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Posted: Aug 14, 2014

Louver Selection Tips From The Pros

As an architect or specifer, you are ultimately responsible for establishing the louver requirements for your valued project. When selecting a louver product; performance, familiarity, reputation of a manufacturer, options and cost all play a part. Due to various reasons, architects and specifiers need to be cognizant of numerous variables when selecting a louver product – the depth of a louver, type, blade profile, color, free area, water penetration, pressure drop, AMCA certification and the list continues. Contingent on your application, one or all of these details may come into consideration.

Posted: Jun 19, 2014

Family-Owned Sealant Tape Company Plays Vital Role In Metal Building Industry's Success

Butyl sealants are a relatively small portion of metal buildings – yet they play an important role in assuring the integrity and weathertightness of each finished structure. So contractors and manufacturers look to sealant producers for reliability in these behind-the-scene products. Family-owned GSSI makes sealant tapes for the metal building and components industry. Just like its high quality sealant products, GSSI offers reliability and design flexibility to its customers, which has resulted in long-term customer relationships.

Posted: May 08, 2014

Roll Former Allows Manufacturer To Offer Improved Door Framing System

Premier Products Inc. of Monroe, La., manufactures commercial hollow metal steel doors and frames, as well as a complete line of building doors, frames and aluminum windows for metal building applications. With the help of roll forming equipment from Samco Machinery, Premier plans to improve its manufacturing capabilities.

Posted: Apr 17, 2014

The Natural Choice – Reynobond® Design Line Series

At first glance you'd swear the building was clad in real mahogany. But after another look, you'll find that Alcoa Architectural Products' (AAP) Reynobond® Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), coated with a natural Mahogany Brown wood grain Design Line paint coating, was used instead. Virtually indistinguishable from nature's own handiwork, AAP's Design Line finishes can be used to inject the natural warmth of wood, the strength of granite or the rustic tone of terra cotta in any way you might imagine.

Posted: Mar 20, 2014

It's Possible - Waterproof And Maintenance-Free Rooftop Equipment Screen Installations

Attaching equipment to the building structure, through the roof, is the most efficient method of attachment, but often such work is done without consideration of waterproofing concerns. Any attachment penetration must not compromise the integrity of the roofing system. This is why RoofScreen Manufacturing got into the business … to discover and develop a better method for leak-proof attachment for all types of roofing and building structures.

Posted: Feb 20, 2014

AppliCad’s New ‘Block-Cut’ Material Optimizer Saves Material and Time

AppliCad has led the world in waste reduction and material optimization in its software tools for metal roofing for over 20 years. AppliCad is continuously striving for even better results and forever fine tuning their software tools to further improve ease of use and provide greater efficiency. With that in mind, the company has announced its latest RoofWizard software enhancement: Block-Cut.

Posted: Jan 30, 2014

2014 Is The Time To Purchase Roll Forming Equipment, Grow Your Business

An improving construction market leads to increased confidence and that confidence leads to spending or investing. If you’re making a living in the construction industry, Bob Repovs, CEO of Samco Machinery, says 2014 is likely the year to grow your business through the purchase of capital, specifically, roll forming equipment.

Posted: Jan 02, 2014

RoofScreen Manufacturing Dedicated To Roof Leak Problem Solving

RoofScreen Manufacturing developed modular rooftop equipment screens to aid architects and contractors in the quest to improve building aesthetics. The company offers a variety of systems designed to mask unsightly rooftop equipment. RoofScreen often works directly with architects to match the aesthetics of the host building.

Posted: Dec 12, 2013

Englert Finds Niche Market In Collegiate Boathouse Roofs

When you first look at the typical collegiate boathouse, you’re likely to get a little confused. When we think of boathouses, we usually think of small buildings nestled against a dock and extended over the water. The truth of the matter is that most college boathouses look more like barns or large garages. And because of the kinds of boats they house and the types of crews that use them, more often than not they aren’t located right on the water—but near it.

