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Posted: Sep 22, 2021

Report Shows Use Of Metal For Residential Reroof Applications Rising

Portland, OR - The numbers are in and it’s good news for metal roofing. More homeowners are choosing sustainable, resilient metal for their re-roofing projects, according the latest 2020 Dodge Report that measures overall roofing demand and activity on an annual basis. The report reveals that the share of metal roofing used for residential re-roofing in the U.S. rose from 12 percent in 2019 to 15 percent in 2020.

Posted: Sep 21, 2021

SAF Expands U.S. Footprint With Christening Of New Temple, TX Facility

Atlanta, GA – SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, is expanding its capacity and capabilities with the opening of a new manufacturing location in Temple, TX. The 60,000-square-foot facility will specialize in metal fabrication and distribution, including the manufacturing of panel systems and extrusions, sheet distribution, and custom metal fabrication.

Posted: Sep 21, 2021

MCA White Paper Covers IMPs And National Building Code Of Canada 2015 Edition

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has released a pair of guide specifications based on criteria applicable to IMPs captured within the International Building Code or IBC. The newly available papers are designed to aid designers working with Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) to help them meet the provisions of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2015 edition as well as project specifications, notes and other contract documents.

Posted: Sep 20, 2021

Triangle Fastener Secures Patent For BURR BUSTER® Screws

Pittsburgh, PA - Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC®) has secured a patent for its BURR BUSTER® screws. The company announced on September 17, 2021, that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Triangle Fastener Corporation patent protection on screws that utilize TFC's BURR BUSTER® thread and point design, like the company's PANEL-TITE® metal-to-wood self-piercing screws.

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Rigidized® Metals Introduces TXTRwall Textured Metal Wall Panel System

Buffalo, NY – Set to officially launch in October 2021, Rigidized® Metals Corporation's new TXTRwall is a modular and efficient textured metal wall panel system, engineered for architects and interior designers who wish to create spaces economically without sacrificing aesthetics. TXTRwall offers limitless design possibilities and can be custom-fabricated as needed, allowing design professionals the ability to achieve whatever their design intent, using top-quality materials.

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Fastest Home Building Activity Continues In Suburban, Exurban Communities

Washington, DC - Residential construction continued to shift toward the suburbs and lower-cost markets, and this trend is especially pronounced within the multifamily sector, according to the latest Home Building Geography Index released by the National Association of Home Builders.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Color Of The Year 2022 Rolls In With The Breeze For AkzoNobel Coil Coatings

Columbus, OH - Architects, fabricators and coaters looking for on-trend coil and extrusion coatings to differentiate their projects are about to get a breath of fresh air. Bright Skies™, AkzoNobel’s Color of the Year 2022, is also available in coatings for metal used in building and construction.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021

AISI Publishes Standard For Cold-Formed Steel Framing Thermal Transmittance

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published AISI S250-21, North American Standard for Thermal Transmittance of Building Envelopes With Cold-Formed Steel Framing, 2021 Edition,” as a single source for calculating the thermal transmittance (U-factors) of walls and ceiling/roof envelope assembles that contain cold-formed steel framing.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021

ATAS Offers New Online Continuing Education Course On Metal Roofs In High Wind Areas

Allentown, PA - A new online course from ATAS International, titled “Testing and Specifying Metal Roofs in High Wind Areas”, is now available online. The course is approved by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) continuing education system for one AIA LU/HSW, and it is also approved by IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants) for one IIBEC CEH.

Posted: Sep 10, 2021

Red Bud Industries Holds Chicago Area Coil Processing Seminar

Red Bud, IL – Red Bud Industries recently hosted a Coil Processing Seminar in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. The event was well attended and featured industry experts covering a wide range of important coil processing topics.

Posted: Sep 08, 2021

SAF Celebrates Organization's Growth, Launch Of New Website

Atlanta, GA - SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, is marking a series of accomplishments in its 75th year of business with historic sales growth, a new website with refreshed company branding, and the promotion of a current employee into a newly established role within the organization.

Posted: Sep 07, 2021

Construction Spending Posts Small Increase In July, According To AGC

Alexandria, VA - Total construction spending ticked up from June to July, as gains in residential and public construction offset a dip in private nonresidential projects, according to a new analysis of federal construction spending data the Associated General Contractors of America. Officials noted, however, that challenges remain for the industry, particularly because of continuing problems with coronavirus flare-ups and supply-chain disruptions.

Posted: Sep 03, 2021

Kingspan White Paper Compares Kingspan QuadCore® IMP Wall Systems To Concrete

DeLand, FL - Kingspan Insulated Panels has published a new white paper, tackling the common misconception that sustainable building materials cost more than they're worth. The paper illustrates that Kingspan's own QuadCore® IMP wall systems cost 25% less than insulated precast and tilt-up concrete walls.

Posted: Sep 02, 2021

MCA Issues White Paper About Surface Prep For MCM Stiffener Adhesion

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has released a new white paper, “MCM Best Practices: Proper Surface Preparation for Stiffener Adhesion.” The technical document focuses on the proper preparation for the two most predominant materials used for stiffener adhesion.

Posted: Sep 01, 2021

New Linear Ceiling Panel Introduced By ATAS International

Allentown, PA - The Opaline metal panel, manufactured by ATAS International, has long been a popular wall cladding option. Now, this flexible panel, in four profiles, can be used as a linear metal ceiling. It can be snapped into a suspension carrier to create a complete system, or mechanically attached to most standard substrates.

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