Stop by MCA's booth (Booth #1452) for information and educational resources about commercial metal roofing.
The Chairman’s Awards are an annual designation given to outstanding building projects involving MCA member companies. The awards honor innovation and creativity while showcasing how metal products help achieve exceptional building designs.
Forum Magazine, published by the Association Forum of Chicagoland, featured The Metal Initiative and the Metal Construction Association in their Signature Story in the September 2011 issue. Click to read "The Mettle of Metal"
The Metal Initiative, an industry program that provides education and resources about the benefits of building with metal, will exhibit at booth 838N at the Greenbuild International Expo, October 4-6, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Scott Kriner, Technical Director of The Metal Initiative, discusses how as energy costs rise and resources dwindle, renewable energy systems are being chosen as a viable long-term solution to reduce costs and reliance on fossil fuels.
METALCON International is known as an innovative event that always brings something new to the market -- products, technology, ideas, and programs. This year's conference features a keynote presentation and conference sessions related to capturing government work.
The Metal Construction Association announces a change to its committee structure. To increase dedicated participation, MCA is instituting a policy where all members are encouraged to apply to serve on committees -- pending approval -- on a yearly basis. Applications are now being taken for seats on each of the following committees. MCA strongly encourages participation from all member companies in any of the MCA committees.
Building owners and property managers want relief from soaring operating and maintenance costs, appearance issues, and more demands for energy efficiency. Many are now finding a solution to these challenges by retrofitting their buildings with metal roofing.
At a time when many durable goods are striving to be “more green,” one old standby was green when green wasn't cool. Metal roofing, in use for hundreds of years, already has most of the “green” benefits that homeowners are looking for.
Steel Provides Retrofit opportunities to Reach Ambitious Energy-Saving Goals
Photovoltaic facades help designers and architects lower buildings total energy consumption
Metal roofing can help earn a variety of LEED points
Weatherization and energy upgrade projects are ramped up by the first slice of stimulus pie, with more funding to come.
This special feature from the October issue of Building Operating Management Magazine offers tips on the how metal roof and wall systems can meet facility owners and developers concerns about building materials that are long-lasting, attractive, have a minimal impact on the environment, and won’t break their construction or maintenance budgets and won’t break their construction or maintenance budgets.
When art, stainless steel and architectural statements collide, the results can be either beautiful or challenging. In the case of Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 - it was both.
Economical, Sustainable and Retrofit Advantages Support President’s Goal
The Metal Initiative has added two new white papers to its library to educate those involved in the design and construction of commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. The most recent white papers focus on two of the hottest trends in building – retrofit and sustainability.
The Metal Initiative has produced a white paper explaining how metal roofs and walls can improve the energy efficiency in new and existing commercial properties. Metal roofs and walls offer an unbeatable level of environmental performance and aesthetic appeal. This white paper illustrates the sustainable, environmental and energy efficient aspects of metal roof and walls systems. It also explains the versatility of metal and the variety of visible options and behind the scene operating benefits the material offers commercial building developers, contractors, architects and designers.
Back by popular demand and in response to the increasing demand for information about the benefits of building with metal in commercial projects, The Metal Initiative is sponsoring three complimentary informational webinars during the months of September, October and November. The series was presented in the spring and continues to receive high marks for information and value of content.
"This is an excellent story of the architect, contractor and owner working together to make a positive change to a building design during construction, resulting in what will be a beautiful metal building," says Kevin M. Turner, architect with The Freelon Group Inc., Durham, NC.
As one of Arizona’s top natural resources, copper is among the state’s celebrated “5 Cs,” along with citrus, climate, cattle, and cotton. Increasingly, however, copper metal is garnering special attention as the envelope-of-choice for several new buildings in Phoenix’s downtown area, including the stunning Arizona State University (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the gateway to ASU’s new downtown Phoenix campus.
Facing a rising wave of new students seeking admission each year, Goodwin College launched plans to develop a new central campus in East Hartford, CT, starting with its recently completed academic and administrative building
Roof leakage seems to happen either by storm or in small increments. At Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, AR, it was a combination of both. Although less than 15 years old, the shingle roofs on its campus buildings were steadily giving way, shingle by shingle, to strong winds and storms common to the area.
When does zinc become gold? When a perforated and corrugated zinc envelope helps transform an industrial, turn-of-the-century building—once a bottle-storage facility for an adjacent brewery—into a prime example of innovative green design and construction. Today, 355 11th Street in San Francisco is one of the city’s first Gold LEED®-NC buildings and winner of multiple prestigious awards for both design and green building.
