Congratulations to METALCON ’22 keynote speaker Josef Newgarden and Team Penske for winning the Indy 500 this past Sunday. Just as the thrilling finish was a race highlight, so was Josef’s talk on teamwork at last year’s show.Continue reading
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A Peek into METALCON 2023’s Education Program
With only 5 months to go before the metal construction industry convenes in Las Vegas for METALCON 2023, the education program is shaping up to be one of the best in the show’s history. From Keynote addresses to Super Sessions, to 35+ FREE sessions in learning centers strategically located on the show floor, you will learn from some of the best the industry has to offer including Ken Simonson, Chief Economist with The Associated General Contractors of America, Steven Gaynor, Principal Consultant for PIVOTH and co-founder of RAiNA and Justin Ganschow, Business Development Manager with Caterpillar Safety Services, Caterpillar Inc.
Here’s a sneak peek into METALCON 2023’s Education Program:Continue reading
Grooming the Next Gen! MCA and METALCON’s Future Leaders Program
Thank you Building Enclosure for featuring the Future Leaders Program! Now in its second year, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) and METALCON have been collaborating to offer several opportunities for the next generation. Any industry is only as good as its people. Sustaining success requires experienced industry veterans as well as the ability to attract, educate and develop a younger and more diverse workforce to eventually move into leadership roles within their companies and industry. Like a lot of industries, the metal construction industry is facing the challenge of retiring leaders with not enough replacements waiting in line to fill that void. Innovative ideas from future leaders have to be a valuable asset when making a difference in the continuing growth of the metal construction industry.Continue reading
METALCON Live! TODAY at 1:00 pm EST – Important Air Leakage Testing Information and a Net Zero Passive House
In a few hours, join METALCON and the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) as they discuss the importance of air barriers on a building, now being recognized as more than simply saving energy. Industry expert, Adam Ugliuzza, ABAA Director of Sustainable Building Partners and Region Manager for Intertek Building Science Group in York, PA, will review why an air tight building is a key to moisture management in the building envelope, proper operation of mechanical equipment, reduction in dust, odors such as second hand cigarette smoke and cooking smells. He will also cover how it plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving the industry to a Net Zero Passive House building.
The question is — How do I know my building is airtight? The answer is — Whole building airtightness testing. Register NOW to learn about this testing.Continue reading
What’s NEW for METALCON 2023?
Make your plans today to attend the ONLY global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction! Registration is open for METALCON 2023, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Friday, Oct. 20, with pre-show workshops beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Check out what’s NEW for 2023, what’s returning, and pricing information (special note: the sooner you register, the more you save).
NEW FOR 2023
METALCON Training Zone – Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams
Led by John Sheridan of Sheridan Metal Resources and his team of experts, the training zone will provide hands-on training featuring demonstrations and education (in bothContinue reading
METALCON Live! THIS Wednesday, 5/17 – Important Air Leakage Testing Information and a Net Zero Passive House
Join METALCON and the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) as they discuss the importance of air barriers on a building, now being recognized as more than simply saving energy. Industry expert, Adam Ugliuzza, ABAA Director of Sustainable Building Partners and Region Manager for Intertek Building Science Group in York, PA, will review why an air tight building is a key to moisture management in the building envelope, proper operation of mechanical equipment, reduction in dust, odors such as second hand cigarette smoke and cooking smells. He will also cover how it plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving the industry to a Net Zero Passive House building.
The question is — How do I know my building is airtight? The answer is — Whole building airtightness testing. Register NOW to learn about this testing.Continue reading
Join us TODAY as METALCONLive! and MCA Present “Successful Management of Metal Roofing Projects” with Industry Expert Todd Miller
No stranger to METALCON and METALCONLive!, industry leader Todd Miller of Isaiah Industries will share his expertise on how to create a successful project management plan for a new construction or remodel project TODAY at 1PM. Join us to get the knowledge and tools needed for effective and efficient strategic planning for a new construction or remodel project.Continue reading
Join us Next Week as METALCONLive! and MCA Present “Successful Management of Metal Roofing Projects” with Industry Expert Todd Miller
No stranger to METALCON and METALCONLive!, join industry leader, Todd Miller of Isaiah Industries, next Wednesday, February 22, as he shares his expertise on how to create a successful project management plan for new construction or remodel project.Continue reading
METALCON 2023 Call for Presentations – Deadline is Approaching
METALCON 2023 returns to Las Vegas this year and we want YOU to take “center stage” in our nation’s “City of Lights.” We are seeking individuals who want to educate, engage, inspire and present material in ways that will enhance the attendees’ experience. The deadline is approaching to submit your topic in our call for presentations. Topics that address real-world, metal-related opportunities and challenges toward a variety of disciplines of the metal construction community with a special interest in technical aspects, building codes, case studies, and sustainability will be considered.
