4 Hours until METALFOCUS – Learn How Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Can Save Lives at your Workplace

The purpose of a job safety analysis (JSA) is to identify the dangers of specific tasks within jobs in order to reduce the risk of injury to workers. The key benefits of JSA’s include meeting safety standards, improving communication, aiding in training, and preventing hazardous conditions. Learn the importance of having a JSA from expert industry trainer TODAY at 4:00 pm EST. CLICK HERE for details on how to register! One hour of your time may help to save several lives later.

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WordPress.com is excited to announce our newest offering: a course just for beginning bloggers where you’ll learn everything you need to know about blogging from the most trusted experts in the industry. We have helped millions of blogs get up and running, we know what works, and we want you to to know everything we know. This course provides all the fundamental skills and inspiration you need to get your blog started, an interactive community forum, and content updated annually.

METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY at 4pm EST with Job Safety Analysis (JSA) – REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS® is a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites. REGISTER NOW for the remaining courses AND watch past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s course on project safety training:

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Metal Architecture at METALCONLive! Continues TODAY AT 1 PM EST. Learn from Key Industry Experts.

This webinar is approval for 1 AIA LU and its FREE!

WHAT: – FREE WEBINARMetal’s Role in Sustainability

WHEN: LIVE! TODAY on Zoom at 1:00 PM EST & available on-demand with registration

HOW: IT’S SIMPLE — REGISTER HERE and watch today at 1:00 PM EST or at a time convenient for you ON DEMAND

WHO: YOU! Architects, design professionals, specifiers, contractors and engineers engaged in new construction, retrofit, renovation and modernization of buildings.

REGISTER NOW

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Mill Steel Company Announced as METALCON Platinum Sponsor

Mill Steel is no stranger to METALCON. They have been with the show for over a decade in one capacity or another either as an exhibitor or sponsor. On behalf of the METALCON team, we are thrilled to announce them as a Platinum sponsor for this years event alongside CIDAN Machinery Group. METALCON is scheduled to return as an “IN PERSON” event in Tampa, Florida, Wednesday, October 6 – Friday, October 8, with pre-show workshops beginning on Tuesday, October 5. Registration is now open!

There’s never been a better time to return to an in-person event and METALCON will be back better than ever. Along with the robust main exhibit hall, several new programs and pavilions are planned to highlight metal-based design solutions, construction technology, solar solutions and off-site and modular construction, creating a dynamic and immersive attendee experience. Click here to learn more!

Mill Steel is one of the premier flat-rolled and coated steel suppliers in North America. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, they operate six steel service center locations across the country. Harry H. Samrick founded the company in 1959 and it is now run by Harry’s son, David S. Samrick (CEO & Chairman) and granddaughter, Pam Heglund (President), alongside fellow partners – Carl Quenneville (SVP & CCO), Joe Poot (SVP Purchasing), Rob Vella (VP Operations), and Marc Rabitoy (CFO). Mill Steel has repeatedly been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA). In addition, the MBPA has presented Mill Steel with multiple Elite Awards for its outstanding people-first culture. 

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[REGISTER NOW] Metal Architecture at METALCON Live! – Metal’s Role in Sustainability on April 7 @ 1pm est

This webinar is approved for 1 AIA LU and its FREE!
Sponsored by S-5! a proud METALCON 2021 exhibitor!

Join the next Metal Architecture at METALCONLive! when a panel of three industry experts discuss how metal building products support the increasing demand for sustainable building practices. Often viewed as a glamour product because of its versatility, metal components can also bring high performance to any projects.

Two architects will discuss their selection process for metal building components on recently executed projects. Rick Schneider, FAIA, principal of ISTUDIO Architects, Washington, D.C., will talk about the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Washington. Hafsa Burt, studio head, hb+a Architects, San Francisco, will present her vision for a modular residential construction that can fit in any environment, which she calls the Box Factory.

Providing technical insight and bringing his extensive knowledge of metal components and sustainable building practices will be Bob Zabcik, P.E., technical director, Metal Construction Association.

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm est
Where: Live! on Zoom & available on-demand with registration

Who Should Attend: Architects, design professionals, specifiers, contractors and engineers engaged in new construction, retrofit, renovation and modernization of buildings.

METALCONLive! and Metal Architecture, the leading authority on the use of metal in architectural applications and building design, educating architects, design professionals and engineers, have teamed up to provide a unique series of webinars showcasing projects that illustrate the beauty, durability, efficiency, and sustainability of metal.

This session is sponsored by S-5! a proud METALCON 2021 exhibitor!

