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Posted: Jul 31, 2017

PPG Brochure Celebrates 50 Years Of Duranar Coatings

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG (NYSE: PPG) has published "The Gold Standard in Architectural Metal Coatings: Celebrating 50 Years of DURANAR® Coatings," a 16-page brochure commemorating the 1967 introduction of one of the industry's first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components.

Posted: Jul 28, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance Launches Redesigned Website

Washington, DC - The Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance (MASFA) has updated its website to reflect a new look and improved functionality. Partnering with the Steel Framing Alliance, MASFA’s members are committed to expanding the use of cold-formed steel framing in the commercial construction marketplace.

Posted: Jul 27, 2017

CFSEI Hosting Cold-Formed Steel Blast Design Webinar On August 24, 2017

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Blast Design of Cold-Formed Steel Components, Walls and Roof Systems” on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

Posted: Jul 26, 2017

AIA Billings Index Sees Fifth Straight Up Month

Washington, D.C. – For the fifth consecutive month, architecture firms recorded increasing demand for design services as reflected in the June Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 54.2, up from a score of 53.0 in the previous month.

Posted: Jul 25, 2017

Metal Construction Association Now Offering "Certified" Label

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is providing a Metal Roofing Certification Program for metal roofing products to help companies "raise the roof" by differentiating their products from the competition. The MCA Metal Roofing Certification Program is open to paint and coatings companies, roofing product manufacturers, coil processors, and roll formers.

Posted: Jul 24, 2017

CCFSS Issues Call For Papers For 2018 International Specialty Conference

Rolla, MO - The Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has issued a call for papers for its biennial International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, which will be held November 7-8, 2018 at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Vulcraft Honors 2017 NuHeights Design Awards Winners

Norfolk, NE - Vulcraft has announced the winners of its 2017 NuHeights Design Awards. The competition is designed to acknowledge outstanding design, architecture and the diverse applications of building with steel joist and decking. The award winners were chosen for their unique and innovative use of Vulcraft/Verco Group products to produce state-of-the-art buildings.

Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Safety Awards Presented To MBMA Associate Members

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has created a new safety award category to honor Associate Member companies that demonstrate exceptional performance in maintaining workplace safety. The 2016 MBMA Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held in May in New Orleans, La.

Posted: Jul 19, 2017

New Grille Joins CornellCookson's Extreme® 300 Series Of Rolling Closures

Mountain Top, PA - CornellCookson Inc., supplier of closure and safety products, adds a new high performance grille to its product portfolio. Joining the Extreme 300 Series of High Performance Doors, the grille features a sustainable, durable design rated for continuous duty.

Posted: Jul 18, 2017

CFSEI Presents Awards For Design, Innovation And Service

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) presented four Design Excellence awards and one Innovative Detail award during the 2017 CFSEI Expo held May 22-23 at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. The 2017 CFSEI John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service was also presented.

Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panel Design Guide Updated By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published AISI D310-17, “Design Examples for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels Based on AISI S310-16.” The design guide is the supporting document for AISI S310-16, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels, 2016 Edition.

Posted: Jul 17, 2017

MBCI Launches Online Ordering Website

Houston, TX - MBCI, a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality metal roofing and wall products, announces the launch of its online ordering tool accessible via Developed with a focus on mobile-first design, the platform allows customers to order products online 24 hours a day, seven days a week via their desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices.

Posted: Jul 14, 2017

ATAS International Inc. Expands Line Of Trims And Flashing

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. has expanded its line of pre-notched trims and flashing components. Trims and flashing are often the most critical elements of metal roof, wall and soffit installations. They provide weather resistance of the installed system, as well as aesthetic value of the finished building.

Posted: Jul 14, 2017

SAF Opening Midwest Branch In August

Atlanta, GA – SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.) announces the opening of a new SAF Midwest Branch on August 1, 2017 at 5302 W. 78th Street in Indianapolis, IN. The 40,000 sq ft SAF Indianapolis facility will be equipped to sell aluminum sheet and extrusions, and provide architectural metal fabrication services such as cutting, bending, welding and assembly.

Posted: Jul 13, 2017

Eave Master Tool For Metal Roofers Introduced By Swenson Shear

Ceres, CA - Swenson Shear introduces the Eave Master as the latest addition to its SnapTable collection of products for metal roofers. It is designed to notch and hem metal panel eave cuts while offering a consistent cut on straight runs.

Posted: Jul 12, 2017

AISI Reaccredited By ANSI As An American National Standards Developer

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announces that it has been reaccredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under its recently revised operating procedures for documenting consensus on AISI-sponsored American National Standards.

Posted: Jul 11, 2017

New Beckers App Quantifies Sustainability Of Coil Coatings

Berlin, Germany - Beckers Group, a leading worldwide supplier of coil coatings, has launched a tool to quantify the sustainability of its coating products. The Beckers SI app is designed for architects, designers, building planners and steel makers - anyone involved in the planning or construction of a building while working with green materials.

Posted: Jul 10, 2017

MillerClapperton Introduces MCMSpecwriter Website

Austell, Georgia – The Miller-Clapperton Partnership, Inc. (MillerClapperton) has announced the launch of, a website dedicated to assist with the creation of an accurate and easy‑to‑understand metal composite material (MCM) specification.

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