Category Archives: construction treasures

How to Prepare for your Metal Roofing Jobs

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.

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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

How to be a Creative Genius

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

Growing your Business with Metal

 

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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 new way to harvest solar energy using metal nanoparticles and plasmon resonance

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Read this article this morning and it will certainly impact the metal construction industry. Take a read for yourself and let us know what you think. We are starting to see science and metal construction come closer together than ever. It’s always had that relationship, but it continues to be more complex. Anyhow read the article and let us know what you think.

http://www.zmescience.com by Tibi Puiu – Solar cell technology has improved dramatically over the past couple of year, yet it will be a long time before multi-junction cells – then kind that can reach efficiency well over 40% – will become affordable to small home owners or even large scale installation. New methods are always explored, however, each with its own angle to harnessing solar energy, benefits and disadvantages included. One of the biggest challenges to improving solar cell efficiency is collecting light frequencies that are outside the visible spectrum, and a new technique developed at Caltech makes use of a most interesting physical effect: plasmon resonance on the surface of metal nanoparticles.
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Magnificent Metal Mondays

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With the college football season right around the corner we thought it would be great to feature one of the most picturesque stadiums in the country. Today, we travel to Berkeley, California  Continue reading

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Today we travel to Montana, yes Montana! I am quite sure we have yet to travel to this large, picturesque state. We specifically are going to take a look Continue reading

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.

Corporate Social Responsibility – What is your company doing?

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Interesting topic for a Friday right? Well, it can certainly be controversial as well as gratifying, depending of course if you and your company are doing your part Continue reading

Throwback Thursdays

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In honor of Throwback Thursdays we are going to revisit METALCON Atlanta 2011. While these may not actually be real people it still qualifies  Continue reading

Beauty of Structural Engineering

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Wow some of these are really cool, innovative, and the wave of the future. Look at that image, isn’t it spectacular? So you are probably asking what the heck are we talking about here  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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We are back from vacation and excited to start the blogging stream again this week. In this week’s feature we travel to China. Specifically we go to Qinhuangdao to see  Continue reading

Attend METALCON

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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!

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Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I’m on vacation this week but there is no vacation from all of you. Today we travel to   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.

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 steel arch bridge with the top of the bridge standing 440 feet above Sydney Harbour. The bridge opened in March of 1932 and took approximately 8 years to build. A real interesting fact about the bridge is that the steel expands and/or contracts depending on whether it is hot or cold. This ultimately causes the bridge to not be completely stationary and can rise or fall up to 7.1 inch.

Behind the Welding Mask

Welders seem to not get as much credit as they deserve so in honor of that occupation in the industry check out this quick video. As the title refers it is certainly behind the welding mask. Enjoy.

Metal Grids and Asphalt Together

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Last week I talked about why we do not have metal bricks or blocks and voila this morning I read a story about metal grids being put on hot asphalt that make it look like bricks were used. I find it really coincidental that a week ago  Continue reading

Fork Lift Failure or Success

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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.

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

Keymark – Exhibitor Feature

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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

Register for METALCON

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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

S-5! – Exhibitor Feature Today

 

 

 

 

 

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For today’s exhibitor feature we travel to Colorado to feature S-5! Led by an industry leader, Rob Haddock, S-5!® has revolutionized the industry with his clamp innovation in making metal the most user-friendly roof type on the market today. You can view their profile by clicking here

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

Registration is now OPEN!!!

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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

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

Throwback Thursdays – #TBT

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Here is a good Throwback Thursday moment that we dug up from the archives. We have a video of “The Best of METALCON 2011.” Check the video out and see if you can find yourself in the video. To see the video Continue reading

Yellow Metal Brick Road to OZ

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I’ve been thinking recently about new products or ideas that the metal construction industry could use or maybe they already have them and I just haven’t encountered it. So lately the thought of  Continue reading

Construction Careers – Why Not?

Here is another great video on construction careers most likely directed at students who may not want to go to college. Watch and forward it on, and remember we do work in a great industry!!

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