REGISTER TODAY to reserve your seat for this important FREE webinar with industry experts: Heidi J. Ellsworth of RoofersCoffeeShop and MetalCoffeeShop and John Kenney of Cotney Consulting as they share how technology is transforming the metal construction business and how to get prepared. This course has been approved for 1 AIA credit.Continue reading
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Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s METALCONLive! – The Importance of Wall to Roof Connections for the Air Barrier
Join us TOMORROW when METALCONLive! and the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) present a LIVE webinar on the “The Big Disconnect.” International author and speaker, Roy Schauffele, FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, CABS, Certified Air Barrier Specialist with ABAA and President and Founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc., will focus on things to consider from a design standpoint, along with practical approaches to ensuring a robust connection is constructed and executed. REGISTER NOW to reserve your virtual seat!Continue reading
What is “The Big Disconnect?”
Join us next Wednesday when METALCONLive! and the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) present a LIVE webinar exploring the importance of wall to roof connections for the air barrier. Certified air barrier specialist, Roy Schauffele, FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, CABS, will focus on things to consider from a design standpoint, along with practical approaches to ensuring a robust connection is constructed and executed. REGISTER NOW to reserve your virtual seat!Continue reading
CONTECH Update for 2023
Taking a look at what’s new in the world of CONTECH for this year, ConstructionDive reports new releases including new products and updates from eTakeoff, eMod, Topcon, RedTeam and AirBolt, all aimed to help contractors keep construction projects running on time and on budget. In their 2023 outlook, Associate Editor, Matthew Thibault says, “Technology will be a key driver of progress and efficiency in 2023, and experts believe that the benefits are too useful to ignore in such tumultuous times.”Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON People’s Choice Winners Announced
While foot traffic began to slow on the final day, the excitement grew in anticipation for the announcement of this year’s METALCON Top Product People’s Choice Award winners. Returning for its second year, METALCON attendees were invited to vote on-site this month in Indianapolis for their top three choice products among the winners of the METALCON Top Products Awards which were announced last month.
Congratulations to this year’s METALCON People’s Choice Award winners including ATAS International, RoofersCoffeeShop/MetalCoffeeShop, and Roof Hugger. Continue reading for details on their winning products.Continue reading
Aplus Energy Co. Introduces Latest in Metal Solar Roof Panels at METALCON
Aplus Energy Co., a Taiwan-based developer, introduces the latest advancement in cost savings for solar installations using patented lamination technology to infuse crystalline silicon solar cells directly onto the surfaces of the steel roof panels, eliminating the need for any rooftop mounting system.
The patented lamination technology not only increases the rate of solar cells by a 20% more efficiency rate, but its low glare makes it possible to use near restricted areas like airports, suitable for use on everything from carports to manufacturing buildings.Continue reading
METALCON 2022 TOP PRODUCT AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Now in its second year, METALCON is thrilled to announce this year’s TOP PRODUCT Award winners. This year’s exhibitors were invited to nominate their top metal products introduced to the market after Jan. 1, 2021 in one of 15 product categories, “We are very excited to announce our METALCON Top Products Award winners and showcase the industry’s top products and technologies at our show in Indianapolis,” says Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows. Winners were determined by an electronic vote and all winning manufacturers are exhibiting at METALCON ’22.
Award winners are invited to showcase their top products with special product recognition at their booths next month at METALCON. Attendees will be given the chance to vote on-site for their top three choice products and the METALCON People’s Choice award winners will be announced at “The Deck” (show management booth) on Friday, Oct. 14 at 12:30 p.m.Continue reading
METALCON ’22 EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT – PRESSING TECHNICAL ISSUES TACKLED
For over 30 years, METALCON has been a place for new ideas, inspiration, connections, and most importantly, ANSWERS to the questions that keep you up at night. Code compliance? Fire prevention? Rain Screen Assembly? Air Flow? These topics and more will be tackled in our Technical Know-How Learning Center. Conveniently located on the show floor, respected thought leaders will share proven strategies and technical how-to’s to address the challenges impacting your business right now (and help you sleep better at night!).Continue reading
FINAL DAYS TO VOTE FOR METALCON’S TOP PRODUCT!
It is time for YOU to vote for the 2nd annual METALCON Top Product Awards! Its simple and the survey will take less than 5 minutes. Select your favorite top product in each category at the bottom of each page of the survey. Categories include: accessories, insulation and weather barriers, paint and coatings, roll forming equipment, roof product, safety products, structures product, technology, walls product, and construction tools and equipment.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
VOTING FOR METALCON’S TOP PRODUCT IS OPEN!
