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December 6, 2016 - Weekly News Update

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AIA ABI Index Rebounds After Consecutive Down Months
AIA-ABI-logo Washington, DC - After seeing consecutive months of contracting demand for the first time in four years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a modest increase in demand for design services. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the October ABI score was 50.8, up from the mark of 48.4 in the previous month. More

Featured Project - Flex-Ability Concepts
Curved Framing Helps Church's Interior Flow  
Willow Park, TX - The rolling hills and natural curves of the Texas landscape served as inspiration for the design of the Christ Chapel West Campus in Willow Park. The building's organic spaces have curved ceilings and flooring to establish a natural flow that connects with the surroundings. These curves were created with Flex-C Trac from Flex-Ability Concepts. More

Featured Article - Schweiss Doors
Only One Choice In Doors For Kansas Contractor      
Schweiss-Koehn-Construction-Feature Koehn Construction Services of Fredonia, KS believes its loyalty to the suppliers with the best products breeds loyalty from their customers looking for the best buildings. When it comes to doors on the many large agricultural buildings Koehn has erected, Schweiss Doors is the only choice. More 

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S-5! And MBCI Collaborate On AIA Wind Uplift Program    
S-5-MBCI-Continuing-Education-logo Colorado Springs, CO and Houston, TX - Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs is a new AIA continuing education course, developed by S-5! and MBCI to help architects discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures. More 

Featured Project - Dri-Design
Zinc Rainscreen Wall System Clads DoD Surgical Center

San Antonio, TX - The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is the largest outpatient ambulatory care center in the Department of Defense. The $380-million phased project brought a LEED Gold facility that spans 670,000 square feet to Lackland Air Force Base. Among the materials featured on the facility, both inside and out, are Dri-Design wall panels. More

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Roof Wizard Roof Estimating Works For Ancillaries Too 
Jupiter, FL - To metal roofers throughout the U.S. and Canada, AppliCad USA is known for its flagship product, Roof Wizard roof estimating software. But the program's features make it great for estimating the material requirements and cost of ancillary items such as fascia, gutters, downspouts and fall barriers too. That's the message Ray Smith, the company's managing director, wants to convey not only to current users, but to potential new customers as well. More

Featured Project - Valspar and CENTRIA
Custom Paint Colors Formulated For Arena's Exterior 
Las Vegas, NV - With all its glitz, glamour and allure, erecting a new building in Las Vegas that can stand out from the crowd based upon its own merit is a momentous undertaking. With the help of a backup metal wall system from CENTRIA and architectural paint finishes from Valspar, the new T-Mobile arena does just that. More

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Champions Named In MCA's Metal Roofing Games   
Chicago, IL - On October 26 and 27, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) sponsored their 3rd annual Metal Roofing Championship Games at the METALCON International tradeshow in Baltimore, MD. More

November 2016 Architect Edition Ezine
November-2016-Architect-Edition-ezine DesignandBuildwithMetal's November 2016 Architect Edition ezine is now ready for viewing. This issue includes excellent examples of architectural metal roofing and wall systems, in an array of applications from a zoo's penguin house to 11 metrorail facilities. The ezine is free to read and requires no login to access! To view, click the link below or the image at the left.
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