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Posted: Jan 28, 2021

Continuing Education Courses About Insulated Metal Panel Systems

Through the years, insulated metal panel systems have evolved from being used predominantly for cold storage and industrial applications to now being featured on buildings across the entire design spectrum. Educational facilities, hospitals and wineries are just a few of the many building types where you can expect to find insulated metal panel systems used with regularity.

Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Understanding The Benefits Of Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Looking to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing, and avoid specification pitfalls? A free, downloadable ebook from McElroy Metal, titled 18 Ways to Reduce the Risk When Specifying Standing Seam Metal Panels, can help.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020

How To Choose A Quality Metal Fabricator And Welder

When it comes to choosing a metal fabricator and welder, customers are in search of high-quality work and value to maintain a competitive price strategy. Advancements in technology and precision, such as Fiber Optic Laser material cutting, have decreased processing time to improve the performance of metal fabricators.

Posted: Nov 23, 2020

Safer And More Efficient Handling Of Insulated Metal Panels

The benefits of using lifting equipment to handle insulated metal panels (IMPs) are abundant, and IMP installers who have employed lifters can point to a range of reasons why to use the machines. What follows is how using a lifter specifically impacts a couple of IMP-handling tasks.

Posted: Sep 17, 2020

Custom Metal Tile Roofing Machines Give Businesses Total Control

The more control you have running your business, the better chance you have of being successful. A trend in the metal roofing business for the last few decades has been for roofing companies to purchase roll forming machines to produce a specific standing seam profile or multiple profiles. Some of these roll formers are large machines, set up in a manufacturing plant, and some are smaller portable machines, driven right to the jobsite on a small trailer with enough coil to produce the roofing for a particular project.

Posted: Jul 23, 2020

Proper Design And Detailing Remain Critical As Metal Roofing Sales Continue To Grow

"It’s important to understand that the successful performance of any roof system, but especially metal roof systems, is highly reliant on proper design and detailing. As the saying goes, 'the devil is in the details'," writes Travis Lord of The Garland Company Inc. "Details can truly make or break a standing seam metal roof system, which is why proper design and waterproofing techniques are critical to achieving the system’s intended performance life."

Posted: Apr 30, 2020

Words To Live By: Accept The Things You Cannot Change

In this article, Rob Haddock, CEO & Founder of S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd., talks about the six meaningful words that are helping to focus his efforts in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on a business he's spent decades building.

Posted: Apr 16, 2020

Anodized Aluminum Surfaces May Help Minimize Surface Pathogen Collection

"During this health emergency [COVID-19 pandemic], material engineers have been actively discussing materials that may help to prevent the ability of bacteria and germs to cling to surfaces," writes Ed Dahlquist of Lorin Industries. "Some interesting studies have come to light – which we think may be useful to those planning projects and investigating what type of material to use for surfaces."

Posted: Jan 02, 2020

Health, Wellbeing And The Metal Ceiling

Occupant wellbeing, health and comfort are key design considerations when it comes to creating buildings and interiors for people to work in. Seeing as employees spend 39.2 hours a week on average in the workplace, it is crucial to design workspaces that ensure employees feel comfortable, motivated and proud of where they work. Ceilings play a critical role in the interior design, aesthetically and functionally.

Posted: Oct 24, 2019

PPG's New Mineral Series Color Line: Thoughts On The Future Of Color For Metal Architectural Coatings

PPG unveiled a new series of colors for its PPG Duranar™ MXL and PPG Durabrite™ metal coatings at METALCON 2019. The new Mineral Series color line offers architects new design options that blend seamlessly into urban landscapes with semi-transparent earth tones that subtly shimmer when exposed to sunlight. Following is a brief Q-and-A with David C. Story, chief stylist and manager of color science, coil and building products, PPG, who was instrumental in the development of this new PPG color palette.

Posted: Mar 28, 2019

Standing Seam Metal Roofs Offer Advanced Protection Against Fire And Wind

Nationwide, severe weather and geological events are causing astronomical property damage. The consequence: communities strained by a loss of resources, security and access to shelter. Certain areas are so devastated that recovery seems next to impossible.... An increasing number of industry experts are proactively responding to these challenges by specifying more resilient building products. Standing-seam metal roofs, which offer superior protection against the elements, fit this category.

Posted: Mar 21, 2019

The Many Advantages Of Metal Wall Panels

It's no wonder metal walls are popular in both commercial and residential construction. They offer a multitude of design capabilities and a sustainable barrier to weather. While most often utilized in commercial office, educational and manufacturing buildings, metal wall panels also have unique uses in residential homes and condos.

Posted: Feb 14, 2019

Attractive And Durable, Cable Railing Goes Public

Cable rail in-fill systems are increasingly being specified by architects and contractors. On the surface, the reasons appear obvious. The sleek, streamlined cables are well-suited for both indoor and outdoor settings, and complement a variety of architectural styles while helping to preserve the view. But the appeal goes much deeper.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019

Specifying IMPs? Experts Say Keep It Standard

Standard sizing of lumber products began nearly a century ago to create a shared understanding between the lumber mills and the markets. That same understanding is still required and is one of the reasons why Metl-Span's various factory-insulated metal wall and roof panel systems are offered in recommended standard sizes.

Posted: Nov 29, 2018

Prescient's Light-Gauge Construction System Gaining Popularity In Denver And Beyond

In late October 2018, Prescient began assembly of its 19th project in the Denver, CO area. Phase II of the Colorado Christian University (CCU) Resident Hall joins eight other buildings currently under construction using Prescient’s light-gauge steel framing system, accounting for more than 2.9 million square feet of construction.

Posted: Nov 01, 2018

All Weather's OneDek™ Roof System Saves Time And Money On Low-Slope Projects

In Europe, the use of insulated metal panels (IMPs) comprises about 50 percent of building projects in the commercial-industrial category. In North America, IMPs, though growing, remain in the minority – about one in 10 projects use them. More telling, however, is that the vast majority of IMPs in Europe are for roof applications. In America, it’s walls.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018

Banker Wire Products Prove Ideal Design Complement For Campus Sports Projects

Whether it’s to entice blue-chip athletes or to appeal to the fitness interests of prospective students in general, colleges and universities know the importance of having facilities that make a good first impression. Fresh and modern is almost always a must and for both ground-up new construction projects and makeovers to existing structures, products from Banker Wire have shown to be an ideal design complement.

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