Magnificent Metal Monday – Metal’s Role in Sustainability

There are several key reasons why a metal roof is the right choice. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), among these reasons include energy savings, aesthetic appeal, performance in weather-related events, longevity and environmentally sustainability. In this era of increased focus on sustainability, copper is “king.” According to Copper.org (Copper Development Association, Inc.), it’s durable, reliable and often outlives its aluminum, plastic and other metal counterparts. Copper adorns one of the world’s most stunning homes in the United States — The Hope Residence, located in Palm Springs, California.

According to Metal Roofing Alliance, “For a home that is nearly as famous and unique as the American entertainer who inspired it, the Hope Residence has been compared to a spaceship, a mushroom and a volcano. Whatever shape you imagine it resembles, there is no doubt there is nothing like this nearly 24,000 square foot home set at the highest point overlooking the star-studded city. The most striking element of the curvaceous, expansive home is the roof itself. Made from copper that slopes upward from three points to meet at an enormous open oculus, the roof seems to rise from the mountains, its dark aged patina softly glowing in ever-shifting desert light.”

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Steel Mills Currently in Driver’s Seat

Credit: WorldSteel.com; stack of steel tubing 3d rendering

This month, Argus reports, “A year after one of the sharpest production contractions in the US steel industry, domestic flat-rolled mills are reaping the benefits of historically high finished steel prices, tight supply and record scrap margins. US steel production and mill utilization have remained below year-prior levels for nearly all of last year because of Covid-19-related drops in demand, keeping spot and contract steel supply limited amid higher demand.”

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METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY at 4pm EST with Project Safety Planning – LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNTED PRICING

NO FOOLIN’ AROUND – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNTED PRICING!

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS® is a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites. ⏰ TODAY is the last day for discounted pricing! ⏰ REGISTER NOW for the remaining courses AND watch past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s course on project safety training:

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No Fooling | METALCON ’21 is happening!

Are you ready to meet new partners, learn new ideas, and experience new products IN-PERSON?

Then plan to join us from October 6-8 at METALCON 2021 in the spectacular city of Tampa, Florida! Register today and save $25 with Early Bird pricing.

We are thrilled to welcome the entire metal design and construction industry back to your most important event of the year! METALCON 2021 will feature 200+ exhibitors, 40+ education sessions, countless product demos and the in-person networking you have missed.

CONTRACTORS: This is your chance to meet with the top metal design and construction vendors in the business


ARCHITECTS: Learn about and see first hand the beauty and durability of metal while earning AIA continuing education units


BUSINESS OWNERS: METALCON is where you will learn the hottest technologies, critical strategies and game changing techniques you’ll need to make your business more efficient, profitable and competitive

The Tampa Convention Center’s safety measures are outstanding, and the pace of vaccinations here in the U.S. and worldwide is inspiring. In the weeks ahead, we’ll share more details about how we’ll keep you safe, what’s new and exciting, and everything else you can expect at METALCON ’21.

In the meantime, please follow us on social media and email any questions or comments to info@metalcon.com.

SAVE $25 WITH THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – register today

Register today and save $25 with Early Bird pricing.

Here’s what’s coming in April on METALCON Live!

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Here’s what’s coming in April
We’ve partnered with some of the best experts in the industry to help your business thrive.
Metal Architecture at METALCONLive!
METALCONLive! and Metal Architecture, the leading authority on the use of metal in architectural applications and building design, educating architects, design professionals and engineers, have teamed up to provide a unique series of webinars showcasing projects that illustrate the beauty, durability, efficiency, and sustainability of metal.
April 7
Earn your CE certificate. This webinar qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU.
April 7, 2021Metal’s Role in Sustainability — Register nowA panel of three industry leaders will discuss how metal building products support the increasing demand for sustainable building practices. Often viewed as a glamour product because of its versatility, metal components can also bring high performance to any projects.

Two architects will discuss their selection process for metal building components on recently executed projects. Rick Schneider, FAIA, principal of ISTUDIO Architects, Washington, D.C., will talk about the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Washington. Hafsa Burt, studio head, hb+a Architects, San Francisco, will present her vision for a modular residential construction that can fit in any environment, which she calls the Box Factory.

Providing technical insight and bringing his extensive knowledge of metal components and sustainable building practices will be Bob Zabcik, P.E., technical director, Metal Construction Association. Sponsored by S-5!, a proud METALCON 2021 Exhibitor
Register for FREE access to ‘Metal’s Role in Sustainability’
April 21
Earn your CE certificate. Pending approval for for 1 AIA HSW LU.
April 21, 2021RAiNA – It Takes a Village — Register nowFor several decades, the building industry’s primary response to the demand for higher performance walls has been rainscreens. Although considered by many to be the gold standard for wall design, the definition of rainscreen and best practices for design has little consensus within codes, industry standards, designers, test standards, and manufacturers. A new industry-led association is seeking to address some of these discontinuities in the industry. Established in 2020, RAiNA is bringing stakeholders together from across the building industry to develop standard definitions; interface with the building code; align testing standards; and share knowledge with designers, contractors, and manufacturers with the goal of improving performance of rainscreen walls.

