According to Construction Dive, “The industry will continue to face labor shortages, high materials costs and other headwinds, but infrastructure will be a bright spot.” Top construction economists say much like in 2022, signals are mixed. In a recent article, they took a look at five key indicators and what they suggest for contractors in the year ahead.Continue reading
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Final Week to Make Your Voice Heard | State of the Construction Industry Survey
TAKE 4 MINUTES NOW AND GET 50% OFF YOUR METALCON REGISTRATION AND FREE DOWNLOADS FROM SHIELD MEDIA!
METALCON and Shield Wall Media have joined forces to conduct this “State of the Construction Industry” survey. By collecting, evaluating and disseminating valuable industry data, we can all make better business decisions, chart a course towards a more prosperous future, and gain some clarity in an uncertain world. Let’s work together to grow our industry by gathering and sharing market data on the segments of the construction industry we serve.Continue reading
We Want to Hear from You! State of the Construction Industry Survey
METALCON and Shield Wall Media have joined forces to conduct this “State of the Construction Industry” survey. By collecting, evaluating and disseminating valuable industry data, we can all make better business decisions, chart a course towards a more prosperous future, and gain some clarity in an uncertain world. Let’s work together to grow our industry by gathering and sharing market data on the segments of the construction industry we serve.
IF YOU TAKE THE SURVEY NOW, CHECK OUT WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE …. (will take only 4 minutes to complete)Continue reading
Tune in Tomorrow to RoofersCoffeeShop™ “Coffee Conversations” for 2022 Roofing Trends Report
Grab your coffee and join our friends at RoofersCoffeeShop™ for this look inside the roofing industry as they reveal the results of their latest trends report, sponsored by Beacon. This insightful episode of “Coffee Conversations” will share what contractors are reporting in regards to material shortages, labor challenges and overall business issues.Continue reading
Calling all Roof Installers! Amazing Opportunity to Get Certified at METALCON ’22
Are your best installers ready to become nationally recognized? The NRCA ProCertification® Metal Panel Roof Systems Hands-on Performance Exam Event is being offered THIS WEEK at METALCON, October 12 – 14, at the Indiana Convention Center for FREE! Through this certification, experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge can become certified by NRCA in specific roof system installations.Continue reading
New Sherwin-Williams’ MetalVue Program to be Featured in METALCON Live! Webinar Tomorrow – REGISTER TODAY!
Already a $3.3 billion industry in North America, the metal roofing market is expected to grow 4.3% through 2026. To help manufacturers and contractors sell more residential and commercial metal roofs, Sherwin-Williams has launched their new MetalVue program. As the industry leader in metal roof coatings, they are dedicated to growing the metal roofing industry and the share of business for their partners faster than the current rate of growth. To achieve this, MetalVue is designed to be a complete network of metal roofing expertise to connect you to training, software and an online community.Continue reading
Metal Roofing Photo Contest
Enter your best metal roofing pics into the RCS photo contest by September 30 for a chance to win! Sponsored by Metal Roofing Alliance.
To celebrate the launch of their new MetalCoffeeShop™, RoofersCoffeeShop® wants to showcase the beautiful work metal roofers are doing in their metal roofing gallery! Showcase metal’s impressive durability and beauty by submitting a photo of your metal roofing project. Sponsored by the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), all submissions will be entered into a drawing and three lucky winners will be chose to receive an “RCS Box of Love.” The winning photos will also be featured in their “Week in Roofing eNews,” shared on social media and added to their metal roofing gallery. Deadline to submit is September 30.
Submit your metal roofing project to the contest today!Continue reading
TODAY AT 1:00 PM EST – METALCONLive! and MCA Presents: It’s All in the (Air) Flow
FREE WEBINAR ALERT! REGISTER NOW AND JOIN US IN 1 HOUR! Join Sam Gray and “The Code Man” Bill Beals TODAY at 1:00 PM as they dive into a critical topic for most builders — air flow in metal buildings.