The nominations are in for the 2nd annual METALCON Top Product Awards. METALCON 2022 exhibitors were invited to nominate their top metal products in a variety of categories and now it’s time for YOU to vote! Its simple and the survey will take less than 5 minutes. Select your favorite top product in each category at the bottom of each page of the survey. Categories include: accessories, insulation and weather barriers, paint and coatings, roll forming equipment, roof product, safety products, structures product, technology, walls product, and construction tools and equipment.Continue reading
METALCON LIVE! PRESENTS: The New Technologies of Metal
METALCON Live! is thrilled to welcome back Heidi J. Ellsworth, president of MetalCoffeeShop (MCS) and RoofersCoffeeShop (RCS) along with special guest, Mark MacDonald of Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings. Join them next Wednesday, August 10th, as they share the advancements in emerging technologies for the metal construction industry. They will discuss how the metal market can utilize new technologies to create job compression along with increased sales and networking opportunities for metal contractors. They will also cover details about the recently launched Sherwin-Williams MetalVue program, the technologies within the program, and how it is being shared through the newly launched MetalCoffeeShop.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
SAMCO CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF ROLLFORMING & FABRICATION INNOVATION
A dominant player in the global rollforming market, SAMCO Machinery has been exhibiting at METALCON for nearly 15 years. We sat down recently with Drew Pandit, Director, Sales & Marketing, for an informal chat about reaching their 50 year milestone, their business outlook, and their involvement with METALCON.
Q: Congratulations on SAMCO celebrating its 50th anniversary! That’s a huge milestone. What is SAMCO’s business model and what impact has it had on the metal construction industry?
A: For 50 years Samco Machinery, a North American organization based in Toronto, Canada, continues to be a leading manufacturer of rollforming and material handling solutions to multiple industries. We currently have clients in 35 countries around the globe. Some of the industries we provide solutions for include automotive, metal building and construction, transportation, storage, energy, and consumer products. We are a global exporter that believes in embracing innovation and in engineering solutions for our customers.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
Magnificent Metal Monday – Top 10 Construction Industry Trends for 2022
According to BigRentz, Inc., the largest equipment rental network in the nation, “2022 will be a year of reemergence and growth in the construction industry despite rising construction costs and labor shortages.”
They added, “Since last year, the COVID-19 pandemic changed how the construction industry does business, from scheduling and closing projects to hiring workers to meeting with clients. Looking forward, many industry trends will be affected by the fallout from the pandemic. New technology continues to change the construction site, improve the ability to win projects, and increase profit margins. Trends and movements are changing the roles of industry professionals and frontline workers.”
Here are their top 10 must-watch construction industry trends for 2022 to help you stay competitive in the New Year –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.
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
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.
CHANCE TO WIN $1000 – TODAY IS LAST DAY TO SUBMIT METAL PROJECT PHOTO
Attention architects, designers, contractors, manufacturers and owners — SUBMIT your high-quality photos of your best, coolest, most interesting and inspiring projects that feature metal in the interior or exterior design for a chance to win $1000 and to have your project showcased in the inaugural “Metal in Architecture” Gallery at METALCON. TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT!!!
The Metal in Architecture Gallery can ONLY be seen at METALCON 2021, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction.
Join us in person October 6-8 2021 in Tampa, Florida – REGISTER TODAY!
METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association.
FINAL WEEK TO SUBMIT YOUR METAL PROJECT AND TO VOTE FOR METALCON’S TOP PRODUCTS
Attention architects, designers, contractors, manufacturers and owners — SUBMIT your high-quality photos of your best, coolest, most interesting and inspiring projects that feature metal in the interior or exterior design for a chance to win $1000 and to have your project showcased in the inaugural “Metal in Architecture” Gallery at METALCON. SUBMIT BY SEPTEMBER 1 DEADLINE.
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY
Nominations are in and now it’s time to cast YOUR vote! It will take only 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. Winners will be announced on September 7, and top products will be recognized at METALCON 2021.
CLICK HERE TO VOTEContinue reading
VOTE for Metal’s Top Products
Nominations are in! It’s time to cast YOUR vote for METALCON’s Top Products Award 2021!