Learning Objectives:
– Identify the most common reasons for moisture problems in wall assemblies.

– Compare the differences between a rainscreen wall assembly and a barrier wall assembly and how they relate to Chapter 14 of the International Building Code.

– Identify the key components in a rainscreen assembly and identify how their integration is critical to the durability and the overall performance of the wall as it relates to building enclosure control functions, including water, air, thermal, vapor, and fire.

– Learn about the formation of RAiNA and its work to establish definitions, standards, performance criteria, and guidance for rainscreen design.
Register for FREE access to ‘Metal’s Role in Sustainability’
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METALFOCUS® Safety ProgramIMPORTANT, EFFECTIVE, AND AFFORDABLE SAFETY TRAINING FROM ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS This Program Could Save You a Lot More Than Money!Mix and match courses to suit your schedule and fulfill your personal metal safety training needs. The courses below are apart of a 10-course Online Master Program that will give you and your supervisors the knowledge to lead safer projects. Each course is $30 and includes a Certificate of Completion and up to 10 AIA HSW LU Credits. Attendees who complete all 10 courses will receive special recognition at METALCON 2021 in Tampa – the ultimate validation of your company’s commitment to safety. April 1, 2021 (4-5PM EST)
Project Safety Planning 
— Register nowPurpose & usefulness of project safety planningThe “dangerous dozen”What should we be planning?Aids using cheatsheets, forms, permits, JSAs, apps, and other toolsUsing the safety precon to coordinate project safety planning

Earn your CE Certificate and/or 1 AIA HSW LU Credit
 Click here for the full schedule of METALFOCUS Safety courses coming up in April! REGISTER FOR ACCESS TO ON-DEMAND COURSES:Supervisor Safety Responsibilities Register (recorded 3/25)Crane Ops & Lift Planning — Register (recorded on 3/19)Rigging Safety Considerations — Register (recorded on 3/12)Hot Work & HW Permits  Register (recorded on 3/4)
Fall Protection Planning  Register (recorded 2/26)
OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard  Register (recorded 2/19)
Register for access to live and on-demand courses
MBALOGO
METALCON Business Academy “MBA” will return on June 2In the meantime, Session 1 & 2 are available on-demand!Our FREE 6-Course “MBA” (METALCON Business Academy) Program will teach you the latest tactics and tools to help your business field the best team and keep it together.

Click here for all the details on this course and how you can earn your “MBA” at METALCON ’21 for completing all six courses! Now availabel on-demand:Building Your 1 Page Strategic Plan  Session 1 (recorded 12/2)Attracting & Retaining Rock Star Staff  Session 2 (recorded 3/10)
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METALCONLive! The Metal Construction and Design Industry’s best business-boosting broadcast is brought to you live. Offering FRESH and ACTIONABLE insider intel you’ll use IMMEDIATELY to take advantage of the HOTTEST growth and profit angles. Learn more. ON-DEMAND! Did you miss any of our METALCONLive! Broadcasts? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Past sessions are available on-demand at metalcon.com. With the exception of our METALFOCUS Safety Program, all of our on-demand sessions are free. Learn more. IN-PERSON! YES, It’s Happening! Live, in-person and better than ever. After we made the unfortunate but necessary decision to cancel METALCON ‘20, we immediately set our sights on METALCON ’21. We’re excited to put the “Year of the Pivot” behind us & enable the metal design and construction industry to safely reengage at our all-new, updated and refreshed, signature event on October 6-8 in Tampa, FL! Register today. 

[REGISTER NOW] Metal Architecture at METALCON Live! – Metal’s Role in Sustainability on April 7 @ 1pm est

This webinar is approved for 1 AIA LU and its FREE!
Sponsored by S-5! a proud METALCON 2021 exhibitor!

Join the next Metal Architecture at METALCONLive! when a panel of three industry experts discuss how metal building products support the increasing demand for sustainable building practices. Often viewed as a glamour product because of its versatility, metal components can also bring high performance to any projects.

Two architects will discuss their selection process for metal building components on recently executed projects. Rick Schneider, FAIA, principal of ISTUDIO Architects, Washington, D.C., will talk about the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Washington. Hafsa Burt, studio head, hb+a Architects, San Francisco, will present her vision for a modular residential construction that can fit in any environment, which she calls the Box Factory.

Providing technical insight and bringing his extensive knowledge of metal components and sustainable building practices will be Bob Zabcik, P.E., technical director, Metal Construction Association.