The Metal Initiative has produced a white paper focusing on using metal in retrofit applications. With retrofit being one of the hottest topics in the commercial building industry today, the white paper addresses the reasons why building owners, developers and architects are and should be choosing metal. Metal’s benefits are more than economical and environmentally friendly; they’re also visually appealing and long lasting.
When developers of a luxury condominium - - renovated from a century old power plant visible from Manhattan –realized that a smokestack issue was clearly stacked against them, they turned to metal -- in towering fashion.
When renovating a building, particularly an old building, the challenge can be deciding how much of the original property should be maintained, and how much should be removed completely. In the case of the Pottstown project in Pottstown, PA, Craig Cigars, of Cigars Machine Shop, Inc. (CMI), not only had to make some of those challenging decisions as the owner and project lead, but he also wanted to incorporate energy-efficient technologies in the design.
The Metal Initiative recently redesigned the Case Study Gallery on its Web site (www.themetalinitiative.com) to make navigating through the section quick and easy. The new Case Study section allows building owners, architects, designers, facility managers, and others involved in the construction building process to easily search through the wide array of metal construction building case studies posted in recent years by The Metal Initiative
The 20th annual METALCON International Conference and Exhibition – the one event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions. Themed “Focus Forward” the show marks 20 years of achievement and how that sets the pace for the future of building structures with metal.
February 2 ,2010 (Glenview, IL) – In response to the increasing demand for information about the benefits of building with metal for commercial projects, The Metal Initiative (TMI) is sponsoring three complimentary informational webinars during the months of March, April and May. The series was presented last fall and received high marks for information and value of content.
The day after holding a Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth, President Barack Obama embarked on a White House to Main Street Tour to learn what residents of Allentown, Pa., are experiencing. Dick Bus, president of ATAS International, Inc., was selected as a small-business representative to have lunch with President Obama during the tour, which took place on Dec. 4.
The past year’s dramatic market shifts have brought two industry sectors into the spotlight -- retrofit and solar. You will find plenty of information about them at the 19th annual METALCON International Conference and Exhibition.
August 20 ,2009 (Glenview, IL) – In response to the increasing demand for information about the benefits of building with metal for commercial projects, The Metal Initiative (TMI) is sponsoring three complimentary informational webinars during the months of September, October and November.
January 29, 2009, Glenview, IL -- When the Metal Construction Association topped off its 25th year with a gala celebration, it also marked 25 years of honoring innovation and creativity through its President’s Awards.
The average cost of metal siding panels remains far lower than the average installed cost of stucco, tilt-up concrete, EIFS (synthetic stucco), and brick, according to new survey data released by RSMeans, a leading construction cost publishing firm that has been compiling such data since 1942
In a recent nationwide survey of building owners, metal wall cladding received the highest possible “value for price” score from respondents, who rated metal a perfect 5.0 on a 5-point scale, with 5 being “extremely satisfied” and 1 being “not at all satisfied”.
The average cost of metal siding panels remains far lower than the average installed cost of stucco, tilt-up concrete, EIFS (synthetic stucco), and brick, according to new survey data released by RSMeans, a leading construction cost publishing firm that has been compiling such data since 1942.
Metal Roofing Outperforms Other Materials on Sustainability Issues, According to Owner Study
A recent survey of building owners shows that those who installed metal roofing expect to get 41.6 years of service from their roofs, while owners who installed single-ply systems and BUR/modified bitumen expect their roofs to last 20.5 years and 23.0 years, respectively
Miller Peterson is elected to head The Metal Initiative
Building owners are beginning to understand metal’s benefits, including low life-cycle costs and appealing designs.
Rob Haddock, Director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group of Colorado Springs, Colorado, speaks with The Metal Initiative about the increasing popularity in curved metal panels.
Metal roofs have a significantly longer expected service life than either built-up roofing or single-ply roofs, according to a 2004 study of low slope roofing conducted by Ducker International, a Detroit-based research organization that specializes in construction materials.
An industry-wide program designed to increase the use of metal in the commercial construction market is now in progress. Known as The Metal Initiative and themed “It must be metal,” the national educational and promotional plan was introduced at the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) 2005 Annual Meeting held January 29-31, 2005 in La Jolla, Calif.
A new report shows the average environmental impact of the processes and the building envelope products manufactured by MCA member companies.
A procedural amendment to the US EPA ENERGY STAR program for roof products has elevated Cool Metal Roofing’s ongoing contribution to energy efficiency.
The Cool Metal Roofing Coalition announces the posting of the Cool Metal Roofing Resource Page to the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) web site.
A comprehensive study on the aged reflectance values for painted metal roofing and other roofing materials completed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition conclusively shows that the solar reflectance and thermal emittance values of painted metal roofing degrade minimally over time.