Category Archives: Construction Humor

Book your Hotel for METALCON now

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You heard us right, housing is OPEN! We’ve opened it earlier this year so that you can take advantage of the early bird pricing on the official hotels Continue reading

Viral Video of the Day

Continuing with last week’s theme and I think this is an appropriate way for you to start your day.  It will definitely bring laughter and a smile to your face. Enjoy!

Friday Fun -Create the Caption

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It’s been a while since we’ve posted one of these so here it is for you to enjoy. Look at the picture and comment on it with a caption. Remember use your imagination.

Construction Safety Music Video

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Thought this was actually really well done, even though many of you may not be hip-hop fans, the message gets delivered perfectly. Check the video out and Continue reading

Construction Live Site Video

This is really cool, entertaining and fun. While most of us grew up playing with Tonka Trucks and other pretend construction toys, this person took it to another level. Check the video out and let us know what you think. It’s creative and a good way to enjoy something in the field we all work in.

Music on the Job

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This could be a strange subject to discuss on this blog, but it is interesting to ask all of you the important question. Wait for it, wait for it…..Ok, what type of music do you listen to on the job? You are probably saying to yourself  Continue reading

Drum Roll: FedEx Package Arrives for Me

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So today while I was discussing some ideas with the METALCON team, our receptionist had dropped off a FedEx like the package you see above. I walked in my office and it was sitting on my chair  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and celebrated a German World Cup Championship yesterday. Since Germany won I think it would be fun to do something a bit different today on Magnificent Metal Mondays. If you haven’t guessed it yet then we will be talking about  Continue reading

Friday Fun – Create the Caption

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Look at these geniuses, I mean seriously why even order that type of machinery if you are going to do this. They might as well get some ladders. You know the drill create a funny caption for this image.

METAL and Hashtags

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It’s Friday so we have a plethora of posts to talk about today, but I want to start with exactly what the title says, METAL and Hashtags. So we know what metal construction is, but  Continue reading

85 Days Until METALCON

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Since we love new features here at METALCON, we are going to start a new one beginning tomorrow. We are going to profile an exhibitor each day until day 1 of METALCON. Who we profile and  Continue reading

Structural Steel Connections

I definitely wanted to post this for all of those that may not know enough about structural steel connections. I also thought it was cheesy, I mean look at the Europeans being all tough not wearing their hard hats at the job site. Anyhow, it is a good educational video, enjoy it.

3D-Printed Steel Building Structures

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About a month ago I posted something about 3D printing for the metal construction industry and it looks like these mad scientists are back at it again. Looks as if they are starting to print  Continue reading

New Features Coming

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I’ve been thinking about some new features for the blog and will begin using some of the ideas I have come with in the next week. I’d also like to open this up to anyone that  Continue reading

Friday Fun – Create the Caption

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Another Friday is upon us, but before you leave for the weekend (by the way it is the first day of summer) take a look at this photo and create a fun caption for it. Let’s keep it PG as well. Enjoy!

100th Blog Post

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I realized that our blog has officially hit 100 posts so we’ve decided we should celebrate the fact that we have reached that impressive number! We always welcome contributions to the Continue reading

Friday Fun – Create the Caption

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It’s that time again, yes Friday and time for some fun. I saw this OSHA official hanging out at a job site recently so I snapped a photo of him. Go ahead create a great caption for me on this.

Concrete Buffer Gone Wild

This video was very entertaining to me today. The commentary makes it even funnier. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Friday Fun – Create the Caption

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So yes it’s Friday and I was trying to locate a picture here in Las Vegas since we are here for the Western Roofing Expo but to no avail I found nothing great. Well I mean there are Continue reading

NCI Building Systems Reports 2nd Quarter Results

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So yesterday NCI Building Systems reported their 2nd quarter fiscal 2014 results and the numbers were definitely encouraging. NCI is one of North America’s Continue reading

More Rumblings from Contractors not Using Metal

I feel like there is much more I would like to say regarding this issue and I hope today to get more information from contractors who are attending the Western Roofing Expo. I’m amazed and baffled by the lack of motivation I see from Continue reading

Rumblings from Contractors not Using Metal

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Yesterday was day 1 of the Western Roofing Expo and we talked to quite a few people yesterday. One conversation really struck me more than any other I had yesterday. I was speaking with a gentleman from San Diego who is a  Continue reading

George Strait Cowboy Hat at the Western Roofing Expo

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METALCON is at the Western Roofing Expo this week and we had the pleasure of attending the Presidential Welcoming Reception last night. By the way don’t forget to stop by booth 141 and say hi to us. A silent auction was held to benefit the Davis Memorial Foundation Scholarship awards. Besides great Continue reading

Friday Fun – Create the Caption

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So in scouring the internet for a cartoon or image for today’s Friday Fun I found this cartoon created by Ted Crow of the Plain Dealer Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Check it out and submit your caption in the comments box.

$2,495,000 Home in Kansas City For Sale

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Have you ever considered moving to Kansas City? Well, maybe now you can consider it especially with a home like this available for sale. The Timespan home, features all steel and concrete construction and full metal engineering. It was designed with high-security zoning Continue reading

Many Failures Involving Metal Building Systems and Metal Roofs

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So here we have an interesting photo of a bridge that looks like a wreck. Anyhow, we see that there is concrete degradation, metal corrosion, fatigue and fracture with this bridge. So what leads to this Continue reading

Levi Strauss CEO: Stop Washing your Jeans

download (1)So I know this may not be huge headlines in the construction industry but I do know that many of us wear jeans. Many of us even wear them on the work site because of the comfort aspect. I guess the question I now pose is  Continue reading