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm est
Where: Live! on Zoom & available on-demand with registration

Who Should Attend: Architects, design professionals, specifiers, contractors and engineers engaged in new construction, retrofit, renovation and modernization of buildings.

METALCONLive! and Metal Architecture, the leading authority on the use of metal in architectural applications and building design, educating architects, design professionals and engineers, have teamed up to provide a unique series of webinars showcasing projects that illustrate the beauty, durability, efficiency, and sustainability of metal.

This session is sponsored by S-5! a proud METALCON 2021 exhibitor!

Solar Industry Sets Records in 2020 and on Track to Quadruple by 2030; METALCON to Feature Solar Solutions

Photo Credit: RoofersCoffeeShop and SEIA

RoofersCoffeeShop reports, “For the second year in a row, solar led all technologies in new electric-generating capacity added, accounting for 43%.” According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, the U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020.

SEIA, along with their members and allies across the energy system, have set an ambitious goal for solar energy to comprise 20% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030. To reach this target, the industry must work collaboratively across technologies and industries to build a strong Solar+ economy.

Solar Solutions at METALCON

METALCON 2021 is thrilled to be returning to an “IN PERSON” event, scheduled for October 6-8 in Tampa, Florida. As the demand for solar panel installation grows from both the residential and commercial sectors, so has the industry’s appreciation of metal for long-term durability. Discover the latest metal applications for solar at METALCON this year in a dedicated area on the exhibit floor. If you represent a business that manufactures solar components, develops performance monitoring systems or provides smart energy, energy storage or solar consulting services, consider exhibiting at the show. Participating exhibitors will meet hundreds of architects, developers, roofing contractors and others in the METALCON community who are eager to learn about solar energy. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

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Magnificent Metal Monday – 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates Named

As announced this month by Architect Magazine, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have been named the recipients of the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The duo, now the 49th and 50th Pritzker laureates, have completed more than 30 projects throughout Europe and West Africa. According to the jury, “The founders of the Paris-based firm Lacaton & Vassal create designs that ‘refuse any opposition between architectural quality, environmental responsibility, and the quest for an ethical society,'”

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Roofing Day 2021 Held Virtually in DC This Week

From NRCA, posted by the RoofersCoffeeShop

March 25, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.

Roofing industry stakeholders from throughout the U.S. participated virtually in Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 March 23-24.

Led by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and partner organizations, the annual event is an unprecedented effort to share the industry’s message with members of Congress. Traditionally held as a fly-in event in Washington, D.C., Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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SELL AND BUY IN-PERSON AT METALCON 2021

METALCON Exhibit Floor 2019

Do you offer game-changing metal construction and design solutions? Are your products and services ready to meet the pent-up demand of eager buyers seeking new innovations? Are you ready to get back to business with a SAFE return to in-person meetings?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to exhibit at METALCON 2021! As vaccinations continue to roll out and concerns of the spread of the virus cautiously ease, in-person events are slowly resuming including trade shows. Recently, a trio of fashion shows was held in early February at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Trade Show News Network reported, “With the tactile nature of the fashion industry, many buyers and exhibitors were eager to move their networking and deal brokering back to an in-person format.” Not unlike the fashion industry, the metal construction industry has also thrived when buyers have the opportunity to see the products demonstrated in person.

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METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY with Supervisor Safety Responsibilities – REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS®, a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites continues today with the 6th course in the series. ⏰ Time is running out for discounted pricing! ⏰ REGISTER through April 1 to take advantage of the remaining courses AND watch past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s safety course on supervisor safety responsibilities:

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4 HOURS UNTIL … METALCONLive! and MCA Presents: FASTENER SELECTION and INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

This webinar qualifies for 1 AIA LU and its FREE! REGISTER NOW!

WHAT: LIVE Webinar on Fastener Selection & Installation Guidelines

WHEN: TODAY, MARCH 24 AT 1:00 PM EST

WHO: You! Fasteners are essential to any metal construction job! Learn the correct selection and installation guidelines.

HOW: Simply REGISTER and log on at 1:00 PM EST

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Fastener Selection and Installation are Essential to Any Job

LEARN FASTENER SELECTION & INSTALLATION GUIDELINES FROM AN INDUSTRY EXPERT THIS WEDNESDAY – FREE WEBINAR! REGISTER TODAY!

Fasteners are an essential piece of any metal building project. From the framing to the metal wall and roof panels, fasteners are necessary to put any metal building together. According to a Metal Construction News article, “With fasteners being such an important aspect of any project, it is also important to make sure that you are using the correct type of fastener for each piece of the building, since when improper screws are used, both the fastener and the panel system can fail.” Without the knowledge of properly selecting and installing fasteners, you may waste critical hours on a job site.

