metal buildings

Free guide on sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings

In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, “Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for...

Valspar Introduces Fluropon® Pure

New Coating Advances Sustainability in Architecture Industry MINNEAPOLIS – Valspar, an industry leader in architectural coatings products, is introducing the newest addition to its Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings, Fluropon Pure. In making the announcement, Jeff Alexander, Valspar VP of sales, coil and extrusion division, said, “We know the architecture...

Fabral Announces 2015 Project of the Year Winners

Norcross, GA – Fabral proudly announces the 2015 winners of its annual Project of the Year contest: Astro Buildings, Cleary Building Corp, McCarty Roofing Inc., Morris-Ginsburg, and Cedar Preservations. The Project of the Year contest, now in its 11th year, allows Fabral to recognize its customers’ commitment to architectural creativity and excellence. Participants were...

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...

Metal to the rescue for refugees

Metal once again rises to the occasion with quick and affordable shelters for refugees. The shelters are temporary in nature but allow for use on average of three years as compared to tents that are only good for a few months. The project is a collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations...

Sealant: A Critical Step in Metal Roofing

– By Mark Mullins, Fabral, Applications Engineer/Product Training Manager – The importance of the role of sealant in metal roofing cannot be stressed enough. One common myth when working with exposed fastener panels is that the combination of gravity and a 12” end lap is enough to prevent water from infiltrating the facility. This...

MBMA names 2015 board members and Innovation Award winner

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) approved its 2015 Board of Directors at the MBMA Annual Meeting held on December 10, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The 2015 Board Members are: Tom Gilligan, Chairman, Butler Manufacturing Brad Curtis, Vice Chairman, Tyler Building Systems, L.P. Brad Robeson, Ex-Officio, NCI Building Systems, Inc. Jeff...

Sealed “N” Safe provides thermal bridging solution

Metal buildings able to make code with continuous insulation system EPHRAIM, Utah – SNS Thermal Spacers from Sealed “N” Safe are a cost-effective and easy-to-implement thermal bridge system between the outer shell and the inner frames of a metal building. Because the SNS Thermal Spacers reduce HVAC operating costs by as much as half...