NEW FOR 2023: All topics submitted will be considered for BOTH in-person education at METALCON 2023 AND for our year-round METALCONLive! programming.
SUBMIT YOUR PRESENTATION BY FEBRUARY 14.Continue reading
2022 MBMA Annual Report and Results of 1st Annual Student Design Competition
Our friends with the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) have released their 2022 annual report, “From Form to Function.” It focuses on the growing popularity of metal building systems and how the organization and its members are serving the needs of this vital industry. DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE.
MBMA Chair Tom Boal says, “2022 has seen tremendous growth in the industry despite ongoing supply chain, labor and pricing challenges. With the need for metal building systems growing, MBMA continues to lead the industry through advocacy, working with building officials and steel suppliers, and providing educational resources.”Continue reading
METALCON 2023 Call for Presentations is OPEN
As METALCON 2023 returns to Las Vegas this year, we invite you to take “center stage” in our nation’s “City of Lights.” METALCON’s Call for Presentations is now open and we are seeking individuals who want to educate, engage, inspire and present material in ways that will enhance the attendees’ experience. We are looking for topics that address real-world, metal-related opportunities and challenges toward a variety of disciplines of the metal construction community with a special interest in technical aspects, building codes, case studies, and sustainability.
NEW FOR 2023: All topics submitted will be considered for BOTH in-person education at METALCON 2023 AND for our year-round METALCON Live! programming.Continue reading
MCA 2023 Winter Meeting Details and Registration
The Metal Construction Association‘s annual Winter Meeting will take place January 22-25, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, FL. The MCA Winter Meeting is open to members and non-members and the event will cover an array of topics pertinent to the use of metal in the building envelope, plus several opportunities to network with industry leaders. Registration is NOW OPEN.Continue reading
Industry Experts Discuss “State of the Industry” at Last Month’s METALCON ’22
Last month at METALCON, Paul Deffenbaugh, editorial director of Metal Construction News, moderated a state of the industry panel featuring Tony Bouquot, general manager of the Metal Builders Manufacturers Association (MBMA); Jennifer Heimburger, president of the Metal Builders Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA); Chuck Howard, long-time industry veteran and president of Metal Roof Consultants; and Alan Scott, FAIA, registered architect and sustainability practitioner with Intertek. They discussed supply chain issues, rising costs, the labor shortage and workforce development.Continue reading
METALCON ’22 Day 3: Final Lap into Victory Lane!
Welcome to the last day — the final lap — of METALCON ’22! If it’s anything like the first two days, you won’t want to miss today! Join us at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis in Exhibit Halls I, J, and K. The action kicks off at 10:00 AM when the show floor opens and it will be non-stop until 2:00 pm with education, exhibits, raffle drawings, and more!
Beginning at 10:00 AM, learn from some of the best in the industry at final two education sessions: Under Pressure: An Update to Air Leakage Testing in the Technical Know-How Learning Center at 10 am and The History and Future of Metal Retrofit Roofing in the Best Practices Learning Center at 10:15 am. Head to the IMP Pavilion at 10:30 am for their final education session on IMPs: Best Practices.Continue reading
METALCON ’22 Day 2: Ready, Set, Race!
Welcome to Day Two of METALCON ’22! Navigate METALCON with your fingertips by downloading the METALCON APP from Google Play or App Store by searching METALCON2022.
Join us at 10:00 AM for a dynamic keynote address with American IndyCar Series driver, Josef Newgarden, as he presents The Road to Success. The Exhibits open at 11:00 AM with a full day of education sessions in the Technical Know-How, Sustainability, and Best Practices Learning Centers.Continue reading
METALCON ’22 Day 1: Download the METALCON APP to Maximize your Show Experience
Welcome to Day One of METALCON ’22! Navigate METALCON with your fingertips! Easily find exhibitors, education sessions, show floor experiences all at a simple touch of the fingers. Accept “notifications” from the APP to receive up to the minute reminders of special events happening each day of the show. Download the app from from Google Play or App Store by searching METALCON2022.