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Magnificent Metal Monday – Construction Landscape 2021 Free Webinar

What’s In Store for Contractors Under the New Administration?

CONSTRUCTIONDIVE FREE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

The future of construction looks bright as the new administration talks of multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure investments, improved labor access and getting a handle on the pandemic. However, before moving forward we must understand how the anticipated policies can impact employee wages, labor relations and work rules. 

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METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY on Crane Ops and Lift Planning

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS®, a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites continues today with the fifth course in the series. Discounted pricing is still available through April 1 to take advantage of the remaining course AND watch the past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s safety course on crane operations and lift planning:

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[REGISTER NOW] Metal Architecture at METALCON Live! – Metal’s Role in Sustainability on April 7 @ 1pm est

This webinar is pending approval for 1 AIA LU and its FREE!
This session is sponsored by S-5! a proud METALCON 2021 exhibitor!

Join the next Metal Architecture at METALCONLive! when a panel of three industry experts discuss how metal building products support the increasing demand for sustainable building practices. Often viewed as a glamour product because of its versatility, metal components can also bring high performance to any projects.

Two architects will discuss their selection process for metal building components on recently executed projects. Rick Schneider, FAIA, principal of ISTUDIO Architects, Washington, D.C., will talk about the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Washington. Hafsa Burt, studio head, hb+a Architects, San Francisco, will present her vision for a modular residential construction that can fit in any environment, which she calls the Box Factory.

Providing technical insight and bringing his extensive knowledge of metal components and sustainable building practices will be Bob Zabcik, P.E., technical director, Metal Construction Association.

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm est
Where: Live! on Zoom & available on-demand with registration

Who Should Attend: Architects, design professionals, specifiers, contractors and engineers engaged in new construction, retrofit, renovation and modernization of buildings.

METALCONLive! and Metal Architecture, the leading authority on the use of metal in architectural applications and building design, educating architects, design professionals and engineers, have teamed up to provide a unique series of webinars showcasing projects that illustrate the beauty, durability, efficiency, and sustainability of metal.

This session is sponsored by S-5! a proud METALCON 2021 exhibitor!

[JOIN US TOMORROW @ 4PM EST] METALFOCUS® Safety Program Course 5: Crane Operations and Lift Planning launches TOMORROW at 4pm est! – This course qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU!


Course 5: Crane Operations & Lift Planning launches TOMORROW at 4pm est!
What Will Be Discussed:
-What your lift plan should address
-Critical Lifts
-Crane operators & inspections
-Qualified signal persons
-Working safely around cranes
Register now for special introductory pricing

Past courses are all available on-demand!
Course 1: OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard
Course 2: Fall Protection Planning
Course 3: Hot Work and Hot Work Permits
Course 4: Rigging Safety Considerations
Click here to register and access the sessions on-demand

Mix and match sessions to suit your schedule and fulfill your personal metal safety training needs

“The program provides me with a better understanding of the intricacies of safety when working on metal buildings.”
– Steve Wykoff, Health & Safety Manager of TKS Contracting

SAFETY. It’s a priority for every metal business but how do you prove it to your employees, your customers and your insurance company? More importantly, how do you ensure your entire team is aware of the latest metal safety rules, tools, trends and techniques to avoid costly or potentially fatal accidents?
 
At METALCON, we’re committed to helping metal businesses thrive.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Safety Works, Inc. to create the METALFOCUS® Safety Program. This series of 10 one-hour virtual courses goes beyond traditional OSHA-10 safety training to address situations that are unique to metal jobsites. Whether you attend this program yourself or delegate to a team member, your company will gain invaluable insight and advice with the potential to:

Reduce risk of lost-time accidents and damage to equipment which can lead to lower insurance premiums
Lower risk of regulatory fines
Improve your company culture and employee morale

Register Now for Special Introductory Pricing

Invest in your people, your profitability and your reputation in the metal industry by putting safety first!

COURSE 1   On-demand!   OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard (29CFR 1926 Subpart R)
COURSE 2   On-demand!   Fall Protection Planning
COURSE 3   On-demand!   Hot Work & HW Permits
COURSE 4  On-demand!    Rigging Safety Considerations (not a rigging certification)
COURSE 5   TOMORROW         Crane Ops & Lift Planning
COURSE 6   March 25        Supervisor Safety Responsibilities
COURSE 7   April 1             Project Safety Planning
COURSE 8   April 8            Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
COURSE 9   April 15           Incident Reporting & Investigation
COURSE 10   April 22         Managing OSHA Inspections


Each course qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU.
The full program qualifies for 10 AIA HSW LU credits!
 
