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Posted: May 12, 2020

51st MBCEA Annual Conference Goes Virtual, Opens May 19

Bethlehem, PA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) announces that its Annual Conference is moving online. The 2020 MBCEA Virtual Conference opens May 19 and runs for 30 days. There will be online presentations each week of the conference and a virtual exhibitor space, all of which are free to attendees.

Posted: May 08, 2020

Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium Announces New Conference

Baltimore, MD - The Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC) announces the CFSRC Colloquium, a new entirely online, global conference that will take place in October 2020. The colloquium will benefit researchers, professionals and students interested in cold-formed steel structural engineering and related topics.

Posted: May 07, 2020

Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls Slightly In March, Says ABC

Washington, DC - National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.1% in March 2020 and is up 2.0% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $802.6 billion for the month.

Posted: May 06, 2020

New MCA White Paper Defines Responsibilities For Metal Composite Material

Chicago, IL - When it comes to Metal Composite Material (MCM), the saying, "It takes a village..." is particularly true. To help clarify the steps and roles of the various parties involved, The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a white paper: Definitions: Who Does What in the Supply and Installation of MCM. It is available as a free download on the MCA website.

Posted: May 05, 2020

Triangle Fastener Gains FM Approval For BLAZER 3 Drill Screws

Pittsburgh, PA – Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) has announced FM approval for their ¼-14 BLAZER 3 Drill Screws in carbon steel. The FM approval is for screw attachments per classes 4471 (Panel Roofs) and 4881 (Exterior Wall Systems). These screws are provided with TRI-SEAL® long-life finish and are approved in lengths up to 11”.

Posted: May 04, 2020

MBMA Releases Recreation & Fitness Case Study Report

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released a new case study report, Recreation & Fitness, which features sports and recreation centers that use metal buildings systems.

Posted: May 01, 2020

Garland/DBS Canada Secures Kinetic GPO Contract

Toronto, Ontario - Garland/DBS Canada Inc. was recently awarded a contract to provide roofing and waterproofing materials and related turnkey services to member entities of Kinetic GPO, a cooperative purchasing organization for broader public sector and MASH (Municipalities, Academics, School Boards, and Health and Social Services) entities across Canada.

Posted: Apr 30, 2020

ATAS International Launches New Website For Transpired Solar Air Heating Collector

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has launched a new website for its InSpire® transpired solar air heating collector system - with a nod to the recent 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The new site contains more project data and photos, applications and case studies, and real-time performance data of a system installed on a warehouse/production facility.

Posted: Apr 29, 2020

MRA Offers Simple Roof Maintenance Tips For Home-Bound Homeowners

Portland, OR - With the start of summer around the corner and a focus on improvement projects that homeowners can tackle while sheltering in place, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) reminds everyone to consider exterior maintenance and care that will not only help improve curb appeal, but protect homes for the long run. A good place to start is with the roof.

Posted: Apr 28, 2020

Coronavirus Response Triggers Dramatic Drop In AIA's Architecture Billings Index

Washington, DC – Reflecting the deteriorating conditions in the overall economy, demand for design services from architecture firms recorded a record fall, according to a newly published report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 33.3 for March reflects a major decrease in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms (any score below 50 indicates a decrease in billings).

Posted: Apr 27, 2020

Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings To Host April 30 Coil And Extrusion Coatings Webinar

Minneapolis, MN – Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings has scheduled a one-hour AIA continuing education webinar for Thursday, April 30 at 1 PM Central Standard Time. Titled Designing Visually Dynamic Facades with Coil and Extrusion Coatings, the webinar will be hosted by Robin Bartelman, Associate AIA, Sherwin-Williams’ Architectural Sales Manager, West Coast.

Posted: Apr 24, 2020

Latest AGC Survey Finds Construction Employment Declined In 20 States And In D.C. In March

Arlington, VA - Construction employment declined in 20 states and D.C. in March, aligning with the results of a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America that found growing layoffs amid new project cancellations and state funding constraints. Association officials warned that these cancellations mean massive job losses are likely to occur soon in even more states unless Congress helps cover rapidly declining state revenues, adds funding for Paycheck Protection Program loans and takes other measures to help the industry recover.

Posted: Apr 23, 2020

MCA Welcomes New Executive Committee And Board Members

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is proud to announce three new members to its executive committee and four new members to its board. Their collective experience and leadership will continue to expand MCA’s role and vision for the development of the metal construction industry.

Posted: Apr 22, 2020

S-5! Launches Social Media Campaign To Spread Awareness Of COVID-19 Fight

Colorado Springs, CO - S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, one of the world’s leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, joins the Colorado Governor’s #DoingMyPartCO campaign to spread awareness on the fight against COVID-19 by launching its very own #DoingMyPartS5 campaign.

Posted: Apr 21, 2020

MCI-ELFI Confidence Index Plummets In April Due To COVID-19 Impact

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the April 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market fell to a historic low in April of 22.3, decreasing from the previous low of 46.0 in the March index.

Posted: Apr 20, 2020

ATAS Announces 2019 Sales Team Of The Year

Allentown, PA - At the recent ATAS International employee appreciation and awards dinner, Jared Gorman, CSI, and Ernie Kortvely were announced as the recipients of the annual Malan S. Parker Award, which recognizes the top sales team of 2019.

Posted: Apr 17, 2020

MCA Releases Series Of White Papers To Define Metal Composite Material

Chicago, IL – In response to widespread confusion regarding what qualifies as a Metal Composite Material (MCM), The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a comprehensive and authoritative white paper, "What Is A Metal Composite Material?" and made it available as a free download in three parts on its website.

Posted: Apr 16, 2020

Varco Pruden Buildings Honors Top Projects

Memphis, TN - Varco Pruden Buildings has announced its 2020 Hall of Fame winners. The annual competition recognizes top projects by Varco Pruden (VP) builders that display innovation and excellence through the integration of VP building systems, products, architectural appearance, end use and design.

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