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Posted: Feb 27, 2017

Architecture Billings Index Slips In January

Washington, DC – The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped slightly into negative territory in January, after a very strong showing in December. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 49.5, down from a score of 55.6 in the previous month.

Posted: Feb 24, 2017

New LEED v4 Brochure Available From RHEINZINK

Woburn, MA – RHEINZINK America has announced the availability of a new online brochure for LEED v4. LEED v4 is the newest version of the international standard for high-performance green buildings as developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Posted: Feb 24, 2017

Metal Roofing Alliance Names Ramey As New Executive Director, Offers Free Seminar At IRE

Longview, WA - The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) announces the appointment of Renee Ramey as the organization's new Executive Director. Ramey replaces Bill Hippard, who has retired. Ramey will be responsible for the daily management of the MRA's ongoing North American marketing program to increase metal roofing's residential market share.

Posted: Feb 23, 2017

American Buildings Company Adds Icon Contractors To Builder Network

Eufaula, AL - American Buildings Company (ABC), a leading domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of high-quality metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, announces the addition of Icon Contractors LLC of Bridge City, Louisiana to its national network of Builders.

Posted: Feb 23, 2017

CFSEI Accepting Entries For 2017 Awards Program Through March 30

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is accepting entries through March 30, 2017 for its annual awards program, which acknowledges outstanding and innovative cold-formed steel (CFS) projects and individuals who have advanced the industry through their significant contributions of time and expertise.

Posted: Feb 21, 2017

Three New Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Reports Published By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports: RP15-3: Advancing Seismic Simulation of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Buildings, RP17-1: Experimental Study on System Reliability of Cold-Formed Steel Roof Trusses, and RP17-2: Monotonic and Cyclic Response of Single Shear Cold-Formed Steel-to-Steel and Sheathing-to-Steel Connections.

Posted: Feb 20, 2017

Seven New PAC-CLAD Colors Enhance Design Options For Metal Roofs, Walls

Elk Grove Village, IL - Petersen’s wide range of available colors for its metal roofing and wall panels now includes seven new PAC-CLAD finishes, increasing the company’s already vast color spectrum to 45. The seven new colors are made from a 70% PVDF Kynar formula manufactured by Valspar.

Posted: Feb 17, 2017

Firestone Building Products To Acquire Gaco Western

Indianapolis, IN - Firestone Building Products Company, LLC has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation solutions for a variety of commercial and residential applications.

Posted: Feb 16, 2017

MCA Announces 2016 Triumph Award Winners

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced its inaugural group of Triumph Award recipients. The Triumph Awards were introduced in 2016 as a way to honor and celebrate the people and companies that champion the metal construction industry.

Posted: Feb 13, 2017

RHEINZINK America's Parent Company Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Woburn, MA - The parent company of RHEINZINK America, Inc., RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG, is celebrating 50 years as a leader in the production of architectural zinc. The international company, headquartered in Datteln, Germany, was the first zinc titanium alloy manufacturer in Europe.

Posted: Feb 10, 2017

Construction Employment In January Reaches Highest Level Since 2008

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January 2017 to the highest level since November 2008 as employers increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Feb 08, 2017

ATAS Products Now Included In BSD SpecLink-E

Allentown, PA - ATAS announces that their products can now be found in the BSD SpecLink-E program. Sections include metal shingles, metal roof tiles, metal roof panels, metal wall panels, insulated metal wall panels, and roof specialties, along with several other sections.

Posted: Feb 07, 2017

Pat Kern To Head New Business Development At Behlen Building Systems

Columbus, NE– Behlen Building Systems has appointed Pat Kern as vice president of new business development and international marketing. In this newly-established position, Kern will lead the commercial sales effort and project coordination for new building system projects in the eastern United States region and international sales opportunities.

Posted: Feb 06, 2017

Katharine Morgan Becomes President Of ASTM International

Norfolk, VA - Katharine “Kathie” Morgan has begun serving as president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations. Morgan will lead a team that supports thousands of members, customers, partners, and other stakeholders worldwide. She succeeds James A. Thomas, who served in the role for 25 years.

Posted: Feb 03, 2017

AXYZ International Redesigns Website For Router Systems

Burlington, Ontario, Canada - AXYZ International, a supplier of CNC router and knife cutting systems, has unveiled its redesigned website. Some of AXYZ's offerings are used in the production of metal cladding, including aluminum composite material (ACM).

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