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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.

Posted: Sep 06, 2019

Garland’s New Brochure Highlights Building Envelope Offerings

Cleveland, OH - Garland recently released a new brochure highlighting its building envelope capabilities and outlining the variety of problems the company’s representatives can help solve. Garland is known in the industry for its roofing products, but its offerings extend far beyond that to include solutions for windows, walls, parking structures and more.

Posted: Sep 05, 2019

Alpine SnowGuards Offers New AIA/CES Course

Morrisville, VT - Alpine SnowGuards, manufacturer of rooftop snow management systems, has become a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES).

Posted: Sep 04, 2019

New Commercial Ceiling System From CertainTeed Offers Acoustics And Aesthetics

Malvern, PA – When specifying large-format metal ceiling panels for expansive commercial installations, designers are often forced to choose between acoustics and aesthetics. CertainTeed aims to change all that with the launch of PLAZA Large-Format Acoustic Panels by Hunter Douglas Ceiling & Wall Products, exclusively from CertainTeed.

Posted: Sep 03, 2019

AIA's Billings Index Measures Positive In July

Washington, DC – Demand for design services in July remained essentially flat in comparison to the previous month, according to a new report released from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 50.1 in July showed a small increase in design services since June, which was a score of 49.1.

Posted: Aug 30, 2019

Petersen Adds Reps To Meet Demand For Metal Cladding In Western U.S.

Phoenix, AZ - Petersen is meeting the growing demand in the Western United States for its PAC-CLAD metal roof and wall products by hiring several representatives in the area. The manufacturer representatives will support architects, installing contractors and others involved in the specification and installation of exterior metal cladding products in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Posted: Aug 30, 2019

Laminators Inc. Names New Regional Manager

Hatfield, PA – Laminators Incorporated has announced the promotion of its longstanding employee, Jason Bauknecht, to Regional Manager for the Architectural Products Division. His territories include Mid-Atlantic (DE, southern NJ, NY [excludes NYC], PA, WV), Chesapeake (DC, MD, VA), Southeast (NC, SC, TN) and Canada.

Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Fire Protection Alternatives For Metal Buildings Is Subject Of New MBMA Research

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has just released the results of a study on fire protection alternatives for metal buildings. The research report, W/D Study of Non-prismatic (built-up) I-shaped Framing Members in Metal Buildings, was undertaken by Nestor Iwankiw, PE, SE, Ph.D., of Jenson Hughes.

Posted: Aug 28, 2019

AISI Standards Council Seeks Research Proposals For 2020 Small Project Fellowship Program

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council is seeking research proposals for its 2020 Small Project Fellowship Program. Launched in 2014, AISI’s Small Project Fellowship Program identifies and provides funding for research projects that will significantly impact the reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel framing products in a variety of end-use applications.

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