In eight months, METALCON ’22 will roar into Indianapolis and we can’t wait to accelerate the use of metal in the city known for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500. Calling all presenters who want to educate, engage, inspire and present material in ways that will enhance the METALCON attendees’ experience. Topics must be targeted to address real-world, metal-related opportunities and challenges toward a specific audience segment of the metal construction community (such as management, architects, contractors, installers, etc.). Please no “commercial presentations” or “sales pitches.”Continue reading
Category Archives: Metalcon 2021
BE A PRESENTER AT METALCON ’22
Be in the “driver’s seat” and help METALCON ’22 roar into Indianapolis by being a presenter. Calling all presenters who want to educate, engage, inspire and present material in ways that will enhance the METALCON attendees’ experience. Topics must be targeted to address real-world, metal-related opportunities and challenges toward a specific audience segment of the metal construction community (such as management, architects, contractors, installers, etc.). Please no “commercial presentations” or “sales pitches.” Deadline to submit is in two weeks – February 18! Click HERE to submit.Continue reading
METALCON 2022 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
In exactly nine months, METALCON ’22 will roar into Indianapolis and we can’t wait to accelerate the use of metal in the city known for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500. Calling all presenters who want to educate, engage, inspire and present material in ways that will enhance the METALCON attendees’ experience. Topics must be targeted to address real-world, metal-related opportunities and challenges toward a specific audience segment of the metal construction community (such as management, architects, contractors, installers, etc.). Please no “commercial presentations” or “sales pitches.”Continue reading
Soak up Some Sun and Education at MCA’s Winter Meeting
Join your peers and industry experts while being surrounded by the beauty and warmth of the Sonoran Desert at the upcoming MCA Winter Meeting, January 24-26, 2022, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Along with networking time, the meeting is an opportunity to participate in marketing and technical initiatives related to metal in construction. Members and non-members are welcome to attend and registration includes access to educational sessions, keynote address, welcome reception, awards reception and dinner.
MCA is monitoring the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and will implement all precautions mandated by Arizona and Maricopa County COVID Guidelines and the current CDC recommendations.Continue reading
Get to know the Metal Construction Association
For nearly 40 years, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) has focused on one key strategy – to promote the use of metal in the building envelope through marketing, education, and action on public policies that affect metal’s use. It is a volunteer-led organization with much of the work achieved through strong leadership by its board of directors and member-driven MCA councils and committees. In addition to the annual METALCON event, full membership meetings are held twice each year with the next one coming up next month in the beauty and warmth of the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona.
MBCEA Announces New President
METALCON would like to congratulate Jennifer Heimburger of Heimburger Construction Inc. as the next president of the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA). The MBCEA National Board ratified the election of officers and new board members during its annual meeting held October 7, 2021, in Tampa, FL during the METALCON trade show. Jennifer is currently serving as vice president of MBCEA.
Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON 2021 Highlights
If you missed METALCON 2021 or if you attended, click on the video link above to watch a full recap with this two and a half-minute highlights reel. Also, “hot off the press,” check out the November issue of METALCONnection, METALCON’s monthly newsletter, for post-show highlights. You can also check out our “newsroom” on the METALCON website for the recent press release, “Getting the Band Back Together” for additional show information. Despite the challenges to produce an event in the current climate, METALCON Show Director Judy Geller says, “It was a fantastic show with a lot of energy, and people were happy to be back.” This year’s show included more than 200 leading companies exhibiting the latest metal construction industry products and technology with over 2500 attendees. From veteran exhibitors to first-timers, the overall consensus was how important it was to be able to see pDeople face-to-face and to shake hands again.Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – Museum of Tomorrow
As announced last month in METALCON’s inaugural Metal in Architecture design and construction project photo competition, the Gotca Group received the award in the “interior” category for their work done on the Museum of Tomorrow.
