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Posted: May 22, 2020

MBCEA Announces 2020 Building Of The Year Award Winners

Bethlehem, PA - With COVID-19 (the 2019 Novel Coronavirus) prompting the switch of this year's Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association annual meeting from an in-person event to a virtual conference, the MBCEA has decided to announce the winners of its 2020 Building of the Year Awards competition without the usual awards ceremony.

Posted: May 21, 2020

MCA Issues Statement Regarding UAE's Abbco Tower Fire

Editor's Note: On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the 48-story Abbco Tower in the emirate of Sharjah, UAE caught fire, resulting in injuries to at least nine persons and leaving the residential high-rise badly damaged. The structure was clad in part with metal composite material and some news agencies have cited the cladding as a contributor to the fire's severity. In response, the Metal Construction Association has issued a statement.

Posted: May 20, 2020

MBMA Adds CIDAN Machinery As Associate Member

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces CIDAN Machinery as its newest Associate member. The global company provides sheet metal machinery for architectural metal and roofing, industrial fabrication and other manufacturing purposes.

Posted: May 20, 2020

AGC Announces New "Culture Of CARE" Workplace Initiative

Arlington, VA - The Associated General Contractors of America is launching a new, nationwide program designed to help expand the diversity of the industry by making job sites more inclusive. The new program is called Culture of CARE (commit, attract, retain and empower).

Posted: May 19, 2020

Sheet Metal Supply Hires Wanner As Regional Sales Manager

Grayslake, IL - Sheet Metal Supply has announced the hiring of Joe Wanner as a Regional Sales Manager to promote the company's growing capabilities of being Chicagoland's single source for sheet metal requirements.

Posted: May 15, 2020

ATAS Unveils Innovative Technologies For Sustainable Building Envelopes Course

Allentown, PA - ATAS International offers a new course entitled “Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Building Envelopes – Solar Air Heated Walls, Cool Roofs and Walls, and Solar Ready Roof Design”. The course is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education system for one LU/HSW, and by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) for one CE hour.

Posted: May 13, 2020

Installing A Metal Roof Now May Lessen Hurricane Damage Later

Longview, WA - Batten down the hatches: The 2020 hurricane season, which officially starts June 1, has leading experts predicting above-normal probability for major hurricanes and storms making landfall in the U.S. Meteorologists from Colorado State University, one of the nation’s top hurricane forecasters, predicts 16 tropical storms will form, eight of which will become hurricanes.

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).

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