Discover the benefits of ventilation to maximize comfort and gain an understanding of national and regional codes. Bill will explore and explain the current codes in metal buildings relevant to ventilation and air flow. Considered a “must attend” for anyone in the metal building industry, learn best practices, products, and systems for all things ventilation. Reserve an hour of your time next week and receive an immediate return on your investment – for free!Continue reading
METALCONLive! and MCA Presents: It’s All in the (Air) Flow
FREE WEBINAR ALERT! REGISTER TODAY!
Join Sam Gray and “The Code Man” Bill Beals next Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00 PM, as they delve into a critical topic for most builders — air flow in metal buildings. Discover the benefits of ventilation to maximize comfort and gain an understanding of national and regional codes. Bill will explore and explain the current codes in metal buildings relevant to ventilation and air flow. Considered a “must attend” for anyone in the metal building industry, learn best practices, products, and systems for all things ventilation. Reserve an hour of your time next week and receive an immediate return on your investment – for free!Continue reading
FINAL DAY TO ENTER the Metal Construction Association Design Awards
Metal Architecture 2022 Award Program
Metal Construction Association Design Awards
Deadline: June 30, 2022
“Show your metal” and enter your metal building project in the MCA Design Awards contest!
The Metal Construction Association’s Design Awards (formerly called the Chairman’s Awards) recognizes the creative use of metal in architecture. The MCA annually awards member companies involved in the construction of outstanding building projects that use metal in significant and innovative ways. A panel of architects will choose the award recipients from submitted projects that highlight specific products used to enhance the design of a building.
Projects must include materials provided by an MCA member.Continue reading
Introducing MetalCoffeeShop® with “Inside Metal Roofing” FREE Webinar TODAY
WHEN: TODAY, June 29 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET – REGISTER NOW
Join Heidi J. Ellsworth and Sherwin Williams as they host a panel of metal roofing experts TODAY at 2PM EST. In this RLW (Read*Listen*Watch), Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings and leading metal roofing experts share what is happening “Inside Metal Roofing” today. Focused on the need for skilled labor, these experts will share how training for sales and installation along with increasing technology is changing the face of the industry for contractors and consumers alike. They will also talk about the newly launched MetalCoffeeShop and how it will bring much needed education, information and network to metal contractors.Continue reading
NRCA National Roofing Week Begins Today
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)‘s National Roofing Week begins today! Engage with your community and inform the public about the essential role roofs and professional roofing contractors play. National Roofing Week was created in 2014 as an initiative to increase awareness about the significance of roofs to every home and business and share the good deeds of the roofing industry. Participation has grown steadily each year, with over 200 member companies participating in 2021. Click HERE to learn about the ways you and your company can participate.Continue reading
NRCA National Roofing Week Next Week
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is encouraging members to participate in next week’s National Roofing Week by engaging with their communities and informing the public about the essential role roofs and professional roofing contractors play. NRCA created National Roofing Week in 2014 as an initiative to increase awareness about the significance of roofs to every home and business and share the good deeds of the roofing industry. Participation has grown steadily each year, with over 200 member companies participating in 2021. Click HERE to learn about the ways you and your company can participate.Continue reading
Early Bird Gets the Worm … Why This Bird Can Save you Money
METALCON ’22 will be “roaring” into Indianapolis in only five short months so make plans today to attend. Save time and money by registering this week to get a discount off the already low early bird pricing. Home to the famous Indy 500 Race, “rev your engines” and join us in Indy at the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design where you can visit with over 300 exhibitors, learn from industry experts, and network with designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators and suppliers from more than 50 countries.
REGISTER BY MAY 15 USING CODE “RACETOREGISTER” TO SAVEContinue reading
MCN Announces Annual Top Metal Builders
For metal building contractors and erectors, 2021 was a roller coaster ride with steel prices in total flux rising to all time highs and decreasing to all time lows. Paul Deffenbaugh, editorial director of Metal Construction News (MCN), comments, ” Price, availability and demand for construction materials all fluctuated widely in 2021, but despite that, the top metal builders report increases in the average tonnage and square footage. In fact, by all measures, 2021 was a very strong year for the metal building industry when looking at the largest contractors.”