Each course will be conducted live with real-time Q&A. If you are unable to attend a session, it will be available on-demand. Training materials to compliment the presented material will be provided.

Your METALFOCUS® Safety Program Instructor

The program will be taught by Craig A. Shaffer, CSP President of SafetyWorks, Inc. Craig is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 30 years of occupational safety and health experience in the construction and manufacturing industries.  He is an authorized instructor for construction OSHA-10 & OSHA-30 courses.  Learn more.

It’s happening! Why Exhibit? METALCON Delivers the power of 3! Commerce. Connections. Content.

After the disruption and pivoting of 2020, METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction is back. Pack your pipeline with qualified leads and write on-site orders from contractors, fabricators, architects, designers, suppliers and others when we reconnect live and in-person, from October 6-8, 2021 in Tampa, FL.

Why Exhibit?

METALCON delivers the power of THREE!

  • Commerce. The industry’s most influential buyers come to shop architectural metals, metal forming, roll forming and fabricating equipment, Metal Composite Materials (MCM), Insulated Metal Panels, Standing Seam Metal Roofs (SSMR), metal cladding systems, and hundreds of other metal-based construction and design solutions.
  • Connections. After a year of Zoom, your prospects are hungry to network in person and interact with products they can see and touch. YOU will expand your professional network, meet prospective partners, generate leads and get real-time feedback on your products.
  • Content. Non-stop education on industry issues, business strategies, and technical topics worth valuable AIA, HSW and GBCI credits, take place right in the exhibit hall.

Connect with most influential buyers
71% of attendees make final purchasing decisions
50% of attendees are senior-level buyers

“I wouldn’t miss a METALCON show. It is the heart of our industry. We can interface firsthand with our end customers and connect with many of our distribution partners who are there as well. The networking is invaluable.” — Rob Haddock, CEO & Founder, S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.

Exhibitor packages include a variety of tools designed to reach more prospects, drive traffic to your exhibit and build your brand.

  • Demo Marketing Program. Let us get the word out! Submit your booth demo presentation schedule and we’ll drive booth traffic for you!
  • METALCON Product Marketplace. Upload your products to http://www.metalcon.com and receive lead inquiries from now until showtime!
  • Marketing Tool Kit. You’ll get pre-built, customizable emails and banner ads to use on your website, in your e-newsletters, and on social media.
  • METALCON New Top Products Award. Could your new product be the winner? Nominate your products to find out!

Join us at METALCON in Tampa for 3-days hyper focused on sales, marketing and commerce!

“Nothing will transform your businesses faster than exhibiting at live events!” – Samie G. Jean, Exhibit Sales, METALCON.
Contact Samie directly at samie@metalcon.com or 857-255-3342

SPRING FORWARD WITH METALCON Live! ⏰🌼

As you prepare to say goodbye to winter and set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time, here are some fantastic opportunities to put get ahead in your career and prioritize your business this month.

What’s coming in March

March 24, 2021
Fastener & Installation Guidelines
Register now

Presented in partnership with MCA and lead by Eric Schanzenbach, Manager of Engineering Services at SFS Group USA, this course will cover all things fasteners, including:

  • Applications
  • Materials and compatibility
  • Fastener selection criteria
  • Proper installation tools and guidelines

Earn your CE certificate. This webinar qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU.


March 10, 2021 Now available on-demand!
Attracting & Retaining Rock Star Staff

Session 2 of our FREE 6-Course “MBA” (METALCON Business Academy) Program will teach you the latest tactics and tools to help your business field the best team and keep it together.

Click here for all the details on this course and how you can earn your “MBA” at METALCON ’21 for completing all six courses!

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:
Building Your 1 Page Strategic Plan Session 1 (recorded 12/2)
Attracting & Retaining Rock Star Staff Session 2 (recorded 3/10)


METALFOCUS® Safety Program IMPORTANT, EFFECTIVE, AND AFFORDABLE SAFETY TRAINING FROM ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

The sessions below is part of a 10-course Online Master Program that will give you and your supervisors the knowledge to lead safer projects.
Each course is $30 and includes a Certificate of Completion and up to 10 AIA HSW LU Credits. Attendees who complete all ten courses will receive special recognition at METALCON 2021 in Tampa – the ultimate validation of your company’s commitment to safety.

