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Posted: Aug 11, 2021

MCA Offers New White Paper On Meeting IBC Specs With Insulated Metal Panels

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has made available the first of several releases of industry-standard guide specifications. The first release consists of two specifications, based on criteria applicable to IMPs captured within the International Building Code or IBC. The specifications, prepared by the Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Alliance of MCA, are intended to assist designers in construction of project specifications of the International Building Code (IBC) 2018 version.

Posted: Aug 11, 2021

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Higher In July

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its July 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). 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 stands at 72.9, an increase from the June index of 71.3.

Posted: Aug 06, 2021

Quality And Craftsmanship Training Series For Metal Building Assemblers Being Updated

Bethlehem, PA - With support from the Ketenbrink Education Foundation (KEF), the metal construction industry will soon have updated tools for training new assemblers. KEF recently issued grant awards to Associated Builders and Contractors, Metal Buildings Institute, and Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association. These groups are pooling the grants to update and expand an existing program, the Quality and Craftsmanship Training Series for craftsmen who work on metal buildings.

Posted: Aug 05, 2021

S-5! Set To Introduce New WindClamp Iteration At IRE

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, will introduce its new WindClamp2X technology at the International Roofing Expo (IRE), happening in Las Vegas August 10-12, 2021.

Posted: Aug 04, 2021

SEAA Names Peter Gum New Executive Director

Winston-Salem, NC - After completing a nationwide search, the Steel Erectors Association of America has named Peter Gum as its new Executive Director. Gum has 29 years of experience as the CEO of not-for-profit construction trade associations.

Posted: Aug 03, 2021

MRA Announces Updates To Online Visualizer Tool

Portland, OR - Re-roofing can be an intimidating process. It’s an investment that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and yet when it comes to choosing the right color and style, homeowners typically have just a small selection of tiny material swatches to figure out what’s going to look best on their home. With the Metal Roofing Alliance's Roof Visualizer Tool, it's possible to more accurately see what a new metal roof will look like when installed.

Posted: Aug 02, 2021

MBMA Offers New UL Fire-Resistance-Rated Designs For Wall-Roof Joints And Intersections

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces six new UL fire-resistance-rated designs for wall-roof joints and intersections in metal buildings. These latest UL head-of-wall assemblies enable common fire-rated wall-roof joints and intersections to meet more stringent energy code requirements while maintaining fire safety.

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

Demand For Design Services Remains High According To Latest AIA Survey

Washington, DC – Architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services in June according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June remained at an elevated level of 57.1 (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). It was 58.5 in May and 57.9 in April.

Posted: Jul 29, 2021

Cornerstone Building Brands Announces Divestiture Of Roll-Up Sheet Door Business

Cary, NC - Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CNR), manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Roll-up Sheet Door business to Janus International Group Inc. (NYSE: JBI) in a cash transaction for $168 million, subject to customary adjustments. The transaction includes products sold under the DBCI brand and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021

ATAS Introduces Inspire HP, A New High-Performance Solar Air Heating Wall Panel

Allentown, PA - ATAS International introduces InSpire HP, a new high-performance solar air heating wall panel. ATAS has been manufacturing their traditional InSpire wall panel since 2002, with a 70% PVDF paint finish. That product is still available, in a variety of colors; however, the heating performance of the new InSpire HP is far superior.

Posted: Jul 23, 2021

Union Corrugating Announces Launch Of Updated Website And Visualizer Tool

Fayetteville, NC - For 75 years, Union Corrugating Company (UCC) has been a leader in the metal roofing and building markets. In its decades of existence, UCC has seen many changes. However, one thing has remained the same: UCC's focus on delivering quality products, superior service and value to their customers. In that tradition and reputation, UCC is pleased to announce the launch of its updated website and new visualizer tool.

Posted: Jul 22, 2021

S-5! Breaks Ground For New Office Campus In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO — In early July, S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, broke ground on its new office space to provide sufficient space for its staff and to better serve its customers. S-5!'s new corporate headquarters will be located on more than 4.5 acres in the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs where S-5! clamp-to-seam technology was first conceived 30 years ago.

Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Housing Starts Show 6.3 Percent Increase In June

Washington, DC - Overall housing starts increased 6.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.64 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Posted: Jul 21, 2021

ATAS Hosts Annual Let’s Build Construction Camp For Girls

Allentown, PA - ATAS International, a leading supplier of metal construction products, hosted a group of 19 girls and several adult camp volunteers at their headquarters in Allentown, PA on June 23, 2021. They toured two of ATAS’ manufacturing facilities and learned about the products being manufactured, and how they contribute to a sustainable building envelope.

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