Magnificent Metal Monday – RoofersCoffeeShop Celebrates 20 Years!
Though the years, one of the pillars of METALCON’s success has been its strong partnerships with industry pioneers. One such partnership has been with Heidi Ellsworth and her team at the RoofersCoffeeShop® (RCS) and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her back THIS Wednesday to METALCON Live! for a special presentation titled, “A View From the Roof.”
METALCON would like to congratulate RCS on celebrating 20 years and for providing a true online community for the roofing industry. Among the many hats she wears, she is an amazing moderator and this week will be no different. Join Heidi this Wednesday as she leads a dynamic panel discussion with commercial and residential roofing professionals to talk the latest in metal roofing to help attendees gain a view of what is in the pipeline and a look at the current customer demands.Continue reading
What’s a Home Without Its Roof? A Look at What’s Happening in the Roofing World
With National Roofing Week approaching in about a month, let’s look at what’s happening in the roofing world (with a slight bias toward metal roofs of course!).
Earlier this month, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), hosted 224 participants – 88 attending for the first time – at Roofing Day 2022 on April 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Roofing professionals from throughout the U.S. met with 173 members of Congress and their staffs to advocate for solutions to workforce and supply chain challenges through immigration reform, Perkins career and technical education grants, and reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. NRCA reported 62% of these meetings were in-person, and attendees were able to meet with Congress members from 34 different states, with top top state represented being Ohio, followed by Texas, California, Florida and Maryland.
METALCON Live! “A View from the Roof” – Wednesday, May 4 at 1:00 PM … READ MORE …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
Top Women Leaders Round Out WIC Week
Construction Dive’s 2022 Construction Champions: The industry’s top women leaders
Construction Dive spotlights the women who are making the industry a more diverse, productive and welcoming place for all. A team of six Construction Dive editors examined each nominated woman’s depth of experience in the construction industry, as well as her commitment to leadership and mentorship of both women and men. Out of 651 submissions, the publication’s staff selected 34 talented women who stand as shining examples of how intuition, dedication and intelligence are shaping the industry.Continue reading
METALCON Congratulates Industry Veteran and ATAS President Dick Bus
As announced by ATAS International and featured in DesignandBuildwithMetal earlier this month, Dick Bus, President of ATAS International, has received an Icon Honors award. The awards, presented on November 4, recognized Greater Lehigh Valley business leaders for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen fields. The awards not only celebrate the recipients’ leadership skills, but also their dedication to their community.Continue reading
METALCONLive! Presents: Fundamentals of Rainscreen Design – REGISTER TODAY
METALCON Live! returns tomorrow at 1:00 pm with the first of our new series, “The Best of METALCON,” with Fundamentals of Rainscreen Design. Join Managing Director of Pivoth Corp and Vice Chairman at Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA), Steve Gaynor, for a deeper look at the reasons for using a rainscreen and the performance requirements.Continue reading
Back by Popular Demand – METALCONLive! Presents: Fundamentals of Rainscreen Design
METALCON Live! returns next week with the first of our new series, “The Best of METALCON,” with Fundamentals of Rainscreen Design. Join Managing Director of Pivoth Corp and Vice Chairman at Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA), Steve Gaynor, next Wednesday November 17, 2021 at 1PM ET.Continue reading
National Roofing Week Continues with a Focus on Employee Training
All this week, the NRCA is celebrating National Roofing Week. Today’s theme is employee training. How do you train your workers? Share your stories and photos to #NationalRoofingWeek. Check out one of the posts made by NRCA member Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal celebrating their training. Post yours today!