Opened in 2015 as a new icon of the modernization of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro’s harbor, the Museum of Tomorrow was born in the Praça Mauá as a science museum meant to explore, imagine, and conceive all the possibilities for constructing the future. The Museum of Tomorrow, or Museu do Amanhã to locals, serves as an innovative cultural space addressing the future of the planet was designed by renowned Spanish architect, engineer and artist Santiago Calatrava.Continue reading
METALCON Gives Back to Feeding Tampa Bay
Last month, METALCON continued its long-standing tradition of giving back to its host city by proudly presenting a check in the total of $5,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay. Pictured here is Judy Geller, METALCON show director, with Jeannette Rodriguez, development officer, during the check presentation at the show. (Photo Credit: McBoat Photography)
NEW Metal Architecture Academy Launched by MCA
On the heels of METALCON 2021 where architects were in the spotlight with the new Architect’s Experience, the Metal Construction Association has announced the launch of their new Metal Architecture Academy, emphasizing the importance of educating the design community on the uses and benefits of metal. As reported by DesignandBuildwithMetal, “The Academy includes eight courses which provide opportunities to learn about metal walls and roofing as sustainable and flexible solutions for today’s architectural challenges, as well as design options that are unique and inspiring.”Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – ATAS’ Winning Project
Earlier this month, winners of the inaugural Metal in Architecture design and construction project photo competition were announced at METALCON 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Long time exhibitor and METALCON sponsor, ATAS International, Inc., took home the grand prize for the work they did on the recently completed David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago. Along with the special recognition at the show, they were awarded $1,000, which they generously donated back to METALCON’s “give back” charity, Feeding Tampa Bay. Completed in 2020, the Forum is a 90,000 square foot facility designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) and built with a vision for intellectual, institutional and academic exchange.Continue reading
METALCON POST SHOW SURVEY
Your valuable FEEDBACK helps us improve future METALCON events! Please help us to make METALCON 2022 the best one yet by taking this quick survey. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete. Please note there are separate surveys for attendees and for exhibitors. Please select the correct one to complete. Thank you for your time.
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When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 30, 2021, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Amazon eGift Cards*!
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When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 30, 2021, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an additional 10 x 10 booth space at METALCON 2022 in Indianapolis, October 12-14th, 2022.
The People Have Spoken … METALCON People’s Choice Top Three Product Winners Announced
Amidst the buzz and excitement at METALCON this month, show attendees were invited to vote on-site to select the first-ever METALCON People’s Choice Top Three Product winners! Attendees chose from the seven Top Product award winners announced last month (listed below). Of the seven, congratulations to S-5! for their WindClamp2X in the Category of Roofs, RoofersCoffeeShop for their Read, Listen, Watch program in the Category of Technology, and to Bay Insulation Systems for their Bay Runner Insulation System in the Category of Insulation and Weather Barriers. The people have spoken!Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – Winners of Metal in Architecture Awards announced at METALCON
Last week at METALCON 2021, the show floor was all “a buzz” when the winners of the inaugural design and construction project photo competition were announced and recognized. The amazing projects featuring metal in design were showcased in the first ever “Metal in Architecture Gallery” prominently displayed on the METALCON show floor (pictured above). We congratulate the following winners:
Grand Prize Winner and for the category Walls: ATAS International, Project 18: David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
Photo Credit: ATAS
Roofs: Rheinzink, Project 24: Bezier Curve House/A-House
Photo credit: Parametric-Architecture
Ornamental/ Architectural Features and Interior: Gotca Group, Project 2: Museum of Tomorrow
Photo Credit: Architect Magazine
METALCON 2021 – Day 2
Yesterday, it was non-stop action at the second day of METALCON with attendees networking with exhibitors, taking advantage of education sessions, playing trivia games at the Solar Education Center, enjoying free beer at Oktoberfest, and more!
METALCON 2021 brought a lot of firsts to the show experience including immersive pavilions in the specialty interest areas of IMPs, Solar, and CONTECH, a Top Products Awards with the selection of the People’s Choice Top 3 on site at the show, The Architect’s Experience, Trivia Games, and the Metal in Architecture Gallery and Design Contest.
METALCON 2021 – Day 1
Coming to you from on-site at the Tampa Convention Center where the first day of METALCON 2021 began bright and early with eager attendees lining up to register while others took advantage of training workshops. Delivering his keynote address to a packed theater, Captain Keith Colburn, leadership expert and start of the TV series, “The Deadliest Catch” shared his insights on leadership, teamwork, safety and his personal stories of success.Continue reading
It’s beginning to look a lot like … METALCON!