March 12 (4pm-5pm EST) Course 4
Rigging Safety Considerations  Register now
According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were an average of 42 crane-related deaths in the United States each year from 2011-2017. Rigging safety is an issue no metal construction business can ever take for granted. In this course, you’ll learn:

  • Causes of hoisting activity death and serious injury
  • What your rigging plan should address
  • Essential rigging qualifications and the best
  • practices your riggers should know
  • How to conduct rigging inspections

    Earn your CE Certificate and/or 1 AIA HSW LU Credit

March 19 (4pm-5pm EST) Course 5
Crane Ops and Lift Planning
 — Register now
As a business owner or team supervisor, you rely on your team’s experience and integrity to do their jobs safely and responsibly. How do you ensure they have all the knowledge they need to do things the right way? This course will cover all the essentials, including:

  • What your lift plan should address
  • Critical lifts and their different requirements
  • Crane operators and their roles in inspections
  • The importance of employing qualified signal persons
  • Basics of working safely around cranes

    Earn your CE Certificate and/or 1 AIA HSW LU Credit

March 25 (4pm-5pm EST) Course 6
Supervisor Safety Responsibilities 
— Register now
As a business owner or team supervisor, you rely on the experience and integrity of your team to do their jobs safely and responsibly. What Will Be Discussed:

  • 10 key supervisor safety responsibilities
  • What OSHA expects of you
  • Employee rights, responsibilities, and protections
  • Jobsite inspection & multi-employer worksite safety responsibilities
  • Effective daily huddles & toolbox talks

    Earn your CE Certificate and/or 1 AIA HSW LU Credit
Click here to see the full schedule of METALFOCUS Safety courses coming up in April!

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:
Hot Work & HW Permits
  Course 3 (recorded on 3/4)
Fall Protection Planning  Course 2 (recorded 2/26)
OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard  Course 1 (recorded 2/19)

Register for access to live and on-demand courses

Magnificent Metal Monday – Los Angeles Convention Center in Spotlight

Photo Credit: CityWatchLA

After not being used for months on end and also serving as an overflow hospital for COVID-19 patients, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) took center stage last night as the primary venue for the high profile Grammys event. Although there was no audience present, there was a red carpet, awards and live performances.

Compared to other convention destinations, Los Angeles has lagged behind, especially to its neighbor Anaheim. According to CityWatchLA, “To attract a greater share of the lucrative convention business, the Tourism and Convention Board has been modernizing the Convention Center and promoting hotel development with the goal of adding 4,000 new hotel rooms within walking distance of it by 2020.”

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METALCON Introduces New Advisory Council

METALCON, the metal construction industry’s only global event for metal construction and design products, introduces its first advisory council to help shape the future of METALCON, ensuring it represents all factions of the metal construction industry and its major attendee groups.

“We’ve gathered a council comprised of key exhibitors, industry experts, associations and attendees to invite their feedback on what they would like to see new and different about the show,” says Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows. “We are listening and initiating new programming for 2021, including more diverse focus areas on the show floor, expanded education and training, a new solar pavilion, the new Architect’s Experience and additional networking opportunities.”

“We are pleased to announce the 2021 METALCON Advisory Council, an esteemed group of industry leaders who are dedicating their time to making the show better than ever,” continues Geller. “Representing all facets of the industry, these volunteers are generous with their time, insights and ideas, helping to ensure that METALCON is a vibrant and relevant event that meets the ongoing needs of the industry.”

  • Art Hance, Founder & President of Hance Construction Inc., and National President, MBCEA
  • Bob Repovs, President & CEO, Samco Machinery
  • Brent A. Schipper, Founding Principal, ASK Studio
  • Geoffrey L. Stone, Founder, Owner & CEO, MetalForming Inc.
  • Heidi Ellsworth, Partner, RoofersCoffeeShop & Owner HJE Consulting
  • Jeff Henry, MB, CAE, Executive Director, Metal Construction Association
  • Jeff Irwin, President, JH Irwin Consulting LLC
  • Lori Reynolds Morrow, CSI, CDT, Architectural Project Manager, Sheffield Metals International
  • Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, LEED, President, Kalin Associates
  • Paul Deffenbaugh, Editorial Director, Modern Trade Communications
  • Paul Lechiara, Owner/President, East Coast Metal Roofing
  • Tony Bouquot, General Manager, MBMA & VP at Thomas Associates Inc.

METALCON Advisory Council members represent those in metal construction, metal building systems, metal building contracting and erecting, insulated metal panels, architecture, contracting, roofing, roll forming, key associations and industry trade press.

“We are truly grateful for the council’s volunteer participation and look forward to doing great things together,” says Geller. “This year’s show promises to be representative of the entire metal construction industry with a broader base of exhibitors and attendees.”

METALCON 2021 takes place Wednesday, Oct. 6-8 at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602. Registration opens beginning in mid-April.

METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY on Rigging Safety Considerations

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS®, a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites continues today with the fourth course in the series. Discounted pricing is still available through April 1 to take advantage of the remaining course AND watch the past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s safety course on rigging safety:

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Women in Construction Week Continued – METALCONLive! Tackles Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

“Recruiting into Metal Roofing” General Session held at METALCON 2019

“Success and diversity go hand in hand … and it looks like increased productivity, better morale, retention, and faster problem solving.”

