Industry News

News Home

Posted: Nov 07, 2019

MRA Urges Homeowners To Prioritize Protection From Climate-Caused Disasters

Portland, OR - The new realities of climate extremes are having a major impact on U.S. and Canadian homeowners. But old realities are still standing in the way for some homeowners who want to increase their home’s resiliency. That includes outdated local HOA restrictions that may prevent more protective home improvement practices.

Posted: Nov 06, 2019

Direct Metals Now Offering Value-Added Fabrication Services

Kennesaw, GA – Direct Metals, an international steel service center, now offers various value-added fabrication processes to their line of specialty metals and fiberglass inventory, including wire mesh, perforated metal, expanded metal, bar grating, safety grating, fiberglass grating, and architectural metal.

Posted: Nov 05, 2019

New Home Sales Remain Stable In September 2019

Washington, DC - Sales of newly built, single-family homes decreased 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 701,000 units in September off a downwardly revised reading in August, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis, new home sales for 2019 are 7.2 percent higher than the same period in 2018.

Posted: Nov 01, 2019

Cold-Formed Steel Design Text Updated To Fifth Edition

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology announce the publication of “Cold-Formed Steel Design - Fifth Edition”.

Posted: Oct 30, 2019

Construction Industry Leaders In U.S. Remain Confident In August

Washington, DC - U.S. construction industry leaders remained confident in August 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index released in late October by Associated Builders and Contractors. While contractors were less upbeat regarding sales growth over the coming six months, confidence associated with profit margins and staffing increased from July to August.

Posted: Oct 29, 2019

AIA Billings Index Numbers Show Improvement In September

Washington, DC – Architecture billings moderated in September but design activity shows signs of remaining sluggish at U.S. architecture firms, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Posted: Oct 28, 2019

Equipment Leasing And Finance Industry Confidence Eases Again In October

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the October 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 51.4, a decrease from the September index of 54.7.

Posted: Oct 25, 2019

Covertech Introduces rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Metal Building Insulation

Toronto, ON - Covertech Flexible Packaging, a leading manufacturer of reflective insulation, introduces the rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Series metal building insulation with a 10-year UV degradation warranty on material flaking and labor cost. Ultra White is designed to block 97 percent of radiant heat transfer, while preventing interior condensation.

Posted: Oct 24, 2019

SAF Introduces New Architectural Rainscreen Panel

Villa Rica, GA - Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., (SAF), has announced the availability of a new RainScreen Panel System. The SAF 4200 RainScreen is a Drained & Back-Ventilated ACM Panel system designed to eliminate the visual appearance of mechanical fasteners from the panel edges.

Posted: Oct 22, 2019

Architect-Inspired Color Series Introduced By Sherwin-Williams

Minneapolis, MN – Sherwin-Williams unveiled a new architect-inspired color palette, Fluropon Architect Series, created by architects who attended the company’s “Color Mixology” event during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas. The private event brought together hundreds of architects who helped to create 10 newly developed colors of Fluropon 70% PVDF architectural metal coatings.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019

Construction Input Prices Down In September, According To ABC

Washington, DC - Construction input prices fell 0.6% in September and are down 1.7% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released recently. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.7% for the month of September and are down 1.4% compared to the same time last year.

Posted: Oct 18, 2019

Metl-Span Features Top Projects In 2020 Calendar

Lewisville, TX – Metl-Span has compiled its annual list of Projects of the Month and is featuring them in its 2020 calendar. Gracing the calendar's cover is the Project of the Year: 54 Middlesex office building renovation in Bedford, Mass. Metl-Span provided approximately 16,000 square feet of 3-inch CF Architectural insulated metal panels in 24-inch and 36-inch widths.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019

Construction Employment Continues Upward Trend In September

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 7,000 jobs in September and by 156,000, or 2.1 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience reached a record low for September, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019

Metal Building Career Opportunities Highlighted In New MBMA Video Vignettes

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released a new series of video vignettes highlighting careers in the metal building systems industry. These 12 videos range from 40 seconds to just under two minutes and are now available on MBMA’s YouTube channel.

Posted: Oct 15, 2019

METALCON's Claire Kilcoyne Retires, New Vice President Of Events Joins Team

Newton, MA - METALCON - the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions announces the retirement of Claire Kilcoyne, its vice president of tradeshows, after decades of dedicated service to the metal construction industry.

Posted: Oct 14, 2019

ASTM International To Host Symposium On Roofing Research And Standards Development

West Conshohocken, PA - The ASTM International roofing and waterproofing committee (D08) is sponsoring the Ninth Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development, December 8, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis Houston, in Houston, TX. The symposium will take place in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee.

Posted: Oct 11, 2019

PPG To Debut Mineral Series Color Line For Metal Coatings At METALCON 2019

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG (NYSE: PPG) announces that it will unveil a new series of colors for its PPG Duranar™ MXL and PPG Durabrite™ metal coatings at METALCON 2019 in Pittsburgh, October 16-18, and also serve as one of the event’s two premier sponsors. The new Mineral Series color line offers architects new design options that blend seamlessly into urban landscapes with semi-transparent earth tones that subtly shimmer when exposed to sunlight.

^ Back To Top