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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.

Posted: Apr 14, 2020

S-5! Tackling Solar In Webinars On April 15th And 16th

Colorado Springs, CO - On Wednesday, April 15th, at 12:00 p.m. EST, S-5! will present Why is Metal Roofing the Perfect Solar Platform?, and on Thursday, April 16th at 1:00 p.m. EST, the company will be offering a different webinar: Metal Roofs: Wire Management and Best Practices.

Posted: Apr 13, 2020

PPG And DuraPaint Team Up To Battle COVID-19 Pandemic

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG and DuraPaint Industries, a Scarborugh, Ontario applicator of liquid spray coatings, are working to provide bed dividers paramount in the construction of the Joseph Brant Hospital pop-up, 93-bed COVID-19 pandemic response unit in Burlington, Ontario.

Posted: Apr 10, 2020

ClarkDietrich Launches Redesigned, Fully-Integrated Website

West Chester, OH - ClarkDietrich, supplier of steel framing and drywall finishing products, announces the launch of its redesigned website, which now includes the full integration of the company’s Strait-Flex® brand and vinyl corner bead and trim drywall products.

Posted: Apr 09, 2020

NRCA Announces Availability Of 2020 Roofing Manual Set

Rosemont, IL —The National Roofing Contractors Association has announced the availability of the four-volume 2020 Roofing Manual. The NRCA Roofing Manual provides extensive information about design, materials and installation techniques applicable to almost all roof system types.

Posted: Apr 08, 2020

AGC Survey Shows Strength Of Construction In February And Impact Of Pandemic Since

Arlington, VA - Construction spending in February increased 6.0 percent from February 2019, with year-over-year gains in both residential and nonresidential outlays, according to a new analysis of federal data released April 1 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that their latest survey shows conditions for contractors have deteriorated rapidly since February. They called on Congress to urgently pass targeted recovery measures to boost infrastructure funding, compensate firms for lost or delayed federally funded work, and provide needed pension relief.

Posted: Apr 07, 2020

Laminators Video Shows New Clip & Caulk™ ACM Installation System

Hatfield, PA – Continuing with its efforts to promote the features and benefits of recently launched field-fabricated Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) products and installation systems, Laminators Inc. has announced the development of a new video to guide designers and contractors through the installation process for its new Clip & Caulk™ system.

Posted: Apr 06, 2020

ATAS International Receives Fifth Straight Top Workplace Award

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. has once again received a prestigious Top Workplace award. This is the fifth consecutive year that the award has been earned, and ATAS is one of only four manufacturing firms in the Lehigh Valley to receive this 2020 honor from The Morning Call.

Posted: Apr 03, 2020

Miami-Dade E-Permitting Now Offered For Metal Roofs

Miami, FL - The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) Construction, Permitting & Building Code Division announces that a new ePermitting System application for Metal Roof Panels (Category 96), is available for use by licensed roofing contractors.

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