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Posted: Oct 07, 2019

Metl-Span Now Offers ThermalSafe IMPs With A Striated Exterior Profile

Lewisville, TX – Metl-Span’s proven ThermalSafe® insulated metal panel is now available with a Striated exterior profile, in addition to the already existing Ultra-Light Mesa and Santa Fe exterior options. “The demand for more fire-resistant options led us to produce ThermalSafe with a striated exterior profile,” says Jennifer Franz, Metl-Span product manager. “Striations offer an aesthetic customers are familiar with and asking for.”

Posted: Oct 04, 2019

U.S. Steel Purchases 49.9% Interest In Big River Steel

Pittsburgh, PA – United States Steel Corporation announced on October 1 a joint venture partnership agreement under which it has taken the first step towards acquiring Big River Steel through the purchase of a 49.9% ownership interest at a purchase price of approximately $700 million in cash, with a call option to acquire the remaining 50.1% within the next four years.

Posted: Oct 02, 2019

Metal Ceiling Manufacturer SAS International Opens New York Office

New York, NY - UK-based SAS International, manufacturer of metal ceiling solutions, has announced the opening of an office in New York City. The result of international growth, the office will provide design assistance to architects and specifiers along with sales and technical support across North America for the company’s range of metal ceilings and architectural metalwork.

Posted: Oct 01, 2019

CFSEI Hosting 'Fire And Cold-Formed Steel Design' Webinar On October 10, 2019

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Fire and Cold-Formed Steel Design: Fire Resistance of Wall, Floor and Ceiling Systems” on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

Posted: Sep 30, 2019

Women In Construction Panel Discussion Set For METALCON 2019

Newton, MA - METALCON 2019, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, is featuring an interactive panel presentation by leading women in the metal and roofing industries on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 1.00 p.m., at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Posted: Sep 27, 2019

EXTECH Introduces SKYGARD® 2500 Series Skylight System

Pittsburgh, PA - EXTECH/Exterior Technologies Inc. expands its skylight product offering with a new SKYGARD® 2500 Series aluminum-framed, monumental glass skylight system. Available in pyramid, single slope and ridge configurations, EXTECH’s new skylight complements commercial, institutional and industrial building designs.

Posted: Sep 26, 2019

Housing Starts In August Reach Highest Level Since 2007

Washington, DC - Led by a surge in multifamily production, total housing starts rose 12.3 percent in August 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 million units from an upwardly revised reading in July, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is the highest level since May 2007.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019

Contractors Optimistic About Near-Term Nonresidential Construction

Washington, DC - U.S. construction industry leaders’ confidence diminished somewhat in July 2019, yet they remain optimistic regarding nonresidential construction’s near-term prospects, according to the Construction Confidence Index (CCI) released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

Posted: Sep 23, 2019

Triangle Fastener Introduces New Bi-Metal Roofing Screw

Pittsburgh, PA – Triangle Fastener Corporation has announced the availability of its new #14-13 DP1 CONCEALOR® 304 Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Screws. It is available in four sizes to meet most application needs.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019

AIA Billings Index Shows Substantial Drop In August

Washington, DC – Demand for design services in August took a markedly downward swing compared to July’s already soft score, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Posted: Sep 19, 2019

Pittsburgh Sports Icons To Keynote METALCON 2019

Newton, MA - METALCON 2019 , the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, announces its keynote speakers, sponsored by long-time partners’ United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) and PPG, both title sponsors headquartered in Pittsburgh, and both actively involved with METALCON since its inception 29 years ago.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Airolite Introduces Latest Addition To Storm Class™ Louver Line

Schofield, WI - Airolite’s SCC550 combination louver is the latest addition to its Storm Class™ louver line. A 5.5- inch deep combination louver that features horizontal exterior blades along with vertical interior blades, the SCC550 gives designers optimum flexibility as the horizontal exterior blades allow for a wide range of bold sightlines for conventional to nontraditional appearances, while the interior vertical blades yield high ventilation rates while providing unsurpassed weather protection. The SCC550 Storm Class™ combination louver is AMCA 540 Listed for Wind-Borne Debris Impact and AMCA 550 Listed for High Velocity Wind-Driven Rain.

Posted: Sep 17, 2019

Construction Employment Increased By 14,000 Jobs In August

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 14,000 jobs in August and by 177,000, or 2.4 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience remained near historic lows, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Metal Construction Association Announces Formation Of MCM Alliance

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association has created a new group focused on increasing awareness of Metal Composite Material (MCM) for the architectural building envelope. The MCM Alliance supports product performance testing, initiates research, and promotes education and actions to influence public policies for the utilization and growth of MCM in the marketplace.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019

New MBMA Video Offers Comprehensive Introduction To Metal Building Systems

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has developed a new video, “Metal Building Systems 101,” now available on its YouTube channel. This video is a comprehensive overview of metal building systems and runs for approximately 22-1/2 minutes.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Steel Deck Institute Reaccredited As An American National Standards Developer

Glenshaw, PA - After a recent audit of its standards development activities, the Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has been reaccredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under its recently revised operating procedures for documenting consensus on SDI-sponsored American National Standards.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019

Roofing Alliance Looking For Future Initiatives To Fund

Rosemont, IL - The Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), has announced its annual Call for Funding. Committed to promoting and funding the advancement of roofing through research, education, technology and philanthropic programs, every year the Roofing Alliance funds critical research, educational and technical projects for the betterment of the roofing industry.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019

Roof Hugger Schedules Metal-Over-Metal Retrofit Roofing Webinars For Fall 2019

Odessa, FL - Roof Hugger, LLC announces the line-up for its Fall 2019 webinars on Metal-over-Metal retrofit roofing with Roof Hugger sub-framing systems. The first of six free webinars is Thursday, September 26, with others scheduled throughout October, November and early December. All are 30-minute programs.

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