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Magnificent Metal Monday

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game tips off tonight with third ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders going up against #1 ranked Virginia Cavaliers. This is Texas Tech’s first appearance in the Championship Game, and could be Virginia’s first win in school history depending on the game’s outcome. After doing a little digging, both schools have some interesting architectural and steel facts!

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Magnificent Metal Monday

A spiral staircase cuts through the “collaboration core.” Photo credit: Curbed Atlanta

The world’s tallest spiral staircase opened last month in Atlanta, Georgia! No April Fool’s Day joke here – it’s true! World-renowned and late Atlanta-based architect John Portman Jr. scores again for his ingenuity with the opening of his Coda Building located in Midtown Atlanta near the Georgia Tech University’s campus. This is the first of three new John Portman and Associates-designed office towers set to open. Although he didn’t get to see it finished before he passed away last year, Portman at least knew that his vision for Coda, a futuristic hub for entrepreneurs at Georgia Tech, his alma mater, would become a reality.

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“Steel”ing the show at the Olympics

Before the XXIII Olympic Winter Games come to a close on Sunday, we would be remiss to highlight the construction a host city must take on to adequately accommodate the Olympic and Paralympic games.  For the past 2 weeks athletes have competed in 13 competition venues, six of which were new.  Additionally, South Korea had to construct a high-speed rail line to connect Pyeongchang to Seoul. Once a region covered with potato fields, 7 years later and over $12 billion dollars spent, a premier winter destination has been born.  Or at least South Korea is hoping so.

With one of the world’s largest steelmakers headquartered in South Korea, POSCO World Premium Products (WPP) played an integral role in constructing the venues and the transformation of the region. Continue reading

Mention #METALCONDenver in your Social Media Posts

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So a few weeks back we had released the official hashtag for METALCON and we told you it would be #METALCONDenver. We would like for all of you to use the hashtag in order to promote the event across  Continue reading

58 Different Presentations in the Learning Zones at METALCON

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Register today to receive access to the Learning Zones on the trade show floor. You’ll have the chance to choose from 58 different presentations made by the top exhibitors in the Metal Construction Industry. Don’t wait until it is too late, register today by clicking here.

Attend METALCON

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Did you realize that registration is now open for METALCON? Well, today is your lucky day if you didn’t realize it. Most of you know that this is the world’s leading metal construction trade show and the most important people in the industry will be there, so to take advantage of the early bird discounts click on REGISTER NOW!

Free Education at METALCON

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Well what can we say, we’ve done it again! With the help of our good friends over at MBCEA, (Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association) there will be demonstrations Continue reading

Franklin Manufacturing Inc. – Exhibitor Feature Today

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For today’s exhibitor feature we travel down to the home of the Crimson Tide in Alabama and visit Franklin Manufacturing, Inc. Franklin manufactures a complete line of CNC machines and material handling for pre-engineered structural frame fabrication.  You can view their online profile by clicking here and go to their web page as well by clicking here. Tell them METALCON sent you.

Trade Associations What’s Missing?

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So it looks like at the recent Metal Construction Association meeting held in Rosemont, IL June 23-25 there were some preliminary discussions held on regulations and codes in the industry except this time other associations were involved in the panel discussion. Well, isn’t it about time this

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Drum Roll: FedEx Package Arrives for Me

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So today while I was discussing some ideas with the METALCON team, our receptionist had dropped off a FedEx like the package you see above. I walked in my office and it was sitting on my chair  Continue reading

Keymark – Exhibitor Feature

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For today’s exhibitor feature we travel to Colorado to feature Keymark. Keymark a leader in global steel systems is the most innovative solution for cold-formed-steel-building design, engineering, and fabrication. You can view their profile by clicking here

Registration is now OPEN!!!

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Registration for METALCON is now open.  You can register by clicking here and it is probably a good idea to do it early. Do you really want to miss the best construction show in the industry? I mean it is specialized to metal construction but it is still the best. Consider  Continue reading

Structural Steel Connections

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.

3D-Printed Steel Building Structures

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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

This guy puts the Metal in Construction

Saw this video this morning and it looks like it is starting to go viral, well maybe not. So this construction worker who is very handy in many trades looks like he literally put the Metal right into Construction with his skills combined with some Slayer music. I have to say I never listened to that type of music, but we do have a staffer here who listens to this loud, hard on the ears music. Take a look at the video and let me know what you think.

Welding Professionals – How they started

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.”