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MBMA 2014 Annual Report Now Available For Building Design And Construction Audiences

MBMA-2014-Annual-ReportCleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2014 Annual Report, which highlights the technical research, sustainability innovations, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs the association has undertaken over the past year.

The report, titled First Choice, is a valuable resource for anyone involved in the low-rise commercial building market or who works with metal building systems. It is now available for free download at

Metal Buildings Are The First Choice For More Projects

“Metal building systems now account for over 50% of new low-rise, non-residential buildings in the U.S., and MBMA’s leadership is a big reason for that. That leadership is highlighted in the 2014 Annual Report, which details many of the research initiatives and educational programs the association is undertaking,” noted Tom Gilligan, incoming MBMA Chairman. “Additionally, throughout 2014 MBMA continued to educate potential buyers, designers, and specifiers about the sustainability and energy efficiency of metal buildings.”

Continued Technical Leadership

MBMA continues its leadership in the industry with a number of new and continuing research projects in 2015. These projects are often undertaken in coordination with major universities and engineering schools throughout North America, and include topics such as seismic performance, wind loads, structural performance and connection design. The information detailed in the Annual Report provides essential information for owners, builders, contractors, architects, specifiers and code officials. MBMA is also working on several new educational resources to go along with its existing design guides and manuals.

About The Metal Building Manufacturers Association

mbma-logoFounded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry. Its membership supplies high-quality buildings for use in commercial, retail, office, industrial, institutional and other end-uses. The association provides a wealth of information on its website for anyone who works with or is interested in metal building systems. It includes technical materials and design guides. For more information, visit

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