Category Archives: copper

Magnificent Metal Monday – IMP Spotlight

“Metal Goes to the Movies” as seen in Architect Magazine

State-of-the-art, eight-screen movie theater in Elizabeth City, N.C.; Ceco Building Systems

The unique combination of energy efficiency provided by the insulated wall panels’ superior R-values and the versatile design options of various colors, orientations, and depths led to the selection of insulated metal wall panels for this new $10 million, state-of-the-art 31,820-square-foot movie complex.

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Magnificent Metal Monday – Metal’s Role in Sustainability

There are several key reasons why a metal roof is the right choice. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), among these reasons include energy savings, aesthetic appeal, performance in weather-related events, longevity and environmentally sustainability. In this era of increased focus on sustainability, copper is “king.” According to Copper.org (Copper Development Association, Inc.), it’s durable, reliable and often outlives its aluminum, plastic and other metal counterparts. Copper adorns one of the world’s most stunning homes in the United States — The Hope Residence, located in Palm Springs, California.

According to Metal Roofing Alliance, “For a home that is nearly as famous and unique as the American entertainer who inspired it, the Hope Residence has been compared to a spaceship, a mushroom and a volcano. Whatever shape you imagine it resembles, there is no doubt there is nothing like this nearly 24,000 square foot home set at the highest point overlooking the star-studded city. The most striking element of the curvaceous, expansive home is the roof itself. Made from copper that slopes upward from three points to meet at an enormous open oculus, the roof seems to rise from the mountains, its dark aged patina softly glowing in ever-shifting desert light.”

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Magnificent Metal Monday – Celebrating America

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Among the 15 tallest metal and non-metal statues in the world (Source: The Atlantic), “Lady Liberty” was dedicated in 1886 and quickly became an icon of freedom for the United States. With its metal framework built by Gustave Eiffel, the Statue of Liberty is a colossal copper statue designed in a neoclassical style by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Sitting on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor within New York City, she has been a beacon of light and hope and seen as a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving by sea. Regardless of political beliefs, last week’s election was historic and undeniably a celebration of America and our freedom to vote. According to the Washington Post, voter turnout is on pace to break century-old records, projected to surpass the 65.7% turnout in the 1908 election.

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Metal Roofing Market Share Grows in New Home Construction Sector

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) announced last month the latest industry report for the U.S. residential roofing sector showing growth for metal roofing for new home construction has doubled in the past year, and continues to enjoy an ongoing steady demand among the repair/remodel market segment. 

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Metal Construction Association Announces Formation of MCM Alliance

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As reported by DesignandBuildWithMetal.com this week, “The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has created a new group focused on increasing awareness of Metal Composite Material (MCM) for the architectural building envelope. The MCM Alliance supports product performance testing, initiates research, and promotes education and actions to influence public policies for the utilization and growth of MCM in the marketplace.”

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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

MBCI – Exhibitor Feature

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For today’s exhibitor feature we visit our friends at MBCI. MBCI is the industry leading manufacturer of metal roof wall systems. You can view their profile by clicking here

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

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

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

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!!

BMW Gets Smashed by a Metal Slab at a Job Site

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Check this photo out, think BMW, yes the car, and a metal slab. You can read all about what happened by clicking here.

Metal Shredding and Recycling in Pilsen

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Today’s first news worthy item I read about is happening in Pilsen, IL as we speak. It seems that residents in that community are protesting the building of a metal shredding and recycling facility because  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

Types of Metal Buildings

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Continuing on with another introductory piece of information for all of our new readers, I have found a fantastic Continue reading

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

More Metal Theft

I know about a month or two ago I was on a big kick on metal theft and I stopped blogging about it. So since I was feeling bit nostalgic here is a video from a theft last month. I am amazed these people are still getting away with things like this.

 

This guy puts the Metal in Construction

Saw this video this morning and it looks like it is starting to go viral, well maybe not. So this construction worker who is very handy in many trades looks like he literally put the Metal right into Construction with his skills combined with some Slayer music. I have to say I never listened to that type of music, but we do have a staffer here who listens to this loud, hard on the ears music. Take a look at the video and let me know what you think.

Welding Professionals – How they started

So earlier this week I had posted a video about welder’ careers and then I ran into this video today. While some of this is not construction related you have to believe that these welding professionals can quickly adapt to any type of industry and job. Take a look at how they started and what they currently do by watching this video. Best line of the video is, “if you want to build something bad enough you have to learn to weld.”

#ThrowbackThursdays

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Yes going to try to do another one today and in the spirit of July 4th let’s talk about our friend “ME.” Me was born back in 2013 and has grown up quickly to travel the world. Take a look at the photos through the years  Continue reading

Metallurgy and Metalworking in Europe

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You know me I am always stirring the pot in terms of the USA vs. Europe in the Metal Construction Industry so I decided to try and find a good infographic on the European market. What I really like about  Continue reading

Welder: A Look into Construction Careers

The response on the post I did previously has been outstanding so I wanted to include another one. Again these videos are not mine but you can get more information once you get to the YouTube site. These videos are great for our future tradesmen, tradeswomen, and students to watch.

Construction Accident, Not for the Faint of Heart

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I saw this story this morning and while I believe this isn’t for the faint of heart, I do believe we need to discuss this in further detail. In terms of work site safety and materials being used, we as a society need to do a better job in securing construction that is occurring Continue reading

Firefighters Concerned with Metal Roofs

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So it seems that today there are many interesting topics falling on my lap to write about. I read an article in Fire Engineering about the troubles that fire fighters have or could potentially have in battling fires on structures with metal roofs. So I want  Continue reading

Sheet Metal Worker: A Look into Construction Careers

I thought this was an interesting way to look at some different careers in the construction industry. The use of YouTube to describe and discuss a career in the field is genius in my opinion. Check it out and let me know what other careers we should feature.