Tag Archives: corporate construction

Focus on Design: Futuristic Tower Wins International Competition


A soaring futuristic 83-story mixed-use tower, designed by Sydney, Australia award-winning architects GroupGSA in collaboration with Spanish architect Rafael De La-Hoz, has won the select international Design Excellence competition for a key city center site in Parramatta, a suburb and major business district in metropolitan Sydney.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


We here at the METALCON office continue to prepare for the show in October and we wanted to take a break from talking about Baltimore. Continue reading

Metal Architecture Names VMZINC® Grand Award Winner in the 2016 Design Awards


RALEIGH, N.C., July 25, 2016VMZINC® -US, an international leader in innovative zinc products, has announced that the Gemma Observatory project has been recognized as the 2016 Metal Architecture grand award winner, and winner in the natural metals category. Continue reading

Valspar Helps Diversify New Project Amongst Iconic Downtown Chicago Buildings

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In a city as dense as Chicago, new building projects often have very limited space to make their mark. The new Hilton Garden Inn in the North Loop of downtown Chicago had many existing buildings to compete with, including its landmark neighbors, the Chicago Motor Club and the Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist. With the desire to standout, GREC Architects were called upon to help make a statement. Continue reading

VMZINC®QUARTZ-ZINC Enhances Modern Aesthetic Of Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 13, 2016 – Using VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC sheets, Abrams Architectural Products fabricated custom zinc Flat lock panels to enhance the stunning aesthetic of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Continue reading

ATAS Honors Sales Team Of The Year


Allentown, PA – ATAS International Inc., a leading supplier of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, announces Mike Krahling, CSI, CDT and Eric Samley as the recipients of its annual Malan S. Parker Award to recognize the top sales team of 2015.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


Absolutely marvelous design on this structure, well at least that is our opinion. The structure consists of aluminum squares, windows and solar panels. It really does look like an ice-cube in the middle of a bunch of snow and cold weather. In looking at the photos we wonder what it must Continue reading

6 Reasons why Face to Face Interaction is Important


Why are trade shows like METALCON Important? Well, let’s try and answer that question for you. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a tradeshow’s importance is the interaction. That’s right interaction, according to Webster’s Dictionary it means; mutual or reciprocal action or influence. Continue reading

VMZINC® Panels Contribute To Sustainability of East Baton Rouge Main Library

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 6, 2016 – Deemed the “library in the park,” the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library in Baton Rouge, Louisiana utilized VMZINC® panels to create a modern aesthetic and sustainable design. A total of 40,000 square feet of standing seam, interlock and flat lock zinc panels were an integral material of the building’s canopies and roof.  Continue reading

Drexel Metals proud to ‘Pay it Forward’ in Louisville with Valentine Basketball Camp

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 5, 2016) – Taking advantage of an opportunity to give back to its hometown Louisville community, Drexel Metals is a major sponsor for the Valentine Basketball Camps, scheduled for four week-long sessions this summer.  Continue reading

METALCON 2016 Announces Show Rundown Presenting Construction Solutions for Today and Opportunities for Tomorrow


Newton, Mass., June 28, 2016 — Learning opportunities at METALCON 2016 offer an
extraordinary look at the future while presenting ideas to improve today’s safety, productivity,
communication and the finished project. Continue reading

VMZINC® Recognizes 12 Exceptional Worldwide Projects in the Seventh Edition Archizinc Trophy Contest

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RALEIGH, N.C., June 22, 2016 – VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, announced the winners of the seventh edition Archizinc Trophy contest. The bi-annual contest, open to architects worldwide, highlights the use of VMZINC featured in a variety of sites, building typologies and architectural styles. With more than 150 projects submitted from 18 different countries, Continue reading

Different Categories of ERP Software on the Market

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In a hyper-comp The search for an ERP system is a long and daunting process that usually takes a few months but it is critical to make sure you take the right decision since it will impact your business for the next few years and sometime decades. If you make the right choice, it will streamline your processes, make your life easier and take your efficiency levels to a level you never imagined.  Continue reading

Rejoice METALCON Blog Readers – We’re Up to Something


We wanted to thank the many of you who have kept up with the blog since its creation two whole years ago. Much of the content was created internally and we’ve also used some of our partner’s content. We would also like to thank all exhibitors, industry insiders, and others who have submitted information to keep our blog moving. So with that being said here is a little reward for you our readers, wait for it, wait for it …. Continue reading