The Tampa Convention Center was all a buzz today with the sounds of booths being set up, carpet being laid down, the motors of forklifts, sound checks, printers printing badges, exhibitors excitedly catching up with each other …. METALCON is happening! Back IN PERSON and officially kicking of its 31st show TOMORROW at 10:00 AM with one of two Keynote Addresses by Captain Keith Colburn, leadership expert and star of the television series, “The Deadliest Catch.”
Come and join us at the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction and discover in real-time the latest innovations that will help your business become more competitive, inventive, efficient, and profitable. On-site registration opens tomorrow at 7:30 am with training workshops beginning at 8:30 am, Keynote Address at 10:00 am, and the exhibit hall opening from 11-5:00 pm.
Tune in tomorrow when we report live from the show … or better yet, JOIN US!
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Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON 2021 IS HERE!
We are just 24 hours away from kicking off the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. After not being able to meet last year, the METALCON team cannot wait to welcome you IN PERSON at the beautiful Tampa Convention Center. If you missed our “Know Before You Go” newsletter issue, you can view it HERE for our top 10 list of show facts. Celebrating 31 years, METALCON is back and better than ever. Here is a breakdown “by the numbers” —Continue reading
DOWNLOAD THE METALCON APP
METALCON 2021 is set to kick off THIS WEEK in beautiful Tampa, Florida. There is still time to make your plans to attend. Pre-show workshops begin on Tuesday, October 5 with the official show opening Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00 am with the Keynote Address by “Deadliest Catch” Captain Keith Colburn. The exhibit hall will open at 11:00 am. Join us for three full days of exhibits, education, contests, Oktoberfest, and more. The METALCON APP is your one-stop shop for all of your show needs right at your fingertips. Be sure to turn your notifications ON to receive important alerts and show updates in real time.
Click the links below to download the APP:
TRIVIA FUN AT METALCON – CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES
Participate in the METALCON Solar Trivia Games!
Given the immense growth solar has had in the rapidly growing energy sector in the U.S. and globally, METALCON will feature a NEW SOLAR EDUCATION CENTER on the show floor next week at our LIVE event in Tampa. The pavilion will feature a variety of companies exhibiting the latest in solar equipment along with a learning center, live demos and TRIVIA! Who doesn’t love a good trivia contest? Pre-register your team today of 3-5 members (or sign up on-site).
The games will take place in the pavilion on Wednesday at 4:00, Thursday at 4:00 with the final match taking place at noon on Friday. Daily prizes will be given out and increase in value as the stakes get higher, culminating in $100 Amazon cards for the members of the winning team.
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Florida Green Building Coalition Partners with METALCON
AS RELEASED TO THE MEDIA
Sustainability and Solar Education at METALCON 2021
(Newton, Mass., – Sept. 14, 2021) — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, announces its partnership with the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) to engage the state’s A/E/C community in numerous sustainability and solar education programs at the Tampa Convention Center from Oct. 6–8, with pre-show workshops beginning on Oct. 5.Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – Spotlight on GIVING BACK
METALCON is Giving Back to “Feeding Tampa Bay”
Next week, METALCON 2021 will make its return as an in-person event in Tampa, Florida, and will bring together some of the biggest and brightest leaders in the metal construction and design industry. In addition to showcasing new products and providing top notch education, METALCON will continue its tradition of supporting the local community where the show takes place. This year we have partnered with FEEDING TAMPA BAY, an organization focused on providing food to over 1 million food insecure families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida. We invite you to help us make a difference. A $20 donation will not only make a difference in people’s lives, but it will also qualify you for our daily raffle on-site at METALCON (*have to be in attendance at the show to win). You can donate electronically, or find us on the show floor at “THE DECK” to make your donation in person!
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Travel and Logistics Info for METALCON 2021
With less than 14 days to go, METALCON is back and better than ever! There is no better place for the number one tradeshow in metal design and construction to meet in than the home of the number one NFL football team – TAMPA! It’s not too late to make your plans to attend. Read on for all of the show details you need to know for a safe and successful tradeshow experience.
WHAT: METALCON 2021
WHEN: October 6 – 8, 2021 (pre-show workshops take place on Tuesday, October 5)
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METALCON 2021 – HEALTH AND SAFETY MESSAGE
METALCON is dedicated to making 2021 the safest event you attend all year.
