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Posted: Oct 10, 2022

MCA Refreshes Metal Architecture Academy For 2022-2023

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced the launch of the 2022-2023 Metal Architecture Academy. Part of Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center, the new academy is comprised of eight courses including an on-demand webinar, a multi-media course and six written courses. A total of eight continuing education credits are available in a variety of categories including AIA/HSW, GBCI, IIBEC and others. Those who complete all eight courses are eligible to earn a badge.

Posted: Oct 06, 2022

S-5! Announces Taylor Metal Products As New Distributor

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, one of the world's leading develpers of engineered, manufactured, metal roof attachments, announces Salem, OR-based Taylor Metal Products as its newest authorized distributor. Taylor will offer the complete range of S-5! snow retention solutions throughout the West.

Posted: Oct 06, 2022

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases In September

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its September 2022 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 is 48.7, a decrease from the August index of 50.

Posted: Oct 05, 2022

Lorin's AnoGrip Anodized Aluminum Well-Suited For Insulated Metal Panels

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries, Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, highlights its AnoGrip anodized aluminum product that accepts all types of adhesives without the need for primer or pre-treatment. This finish is ideal for manufacturing applications where adhesion or lamination come into play, including insulated metal panels (IMPs).

Posted: Oct 04, 2022

Aplus Energy Debuting Solar-Integrated Steel Roof Panels At METALCON

Vancouver, British Columbia - Aplus Energy Co., a Taiwan-based developer with North American sales and support offices in Vancouver, will be introducing its unique solar-integrated steel roof panels to attendees at the upcoming METALCON trade show, being held October 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Posted: Oct 03, 2022

AIA: Demand For Design Services Accelerated In August

Washington, DC – Demand for design services from U.S. architecture firms grew at an accelerated pace in August, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for August rose to 53.3 compared to 51.0 in July (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

Posted: Sep 30, 2022

AISI Publishes Supplement No. 3 To AISI S100-16 (R2020)

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published Supplement No. 3 to AISI S100-16 (Reaffirmed 2020), North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2022 Edition.

Posted: Sep 29, 2022

East Coast Lightning Equipment Launches New Website

Winsted, CT - East Coast Lightning Equipment Inc. (ECLE), the premier lightning protection manufacturer in North America, has relaunched its website. The new site still features ECLE’s popular NFPA780 Lightning Risk Calculator, plus a much-expanded “Understanding Lightning Protection” section.

Posted: Sep 28, 2022

Architecture Students Learn By Studying New Obama Sports Complex

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is known for their education focus. The association’s Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings series for undergraduate and graduate architecture programs is one example. This series’ newest addition is a 24-page folio on the recently opened Michelle & Barack Obama Sports Complex in Los Angeles.

Posted: Sep 27, 2022

New Modular Wall Panel Series, Design Wall™ Reveal, Offered By ATAS

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has added another profile to their concealed-fastener wall panel offering. Design Wall™ Reveal is a modular wall panel series designed as a drained and back ventilated (D/BV) assembly. This puts an air gap and drainage plane between the panel system and structural wall, allowing wind-driven rain or moisture to escape the building envelope without entering the building.

Posted: Sep 27, 2022

Polyvision Promotes Van de Broek To VP Of Global Operations

Polyvision Corporation, a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of CeramicSteel collaborative writing products and architectural panels for interior and exterior cladding, has announced the promotion of Wout Van de Broek to Vice President of Global Operations.

Posted: Sep 26, 2022

Bay Insulation Systems Receives U.S. Patent For Bay Runner Insulation Systems

Green Bay, WI- Bay Insulation Systems, a leading supplier of metal building insulation and systems in North America, announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent No. 11,414,872 B2 for Bay Runner, a fall prevention and fall protection, facing-first insulation system for roofing metal buildings.

Posted: Sep 23, 2022

S-5! Sharing Expertise In METALCON's Educational Sessions

Colorado Springs, CO – Officials from S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, will be involved in a number of education sessions at METALCON in Indianapolis, providing opportunities for attendees to earn valuable continuing education credits on those topics.

Posted: Sep 22, 2022

Construction Employment Grows In August But Job Openings Remain Unfilled

Arlington, VA - Construction firms added 16,000 jobs in August, according to a newly released analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said their newest survey, conducted with Autodesk, showed contractors are eager to hire more employees but are being stymied by a dearth of qualified workers.

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