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MetalBuilding.com - Staff Articles

Work began in earnest in mid-June to update and upgrade things here at MetalBuilding.com. Keep an eye out here and we'll let you know what's happening.

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Reader Submissions - Articles, news and press releases related to steel & metal buildings

When Suburban Bank and Trust (SBT), headquartered in Elmhurst, IL, bought a small building for a new branch location the primary challenge was to give it an identity more fitting with the SBT style. The structure was built in the 1970s and needed more than just a new face...

Articles by Reader Submission:

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Offers "Metal Construction Association Certified" Label
MCA OFFERS "METAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED" LABEL
For paint & coatings companies, roofing product manufacturers, coil processors, and roll formers

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Offers "MCA CERTIFIED" Label
MCA OFFERS "MCA CERTIFIED" LABEL For paint & coatings companies, roofing product manufacturers, coil processors, and roll formers

PRESS RELEASE: Transitioning an Expanded LEED Gold Community College Space with Metal Panels
Transitioning an Expanded LEED Gold Community College Space with Metal Panels

PRESS RELEASE: Kingspan Insulated Panels North America Announces New President
Kingspan Insulated Panels North America Announces New President

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Welcomes Five New Member Companies
The Metal Construction Association Welcomes Five New Member Companies

PRESS RELEASE: Creating a Florida Ice Center
Creating a Florida Ice Center with Superior Insulation Values and Stable Interior Temperatures

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Hosts Summer Meeting June 12-14
MCA HOSTS SUMMER MEETING JUNE 12-14 Meeting Special: 50% discount on first-year dues for new MCA members

PRESS RELEASE: A Sand-Like Texture Finish & Shadow Series Panels Create Terra Cotta Look
A Sand-Like Texture Finish and Shadow Series Panels Create a Terra Cotta Look

PRESS RELEASE: The "2017 Aces of Las Vegas" MCA METALCON Metal Roofing Championship
The "2017 Aces of Las Vegas" MCA METALCON Metal Roofing Championship

PRESS RELEASE: Time to Accessorize
TIME TO ACCESSORIZE: Accessories Add Beauty, Strength, Safety and Functionality to Commercial Buildings

PRESS RELEASE: A Landmark Library for the Downtown Seattle Community
A Landmark Library for the Downtown Seattle Community

LAW 100 X - High Carbon Steel with Excellent Properties
LAW 100 X (~1095) is a lead-free hardenable carbon steel of the last generation

PRESS RELEASE: Bowling Entertainment Center Invites Customers with Sophisticated Curved Art Form
Bowling Entertainment Center Invites Customers with Sophisticated Curved Art Form

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Announces Triumph Awards Winners
MCA ANNOUNCES TRIUMPH AWARDS WINNERS The Best of The Metal Construction Industry

PRESS RELEASE: An Industrial Feel for Community College Science Center
An Industrial Feel for Community College Science Center

PRESS RELEASE: An Office Renovation with a Dimensional Flutter Wall
An Office Renovation with a Dimensional Flutter Wall

PRESS RELEASE: RESULTS ARE IN: 2016 MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games
RESULTS ARE IN: 2016 MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games

PRESS RELEASE: Church Campus Connects with Nature Through Curves
Church Campus Connects with Nature Through Curves

PRESS RELEASE: Transitioning an Expanded Space with Metal
Transitioning an Expanded Space with Metal

PRESS RELEASE: Bringing Together Hi-Tech Natural Materials for an Armed Forces Medical Center
Bringing Together Hi-Tech Natural Materials for an Armed Forces Medical Center

PRESS RELEASE: Trend Watch 2016
Trend Watch 2016: Top 11 Drivers for the Construction Industry

PRESS RELEASE: Market Forecast
MARKET FORCAST: NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WILL REBOUND FULLY IN 2017. 20 HOT GROWTH SPOTS TO WATCH

PRESS RELEASE: Make an Old Building New Again
MAKE AN OLD BUILDING NEW AGAIN: New Retrofit “Microsite” Now Available From Metal Construction Association

PRESS RELEASE: Clemson Pride Shines with Metal Panels
Clemson Pride Shines with Metal Panels

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Accepting Nominations for Triumph Awards
MCA ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR TRIUMPH AWARDS - Celebrating The Best Of The Metal Construction Industry

PRESS RELEASE: Contractors Can Get Training From MCA
Raise the Roof: Contractors Can Get Training on Metal Roofing Installation from MCA

PRESS RELEASE: Free Insulated Metal Panel Kit
Free Insulated Metal Panel Kit Available on New Webpages from the Metal Construction Association

PRESS RELEASE: Flex-C Trac: Tested & Proven for a Construction Team
Flex-C Trac: Tested and Proven for a Construction Team

PRESS RELEASE: A Spectacular Streetscape for a Hotel and Office Building

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Welcomes Four New Member Companies
The Metal Construction Association Welcomes Four New Member Companies

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Enhances Technical Resources Section in Website
MCA Enhances Technical Resources Section in Website

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Provides Roofing Installation Manual & Online Exam
MCA Provides Roofing Installation Manual & Online Exam

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Elects 2016 Officers & Board of Directors at Annual Meeting
Metal Construction Association Elects 2016 Officers and Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

