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Women in Metal Construction

While women still make up a small portion of the construction workforce, read on to learn how the number is changing for the better. Estimates predict the construction industry will grow by 4% between now and 2031 – how will the industry respond?

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What are the Advantages of Prefab Modular Construction?

#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.

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Technical Know-How

METALCON Online & ABAA Present… Air Barriers for Whole Buildings

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.

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Save Energy Costs with Air Barrier Testing

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.

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