems used to retrofit buildings

recognize various applications of retrofit metal roof and wall systems

be apprised of the roof and wall issues that retrofit metal can resolve

better understand the overall benefits when using metal systems on existing buildings

be more familiar with the opportunities to save energy with these applications
Rounding out the series is “Building Green,” Wednesday, November 18.   Participants will go away with a better understanding of how metal roofs and walls can:

Reduce energy consumption in buildings

Improve air quality and thermal comfort

Help comply with energy codes

Reduce environmental impacts

Contribute to LEED points
All webinars will be held be 2 p.m. Eastern and all presentations provide AIA/CES credits.

For more information or to sign up for the webinar, please contact 847-375-4718 or go to .

The Metal Initiative is an industry-wide program to educate owners, architects, and contractors about the use of metal in building and construction. Visit for informational and educational resources to help you get more building for your money.

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