Posted: Oct 22, 2013

Zinc Gutters & Trim: The Natural Way To Complement A Roof

Gutter systems and related architectural sheet metal trim can have a profound impact on both the functional & visual quality of the building exterior. Managing the runoff of any roof is a key strategy for keeping the building dry and façade clean. Enhancing the gutter system & trim with preweathered zinc can not only extend the durability and improve performance, but also provide a natural aesthetic that can’t be imitated by paint, pigmented stains, or metallic coatings.

Posted: Sep 26, 2013

Reynobond® Face Fastened Solution: Modern. Durable. Affordable.

Alcoa Architectural Products' latest installation innovation is a face-fastened ACM panel system utilizing the company's flagship product, Reynobond®. George Rosado, Commercial Director, calls it the perfect combination of durability, flexibility, simplicity and affordability that will inspire endless design possibilities. In this bylined feature for DesignandBuildwithMetal, Rosado describes in detail the system's composition and installation.

Posted: Sep 05, 2013

METALCON 2013: Helps You Build It Right, Earn Money And Enjoy The Process

Like many successful trade shows – METALCON International offers the best in new products and industry expertise – all available in one place for a limited time. What makes METALCON different is its approach to making it an enjoyable, valuable learning experience.

Posted: Aug 22, 2013

Addressing Condensation In Uninsulated Metal Roof Applications

Have you ever been under a metal roof that had condensation on the bottom side of it? It is quite annoying to have the condensation falling on you like rain. Worse, if the roof is over your shop, carport, barn or self-storage unit, you have to worry about what damage it is doing to the contents of these buildings. Ken Buchinger of MBCI discusses a product that addresses condensation.

Posted: Jul 25, 2013

Zinc Roofing: Good Design Means A Lifetime Of Service

Material selection directly impacts the performance, aesthetics and durability of a structure. A roof fabricated from architectural zinc (titanium-zinc alloy) may be the best metal value for many steep-slope applications.

Posted: Jun 25, 2013

ATAS International Celebrates 50 Years: Product Diversity And Teamwork Ethic Drive Company Forward

The road to success is not easily traveled. No matter its size or scope, a company will experience some bumps along the way that become challenges or opportunities depending on how they are managed. For ATAS International, Allentown, PA, its 50-year path has been driven by a consistent, positive attitude. Although ATAS is family-owned, its philosophy of hiring and training the best people regardless of family ties has developed a strong team ethic.

Posted: Apr 04, 2013

Metal Roof Trim: There Is A Better Way

In addition to speaking regularly with customers around the world, Ray Smith, managing director of AppliCad USA Inc. learns a lot from trade show attendees, including the ones he sees each year at the International Roofing Expo. Smith noticed technology everywhere at the 2013 show. The contractors he talked to did too. Many are keen to use it to help their businesses grow but aren't sure where to focus their efforts and resources. Smith has a suggestion.

Posted: Mar 01, 2013

Lightning Protection In The ‘Green Building’ Era

Nearly every construction project today incorporates measures for energy conservation and sustainability. Today’s project owners demand state-of-the-art “earth friendly” products and technologies for both the physical structure and the building systems. When working with earth friendly products and green technology, designers need to consider the unique threats that lightning strikes pose.

Posted: Feb 04, 2013

Metal Plus Roof Brackets Improve Rooftop Safety, Productivity

The metal construction industry has many success stories. Perhaps it’s because metal’s ability to adapt to different situations attracts creative, resilient people. It’s certainly the case with Mario Lallier, owner of Metal Plus LLC and creator of a line of innovative metal roof brackets. He never sought attention, but ironically his constant desire to find a better way to do things has helped put him in the spotlight.

Posted: Nov 01, 2012

ALPOLIC Is ACM Of Choice For Hyundai Global Sign Program

Hyundai Motor Group's U.S. dealerships are in the midst of being re-branded with new aluminum composite material (ACM) signage, in accordance with guidelines established as part of Hyundai’s Global Sign Program. It’s a five-year initiative that will involve 851 dealerships. The contract to fabricate the required ACM panels was awarded to Architectural Graphics Incorporated (AGI) of Virginia Beach, VA. The ACM material being used exlusively by the fabricator for the project is ALPOLIC ACM.

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