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MCA SUCCESS STORIES

MCA SUCCESS STORIES:

MCA Publishes 2 New MCM Specification Guides
In 2015, MCA published two new Specification Guides for Metal Composite Material (MCM) systems: one for 4mm MCM systems and one for 6mm/8mm MCM systems. The new MCM Specifications Guides specifically define performance criteria for MCM panels, installation systems, and system fabricators in a single document. For the first time, MCM product performance, from manufacture to installation, was described in one document.

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MCA SUCCESS STORIES

MCA SUCCESS STORIES:

Making Strides in Technical Document Development:
• A Technical Bulletin on Fastener Selection was updated in 2015, and provided on the MCA website.
• A Technical Bulletin on Moisture Control in Metal Roof and Wall Systems was reviewed by an MCA task group in 2015 and will be available in 2016.
• The newly formed Accessories Council began work on a Technical Bulletin on Dissimilar Metal Corrosion and a Technical Bulletin on Curbs on Metal Roofing. Both efforts made good progress in 2015 and will be completed in 2016.
• A task group was formed in 2015 to create a Specification Guide document for commercial through-fastened metal roofing systems. The document will be completed in 2016.

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NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE TRIUMPH AWARDS

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE TRIUMPH AWARDS

Entries will be accepted beginning February 2016. The awards event will be held October 26, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The judging committee will consist of members from a variety of groups including members from the MCA, Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA), National Frame Building Association (NFBA) as well as at-large volunteers. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1lK0Sbn

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The MCA Triumph Awards

The MCA Triumph Awards will be given in 9 categories:

Industry Champion of the Year Award: An individual from any field or position that has made a great overall impact on advancing the metal construction industry.

Industry Young Movers and Shakers Awards: For those under age 35 who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in his or her business or profession.

Industry Media Executive / Journalist of the Year Award: A member the media who has made a significant impact on the metal construction industry through media and journalism.

Industry Sales Person of the Year Award:  A sales professional who has had the greatest impact on their company in the previous 12 months.
Entrepreneur of the Year: An individual who was the original founder of a business in the metal construction industry (contractor, manufacturer or building system) who has who has built a successful company.

Business of the Year – Contractor, Manufacturer, and Service Provider: A company in each category that has demonstrated achievement and an exceptional previous 18 months.

Emerging Business of the Year: A new company in the metal construction industry that has demonstrated achievement and an exceptional previous 18 months.

Corporate Citizen – Business of the Year and Individual of the Year:  An individual and a company that has shown commitment to bettering the world outside of their normal business through their involvement and dedication to a cause or charity.

Marketer of the Year – Business to Business and Consumer: Marketers and their agencies for exceptional integrated marketing campaigns that have promoted their companies with exceptional creative and strategy over the past 12

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MCA ENHANCES TECHNICAL RESOURCES SECTION ON WEBSITE

MCA ENHANCES TECHNICAL RESOURCES SECTION ON WEBSITE

It is now easier for architects, contractors and building managers looking for technical assistance to access a wealth of metal construction resources on the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA’s) website at www.metalconstruction.org/Tech-Resources.

The MCA has reorganized more than 25 technical resources that are available for free download from the association’s website.  Resources range from MCM Specifications to Metal Roofing Guides for Cold Climates to best practices guides for Fasteners, Rain Screen and Wall Systems, and Roof Seaming. The technical resources section of the website has been enhanced to display the newest resources at the top, followed by resources grouped by application category.  Categories include metal roofing, metal walls, insulated metal panels and an other category which includes resources related to metal roof and metal wall components, fastening tools, life cycle assessments, roll forming, and more. Go to www.metalconstruction.org/Tech-Resources.

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WHAT THE NEW MCM SPECIFICATIONS GUIDES OFFER:

WHAT THE NEW MCM SPECIFICATIONS GUIDES OFFER:

The new MCM Specifications Guides specifically define performance criteria for MCM panels, installation systems, and system fabricators in a single document. In addition, the specifications define performance criteria for the MCM systems based on the latest International Building Codes (IBC) and performance standards developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).  The specifications also provide specific installation criteria giving direction to the installer and assurances to the designer regarding the quality of the installation. Download the 2 guides free at http://bit.ly/1Nd0kF3

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TEST YOUR MASTERY OF THE ROOFING INSTALLATION MANUAL

TEST YOUR MASTERY OF THE ROOFING INSTALLATION MANUAL

Our exam includes tests for each different chapter with 10 questions each. A “Save and Resume” feature is enabled for the participant’s convenience. Each question addresses the various topics of metal roof installation and related accessories and includes questions pertaining to both new construction reroofing and retrofit projects. A certificate of completion is sent electronically to successful participants. Unsuccessful participants may retake the exam at no additional charge. The exam is available for $100 from the association’s online store accessible at http://bit.ly/1Nd0dcI

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