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The Best of METALCON: Fundamentals of Rainscreen Design

Rainscreens have been an elusive term in the construction industry. People have used them to apply to materials, assemblies, and functions, sometimes in ways that are questionable. This presentation officially defines the term “rainscreen”, identifies its components, and explores the reasons for using a rainscreen and the performance requirements for it to function properly. Additionally, we’ll determine why moisture problems in buildings are increasing.

Work is underway by the industry to fully address all the requirements for performance, taking into consideration proper building science. This work will also identify when one code requirement may conflict with other code requirements, as well as how certain codes may not take into consideration various aspects of building science.

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The State of the Metal Building Erecting Industry

METALCON Online explores the world of metal building erecting with Heidi J. Ellsworth of MetalCoffeeShop and Bobby Mesmer, CEO of RMG Erectors. They will share and discuss what is happening in the metal building world and how metal erecting is not only growing but creating waves within the architectural and specifying communities. The popularity of the longevity, durability and sustainability of metal buildings is propelling the industry and this METALCON Online will dive into how that is happening and how to get involved.

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