Technical Articles

Articles and Information about the Qualities, Characteristics and Performance of Metal Construction Products

Thanks for visiting’s Technical Articles section. Here you’ll find complete articles - as well as links to articles and reports - addressing technical issues that affect the metal construction and design communities. These articles were created by industry trade associations, organizations comprised of manufacturers and suppliers of metal construction products or systems, and by independent research entities.

At the primary focus of our coverage of the metal construction industry is the U.S. and Canadian markets. We also cover companies operating internationally, but generally only if they’ve made inroads into the North American market as well.

When exploring technical issues, there are broad themes that apply to metal construction products and systems in general, along with specific advantages that concern a particular type of product. With that in mind, we’ve categorized the articles and items of this section based on both product segment and topic.

Technical Articles

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