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The Latest in Metal Facades

Metal roof and wall systems’ wide selection of panel profiles and finishes, ever-improving performance test results and impressive and increasing sustainability ratings make them an exciting product to build and design with on any project. Follow Ken Buchinger as he explores and discusses creative metal applications in new and retrofit construction, the latest in technology and product development and how metal panels can contribute to a building’s sustainable design. With over thirty years of industry experience, allow Ken to be your go-to source for all things related to building and designing with metal wall and roof panels.
Green, construction, metal building products, life cycle assessment

To make the assessment, the resources used and the wastes generated are calculated, mass-balanced, and normalized relative to a specific quantity called a functional unit.

Energy Efficiency | July 20, 2015 | Brad Johnson

LCA is a way of quantifying the environmental impact generated by the manufacture and delivery of a product.

Metal Roof Retrofits: The Potential, The Problems, The Payoff
Metals | July 08, 2015 | Ken Buchinger

During metal roof retrofits, look for moisture and check for asbestos

Metal Roof Retrofits: the potential, the problems, the payoff, part 1
Metals | June 23, 2015 | Ken Buchinger

For the best possible outcomes when working on metal roof retrofits, consider some simple but vital steps to get the best possible outcome from you...

How architects can tap into the expertise of their metal roof manufacturer, part 4
Metals | June 09, 2015 | Ken Buchinger

Let’s look at the importance of enforcing the detailed specifications the roof manufacturer provides.

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 | May 21, 2015 | Ken Buchinger

But how does the architect ensure that he or she gets this essential information on every project?

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 | May 11, 2015 | Ken Buchinger

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 | April 27, 2015 | Ken Buchinger

Architects are not only expected to be experts in every field, they must also be part lawyer, arbitrator and magician

MBCI coated roof and wall panels virtually graffiti proof

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

Coatings | April 20, 2015 | Ken Buchinger

A new effective solution that is biodegradable and water-soluble can help building owners and municipalities save millions of dollars.

Fire resistance of metal cladding is an asset in wildfire-prone areas
Building Materials | September 15, 2014 | Ken Buchinger

Construction projects in fire-prone areas need to take wildfire danger into account, and metal panels provide some fire-resistant qualities.

Metal roof and wall panels provide strong wind resistance

Photo: Detlfef Schobert/Flickr

Building Enclosure Systems | September 08, 2014 | Ken Buchinger

In areas that experience strong winds, metal roof and wall panels provide a sturdy, well-tested option for building envelope design.

Metal roofs offer energy-efficiency, durability, and recyclability
Roofing | September 02, 2014 | Ken Buchinger

Metal roofing material is known for its durability, but it also offers two other sustainable attributes that are sometimes overlooked: enhanced ene...

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