Ken Buchinger

Ken Buchinger is the General Manager of Technical Services for MBCI. He began working at MBCI in 1988, and throughout his tenure he has been responsible for handling field problems, developing weathertightness warranties, erector training, research and development certifications, and the creation and management of the MBCI installation manuals and catalogs. Buchinger is actively involved in several trade associations and has written numerous articles for various trade magazines and gives presentations for various organizations. Prior to working at MBCI, Buchinger was part owner of Whitehouse Construction Company and erected metal buildings for Brown Erection Company.

Metal Roof Retrofits: The Potential, The Problems, The Payoff
Metals | The Latest in Metal Facades | July 08, 2015
During metal roof retrofits, look for moisture and check for asbestos
Metal Roof Retrofits: the potential, the problems, the payoff, part 1
Metals | The Latest in Metal Facades | June 23, 2015
For the best possible outcomes when working on metal roof retrofits, consider some simple...
How architects can tap into the expertise of their metal roof manufacturer, part 4
Metals | The Latest in Metal Facades | June 09, 2015
Let’s look at the importance of enforcing the detailed specifications the roof...
How architects can tap into the expertise of their metal roof manufacturer, part 3

For architects, it’s important to stay on top of the details and specifications, and make sure these are clearly communicated to the roofing contractor as needed.

Metals | The Latest in Metal Facades | May 21, 2015
But how does the architect ensure that he or she gets this essential information on every...
How architects can tap into the expertise of their metal roof manufacturer

Roof manufacturers can help architects by training the roof contractor on the in­stallation of the standing seam roof system to be used on the project. Photo: Flickr.

Architects | The Latest in Metal Facades | May 11, 2015
Here are three things metal roof manufacturers can do to help the architect
Architects, tap into the expertise of your metal roof manufacturer

There are a number of things a roof manufacturer can do to help the architect make sure the finished roof is properly designed. Photo courtesy of MBCI.

Metals | The Latest in Metal Facades | April 27, 2015
Architects are not only expected to be experts in every field, they must also be part...
MBCI coated roof and wall panels virtually graffiti proof

Every year American cities spend an estimated $12 billion on graffiti removal.

Coatings | The Latest in Metal Facades | April 20, 2015
A new effective solution that is biodegradable and water-soluble can help building owners...
Fire resistance of metal cladding is an asset in wildfire-prone areas
Building Materials | The Latest in Metal Facades | September 15, 2014
Construction projects in fire-prone areas need to take wildfire danger into account, and...
Metal roof and wall panels provide strong wind resistance

Photo: Detlfef Schobert/Flickr

Building Enclosure Systems | The Latest in Metal Facades | September 08, 2014
In areas that experience strong winds, metal roof and wall panels provide a sturdy, well-...
Metal roofs offer energy-efficiency, durability, and recyclability
Roofing | The Latest in Metal Facades | September 02, 2014
Metal roofing material is known for its durability, but it also offers two other...
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