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
Continuing on with another introductory piece of information for all of our new readers, I have found a fantastic Continue reading
I definitely wanted to post this for all of those that may not know enough about structural steel connections. I also thought it was cheesy, I mean look at the Europeans being all tough not wearing their hard hats at the job site. Anyhow, it is a good educational video, enjoy it.
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
Back with another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays after a long holiday weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed their extra day off and with that being said today we travel to the England and France as we explore Continue reading
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.”
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
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
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.
Our good friends at PPG will be at AIA in Chicago this week. They have some interesting products including the graffiti resistant coatings they have developed. Check out the video.
I’ve been thinking about some new features for the blog and will begin using some of the ideas I have come with in the next week. I’d also like to open this up to anyone that Continue reading
This video was uploaded today and I have to say these ceilings look unreal. I think I want them for my apartment in Boston. Check out the video let me know what you think.
Another Monday, another Magnificent Metal Monday for you to start your morning off. Today we don’t go very far from our office and travel about 8 or 9 miles to the Boston waterfront. The structure today is the ICA Continue reading
I was reading the Boston Globe website this morning when I stumbled upon this really interesting story in the Gaza Strip. It appears Continue reading
So I have been meaning to write about this for quite a while now. I wanted to discuss why I don’t see a lot of metal roofs here in the Boston area and why it isn’t as prevalent as it is in other parts of the United States. Let’s start with my one assumption Continue reading
While this isn’t a metal roller coaster it is still impressive. The construction and work done on the Goliath Coaster at Six Flags Great America is impressive. Consider these Continue reading
So after posting this week’s edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays I decided to do more research on the San Sebastian Church located in Manila. I was particularly interested in finding a video of the church Continue reading
I realized that our blog has officially hit 100 posts so we’ve decided we should celebrate the fact that we have reached that impressive number! We always welcome contributions to the Continue reading
So yes it’s Friday and I was trying to locate a picture here in Las Vegas since we are here for the Western Roofing Expo but to no avail I found nothing great. Well I mean there are Continue reading
So yesterday NCI Building Systems reported their 2nd quarter fiscal 2014 results and the numbers were definitely encouraging. NCI is one of North America’s Continue reading
I feel like there is much more I would like to say regarding this issue and I hope today to get more information from contractors who are attending the Western Roofing Expo. I’m amazed and baffled by the lack of motivation I see from Continue reading
Yes you’ve read that right. Metal Stocks have gained 60% in the past 4 months and the question is should we stay bullish on this news? I guess I can dig this news as a positive for Continue reading
Yesterday was day 1 of the Western Roofing Expo and we talked to quite a few people yesterday. One conversation really struck me more than any other I had yesterday. I was speaking with a gentleman from San Diego who is a Continue reading