For 37 years and 42 years respectively, Metal Architecture magazine and Metal Construction News have been publishing annual surveys of the industry, looking at the results of prior years and speculating about the upcoming year. The last few years have been unparalleled in terms of the challenges the industry has faced and they want to know if the industry has settled back on its original path or will it continue to face challenges. Please take a few minutes to submit your surveys.Continue reading
Category Archives: The Architect’s Experience
METALCON ’22 Takes a Victory Lap in Indy
As released to the media yesterday, November 2, 2022 —Continue reading
Did you Attend or Exhibit at METALCON ’22? Chance to Win if you Submit a Post-Show Survey
Your valuable FEEDBACK helps us improve future METALCON events! Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey and you’ll be entered into a drawing for either a $100 gift card or a 10×10 booth at next year’s show. SPECIAL NOTE: There are 3 separate surveys for attendees, exhibitors, and for those who took part in The Architect’s Experience; please select the correct one.
METALCON ATTENDEES — TAKE THIS SURVEY!
When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Amazon eGift Cards!*!
METALCON EXHIBITORS — TAKE THIS SURVEY!
When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an additional 10 x 10 booth space at METALCON 2023 in Las Vegas next October 18 – 20, 2023.* Rebooking for next year has begun – don’t lose out on a prime space on the show floor. Click here to view the 2023 floorplan and secure your space today.
METALCON ARCHITECTS — TAKE THIS SURVEY!
When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon eGift Cards!*
*Drawing to take place on October 31, 2022. Winners will be notified via email.
Watch all 3 Days of METALCON 2022!
METALCON is produced in partnership with PSMJ Resources, Inc. and Metal Construction Association.
METALCON ’22 Day 3: Final Lap into Victory Lane!
Welcome to the last day — the final lap — of METALCON ’22! If it’s anything like the first two days, you won’t want to miss today! Join us at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis in Exhibit Halls I, J, and K. The action kicks off at 10:00 AM when the show floor opens and it will be non-stop until 2:00 pm with education, exhibits, raffle drawings, and more!
Beginning at 10:00 AM, learn from some of the best in the industry at final two education sessions: Under Pressure: An Update to Air Leakage Testing in the Technical Know-How Learning Center at 10 am and The History and Future of Metal Retrofit Roofing in the Best Practices Learning Center at 10:15 am. Head to the IMP Pavilion at 10:30 am for their final education session on IMPs: Best Practices.Continue reading
METALCON ’22 Day 2: Ready, Set, Race!
Welcome to Day Two of METALCON ’22! Navigate METALCON with your fingertips by downloading the METALCON APP from Google Play or App Store by searching METALCON2022.
Join us at 10:00 AM for a dynamic keynote address with American IndyCar Series driver, Josef Newgarden, as he presents The Road to Success. The Exhibits open at 11:00 AM with a full day of education sessions in the Technical Know-How, Sustainability, and Best Practices Learning Centers.Continue reading
METALCON ’22 Day 1: Download the METALCON APP to Maximize your Show Experience
Welcome to Day One of METALCON ’22! Navigate METALCON with your fingertips! Easily find exhibitors, education sessions, show floor experiences all at a simple touch of the fingers. Accept “notifications” from the APP to receive up to the minute reminders of special events happening each day of the show. Download the app from from Google Play or App Store by searching METALCON2022.
The show officially kicks off this morning at 8:30 AM with the opening keynote address, There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything, presented by Joseph Lstiburek, President of Building Sciences Corporation (in room 135), followed by a second keynote at 10:00 am in the Main Theatre on the show floor, Leading for Today and Tomorrow, presented by Dr. Melissa Furman. The exhibits will open at 11:00 AM. In between meeting with exhibitors, take advantage of the education sessions happening all day in the Main Theater, or Learning Centers.Continue reading
Special Events Happening at METALCON ’22
With only 7 days to go until we gather in Indianapolis for METALCON ’22, you won’t want to miss these special events happening on the show floor. From “Social Networking Bingo,” to an exclusive “Future Leaders” program and Happy Hour … from the specialty IMP Pavilion to the new Metal Building Marketplace … and from “The Architect’s Experience” curated for architects and design professionals to an “Indy 500 Race Car Simulator,” sponsored by CIDAN Machinery … there is truly something for everyone at this year’s show. Read on for details of each event …Continue reading
Magnificent Metal Monday – Reigning Architecture in Britain
With the recent passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch, we take a look at the impact of her reign over the architectural style of buildings in London over the past 70 years. ArchDaily’s “The Architectural Legacy of Queen Elizabeth’s 70 Year Reign,” reflects upon her legacy in terms of culture, technology, and architecture.
