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Posted: Feb 06, 2018

CENTRIA Announces Formawall Insulated Metal Panels With Halogen-Free Foam

Moon Township, PA - CENTRIA, a leader in architectural metal wall systems, announces a groundbreaking sustainability enhancement to its industry-leading Formawall® line of insulated metal panels (IMPs) with the elimination of halogens from the product’s insulating foam core.

Posted: Feb 05, 2018

IPG Joins The Synthetic Roof Underlayment Institute

Chicago, IL – The Synthetic Roof Underlayment Institute (SRUI) welcomes Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) to its membership. The company has joined the association’s ranks of 11 member companies with specialties in the synthetic roof underlayment industry.

Posted: Feb 02, 2018

American Buildings Company Adds Momentum Construction To Network Of Builders

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 Momentum Construction of Lexington, Kentucky to its national network of Builders.

Posted: Feb 02, 2018

MBMA Notes Passing Of Duane Ellifritt, Ph.D., First Director Of Research And Engineering

Cleveland, OH - Members of the Metal Building Manufacturers (MBMA) join in remembrance of Dr. Duane Ellifritt who, at the age of 82, passed away on January 22, 2018. He was the first Director of Research and Engineering for MBMA and served in that position from 1975 until 1984, where he helped formulate and administer some ground-breaking MBMA-sponsored research at several universities.

Posted: Jan 31, 2018

ATAS Now Offers Online Continuing Education Courses

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. now offers three continuing education courses online. All three are approved for health, safety, and welfare learning units by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA CES).

Posted: Jan 29, 2018

AppliCad To Demonstrate Roof Wizard Software At IRE

Jupiter, FL – Roof Wizard Software from AppliCad will be among the thousands of products featured at the upcoming International Roofing Expo, scheduled for February 6-8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The company invites all who’ll be attending the show to stop by booth #563 for a demonstration of the software.

Posted: Jan 26, 2018

AIA Billings Index Ends 2017 In Positive Terrain

Washington, D.C. – The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading capping off three straight months of growth in design billings. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 52.9, down from a score of 55.0 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

Posted: Jan 25, 2018

McElroy Metal Offers Online AIA Course

Bossier City, LA – McElroy Metal, a manufacturer of top-of-the-line metal roofing products, is offering a continuing education course in metal roof design for architects at

Posted: Jan 23, 2018

Metal Building Manufacturers Association 2017 Annual Report Now Available

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2017 Annual Report, entitled Accelerating the Building Process. This resource highlights the work that MBMA and its members have undertaken over the past year. The report provides valuable information for anyone who works with metal building systems, has an interest in metal buildings or is involved in the low-rise commercial building market.

Posted: Jan 22, 2018

RHEINZINK Offers Updated CEU Course

Woburn, MA – RHEINZINK America is offering an updated AIA-approved CEU course explaining the use of its zinc alloy in various architectural applications. The course offers 1.00 LU/HSW Learning Unit through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and 1.00 Continuing Education Unit through the Green Build Certification Institute (GBCI).

Posted: Jan 18, 2018

ATAS Participates On Hurricane Irma Wind Investigation Team

Allentown, PA - In response to Hurricane Irma’s damage to Florida in September 2017, a small group of RICOWI members, including Jim Bush, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ATAS International, conducted a mini-deployment.

Posted: Jan 17, 2018

Beckers' BeckryTech Coatings Available To North American Markets

Elk Grove Village, IL - As one of the world’s largest coil coatings suppliers, with over 150 years in the industry, Beckers knows a thing or two about high-quality coatings. So, when customers need a high-performance coating designed to last 40-plus years, with excellent color and gloss retention, they recommend BeckryTech Super-Durable Polyester - now available to North American markets.

Posted: Jan 15, 2018

Construction Employment Highest Since September 2008

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in December 2017 to the highest level since September 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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