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April 18, 2017 - Weekly News Update

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Featured Project...Valspar and ATAS
Metal Wall Panels Selected For Upscale Apartments
Pittsburgh, PA - Sustainability was a focus in the design and construction of Bakery Living, an upscale apartment building in Pittsburgh's trendy East End. The building is clad with metal panels by ATAS International, featuring long-lasting, energy efficient Valspar paint finishes. More

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PPG Video Shows How To Repair Surface Defects
ppg-spot-repair-video.jpgPittsburgh, PA - PPG has produced four videos - including an introductory video and three training videos - demonstrating how original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers can repair surface defects on coated parts without re-running entire units through their production lines. More

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Russell Receives MBMA Technical Leadership Award
scott-russell.jpgCleveland, OH - Scott Russell of Nucor Corporation has been presented with the first Norman W. Rimmer Technical Leadership Award by the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). The award was presented to Russell in recognition of eight years of exemplary service as Technical Committee Chairman, and as an advocate of the spirit of discovery and sharing of knowledge within the metal building systems industry. More

Featured Project...Schweiss Doors
AIA Atlanta Headquarters Features Designer Door
Atlanta, GA - The vision of the American Institute of Architects and AIA Atlanta and Georgia is "Driving Positive Change through the Power of Design." When AIA Atlanta and Georgia moved into new offices, an exhaustive search led to the specifying of a bifold liftstrap door from Schweiss Doors at the entry on the main wall facing the front of the building. More

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VMZINC® Granted ICC Certification For Two Products
vmzinc-madame-tussauds.jpgRaleigh, NC - VMZINC®, the international brand name of rolled zinc products and a division of Umicore, has announced that the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has issued final approval of the report for VMZ Flat lock and VMZ Interlocking panels. This report evaluated wind resistance and physical properties and confirms compliance with the 2015 International Building Code and the 2015 International Residential Code. More

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Fastening & Firestopping To Be CFSEI Webinar Topics 
Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on "Fastening and Firestopping Interior and Exterior Walls" on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs. More

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AIA's February Billings Index Number Rebounds
abi-logo.jpgWashington, DC - The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to growth mode in February, after a weak showing in January. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the February ABI score was 50.7, up from a score of 49.5 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor increase in design services. More

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White Paper On Lightning And Radiant Barriers Available
rima-international-logo.jpg Olathe, KS - A white paper titled "Does the presence of a radiant barrier system (including an RBS with metallic materials) increase the risk of a lightning strike to a structure?" is now available for purchase through RIMA International. More

March 2017 Green Projects Edition Ezine
march-2017-ezine.jpg DesignandBuildwithMetal's March 2017 Green Projects Edition ezine is now ready for viewing. In this issue you'll find a wide-ranging collection of projects that share one important quality: all feature metal construction products as a means of satisfying goals related to appearance, energy efficiency and sustainability. This 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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