When she first came to the throne in 1952, according to The Guardian, the tallest building in Britain was St Paul’s Cathedral. Today, London’s skyline is marked by glass and steel office towers, many measuring over 500 feet in height, marking an end to low-rise buildings being one of the city’s trademarks.
According to the article, “Through the decades, Modernism marked the postwar period in England, with its variation, Brutalism, being the prevailing architectural style for new housing estates in Britain throughout the 1970s. The 1980s brought a slow down of Britain’s investment in public and social buildings, thus the influence of the state upon the architectural agenda also diminished … the statement architecture of private capital came to influence the image of UK’s development. Glass and steel towers now define the appearance not only in London, but in many of the UK’s major cities. New monuments like Norman Foster’s The Gherkin or Renzo Piano’s The Shard have little to no connection to England’s architectural traditions but instead aim to create a globally recognizable image and stimulate local economic growth. There is no linear stylistic development, but representative buildings have taken cues from the High-Tech movement in the 1990s, as exemplified by Lloyd’s building in London, Post-Modernism, in the case of Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, designed by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, or Deconstructivism, as in Daniel Libeskind’s Imperial War Museum North.”
While overseeing the architectural landscape of the city was not the monarch’s primary obligation, it will be hard for architectural communities and historians to overlook Queen Elizabeth II’s impact and legacy over the past 70 years. The article states, “Whereas the Queen’s forbears sealed their legacies by commissioning cities, palaces, and cathedrals, the Queen has been discreet in expressing interest in directly influencing the built environment. It might be a little early to assess it. Still, maybe in the future, with the added benefit of hindsight, we might appreciate Elizabeth II’s era as one of progress, innovation, and constantly improving quotidian comforts.”
For a deeper dive into the relationship of architecture and metal and its impact on cities and communities, we invite you to join us next month for The Architect’s Experience at METALCON, a “show-within-a-show” produced in partnership with AECDaily, offering design professionals an intimate look at how metal can help you solve your toughest architectural, structural, environmental, and building performance challenges. METALCON ’22 takes place October 12-14 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The program features founding principal of Building Science Corporation, Dr. Joe Lstiburek, who will delve into the world of energy flow with his keynote address, “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything.” In addition, get a special architects-only guided tour of the show floor, exclusive networking opportunities with key manufacturers of metal products, and the opportunity to earn up to 19 AIA LU’s including 12 HSWs with 25+ expert-led education sessions curated for design professionals.
METALCON is produced by PSMJ | Resources, Inc. and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association.
NEW Online METALCON Product Marketplace
NOW available on the newly updated METALCON website, browse our NEW METALCON PRODUCT MARKETPLACE — an exclusive virtual catalogue of products to get the best deals available in metal construction. You can communicate directly with a supplier by sending a brief e-mail directly via the marketplace. Request a quote, make an inquiry, or prepare for METALCON 2022 by scheduling an appointment in advance with the exhibitors you would like to see while at the show. Over 100 products are featured in 23 metal construction categories.
Magnificent Metal Monday – Incorporating Metal in Biophilic Design
What is Biophilic Design? According to the The International Living Future Institute, biophilic design is the practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities. Imagine if you could experience the same physical, psychological, and emotional benefits moving through an urban landscape that you experience when walking through a forest? The Clif Bar company had this vision in mind when they set out to design a recent addition to their industrial building located in METALCON’s host city, Indianapolis. Attend METALCON and have the opportunity to learn from Principal Architect Dan Brueggert and Principal Designer Eric Knott of CSO, Clif Bar’s design firm, who will present a case study on their design of the new workplace.Continue reading
American Institute of Architects Makes History
On paper, the newly elected president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) appears to be similar to past presidents — ivy league graduate, award-winning architect, principal of a #1 ranked architect, engineering and design firm, and long-time and active AIA member — but the organization has made history by electing the first Black woman to the position in their 165-year history. She is also the first millennial President of the organization. Congratulations to Kimberly Dowdell, current principal at HOK in Chicago. Ms. Dowdell will first serve as vice-president in 2023 before her mandate for President begins in 2024.Continue reading
AECDaily Announced as Official Partner for The Architect’s Experience at METALCON
After the successful launch of The Architect’s Experience last year, METALCON is proud to announce AECDaily as this year’s official partner for the specialty program. See “Call for Presentations” below.