We are only 14 days away from bringing the metal construction industry back together for the first time in two years and want you to know the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, partners and staff is our top priority.
We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working with the city of Tampa and the Tampa Convention Center to follow best practices and recommendations from public health officials, as well as national, state, regional, and local authorities including the CDC. As such, and in following CDC guidelines, METALCON strongly recommends all individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, regularly clean hands, and mask regardless of vaccination status when you are in large gatherings.Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON’S TOTAL EXPERIENCE
METALCON’S SHOW FLOOR IS THE “TOTAL EXPERIENCE” – TAKE A TOUR
METALCON offers attendees a true one-of-a-kind show experience by creating an “all-in-one” space allowing for meaningful interactions and immersive experiences. After its successful redesign in 2018, the METALCON show floor is planned with efficiency in mind. Once you start your day on the show floor, you stay there. You won’t waste time running around looking for different rooms — you’ll find everything in one place including larger directional aisles for ease of navigation. From exhibits to theaters to special interest pavilions, METALCON has it all. The new pavilions are designed to give you a more immersive experience into the following specialty areas of design and building: IMPs, CONTECH, and solar solutions.Continue reading
MRA Calls for Increased Government, Utility Action to Spur Home Efficiency Improvements and Reduce Climate Impacts, Financial Burden on Families
As released by the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), August 18, 2021:
The start of fall season is typically the time to prepare for colder weather, but with a changing climate, many regions are now experiencing hotter weather patterns that stretch far longer into the year, making home air conditioning systems not just a nice to have, but a need to have for families everywhere. That increasing demand is why the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is calling on federal, state and local governments and utilities to take more action to help incentivize homeowners to make smart, energy efficient decisions when it comes to home building and remodeling practices.Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – Power of Solar
Last week the New York Times reported, “The Biden administration released a blueprint showing how the nation could move toward producing almost half of its electricity from the sun by 2050 — a potentially big step toward fighting climate change but one that would require vast upgrades to the electric grid.” The Energy Department laid out an ambitious blueprint for solar power to go from 4% to 45%.
Join us next month at METALCON where solar will take center stage with its new S-5! sponsored SOLAR EDUCATION CENTER, a dedicated pavilion to discover how solar and metal go hand-in-hand and to learn how to capitalize on the opportunities it present through a variety of exhibits, educational sessions, live demos, and solar trivia games.Continue reading
METALCON ANNOUNCES TOP PRODUCTS AWARD WINNERS
Official Press Release issued yesterday, September 8, 2021
Congratulations to winners and METALCON exhibitors: S-5!, ATAS International, Bay Runner Insulation Systems, New Tech Machinery, RoofersCoffeeShop®! Award winners will showcase their top products with special product recognition at their booths at the upcoming METALCON show in Tampa. Attendees will be invited to vote on-site and special recognition for the METALCON People’s Choice Top Three award winners will take place on the show floor. METALCON 2021 is less than 30 days away scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 8, at the Tampa Convention Center. Pre-show workshops begin on Tuesday, Oct. 5. REGISTER TODAY!
METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc. and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association.
What do a Fisherman and an Economist Have in Common?
These accomplished individuals will bring a fascinating combination of motivation, inspiration and education in their keynote addresses at METALCON 2021, October 6 and 7, in beautiful Tampa, Florida! Despite their vastly different backgrounds, “Deadliest Catch” Captain Keith Colburn and Chief Economist Ken Simonson, will share valuable information and advice to help you grow your business and achieve financial success. We are less than 30 days from meeting back IN PERSON at the only global event dedicated to the application of metal in design and construction. Check out the METALCON DIGITAL SHOW GUIDE to start planning and REGISTER TODAY!
LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR METALCON’S TOP PRODUCTS
Nominations are in and now it’s time to cast YOUR vote! It will take less than 5 minutes to select your favorite top products in each category including accessories, alternative energy, insulation/ weather barriers, roll forming equipment, roofs, technology, and walls.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Winners will be announced on September 7, and top products will be recognized at METALCON 2021.
METALCON is the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction and is back in person and better than ever!
October 6-8 2021 in Tampa, Florida
REGISTER BY THIS FRIDAY FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING!
METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association.