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December 3, 2019 - Weekly News Update

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Featured Columnist: Brian Stearns
Understanding How Pad-Style Snow Guards Work
brian-stearns.jpg"How do snow guards work? Believe it or not, this is a highly debated question within the construction and snow retention industries," writes Brian Stearns of Alpine SnowGuards in his first column posted on DesignandBuildwithMetal.com. "It's a common misconception that snow guards are intended to break up snow and ice into little pieces, basically cut up the mass, so that it comes off in smaller pieces. It's easy to understand how people with limited knowledge of snow retention might think this." More 
Featured Project: Dri-Design
Tower's Garage Ventilation Becomes Sculptural Art
Chicago, IL - When passersby stroll through Chicago's Near North neighborhood, they might take pause at Niche 905, an 18-story residential tower. Chicago is not in short supply of high rises, but this one is grabbing attention for its functional garage ventilation screen that also acts as art. Dri-Design's Tapered Series Panels were perforated and installed to add sculptural art to the building with dimension and playful shadows. More

Industry News:
Energy, Sustainability Discussed At MBMA Workshop
mbma-logo-2019.jpgCleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) recently held a one-day workshop on energy and sustainability for MBMA members. This symposium, held in Grapevine, TX, highlighted current energy and sustainability projects underway through MBMA, as well as information on where the energy standards and codes are headed and how the industry can stay ahead of upcoming changes. More 
Featured Project: The Garland Company
Standing Seam Roofing Selected For Elementary School
Port Arthur, TX - Situated on the Gulf Coast of Texas just east of Houston, Port Arthur is a picturesque location that also faces natural challenges like 2017's Hurricane Harvey. With that in mind, when the Port Arthur Independent School District passed a $190 million bond issue and was planning the construction of two new elementary schools, they chose The Garland Company Inc.'s R-Mer Shield for the metal roofs. More

Industry News:
2020's Top Home Improvement Trends Listed By MRA
mra-trends.jpgPortland, OR - What's on the home improvement horizon for 2020? Coping with climate extremes, getting creative and achieving better, longer-lasting performance that adds more ROI for the home improvement dollar are all top of mind for U.S. and Canadian homeowners, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA). More 
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