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April 26, 2016 - Weekly News Update

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April 2016 Contractor Edition Ezine
DesignandBuildwithMetal's April 2016 Contractor Edition Ezine is available for online or downloadable viewing. The issue contains great info on metal roofing tax credits, an interesting article on snow retention, new products, and six case studies - including one about a net zero energy community (highlighted on the cover) that features metal panels. The ezine is free to read and requires no login to access! To view, click the link below or the image at the left.
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Featured Project - Dri-Design
Metal Cladding Elevates Apartment's Appearance

Bronx, NY - The Mother Arnetta Crawford Housing project in Bronx would have an entirely different look if it followed the original plans for a brick and block structure. Research brought the construction team to a new material and appearance via Dri-Design wall panels. More 
Industry News
IMETCO Introduces Metal Rainscreen Builder App
Norcross, GA - IMETCO's (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) new metal rainscreen builder app allows users to build a custom IntelliScreen rainscreen system step-by-step, choosing components best suited for their environment and project requirements. The system is virtually built as each component - air/vapor barrier, insulation, and multiple cladding profiles - is chosen, providing a finished rendering for use in architectural specifications or project submittals. More
Industry News
AppliCad Roof Wizard V8.1 To Include Solar Wizard
Jupiter, FL - Customers have asked and AppliCad has listened. When the latest version of AppliCad's industry leading roof take-off software, Roof Wizard V8.1, is released in the near future, professional roofers will find a seamlessly integrated version of AppliCad's proprietary Solar Wizard solar PV and thermal planning and design tool kit included at no additional cost. More

Columnist - Jeff Alexander
Maintaining Coated Metal Exteriors
Spring cleaning isn't limited to building interiors. In his latest column for DesignandBuildwithMetal.com, Valspar's Jeff Alexander reminds us of the importance of sprucing up the exteriors of buildings too, which in many cases means dealing with graffiti. Fortunately, cleaning the surfaces of metal panels and removing graffiti is easier than ever, thanks to new and improved paint finishes, as well as state-of-the-art cleaning products. More  
Featured Project - RHEINZINK America
Zinc Cladding Keys Building's Transformation   

Windsor, CT - The dramatic RHEINZINK-clad "flying wing" sets the tone for the stunning transformation of an aging corporate complex into the new, futuristic-looking home of the Capitol Region Education Council's new Academy of Aerospace and Engineering. Located in Windsor, the magnet school enrolls more than 700 students in grades 6 through 12 from all districts of the Greater Hartford area. More 
Industry News
ATAS' Dick Bus Receives Good Scout Award
Allentown, PA - Dick Bus, president of ATAS International Inc., was honored recently with the Good Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council, Trexler District, at a breakfast held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Allentown. More 
Industry News
VMZINC®-US Product Wins Popular Choice Award
Raleigh, NC - VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, has announced that AZENGAR is a Popular Choice Award winner in the metal product category for the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards. For the Popular Choice Awards, the online public voted for for their favorite products in more than 100 categories. More

Industry News
Zoellner Construction Joins ABC Builder Network        
Eufaula, AL - American Buildings Company (ABC), a leading domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of high-quality metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, announces the addition of Zoellner Construction Co. Inc. of Perryville, Missouri to its national network of Builders. More 
Industry News
PPG Set To Present Technical Session At AIA
Pittsburgh, PA - Scott Moffatt, PPG market manager, building products, will present a technical session on high-performance fluoropolymer coatings in Continuing Education (CE) Theater C, Booth 324, at AIA Convention 2016, the annual gathering of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in Philadelphia, May 19-21. More

More From This Past Week


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- Reed's Metals To Open Facility In Southeastern Missouri 


- Cold-Formed Steel Framing Expo Planned, May 23-24  


- RICOWI To Investigate Hail-Damaged Roofs In Dallas/Fort Worth Area 


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Newsletter Contents
April 2016 Contractor Edition Ezine
Rainscreen Metal Cladding Elevates Design
IMETCO Introduces Metal Rainscreen App
Roof Software Now With Solar Options
Column: Maintaining Coated Metal Exteriors
Zinc Cladding Keys Building Transformation
ATAS' Dick Bus Receives Scouting Award
VMZINC Product Wins Award
Missouri Builder Joins ABC Network
PPG To Present AIA Technical Session
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