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September 27 2016 - Weekly News Update

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Columnist - Jeff Alexander
A Guide To Defeating Graffiti: Best Removal Practices
Jeff-Alexander Graffiti-based vandalism remains a problem for building owners across the United States. Once found only in urban areas, graffiti can now be seen in even the smallest towns. Building owners may be compelled to remove the graffiti in a timely manner not only because it is unsightly, but also because in some places it is the law. In his latest column for DesignandBuildwithMetal.com, Jeff Alexander of the Valspar Corporation offers a guide to the best practices for removing graffiti from the exteriors of metal-clad structures. More

Featured Project - Petersen
Metal Roofing Chosen For Building's Whimsical Design 
Kissimmee, FL - The new Towne Hall building at Give Kids The World Village is the fanciful centerpiece of the non-profit resort that provides cost-free, week-long vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses, and their families. The structure is clad in vibrant, primary colors reflecting Towne Hall's cheerful design and candy-coated theme - featuring PAC-CLAD metal roofing by Petersen. More

Industry News
Mueller Inc. To Purchase Ruffin Building Systems   
Mueller-logo Ballinger, TX - Mueller, Inc., with corporate headquarters located in Ballinger, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Ruffin Building Systems, based in Oak Grove, Louisiana. More

Featured Project - Valspar
Colorful Metal Tiles Bring School's Design To Life   
Farmington, UT - Bodies in Motion: The Animal Kingdom. That's the branding behind the design of the new Odyssey Elementary School in Farmington. And it was with that in mind that the school's main entrance was adorned with a band of colorful metal tiles, manufactured by ATAS International of Allentown, PA, and finished with premium coatings by Minneapolis-based Valspar. More

Industry News
AIA's Architecture Billings Index Slips In August    
AIA-ABI-logo Washington, DC - On the heels of six out of seven months of increasing levels of demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell just below the positive mark. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the August ABI score was 49.7, down from the mark of 51.5 in the previous month. More

Industry News
NCCA Announces Pair Of New Educational Toolkits
NCCA-logo Cleveland, OH - The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) introduced new toolkits to its extensive library of education materials. More 
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MCA Adds New Retrofit Microsite To Main Website
MCA-logo Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has added a new "Microsite" to its main website, expanding information available on Retrofit Metal Roof and Wall Systems, to assist architects and building designers considering renovating an older building. The information is available for free and includes many valuable resources for architects and specifiers. More 
September 2016 Educational Projects Edition Ezine
DesignandBuildwithMetal's special September 2016 Educational Projects Edition ezine is now ready for viewing. This issue highlights projects selected from the most popular postings on our website in 2015, everything from elementary to high school to universities - featuring metal walls, metal roofing and metal building systems.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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