The show officially kicks off this morning at 8:30 AM with the opening keynote address, There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything, presented by Joseph Lstiburek, President of Building Sciences Corporation (in room 135), followed by a second keynote at 10:00 am in the Main Theatre on the show floor, Leading for Today and Tomorrow, presented by Dr. Melissa Furman. The exhibits will open at 11:00 AM. In between meeting with exhibitors, take advantage of the education sessions happening all day in the Main Theater, or Learning Centers.Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday — Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines … Only 2 Days till METALCON ’22
Super-Charge Your Metal Knowledge at METALCON ’22 — Learn from Metal Hall of Famers
With METALCON ’22 roaring into Indianapolis this week, it’s time to make your final plans to maximize your time at the most influential metal construction and design event in the world. While meeting with exhibitors is an essential part of the event, so can learning from experts to super-charge your knowledge. Here is your “ultimate road-map” to navigating the show floor, where EVERYTHING happens ON THE SHOW FLOOR … AND … included in your Total Experience registration (see FLOOR PLAN). REGISTER HERE!
METALCON is thrilled to welcome four MCN Hall of Famers as presenters this year including:
- Jim Bush, 2014 inductee and VP of Sales and Marketing of ATAS International presenting “Above-Sheathing Ventilation: The Forgotten Cool Roof” in the Sustainability Learning Center.
- Rob Haddock, inaugural inductee in 2012 and CEO and Founder of S-5!, presenting one of the specialty workshops titled Understanding Metal Roofing: Parts 1 and 2
- Chuck Howard, 2014 inductee and owner of Metal Roof Consultants, presenting in the Main Theatre as a panelist in the State of the Industry.
- Todd Miller, 2020 inductee and president and co-owner of Isaiah Industries Inc., presenting Take Your Metal Roofing Business from Good to Great in the Best Practices Learning Center and Oilcanning: The Why and Can You Avoid It? in the Technical Know-How Learning Center.
CONTINUE FOR YOUR “ULTIMATE ROAD-MAP” TO EXHIBITS AND EDUCATION …Continue reading
WHAT DO METALCON AND THE INDY 500 HAVE IN COMMON?
While they may seem like daredevils … race-car drivers are meticulous fanatics when it comes to preparing for the rigors of a race. They plan, train, analyze, measure, and recruit a team they trust to keep them on track and moving forward. Thriving businesses must do the same – except they must prepare to race Every. Single. Day.
METALCON ’22 will be roaring into the home of the Indy 500, Indianapolis, next week to help you thrive and drive your business into the “Winners Circle” with the opportunity for industry connections, essential content, and critical commerce partnerships.
Here are some exciting highlights you will experience at METALCON this year:Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – Incorporating Metal in Biophilic Design
What is Biophilic Design? According to the The International Living Future Institute, biophilic design is the practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities. Imagine if you could experience the same physical, psychological, and emotional benefits moving through an urban landscape that you experience when walking through a forest? The Clif Bar company had this vision in mind when they set out to design a recent addition to their industrial building located in METALCON’s host city, Indianapolis. Attend METALCON and have the opportunity to learn from Principal Architect Dan Brueggert and Principal Designer Eric Knott of CSO, Clif Bar’s design firm, who will present a case study on their design of the new workplace.Continue reading
Learn “Trade Secrets” for Trade Show Success Tomorrow with this FREE METALCON Live! Webinar
How many times have you been guilty of planning for a trade show while en route for that trade show? With METALCON 2022 only six weeks away, now is the time to plan in order to maximize your time and financial investment. Spend an hour tomorrow with industry experts, Michael Guillory, Senior VP of Marketing Communications of The Expo Group and our own Mark Swagerty, Exhibit Sales Manager for METALCON, as they review five easy … and unconventional … secrets to enhance your trade show success.Continue reading
Calling all Future Leaders – Join Us TODAY for a Special Edition of METALCON Live!
A “must-attend” for young professionals and the next generation of metal construction industry leaders as they prepare to step up! Join us TODAY at 1:00 PM as dynamic career counselor, Dr. Melissa Furman, kicks off “Future Leaders at METALCON” with a presentation on personal branding.Continue reading
“Rev Up” Your Knowledge at METALCON ’22 with Credit Earning Education
Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Make an investment in your future by attending METALCON ’22 for its extensive education program including workshops, keynotes and free learning sessions.
Get a preview of one of this year’s Keynote speakers TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 pm, when Dr. Melissa Furman presents a “Special Edition” of METALCONLive! — Personal Branding: An Important Skill for Professional Success. This course is eligible for 1 free AIA LU. REGISTER NOW.
