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.

VMZINC®QUARTZ-ZINC Enhances Modern Aesthetic Of Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 13, 2016 – Using VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC sheets, Abrams Architectural Products fabricated custom zinc Flat lock panels to enhance the stunning aesthetic of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Continue reading

ATAS Honors Sales Team Of The Year

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Allentown, PA – ATAS International Inc., a leading supplier of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, announces Mike Krahling, CSI, CDT and Eric Samley as the recipients of its annual Malan S. Parker Award to recognize the top sales team of 2015.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Absolutely marvelous design on this structure, well at least that is our opinion. The structure consists of aluminum squares, windows and solar panels. It really does look like an ice-cube in the middle of a bunch of snow and cold weather. In looking at the photos we wonder what it must Continue reading

6 Reasons why Face to Face Interaction is Important

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Why are trade shows like METALCON Important? Well, let’s try and answer that question for you. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a tradeshow’s importance is the interaction. That’s right interaction, according to Webster’s Dictionary it means; mutual or reciprocal action or influence. Continue reading

VMZINC® Panels Contribute To Sustainability of East Baton Rouge Main Library

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 6, 2016 – Deemed the “library in the park,” the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library in Baton Rouge, Louisiana utilized VMZINC® panels to create a modern aesthetic and sustainable design. A total of 40,000 square feet of standing seam, interlock and flat lock zinc panels were an integral material of the building’s canopies and roof.  Continue reading

Drexel Metals proud to ‘Pay it Forward’ in Louisville with Valentine Basketball Camp

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 5, 2016) – Taking advantage of an opportunity to give back to its hometown Louisville community, Drexel Metals is a major sponsor for the Valentine Basketball Camps, scheduled for four week-long sessions this summer.  Continue reading

METALCON 2016 Announces Show Rundown Presenting Construction Solutions for Today and Opportunities for Tomorrow

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Newton, Mass., June 28, 2016 — Learning opportunities at METALCON 2016 offer an
extraordinary look at the future while presenting ideas to improve today’s safety, productivity,
communication and the finished project. Continue reading

VMZINC® Recognizes 12 Exceptional Worldwide Projects in the Seventh Edition Archizinc Trophy Contest

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RALEIGH, N.C., June 22, 2016 – VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, announced the winners of the seventh edition Archizinc Trophy contest. The bi-annual contest, open to architects worldwide, highlights the use of VMZINC featured in a variety of sites, building typologies and architectural styles. With more than 150 projects submitted from 18 different countries, Continue reading

Different Categories of ERP Software on the Market

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In a hyper-comp The search for an ERP system is a long and daunting process that usually takes a few months but it is critical to make sure you take the right decision since it will impact your business for the next few years and sometime decades. If you make the right choice, it will streamline your processes, make your life easier and take your efficiency levels to a level you never imagined.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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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

Rejoice METALCON Blog Readers – We’re Up to Something

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We wanted to thank the many of you who have kept up with the blog since its creation two whole years ago. Much of the content was created internally and we’ve also used some of our partner’s content. We would also like to thank all exhibitors, industry insiders, and others who have submitted information to keep our blog moving. So with that being said here is a little reward for you our readers, wait for it, wait for it …. Continue reading

Registration is now Open

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In case you haven’t heard the  news registration is now open for METALCON 2016 in Baltimore October 26-28th. You can register by  Continue reading

MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games Set For METALCON 2016 In Baltimore

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Chicago, IL – Celebrating its 3rd annual Metal Roofing Championship Games competition to be held at METALCON on October 26 and 27, 2016, 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 the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner. Continue reading