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Posted: Feb 16, 2012

Reuse And Renovation - Great For Business, Great For The Environment, Great For The Metal Construction Industry

The green building movement began with a focus on making all new buildings more eco and energy efficient. The USGBC’s LEED rating system was a key factor in setting the pace of this trend. Plus, metal’s ability to add points toward LEED certification increased awareness of metal and our industry. As new construction has slowed, however, the upswing in renovation and reuse adds a new perspective to the business of using metal in construction.

Posted: Jan 25, 2012

CondenStop Controls Condensation At Bio-Mass Fuel Storage Facility

The Port of Tyne Bio-Mass Fuel Storage Facility in Newcastle, United Kingdom features 161,458 sq. ft. of steel roofing, which posed concerns that condensation might form on the underside of the roof panels and damage bio-fuel pellets inside the structure. However, that was easily addressed by using LantorCondenStop fleece which was adhered to the underside of the panels.

Posted: Jan 14, 2012

Moisture And Condensation - Metal Roofing Products Help Manage The Inevitable

Moisture condensation is common where humidity and temperature fluctuations occur outside and when conditions or activities inside a building create moisture. Plus, the current emphasis on creating more energy efficient or more airtight buildings can actually trap moisture inside the building. Left untreated, unwanted moisture can damage wood and cause corrosion of metal decking, roof panels and fasteners in the roof structure.

Posted: Dec 01, 2011

Drexel Metals Products Are Cool...And ENERGY STAR® Verified

As a leading provider of equipment, materials, engineering and warranties for the production of standing seam metal roofing systems, Drexel Metals Inc. is proud to be able to promote 34 ENERGY STAR®-labeled cool metal roofing products.

Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Roof Recoating Offers An Alternative To Metal Roof Replacement

Not all metal roofs approaching the end of their useful service life need to be replaced. Thanks to the development of products such as Aldo Products Company's ALDOCOAT 374, old metal roofs can gain new life and regain their like-new appearance.

Posted: Oct 27, 2011

Zinc Cladding: The Value And Future Of Light-Gauge GRAY

Some people, and organizations too, have a knack for seeing the future. Good business fortune is rarely pure luck. Often it’s the result of strategies that anticipate and respond to emerging market trends. Over the past decade, a commitment to working with architectural zinc has helped some forward-thinking contractors, panel fabricators, and metal distributors grow their business.

Posted: Sep 29, 2011

For Green Rainwater, Choose European-Style Copper Or Zinc Made In The USA

Due to higher initial cost, building and home owners sometimes don’t consider materials like copper or zinc for their rainwater systems. In this article, the author explains that copper and zinc rainwater systems are actually more affordable and cost-effective, in part because of their inherent durability and sustainability.

Posted: Sep 08, 2011

METALCON - A Metal Construction Industry Institution

Design and construction professionals have the opportunity to meet with their customers face to face every day. But how often are they presented with the opportunity to personally meet the people who create the products they use and recommend? For those who specify or construct with metal, METALCON provides that chance.

Posted: Aug 15, 2011

Six New Facilities In Hurricane-Devastated Area Turn To Metal Sales To Help Rebuild

After Hurricane Rita devastated Cameron Parish, LA in September 2005, the community turned tragedy into opportunity by contracting six new sustainable civic facilities, complete with Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation products. Metal Sales supplied roofing and soffit panels for the Cameron Parish School Board office building, two fire stations, and the parish’s East Annex.

Posted: Jul 29, 2011

Boathouse Designs Illustrate Versatility Of Bifold Doors

Rowing has long been regarded a traditional pastime for Ivy Leaguers and the elites. Today a new boathouse complex is opening up both the sport of crew and innovative architectural ideas along this stately river with the help of Wilson® Premier Bi-Fold aluminum frame.

Posted: Jul 13, 2011

Benefits Of Breathable Underlayments For Metal Roofing

Breathable underlayments for metal roofing, which have been used successfully in Europe, are now available in North America. David Nemes of Nemco Industries shares some of his views on the advantages of breathable underlayments, while describing the Dry-Tech product that his company offers.

Posted: Jun 07, 2011

Phamaceutical Plant's Doorways Upgraded Using Custom Air Curtain Solution

When federal and international sanitary inspections mandated flying insect infiltration reductions at a California pharmaceutical manufacturing plant’s four shipping doors, project engineers started thinking far outside the box to save the Walnut Creek, CA facility more than $75,000 in necessary door retrofit costs.

Posted: May 12, 2011

Martha's Vineyard Retreat Is Built To Be Different

There are plenty of unique features packed into the newly constructed 40' x 30' retreat on Martha's Vineyard. Among them is an aluminum-framed, polycarbonate and glass-skinned hydraulic door by Schweiss doors. Occupying virtually the entire west wall, the door opens onto a deck that offers panoramic views.

Posted: Mar 23, 2011

S-5! Heads List Of Colorado Companies Involved In Denver School's Rooftop Solar Initiative

When it comes to solar electric expertise, companies in Colorado have plenty to offer. One Denver area school discovered as much first-hand when it began exploring opportunities to use solar electric as a means of meeting a significant portion of its energy demands. Among the firms enlisted to help make the project a reality was S-5!.

Posted: Mar 17, 2011

Insulated Foam Panel Construction Helps Minnesota Contractor Grow

Back in 1980, Marty Kiehm, 20 years old at the time, built his first structure. It was a 70’ x 100’ hangar in Delavan, MN, that featured a 48’ bifold door. Today, Kiehm Construction employees 35 people and is on the grow, thanks in part to the company's experience with insulated metal panel systems.

Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Metal Buildings: Sustainable And Adaptable – Part III

Although metal buildings have been around for more than 50 years, not every potential buyer knows what to look for when evaluating building options. So we asked the experts who work with metal buildings to share their insights on what customers may want and how manufacturers can meet those needs.

Posted: Dec 09, 2010

Metal Buildings: Sustainable And Adaptable – Part II

In the last 10 to 15 years, significant changes have enhanced the ability of metal buildings to meet new energy standards. These improvements in roofing, insulation, coatings, and solar systems have also created more opportunity in the green building market for these resilient structures.

Posted: Nov 23, 2010

Metal Buildings: Sustainable And Adaptable – Part I

Pre-engineered metal buildings were sustainable before that was trendy. Their efficient use of resources has offered a multitude of benefits for builders, owners – and the environment – for more than 50 years.

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