The METALCON Blog
After months of speculation about the fate of the American industrial heavyweight, it was announced today that U.S. Steel agrees to sell itself to Nippon Steel for $14.1 billion. #MagnificentMetalMonday dives into the details and explores the potential impact on the metal construction industry.
#MagnificentMetalMonday looks into the advantages and benefits of prefab modular construction and why it will play a role in shaping the future of metal construction. Take a look at record breaking Peppers Kings Square Hotel as a case study for why prefab modular construction is greener, faster, and smarter.
Curious or confused about what “rainscreen” means or how it relates to wall performance? This session provides an overview of rainscreen wall designs, including all the visible and hidden components and important factors in performance. Claddings and attachments, the air cavity and why width matters, water control, structural considerations, fire and combustibility, exterior insulation … all this and more will be touched on.
Air leakage in buildings has been shown to be a significant percentage of energy costs for buildings. Whole building blower door testing is critical. Register for tomorrow’s METALCONLive! with Executive Director of the Air Barrier Association of America, Laverne Dalgleish, to learn more about air barriers for whole buildings and how to become a certified technician for blower door testing.