metal construction

3D, drones, awards, and games part of 2016 METALCON plans

3-D technology, drones, inaugural awards, and metal roofing championship games are just some of the programs under preparation for this year’s METALCON. The event, sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, is slated for October 26-28 in Baltimore. Here is a brief rundown of some special activities recently advertised by MCA: THE FUTURE...

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...

CIDAN Machinery Joins The Metal Construction Association

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) welcomes CIDAN Machinery to its membership roster. The company has joined the association’s ranks of about 75 member companies with specialties in the metal construction industry. CIDAN Machinery has manufactured machines since 1907 and is a well-established company within the sheet metal industry. The company manufactures...

METALCON Show Director Claire Kilcoyne Receives Industry Honor

At the 25th Anniversary celebration of METALCON, the only annual international conference and exhibition focused on the use of metal in construction, show director Claire Kilcoyne received the first annual Metal Construction Association’s Triumph Award. These newly created awards, which have nine different categories, honor individuals and companies who have helped advance the use of...

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...

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....

MCA working with IBHS on wind test research

In its most recent newsletter, the Metal Construction Association reports that the organization is working with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to provide design and materials for roof/building wind-load testing that was scheduled for late March. MCA is part of a major research program looking into the...

New features and highlights at 2014 METALCON

METALCON is only weeks away and excitement is building about the many new ideas and opportunities it offers. The event is in Denver for the first time, its new education format combines classroom and exhibit hall sessions, interactive roofing competitions keep the action going in the exhibit hall, and the line-up...

Safety update: Hazard Communication Standard deadlines, requirements

– By Gary Auman, Legal Counsel for NFBA – The first compliance deadline for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s new Hazard Communication Standard is fast approaching. All employers are required to have all employees trained on the new label requirements and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format by December 1,...

METALCON International makes metal first in construction

METALCON offers the latest equipment, materials, tools, software, accessories, technology and expertise to complete each stage of construction with metal. Now in its 23rd year, METALCON remains the only annual event for every type of metal construction need. The METALCON 2013 theme – EVOLVE – reflects how this major event and...