MBMA 2012 Annual Report Now Available For Building Design And Construction Audiences
Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2012 Annual Report, which highlights the research, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs that the association has undertaken over the past year. The report is a valuable resource for those who work with metal building systems and is now available for free download at www.mbma.com.
“MBMA has long been recognized as the technical leader in the metal building systems industry, and the 2012 Annual Report details many of its cutting-edge initiatives and programs,” said Jeff Carmean, MBMA Chairman. “Over the course of the past year, MBMA has worked to educate buyers and specifiers about the green traits of metal buildings and has spent countless hours ensuring that the industry has a voice at the table as energy and sustainability codes are written and enforced.”
MBMA implemented or continued many research projects in 2012, often in coordination with major universities and engineering schools throughout North America. These are focused on important topics such as seismic effects on metal buildings and snow loads on solar panels and metal roofs. This annual report provides essential metal building systems information for owners, builders/contractors, architects, specifiers and code officials. New UL-rated fire assemblies were tested and approved, which will allow metal buildings to gain market advantages.
About the Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Founded in 1956, MBMA serves metal building systems manufacturers and suppliers. Its membership represents more than $2.1 billion in annual steel shipments and accounts for approximately 48% 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. For more information, visit www.mbma.com.