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METALCON Announces The Architect’s Experience

METALCON Announces The Architect’s Experience

This “show-within-a-show”–over two days– is focused on the use of metal as a design and construction component, specifically to help architects, designers, specifiers and engineers solve tough architectural, structural, environmental and building performance challenges―all through the use of metal.


By PSMJ | August 24, 2023
Photo courtesy PSMJ
Photo courtesy PSMJ

The Architect’s Experience at METALCON ― the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction ― announces special programming for design professionals at this year’s show beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This “show-within-a-show”–over two days– is focused on the use of metal as a design and construction component, specifically to help architects, designers, specifiers and engineers solve tough architectural, structural, environmental and building performance challenges―all through the use of metal.

What is the Experience?

Discover limitless applications for metal in design; see the latest innovations and metal products available for the building envelope and interior from insulated metal panels and metal roofing products to finishes and coatings; hear from respected thought leaders, award-winning architects and industry experts (all while earning up to 12 AIA LUs and 9 HSWs), including featured keynote morning kick-off sessions.

On Wednesday, Oct. 18 beginning at 8.30 a.m., Christopher Sotiropulos, vice president of stadium operations joins Gary Edgar, manager of architectural specifications and industrial coatings of PPG to present “Designing for Las Vegas: A Full House of Finishes for Allegiant Stadium to Enhance, Protect & Cool.” Sotiropulos will share what it took to build – and maintain – this $1.9 billion stadium as well as its ongoing sustainability initiatives.

The next day at the same time, architect and author Stefan Al, will delve into the world of architectural innovation and its profound impact on skylines worldwide in his keynote, “Steel and Skylines.” Drawing from his acclaimed book “Supertall,” Al will share insights from the realm of skyscrapers, shedding light on the emergence of a new generation of towering structures that defy conventional limits in terms of height and design. Additionally, he will highlight the unceasing evolution of Las Vegas Boulevard as he explores the developments of resort design contributing to the city’s distinctive character. Based on his book “The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream,” he uncovers the dynamic changes that have shaped this iconic destination while contemplating the importance of sustainability in its ever-evolving architectural landscape.

Attend 25+ Education Sessions – Offering exclusive education sessions specific to design professionals and specifiers, attendees can earn nearly a year’s worth of continuing education credits (CEUs)—all in one place. Learn about metal’s inspiring versatility and exceptional performance, including a special track of courses exclusively for architects:  

Managing Risk in Innovations 

  • Installation Requirements for Air and Water Resistive Barriers in Buildings 
  • Integrating Cladding in Rainscreens & the Differences Between the Two 
  • Performance Requirements for High-Performance Buildings 
  • The Risks and Rewards of Working on Unique Projects 
  • How to Complete an Accurate COMcheck Building Envelope Compliance Report 
  • Designing Outside the Box 
  • What Makes Rainscreen Walls Work  

Special Tour of MetalSpan & Educational Session – “Designing with Commercial/Industrial Insulated Metal Wall Panels” takes place following an exclusive plant tour at Metl-Span’s Las Vegas facility. Learn from this leading North American manufacturer of insulated metal panels (IMP)s just how they are made on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 8:00-10:30 a.m. (transportation provided). This exclusive experience also includes breakfast and networking opportunities (earn 1 AIA HSW credit). Pre-registration is required.

3-Day access to the exhibit hall – Connect with experts from the world’s leading manufacturers of metal components.  

Exclusive networking opportunities – Located on the show floor and sponsored by PPG Industries, The Architect’s Experience pavilion provides a relaxing lounge area where you can recharge and network with colleagues.

About METALCON
Established in 1991, METALCON is the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., in partnership with the Metal Construction Association, METALCON’s success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. This is the event’s sixth time in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.metalcon.com.

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