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Posted: Jan 05, 2017

AISI Publishes Two New S900-Series Test Standards

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published two new test standards in its S900-series. These test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the American National Standards and are available for downloading free of charge.

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

RIMA International Elects New Board Members For 2017

Lenexa, KS - The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) held their annual elections at their fall 2016 meeting. Four new directors were elected to two-year terms that began on January 1, 2017.

Posted: Dec 30, 2016

Architecture Billings Index Ekes Out Another Small Gain

Washington, D.C. – Coming off a modest increase after two consecutive months of contraction, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded another small increase in demand for design services. 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 November ABI score was 50.6, essentially unchanged from the mark of 50.8 in the previous month.

Posted: Dec 28, 2016

Cold-Formed Steel Framing Resources Available On New Site

Pittsburgh, PA - BuildSteel, a new collaboration of steel and construction industry organizations, provides educational resources for building professionals on the uses and benefits of cold-formed steel framing.

Posted: Dec 27, 2016

Textured Metal Building Products Growing In Popularity

Cleveland, OH – Prepainted metal is a popular choice for consumers, architects and specifiers who are looking for environmentally friendly, durable and aesthetically pleasing options. The National Coil Coating Association's (NCCA) members are seeing a growing trend for textured, prepainted metal products in commercial and residential building design.

Posted: Dec 26, 2016

Frank Hogan Returns To S-5! As Business Development Director

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5! has brought back Frank Hogan to fill the newly created position of Business Development Director, focusing on deepening relationships with the company’s OEM market to maintain market share and capture additional sales opportunities.

Posted: Dec 23, 2016

MBCI's Retro-R® Panel Receives Florida Approval

Houston, TX - MBCI’s Retro-R® panel has received statewide Florida approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as FL21121 for roof applications.

Posted: Dec 22, 2016

ATAS Team Members Receive Award At Canstruction® Competition

Allentown, PA - The “Monsters of Metal” team, with members from ATAS International Inc. and the Architectural Studio, participated in the local Canstruction® competition recently held at the Lehigh Valley Mall. They earned the “Best Use of Labels” award, utilizing a variety of canned vegetables, along with bags of white rice and black beans, to create their cansculpture®.

Posted: Dec 20, 2016

AppliCad USA Adds FAQ Section To Website

Jupiter, FL – AppliCad USA, maker of RoofWizard roof estimating software, has announced the addition of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to its website. Access to the section for AppliCad customers is under the Support tab in the navigation row at the top.

Posted: Dec 16, 2016

PPG General Industrial Finishes Highlighted In New Brochure

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG has published a new general industrial finishes brochure, highlighting coatings solutions for two dozen industries, from electrical components and pipe and tube products to fastener products, light-duty equipment, tools, medical instruments and machinery, and miscellaneous construction.

Posted: Dec 14, 2016

Steelscape Launches Website For Metal Coil Prints

Kalama, WA - In an effort to facilitate the design process for architects, building owners, and homeowners, Steelscape LLC has launched its new design solutions website featuring its portfolio of specialty metal coil prints for architectural wall and roof panels.

Posted: Dec 13, 2016

New Version Of ClarkDietrich iTools™ Now Available

West Chester, OH – Since launching the first web app for steel framing projects in 2013, ClarkDietrich Building Systems has been at the forefront of technologies that better equip construction professionals with technical data and digital tools for the specification and purchase of steel framing systems. The company continues this commitment to innovation with the launch of its newest version of the ClarkDietrich iTools™ app, which now features complete integration of ClarkDietrich’s SubmittalPro® system.

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