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MBMA Presents 'How It's Built' Video For Metal Buildings

mbma-build-it-videoCleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has published a new “How It’s Built” video, available on its YouTube channel. This seven-minute presentation gives viewers a comprehensive look at how a metal building comes together—starting with the manufacturing process, followed by construction on a job site, and lastly showing the final touches on a new facility.

“By taking the viewer through the entire building process,” said Tony Bouquot, MBMA general manager, “the video shows what makes a metal building unique and why these buildings are so popular. It starts with how the parts are made, which leads to the speed of construction and lower overall costs. It also shows some of the additional benefits of metal buildings, such as high levels of insulation and long-lasting metal roofs.”

“How It’s Built” starts with a brief introduction to metal buildings and their components and summarizes steps in the construction of a new building. It moves on to a detailed look at the fabrication and erection process of an automobile dealership, showing each major step along the way—from the manufacturing facility to the final detailing at the job site. These steps include:

• Manufacturing the building parts

• Site prep and delivery of building materials

• Primary and secondary framing material construction

• Installation of insulation, roofing and wall materials

• Final fit-out and detailing

There is also a brief introduction to the International Accreditation Service (IAS) AC472 and AC478 accreditation programs for metal building manufacturers and metal building assemblers. The video finishes with a look at the completed building and includes interviews with the vehicle dealership’s contractor and building owner.

In addition to “How It’s Built,” approximately 30 videos are available to view for free at MBMA’s YouTube channel, “How It’s Built” is a companion video to MBMA’s “How It’s Made” presentation—a video that describes the manufacturing process for a metal building. That video has been viewed over 100,000 times.

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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