As a dedicated partner to the metal construction industry, METALCON offers year-round training opportunities through our virtual programming as well as on site at METALCON 2021, scheduled for October 6-8 in Tampa, Florida. This year, we launched three new programs: METALFOCUS® Safety Program, METALCON Business Academy “MBA” Program and Metal Architecture at METALCON Live!. In addition to this virtual programming, join us IN PERSON at METALCON 2021 to take advantage of a full schedule of education and training. As an added bonus, most of the sessions will qualify for Continuing Education Credits (Including: AIA, CSI,ICC and more). REGISTER TODAY!Continue reading
[National Roofing Week] MRA’s 2021 Best Residential Metal Roofing Project Competition Underway
The search is on for outstanding metal roofing projects (open to U.S. and Canadian homeowners and the trades) …
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has kicked off its 2021 Best Residential Metal Roofing Project quarterly competition and this year, the opportunity to enter is open to both the trades and homeowners. Beginning Jan. 1, 2021 and running through Dec. 31, 2021 the MRA will award a quarterly winner of the project judged to be the most outstanding example of a great metal roofing project. ENTER TODAY.
Celebrating National Roofing Week with the Roofing Alliance
As part of National Roofing Week, METALCON salutes the Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), as they continue to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Help them prepare a list of their 25 greatest accomplishments by emailing Bennett Judson, the Roofing Alliance’s executive director, at email@example.com to let them know what program, project or outreach you believe was one of their greatest successes. To further promote the annivesary, you can add their 25th anniversary logo to your email signature blocks, websites, communications with your customers, advertisements, etc. Visit the 25th anniversary page to download the logo and other 25th anniversary materials.Continue reading
National Roofing Week 2021 – June 6-12
Each year, National Roofing Week increases awareness about the significance of roofs to every home and business and shares the good deeds of the industry. NRCA encourages members to participate in National Roofing Week by engaging in their communities and informing the public about the essential role roofs and professional roofing contractors play in every community.Continue reading
Roofing Day 2021 Held Virtually in DC This Week
From NRCA, posted by the RoofersCoffeeShop –
March 25, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.
Roofing industry stakeholders from throughout the U.S. participated virtually in Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 March 23-24.
Led by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and partner organizations, the annual event is an unprecedented effort to share the industry’s message with members of Congress. Traditionally held as a fly-in event in Washington, D.C., Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading
WHY AN IMP ROOF?
When IMPs first emerged as a building product in the 1960s they were predominantly used as an exterior wall assembly. Throughout the last 60 years, the materials and production methods have advanced considerably. According to the Metal Construction Association, “Insulated Metal Panel Roofs are premier building products on the leading edge of innovation.” The far reaching benefits include: high performance, sustainable building envelope, design flexibility, single component, and speed of build. The question isn’t “why an IMP roof” … the question is “why not.”
Join METALCONLive! and MCA TOMORROW as they present, The Advantages of an IMP Roof , by Greg Lusty, Vice President of Sales at All Weather Insulated Panels. Greg will provide a review of insulated metal roof panel systems in terms of their performance characteristics, profiles, and testing/approval requirements; along with the design and installation considerations that will help you be successful. This webinar qualifies for one AIA LU and its FREE!Continue reading
Roofing Alliance Celebrates 25 Years
On behalf of the METALCON team, we are honored to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). We invite you to celebrate their success by joining their mission to promote the professionalism of roofing while giving back to the industry through research, education and philanthropy.Continue reading
Celebrate MCN’s 40th Anniversary by taking their 40th Annual Contractor Survey
On behalf of the Editorial Director of Metal Construction News, Paul Deffenbaugh, we invite you to take MCN’s annual contractor survey. Every year, MCN publishes a survey of the industry, looking at the results of the previous year and speculating about the upcoming year. Given the historic nature of 2020, this survey is even more important than ever. Before you ring in the New Year, help our industry be prepared for what lies ahead in 2021 and take a few minutes to respond.
Take the Survey Here
The results will be published in the March 2021 issue of Metal Construction News as well as posted on their website at www.MetalConstructionNews.com. To view last year’s survey results, click HERE.Continue reading