The world’s tallest spiral staircase opened last month in Atlanta, Georgia! No April Fool’s Day joke here – it’s true! World-renowned and late Atlanta-based architect John Portman Jr. scores again for his ingenuity with the opening of his Coda Building located in Midtown Atlanta near the Georgia Tech University’s campus. This is the first of three new John Portman and Associates-designed office towers set to open. Although he didn’t get to see it finished before he passed away last year, Portman at least knew that his vision for Coda, a futuristic hub for entrepreneurs at Georgia Tech, his alma mater, would become a reality.
Safety in the metal building and roofing industry is always of top priority. According to CPWR, Center for Construction Research and Training, “Between 2011 and 2015, the annual number of fall fatalities in construction increased by 36%, exceeding the growth in employment and total fatalities in this industry.” Falls are a common cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. Continue reading →
What if you could download and print a home in 24 hours at half the cost? ICON, an Austin, Texas based 3-D printer construction startup company is doing just that! Mentioned briefly in our previous blog post, ICON has partnered with New Story and People Helping People of El Salvador, two charitable organizations focused on helping some of the world’s poorest people in replacing the sprawling slums with 3D printed homes. ICON has successfully printed its first home and is poised to built an entire community at $4,000 per home with an estimated 12-24 hours to print each home. Executive Director for People Helping People, Lisselot Tronconis, says, “the appeal of 3D printing isn’t aesthetics, but that it can cut the cost, time and labor required to build homes.” Continue reading →
Our friends over at http://www.designandbuildwithmetal.com recently published an article that pertains to a lot of the metal roofers out there. Contributing to the article was Harry Schouten of Advanced Architectural Sheet Metal & Supply.
Late last night we saw this story come through and we are truly happy that the construction worker turned out ok. We applaud our public safety officials who were able to help this man. Continue reading →
January 26 – By Lauren K. Terry – Creativity has become so intertwined with the definition of exceptional leaders that an entire industry has emerged to help leaders find their creative abilities. There is a Center for Creative Leadership, a Creative Leadership Group, a Creative Leadership Program, Continue reading →
ATLANTA (October 20, 2014) by Jim Austin – The Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility opened in 2002 as a Fulton County focal point to enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of independent senior citizens. Soon after opening, a leaky roof put a damper on senior activities. Continue reading →
A few months back you may recall I had touched on the firefighters and metal roofs subject, well, looks like it isn’t going away. Ultimately, before voicing an opinion we would like for you to read the article so that Continue reading →
Grant Prior – Construction Enquirer – Two workers were left with broken bones but escaped with their lives after being struck by a length of steel that fell from nine floors above them. Continue reading →
So a few weeks back we had released the official hashtag for METALCON and we told you it would be #METALCONDenver. We would like for all of you to use the hashtag in order to promote the event across Continue reading →
Did you realize that registration is now open for METALCON? Well, today is your lucky day if you didn’t realize it. Most of you know that this is the world’s leading metal construction trade show and the most important people in the industry will be there, so to take advantage of the early bird discounts click on REGISTER NOW!
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 →
So it looks like at the recent Metal Construction Association meeting held in Rosemont, IL June 23-25 there were some preliminary discussions held on regulations and codes in the industry except this time other associations were involved in the panel discussion. Well, isn’t it about time this
We’ve posted every day that registration is open and the goal is to reinforce the thinking that you need to register as soon as possible. Think of it this way when you buy your plane tickets to go on vacation Continue reading →
Since this is my last post of the day I had to find something amusing and genius in the same respect. I believe some of you may say this is just a boneheaded move, but I look at it from the perspective that maybe their boss told them to get the task done and they were creative. At least the boss knows he can count on his workers to get the job done. Anyhow, let me know what you think about this and whether or not you condone such behavior.
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 →
For today’s exhibitor feature we travel to Colorado to feature Keymark. Keymark a leader in global steel systems is the most innovative solution for cold-formed-steel-building design, engineering, and fabrication. You can view their profile by clicking here
Registration for METALCON is now open. You can register by clicking here and I know you are saying didn’t he just talk about this Friday? Yes I did but I wanted to bring it up again obviously. With the early numbers we are seeing Continue reading →
For today’s exhibitor feature we travel to Georgia, the Peach State, to feature METALFORMING. They are one of the leading providers of high-tech sheet metal component manufacturing machines in the industry. You can view their profile by clicking here.
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.
Registration for METALCON is now open. You can register by clicking here and it is probably a good idea to do it early. Do you really want to miss the best construction show in the industry? I mean it is specialized to metal construction but it is still the best. Consider Continue reading →