Tiffany “Tiff” Hutcheson, sales and customer service manager with Brightsmith Coaters (sister company of ATAS), offered this key takeaway during a METALCONLive! webinar held last year titled, “Can you Afford NOT to have Diversity in Your Workforce?” The webinar was moderated by RoofersCoffeeShop owner and founder of National Women in Roofing, Heidi Ellsworth, along with an expert panel of female industry leaders including Tiff, Sonya Malvick, international president of the Association of Women in Metal (AWMI) and outside territory sales manager with Olympic Steel, and Minnie Robles, product representative with ATAS International. While the participants emphasized how important it was to have broad-scoped diversity in your business plans, they expounded on the opportunities for women in the construction industry. In celebration of Women in Construction (WIC) Week, we look back at some of the key takeaways from that important webinar. If you missed it, take advantage of watching it anytime ON DEMAND. Read on for key takeaways …

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SPRING FORWARD WITH METALCON Live! ⏰🌼

As you prepare to say goodbye to winter and set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time, here are some fantastic opportunities to put get ahead in your career and prioritize your business this month.

What’s coming in March

Join us TODAY at 1pm est — Attracting & Retaining Rock Star Staff. Session 2 of our FREE 6-Course “MBA” (METALCON Business Academy) Program — Register now

TODAY! March 10, 2021 @ 1PM EST
Attracting & Retaining Rock Star Staff 
— Register now

Session 2 of our FREE 6-Course “MBA” (METALCON Business Academy) Program will teach you the latest tactics and tools to help your business field the best team and keep it together.

Click here for all the details on this course and how you can earn your “MBA” at METALCON ’21 for completing all six courses!

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:
Building Your 1 Page Strategic Plan  Session 1 (recorded on 12/2)


March 24, 2021
Fastener & Installation Guidelines 
— Register now

Presented in partnership with MCA and lead by Eric Schanzenbach, Manager of Engineering Services at SFS Group USA, this course will cover all things fasteners, including:

  • Applications
  • Materials and compatibility
  • Fastener selection criteria
  • Proper installation tools and guidelines

    Earn your CE certificate. Pending approval for 1 AIA HSW LU Credit

METALFOCUS® Safety Program IMPORTANT, EFFECTIVE, AND AFFORDABLE SAFETY TRAINING FROM ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

The sessions below is part of a 10-course Online Master Program that will give you and your supervisors the knowledge to lead safer projects.
Each course is $30 and includes a Certificate of Completion and up to 10 AIA HSW LU Credits. Attendees who complete all ten courses will receive special recognition at METALCON 2021 in Tampa – the ultimate validation of your company’s commitment to safety.

March 12 (4pm-5pm EST) Course 4

Rigging Safety Considerations  Register now
According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were an average of 42 crane-related deaths in the United States each year from 2011-2017. Rigging safety is an issue no metal construction business can ever take for granted. In this course, you’ll learn:

  • Causes of hoisting activity death and serious injury
  • What your rigging plan should address
  • Essential rigging qualifications and the best
  • practices your riggers should know
  • How to conduct rigging inspections

    Earn your CE Certificate and/or 1 AIA HSW LU Credit

March 19 (4pm-5pm EST) Course 5
Crane Ops and Lift Planning
 — Register now
As a business owner or team supervisor, you rely on your team’s experience and integrity to do their jobs safely and responsibly. How do you ensure they have all the knowledge they need to do things the right way? This course will cover all the essentials, including:

  • What your lift plan should address
  • Critical lifts and their different requirements
  • Crane operators and their roles in inspections
  • The importance of employing qualified signal persons
  • Basics of working safely around cranes

    Earn your CE Certificate and/or 1 AIA HSW LU Credit

March 25 (4pm-5pm EST) Course 6
Supervisor Safety Responsibilities 
— Register now
As a business owner or team supervisor, you rely on the experience and integrity of your team to do their jobs safely and responsibly. What Will Be Discussed:

  • 10 key supervisor safety responsibilities
  • What OSHA expects of you
  • Employee rights, responsibilities, and protections
  • Jobsite inspection & multi-employer worksite safety responsibilities
  • Effective daily huddles & toolbox talks

    Earn your CE Certificate and/or 1 AIA HSW LU Credit

Click here to see the full schedule of METALFOCUS Safety courses coming up in April!

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:
Hot Work & HW Permits
  Course 3 (recorded on 3/4)
Fall Protection Planning  Course 2 (recorded 2/26)
OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard  Course 1 (recorded 2/19)