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S-5!, MBCI Develop AIA course, Improving Wind Uplift On Metal Roofs

AIA_CE_logo_colorColorado Springs, CO and Houston, TX – Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs is a new AIA continuing education course, developed by S-5! and MBCI to help architects discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures.

This is a 1-Hour AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Learning Unit course. It offers architects the opportunity to learn about wind uplift requirements, testing and proper wind mitigation specification techniques as well as metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics.

Architects and firms requesting a presentation of this course will learn about:

• Current wind uplift tests and how they are performed.

• Wind uplift ratings, wind zones and specific wind uplift requirements.

• Specific metal roof products, panel profiles and applications that perform best for wind uplift.

• Methods and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics for metal roofs.

• Wind control value engineering techniques and refer to project specific examples.

• The proper selection and specification techniques of wind-rated roofs and accessories to meet uplift requirements.

Keith Lipps, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for S-5!, described the course as being critical for all design professionals to understand how wind forces act on a structure. “This is an exceedingly critical topic for projects being designed in high wind areas, especially those structures that are being built in tornado and hurricane prone regions,” Lipps says.

The course can be scheduled as a live presentation through S-5!. Call 1-888-825-3432 or email for more information.

About MBCI

MBCIlogoSince 1976, MBCI has provided customers with quality metal roofing and wall products, superior service and competitive pricing. It remains an industry-leading manufacturer of metal roofing and metal wall panels and other products. With its large product selection and full engineering and design capabilities, MBCI supports both the design community and customers from project conception through project completion. For more information about MBCI and its family of companies and many product offerings, visit or call (877) 713-6224. For more information about MBCI’s 40th anniversary celebration, visit

About S-5!®


Founded by a veteran metal roof expert, S-5! has been the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions since 1992. S-5!’s lifetime zero-penetration clamps and brackets attach ancillary items to standing seam and exposed-fastened metal roofs respectively, while maintaining roof integrity and warranties. Made in the U.S.A., S-5! solutions are engineered for a variety of roof-mounted applications and are now installed on more than 2.5 million metal roofs in 70+ countries worldwide, providing strength and longevity never before seen. For more information, visit

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