PRESS RELEASE: Custom and Clean for New York Housing Project
Custom and Clean for New York Housing Project

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Honors Three Outstanding Achievers
MCA Honors Three Outstanding Achievers in the Metal Construction Industry

PRESS RELEASE: MCA PUBLISHES MCM SPECIFICATIONS GUIDES
MCA PUBLISHES MCM SPECIFICATIONS GUIDES - Two New Guides Are Available for Download on Metalconstruction.org

PRESS RELEASE: Metal Roofing Seaming Guide Available From MCA
Metal Roofing Seaming Guide Available From MCA

PRESS RELEASE: CIDAN Machinery Joins The MCA
CIDAN Machinery Joins The Metal Construction Association

PRESS RELEASE: Landmark Design for Edmonton Library
Landmark Design for Edmonton Library

PRESS RELEASE: Providing a Single-source Solution for a Milwaukee Airport
Providing a Single-source Solution for a Milwaukee Airport

PRESS RELEASE: Architectural Scholarship Winner Named by Flex-Ability Concepts
Architectural Scholarship Winner Named by Flex-Ability Concepts

PRESS RELEASE: METALCON Show Director Claire Kilcoyne Receives Industry Honor
Show Director Claire Kilcoyne Receives Industry Honor

PRESS RELEASE: Five New Companies Join the MCA
Five New Companies Join The Metal Construction Association

PRESS RELEASE: High-Tech Headquarters for Iowa Software Company
High-Tech Headquarters for Iowa Software Company

PRESS RELEASE: METALCON Marks its 25th Anniversary with a Huge Success
METALCON Marks its 25th Anniversary with a Huge Success

PRESS RELEASE: Distributor Locator Added to Website
Distributor Locator Added to Website

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Establishes Triumph Awards
MCA ESTABLISHES TRIUMPH AWARDS DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE THE MANY CHAMPIONS OF THE METAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

PRESS RELEASE: Renovating, Expanding & Streamlining: All with a New Look
Renovating, Expanding and Streamlining: All with a New Look

PRESS RELEASE: Eight Building Projects Honored with MCA's 2015 Chairman's Awards
Eight Building Projects Honored with MCA's 2015 Chairman's Awards

PRESS RELEASE: Metal Roof Service Life 60+ Years
Metal Roof Service Life 60+ Years


Red McConnohie - Inventor RoofHugger.com

Converting conventional flat roofs to metal sloped roofs & metal over existing ribbed roofs. Roof technology has run the gamut from caves through palm fronds, thatched, sod, shingle, tile, built up tar and gravel and now metal alloys.

Articles by Red McConnohie / RoofHugger.com:

PRESS RELEASE: Red's Passing
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of D.V. “Red” McConnohie, the inventor of the Roof Hugger and a leader in the Steel Building Industry.

Retro - Fitting Over Existing Roofs
Converting Conventional Flat Roof to Metal Sloped Roofs and Metal Over Existing Ribbed Metal Sloped Roofs

To Answer Your Questions
Sept. 5, 2000 to John Wyatt, BNP.

New Patent Issued for "Air Cooled" Residential Metal Roof Application
John Cooper of California, devised an answer to the power starved State of California that reduces homeowners heating and cooling costs.

Roof Retro-Fit Case Study
Roof Retro-Fit Case Study

2 Billion $$$ A Year?
2 Billion $$$ a year? Is this enough to deserve your undivided attention?

GREEN BUILDINGS
"GREEN BUILDINGS" The new "buzzword" being bandied about in our trade like "low carb" menus in fast food emporiums.

Statewide Roofer "FINDS" over a Million!
In these times of dwindling new construction in a nervous economy, a company needs to find new sources and new ways of keeping it's bottom line profit intact.

Thanksgiving - Plus!
Thanks for my many wonderful friends!!! And, we can all be thankful for the privilege of our life in the twentieth century.

Selecting Your Contractor, Erector or Manufacturer, Part 2
DON'T SWEAT THE DETAILS. WHY? Because experts and building code officials have set standards over the past hundred years that MUST be met by any and all legitimate suppliers of structures and components.

NOAH - A Comical Short Story.
It is the year 2002 and Noah lives in the United States…

How to Select a Contractor, Erector and Manufacturer.
A popular question in which Red uses his 42 years of Pre-Engineered Steel Structure experience to provide an answer.

Have you tried the 'new roofing market'?
Some 18 months ago we were called upon for a quote on Roof Huggers for a retro-fit application designed and spec'd. by Law Engineering Co. of Tampa, Florida on an 80,000 square foot structure.

Short Story - Knowing is Half the Battle.
One that struck me on our building of a 25,000 s.f. commisary. The erection foreman called me and said the "frames aren't fitting right--they sort of lean to one side"…

"SEEING RED" - Red MC-1 that is…
A new column for MetalBuilding.com by an invited guest to tell the tales and the foibles of 42 years in the dynamic growth industry of Pre-Engineered Steel Construction!

Metal Re-Roof Over Existing Metal Roofs "RETRO-FITTING"
The past requirement for replacing an old, worn out roof by tearing off the old material and "starting over" is no longer a necessity in a vast majority of metal re-roof jobs.


 


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