Registration is now Open


In case you haven’t heard the  news registration is now open for METALCON 2016 in Baltimore October 26-28th. You can register by  Continue reading

MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games Set For METALCON 2016 In Baltimore


Chicago, IL – Celebrating its 3rd annual Metal Roofing Championship Games competition to be held at METALCON on October 26 and 27, 2016, in Baltimore, MD, the MCA MRCG Task Force has finalized the event schedule. This year, there will be five challenges each day under the appropriately named theme: “Battle Stars Over Baltimore” in recognition of the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner. Continue reading

National Roofing Week Underway


June 5-11, 2016 – Click here to view a video outlining the activities leading up to and during National Roofing Week.

Organized by NRCA, National Roofing Week takes place each summer. Its mission is to increase awareness across the U.S. about the significance of roofs to every home and business and share the good deeds of the industry. National Roofing Week also promotes the importance of hiring a professional roofing contractor and making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system.  Continue reading

What is your Company doing with Corporate Social Responsibility?

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Interesting topic for a Wednesday right? Well, it can certainly be controversial as well as gratifying, depending of course if you and your company are doing your part Continue reading

8 Must-Haves For Effective Project Leadership

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Clients want strong project leaders rather than mere project “administrators” who’ll simply manage things and move them around. They especially want a project manager who has the authority to impel the project through to the end; someone who can commit the architecture or engineering firm’s resources.  Continue reading

Marketing: Your Best Strategic Weapon


Marketri, LLC (Philadelphia, PA) is a full-service provider of customized, results-driven marketing solutions for small to mid-sized B2B companies in the architecture, engineering, and consulting (A/E/C) sector.  Continue reading

3-D Printing for A/E/C: How Viable is it?


by Margot Suydam – Plans for 3-D printing are becoming more ambitious, but the A/E/C industry has yet to see a proliferation of 3-D printed items in the marketplace. But if the following list of recent developments for large-scale construction projects is any indication, the future is getting closer everyday.

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METALCON Conference Schedule Leaked !!!


First of all we want to wish everyone a great Memorial Day weekend. I also want to let you know I was able to track down a piece of the conference schedule and want to leak some of it to you. The problem is I don’t want to get in trouble considering  Continue reading

Metal Roof Installation Training Certification Program Launching At METALCON


Newton, MA – The metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, together with the Metal Construction Association (MCA), announce its new Metal Roof Installation Training at METALCON 2016, scheduled for October 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore.   Continue reading

Swenson Shear Introduces Equipment Financing Options


Ceres, CASwenson Shear, a leading supplier of innovative tools for the metal roofing industry – including SnapTable all-in-one tools than can notch, shear and hem snap lock and standing seam panel profiles – announces that customers now have the ability to arrange financing for equipment purchases on the company’s website. Continue reading

Growing your Business with Metal


ATLANTA (October 20, 2014) by Jim Austin – The Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility opened in 2002 as a Fulton County focal point to enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of independent senior citizens. Soon after opening, a leaky roof put a damper on senior activities.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I’m on vacation this week but there is no vacation from all of you. Today we travel to   Continue reading

Metal Roofing: An Unlikely Way to Reduce Waste and Save Energy

Environmental-Benefits-of-a-Metal-Roof-300x171By Paul Kazlov – As consumers become more educated about the need for sustainable living, many homeowners and homebuyers are prioritizing eco-friendly living in their home purchases and renovations. To meet the public outcry for conservation, Continue reading

Throwback Thursday

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Another Throwback Thursday episode today and keeping with the metal tradition, today we travel to one of the great baseball cities in America to see a metal structure that  Continue reading

“Hands-Free” Multi Product Rollforming Line


This is a continuous and high performance rollforming line designed to produce products for ‘Just-in-Time” production. This machine has the ability to perform at variable speeds up to 60 fpm depending on the punching pattern and part lengths. Very much a ‘hands-free’ machine, the entire process is automated from the moment coil leaves the uncoiler until it exits the cut-off. Continue reading

Copper and How it is Used

Copper and it’s uses for those that don’t know we have some infographics to look at today. On the next page you will see two infographics, one on the use of copper and the other on the SPX/Copper disconnect Continue reading