METALCON, the metal construction industry’s ONLY global event for metal construction and design products, technologies and solutions, introduces the METALCON Top Products Award! Nominations are in and now it’s time for YOU to cast your vote! Please select your favorite top products in each category. Exhibitors nominated their top metal products in a variety of categories including accessories, alternative energy, insulation/weather barriers, roll forming equipment, roofs, technology, and walls. It will take only 5 minutes to make sure your voice is heard. Winners will be announced on September 7, and attendees to METALCON 2021 will see the top products at the winning exhibitors’ booths on-site in Tampa. REGISTER to attend the event by August 27 for early bird pricing.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Magnificent Metal Monday – Top Products Award
Don’t miss the opportunity to submit your company’s top product for METALCON’s New Top Products Award!
NOMINATIONS ARE STILL OPEN!
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES TODAY!
Applications are Due July 1.
Don’t miss the chance for bragging rights in the hottest new recognition program in the metal construction industry! To be eligible for consideration, a product must have been introduced to the market after January 1, 2019, and its manufacturer must be a 2021 METALCON exhibiting company. Exhibitors are eligible to nominate more than one top metal product but not more than one product per category.
Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
- Paint & Coatings
- Windows & Doors
- Insulation & Weather Barriers
- Day Lighting
- Contractor Tools & Equipment
- Alternative Energy
- Rollforming Equipment
CLICK TO NOMINATE TODAY!
METALCON 2021 will take place at the Tampa Convention Center, Wednesday, October 6 – Friday, October 8, 2021 with pre-show workshops beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Registration is now open!
METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources Inc. and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
METALCON Now Accepting Top Products Award Nominations
With METALCON’s anticipated return to an in-person event in October, a new Top Products Award program is underway. Get bragging rights at this year’s show along with special product recognition in your booth. Get your nomination in today!
METALCON 2021 Exhibitors are invited to nominate their top metal products in a variety of 15 categories (see below). To be eligible:
- A product must have been introduced to the market no sooner than January 1, 2019.
- The product’s manufacturer MUST be a 2021 METALCON exhibiting company.
- Exhibitors are eligible to submit products in more than one category but not more than one product per category.
Magnificent Metal Monday – NEW METALCON Top Products Award Announced
METALCON, the metal construction industry’s only global event for metal construction and design products, technologies and solutions, announces its new Top Products Award. 2021 exhibitors are invited to nominate their top metal products in a variety of 15 categories. To be eligible for consideration, a product must have been introduced to the market no sooner than Jan. 1, 2019, and its manufacturer MUST be a 2021 METALCON exhibiting company. Exhibitors are eligible to nominate more than one top metal product but not more than one product per category. For a current list of 2021 METALCON exhibitors, click HERE. Deadline to submit is July 1, 2021.
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
How will the COVID-19 Pandemic Influence the Future of Design?
Last week, we had the pleasure of having Alan Scott, FAIA, LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, WELL AP, CEM, and senior consultant with Intertek Building Science Solutions, appear on METALCONLive! as a panelist. Alan serves as a consultant for architects and designers and is a regular columnist for Metal Architecture Magazine. In a recent article, Post-COVID Crystal Ball: How Might This Pandemic Influence Design, Alan advises, “it is not too soon to consider how the 2020 pandemic might influence how we design our built environment.”
METALCON Live! Returns with a look at “Construction, Metal Construction and Design: Trends and Outlook”
METALCONLive! made a robust return this week with a peek into the “future.” Normally we would be gathering for the annual, in-person event this month — METALCONLive! makes it possible to be together “virtually.” As Director Judy Geller said in her opening remarks, “We can’t have our live event as usual, but that doesn’t mean we have abandoned our mission of bringing together buyers, sellers, manufacturers and suppliers of metal for use in design and construction.”
Moderator, Frank Stasiowski, FAIA and METALCON Co-Founder in partnership with the Metal Construction Association, along with a “blue-ribbon” panel of experts, tackled the issues surrounding market changes for the construction and metal construction industry, and what to expect heading into next year.
Panelists included Tony Bouquot, General Manager, Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), Paul Giovannoni, Managing Director, FMI Corporation, and Alan Scott, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Senior Consultant, Building Science Solutions at Intertek. Unfortunately Dr. Sarah Skidmore, Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach with Skidmore Consulting, had to cancel due to illness. We wish her well and hope to welcome her on a future MCLive! program.Continue reading
METALCON 2020 Postponed Until 2021
Three New Initiatives Launching in the Coming Weeks
Due to the ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and mandates established by the state of Nevada, METALCON 2020 cannot take place as planned for this October and is postponing its 2020 show until October 6-8, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Mark your calendar!Continue reading