Samco Machinery to Exhibit at METALCON

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Another Monday means another Magnificent Metal Building feature. Today, we go to Manhattan and specifically to the West Chelsea district.  HL23 as it is called is a 14-story, 42,395-sf ultra-luxury residential building. In total, the project creates 11 condominium units, Continue reading

METALCON Will You be There? Complimentary Link

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It’s Tuesday and some of the blog and twitter followers have been registering for METALCON which is great. Some of you have once again been procrastinating, why? What have you been doing? It is impossible to be too busy for METALCON. So as a reward I will give you a special link that gets you free entry to the show.  Continue reading

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Another episode of Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us and today we travel to Chicago, IL. Yes you guessed it the Sears Tower, umm I mean the Willis Continue reading

Monumental Museum Features Fluropon® To Highlight Heritage & High-Esteem

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When President Obama gives the groundbreaking speech for a new project, it’s bound to be an important building. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument, and is slated to open on September 24, 2016. Continue reading

METALCON What, Who, When and Where?

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Have you ever asked yourself what is METALCON? Then again most of you know what it is, but for our new followers here is a small breakdown on WHAT, WHO, WHEN and WHERE about METALCON. Enjoy Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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It is time for another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays. To promote this activity we encourage you to use the hashtag #magnificentmetalmondays and tweet us @METALCONwith your contributions. For today’s feature we travel to Continue reading

Large-scale Interactive 3-D Printing Technology Demo at METALCON

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Newton, Mass., Sept. 6, 2016—The largest international event for the metal construction industry showcases a 3-D printing technology project developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and industry partners at METALCON’s annual tradeshow and conference on October 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Continue reading

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Another Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us. Today we travel to Wembley Park, in London, England to visit the magical Wembley Stadium. The stadium opened Continue reading

Preventative maintenance on roll formers saves money, time Protect your investment – and business – by making time for maintenance

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By Jaswinder Bhatti, Vice President of Applications Engineering & Global Operations, Samco Machinery 

TORONTO, August 23, 2016 – Every investment is worth protecting. When you invest in machinery or equipment that is the lifeblood of your operation, investing time and money in preventative maintenance should be a top priority. Continue reading

Custom Color Coatings from Valspar Culminate in Iconic Façade for New T-Mobile Arena

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Las Vegas is unlike any other city in America. A popular destination for concertgoers, poker players, and bachelor parties alike, the sheer scale of entertainment and attraction is unparalleled, especially along the Vegas Strip. Continue reading

METALCON Gives Back to the Local Community Helping Baltimore Area Veterans

Newton, Mass., August 26, 2016– The metal construction industry’s largest international event
for metal construction products, technologies and solutions gives back to the local community during its annual trade show and conference taking place October 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Continue reading

CONTESTANTS NEEDED FOR THE 2016 Metalcon MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games

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Celebrating its 3rd Annual metal roofing competition to be held at Metalcon October 26 and 27 in Baltimore, MD, the MCA MRCG Task Force has finalized the event schedule.  This year, there will be five challenges each day under the appropriately named theme; “Battle Stars Over Baltimore” in recognition of our Star Spangled Banner birthplace.  Continue reading

Metal vs. Wood – How do you feel about this?

Metal or wood is the question for many builders. Take a listen to what he says in this video, and let me know if there are any flaws in his discussion. I heard some interesting things here and also disagreed with some as well.

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Good morning everyone! That’s right we have another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays upon us. Today we travel to a place that many of you may have attended yesterday, yes church of course. Today’s feature is the Basilica of San Sebastian that is located in Continue reading

26 Ways to Find Clients & Get Work

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PSMJ Resources, Inc. – In 1909 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) adopted the first Principles of Practice, which strictly forbid marketing of any kind. Architects couldn’t advertise. They weren’t even allowed to display their names at construction sites. Before 1970 architects were prohibited from competing with each other on price.  Continue reading

VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC® and ANTHRA-ZINC® Enrich Architectural Expression of “ATYPIK” Apartment Building

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2016 –Using VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC® and ANTHRA-ZINC® sheets, Raimond SAS fabricated custom zinc flat lock panels to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the ATYPIK collective housing building in Paris, France.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Easily one of our readers favorite posts every week is Magnificent Metal Mondays. Today we travel down under to Australia to see the glorious Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is the world’s largest Continue reading

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8 Steps: Managing to Become a Leader and Not a Manager

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Interesting topic to cover today as it does apply to all industries and I am certainly sure many of you that are managers can get some insight from this post to become a leader. There are many definitions for the term “manager” and how it is used. My favorite definition I ran into was “someone who directs the training and performance of a team.” Here is another definition “someone who is in charge of a business, department, etc.” which is the term we can all relate to.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Another Monday is upon us and we hope you have a great week.  Today we travel north of the border to Montreal, Quebec in Canada to visit Continue reading

Gulf Coast Casino Enlists Coated Metal Panels for Exterior Durability

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Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi, Mississippi in the summer of 2005, destroying nearly all the infrastructure on the coast, including the Palace Casino Resort. Ten years later, investments in the area have revitalized the shoreline and brought the city back to life. In 2011, the Palace Casino Resort underwent a $50 million Continue reading

Do Three Things Everyday to Turn Your Apprenticeship Into Full-Time

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The Hard Hat Hub team recently surveyed 20 veteran construction workers who have been in the architecture/ engineering/construction industry for more than 10 years asking them the top advice they would give to those just starting out.  Continue reading

Focus on Design: Futuristic Tower Wins International Competition

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A soaring futuristic 83-story mixed-use tower, designed by Sydney, Australia award-winning architects GroupGSA in collaboration with Spanish architect Rafael De La-Hoz, has won the select international Design Excellence competition for a key city center site in Parramatta, a suburb and major business district in metropolitan Sydney.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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We here at the METALCON office continue to prepare for the show in October and we wanted to take a break from talking about Baltimore. Continue reading

Read the Blog and Go to #METALCON16 Free

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We have great news for our blog readers. You can now sign-up for METALCON with a special promotion code. No, we are not kidding, you’ve invested time in reading  Continue reading

Metal Architecture Names VMZINC® Grand Award Winner in the 2016 Design Awards

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 25, 2016VMZINC® -US, an international leader in innovative zinc products, has announced that the Gemma Observatory project has been recognized as the 2016 Metal Architecture grand award winner, and winner in the natural metals category. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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It’s Monday and we are sure many of you thought the weekend went by a bit too quick, but we are here to brighten your Monday! Today on another episode of Magnificent Metal Mondays we travel to Canada, specifically the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The building has a beautiful green metal roof. You can learn more about the structure by clicking here.

Valspar Helps Diversify New Project Amongst Iconic Downtown Chicago Buildings

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In a city as dense as Chicago, new building projects often have very limited space to make their mark. The new Hilton Garden Inn in the North Loop of downtown Chicago had many existing buildings to compete with, including its landmark neighbors, the Chicago Motor Club and the Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist. With the desire to standout, GREC Architects were called upon to help make a statement. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Another Magnificent Metal Mondays episode is upon us. Today we travel to Ithaca, located in upstate New York and in particular we stop at Cornell to see the now open Bill and Melinda Gates Hall. You can read more about the project by clicking here.