Category Archives: EuropeanMetal

Magnificent Metal Monday

Header_nieuwhavenhuis_avondThe new Port House in Antwerp, Belgium, which opened in 2016, repurposed, renovated and extended a derelict fire station into a new headquarters for the port – and brought together the port’s staff that previously worked in separate buildings around the city.  Renowned architect, Zaha Hadid’s design of the Antwerp Port Authority’s head office puts the Port of Antwerp on the architectural world map. The structure is an amazing story of steel and glass working together to make a future-proof, sustainable architectural phenomenon.  Built between 2009 – 2016, the building will also be known as Zaha Hadid’s final project as she died unexpectedly soon after its completion. Continue reading

World Cup … and Stadium Fever!

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Luzhniki Stadium – location of the first and final games of this year’s World Cup

The World Cup is the globe’s biggest sporting event, with 3.4 billion people expected to watch the month-long, quadrennial tournament. Russia is hosting the event and has spent an estimated 10 billion dollars in both building new arenas, and refurbishing their existing facilities. The 2018 tournament will host 65 matches across 11 cities in 12 of the most modern stadiums in the world.  The tournament kicks off today with the first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia being played in Russia’s largest stadium, the Luzhniki Stadium, located in Moscow, with a capacity of 80,000 spectators.   Continue reading

Steel Tariffs – Ongoing Negotiations

On May 1, the Trump administration extended negotiations on steel and aluminium tariffs for 30 days with Canada, the EU and Mexico, and reached a deal in principle with Argentina, Brazil and Australia.  With the extension now over, US companies buying EU steel will now have to pay a 25% tax, while aluminum has a 10% tariff after the Trump Administration cited national security interests.  The EU has decided to launch counter-tariffs on US products, including bourbon whiskey, jeans, Harley Davidson motorcycles and steel, starting from the end of June. And while the United Kingdom is currently included in the EU tariffs deal, they hope to negotiate an exemption once Brexit is finalized. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Monday

Future technology is about to mix with 17th century old architecture as Amsterdam is preparing to add a 3D-printed steel bridge to its 1,200 bridges throughout its canals.

Dutch 3D-printing start-up MX3D has finalized their design plans to install the world’s first 3D-printed fully functional stainless steel bridge over a historic canal in Amsterdam next year. Continue reading

Swenson Shear Introduces Equipment Financing Options

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Ceres, CASwenson Shear, a leading supplier of innovative tools for the metal roofing industry – including SnapTable all-in-one tools than can notch, shear and hem snap lock and standing seam panel profiles – announces that customers now have the ability to arrange financing for equipment purchases on the company’s website. Continue reading

3D Printing, Construction and the Millennials

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3D printing, construction and the Millennials, yes we’ve grouped all three together for a reason. We’ve touched a bit on how 3D printing will change the construction industry for the better. Yes I said it for the better; I look at it as a huge opportunity for both manufacturers and the people out in the field. Now how does the millennial generation fit into the equation? Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Another episode of Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us and today we travel to Lubbock, Texas. Yes you guessed it The Steel House designed by steel sculptor Robert Bruno. Continue reading

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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METALCON Blog Readers

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We have great news for our blog readers. You can now sign-up for METALCON with a special promotion code. No, we are not kidding, you’ve invested time in reading

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Solar Presentations scheduled at METALCON

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What an ideal day to announce that we will once again be having a solar presentations in Solar Bay at METALCON. As of now the schedule has three important presentations from three of the top industry Continue reading

New PHDX Series Plasma Torches

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American Torch Tip (ATTC®) launches the new PHDX Series of torches for automated plasma cutting systems up to 260 Amp. Continue reading

Low Maintenance Home with a Metal Roof

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Tri-Valley Dispatch – Rosie Romero – For years, I’ve talked to homeowners about how to maintain the typical Arizona house. I give out hours and hours of advice on roofing, insulation, air conditioners, painting, termites, cracking stucco walls and more. 
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Steel Falls Nine Floors Onto Workers

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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

Mention #METALCONDenver in your Social Media Posts

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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

D.I. Roof Seamers – Exhibitor Feature

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Today’s featured exhibitor is D.I. Roof Seamers. You may also know them as Developmental Industries, Inc. who have become the world’s largest dedicated manufacturer of electro-mechanical roof seamers. Check out their e-booth by clicking here and remember to visit their website by clicking here.

Do you want to Grow your Business?

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For the past few weeks we have been talking quite a bit about the Learning Zones and the great presentations you will have access to on the show floor, but have you considered the 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

Construction Education Blast-Off

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For the first time ever attendees will have access to two areas on the show floor for education at no extra charge. The new, innovative Learning Zone’s in booths 2117 and 341 give you the chance to manage your time accordingly with 15 minute sessions. REGISTER TODAY!

ArcelorMittal – Exhibitor Feature

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Today’s exhibitor feature is ArcelorMittal. They will be in booth 1028 at METALCON and you can visit their e-booth by clicking here. Remember in order to see ArcelorMittal at METALCON, you’ll need to register and you can by clicking here.

Metal Roofing: An Unlikely Way to Reduce Waste and Save Energy

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Isaiah Industries – Exhibitor Feature

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Today’s exhibitor feature is our Diamond Sponsor, Isaiah Industries, and you can view their e-booth by clicking here. You can also visit their homepage by clicking here. Swing by their booth, 711, while at METALCON to enter their passport contest.

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How many of you have produced a YouTube video in hopes of branding or promoting your business? This isn’t the best video but they certainly do a good job of explaining their business. Let us know what you’ve done to promote your business.

Do you have any plans October 1st?

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We aren’t going to beat around the message here but if you are in the construction industry you really need to register for METALCON today. You can do that by clicking here.  You see  Continue reading

Mr. President Really? $14B to Africa

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ASSOCIATED PRESS – WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships.

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