Magnificent Metal Monday – Focus on Future Leaders
The Future is Now …
METALCON announces its new Future Leaders of METALCON (FLMC) program for rising stars, up-and-comers, management trainees, apprentices and others, roughly ages 40 and under, ready to take their career to the next level. Through the show’s 30+ year history of bringing the entire metal design and construction industry together, the time is now to focus on young professionals and lend expert advice and exceptional learning opportunities to create the business leaders of tomorrow.Continue reading
AECDaily Announced as Official Partner for The Architect’s Experience at METALCON
After the successful launch of The Architect’s Experience last year, METALCON is proud to announce AECDaily as this year’s official partner for the specialty program. See “Call for Presentations” below.
METALCON LIVE! MCA AND THE MCM ALLIANCE PRESENTS: CLADDING SAFETY IN LIGHT OF GLOBAL FIRES – TOMORROW, 4/20 AT 1:00 PM
Join us tomorrow as this panel of experts takes a “deep dive” into why Engineering Evaluations (EE) could be an acceptable alternative to running an NFPA 285 wall assembly test. This course will show how this evaluation process can be used as a viable path to evaluate wall assemblies to the requirements of the International Building Code. The baseline information required and the “layer-by-layer” analysis used will be reviewed by a qualified fire professional to demonstrate that a specific wall assembly meets the intent of the code. This approach should make the expected performance of the wall assembly clear to the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) so that an informed decision can be made on the acceptance of the proposed wall assembly.
53rd Annual MBCEA Conference and MBMA Spring Meeting – April 27 – 29
TODAY is the last day to make a hotel reservation at the host hotel! Conference Attendee Registration deadline is approaching soon – REGISTER by April 13!
Network and learn IN PERSON as members and leaders of these two industry associations come together and meet jointly for MBCEA’s 53rd Annual Conference and MBMA’s Spring Meeting at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona at the end of the month.Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON Registration Opens!
What could be more MAGNIFICENT then having registration OPEN for METALCON 2022!! Join us October 12 – 14 as Indianapolis welcomes us with their “Hoozier Hospitality!”
Everyone Start your Registrations!
REGISTER by May 15th and get an EXTRA $20 OFF Early Bird Pricing — that’s a savings of up to $75! Enter promo code: RaceToRegister to activate $20 bonus
Read more to learn what will be new at METALCON and what will be returning …Continue reading
NEW NRCA PROCertification Metal Panel Roof Systems Installer Program
The National Roofers Contractor Association (NRCA), in partnership with MRA and MCA, is launching a new PROCertification® Metal Panel Roof Systems Installer Program. NRCA certifies workers who have met all the requirements for different types of roof system installation, allowing them to earn professional credentials. Uplevel you and your team’s expertise and skills while taking advantage of continuing education by becoming ProCertified for metal panel roofing systems.
SPECIAL PRE-LAUNCH SALE FROM METAL ROOFING ALLIANCE: From March 31 – April 15, installer applicants can save $300 by using code MPRS300 when signing up for the program.
Through NRCA PROCertification®, NRCA’s national certification initiative, experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge can become certified by NRCA in specific roof system installations.Continue reading
The Future is Bright in Metal Design – Check out the Winners of MBMA Student Competition
As featured in Metal Construction News, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announced the winners of its inaugural Student Design Competition. On February 15, 2022, the association acknowledged five students and their faculty sponsors in an online ceremony and awarded a total of $16,000 in awards.
Congratulations to Brittney Sawyer, a student at the University of New Mexico (UNM), who earned the first-place prize of $5,000. She was advised by Professor Kristina Yu of the School of Architecture and Planning. Second place, with a prize of $3,000, was awarded to Jade Altheide, also a student at UNM and advised by Professor Yu. The third-place honor and $1,500 prize went to Quinton Frederick, a student at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte. His faculty advisor was Josie Holden-Bulla of the College of Arts and Architecture.Continue reading
Metal Construction Association Announces New Leadership
The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced its 2022 Executive Committee and Board of Directors:
- James Bush of ATAS International will continue to serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee; Bush, vice president of sales and marketing for ATAS International, Inc., has been heavily involved in MCA activities for many years and was inducted into the Metal Construction News Hall of Fame in 2014.
- Vice Chair Brian Partyka of Drexel Metals
- Past Chair Ed Karper of Dura Coat Products
- MRA President Dick Bus of ATAS International
- Market Development Chair Lee Ann Slattery of ATAS International
- Treasurer Chandler Barden of Cidan Machinery, Inc.
- Secretary Brian Jaks of Green Span Profiles
- Technical Committee Chair David Stermer of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation (Stermer was recently elected to his second 3-year term)