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August 1, 2017 - Weekly News Update

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Feature Article...Beckers Group
Sustainable Focus Drives Change For Coatings Industry
Beckers-Sustainability-Feature A contribution from the Beckers Group offers commentary on the effects of the sustainable building movement on the metal coatings industry. The article talks not only of the initial shift toward locally sourced and responsibly manufactured building products, but also of the new emphasis on resource conservation and reducing the amount of toxic substances that are commonly found in building materials. More 
Featured Project...S-5!
DualGard From S-5! Is Safety Measure At Water Plant       
Golden, CO - The new Genesee Water Treatment Facility in Golden is going to be hit with an average of 84 inches of snow annually. To keep employees and the general public safe from falling snow, a snow retention system from S-5! was installed on the building's metal roof. More

Industry News
MCA Unveils Certification Program For Metal Roofing    
MCA-Certification-logo Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is providing a Metal Roofing Certification Program for metal roofing products to help companies "raise the roof" by differentiating their products from the competition. The MCA Metal Roofing Certification Program is open to paint and coatings companies, roofing product manufacturers, coil processors, and roll formers . More 
Industry News
AIA Billings Index Up For Fifth Straight Month
AIA-Billings-Index-logo Washington, DC - For the fifth consecutive month, architecture firms recorded increasing demand for design services as reflected in the June Architecture Billings Index (ABI). 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 June ABI score was 54.2, up from a score of 53.0 in the previous month. More 
Featured Project...Nucor Building Systems
Maintenance Facility Earns MBCEA Award For Builder
Sandy, UT - J & M Steel Solutions, a Nucor Building Systems Authorized Builder, earned the 2017 Building of the Year honor from the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association for their work on the Provo Power project in Sandy. The project is comprised of a 17,500 sq. ft. pre-engineered Nucor building used as a maintenance facility attached to a structural steel building serving as administrative offices. More

Columnist...Jeff Alexander
Coatings Help Metal Construction Projects Stand Out 
Jeff-Alexander "It's the buildings that make you stop and stare. The places that you've always wanted to go inside. The structures that you'll drive the distance to see. Those are the ones that make a difference and leave a mark on your heart," writes Valspar's Jeff Alexander in his latest column for DesignandBuildwithMetal.com. Three metal construction projects that made an impression on Alexander are shown in his column, each featuring long-lasting, premium paint finishes from Valspar. More 
Industry News
Cold-Formed Steel Blast Design Webinar Slated 
CFSEI-logo Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on "Blast Design of Cold-Formed Steel Components, Walls and Roof Systems" on Thursday, August 24, 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 
July 2017 Contractor Edition Ezine Now Available
July-2017-Contractor-Edition-Ezine DesignandBuildwithMetal's July 2017 Contractor Edition ezine is now ready for viewing. You'll find a number of fantastic projects and interesting articles in this issue, including a cover feature on a German company that combined metal building construction with insulated metal panels to create their new plant in the U.S. The July 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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