The Metal Construction Association is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal products are used in structures throughout the world. Since it was formed in 1983, MCA has focused on one key strategy – to promote the use of metal in the building envelope through marketing, education, and action on public policies that affect metal’s use.
MCA’s marketing and technical activities create awareness of metal, its applications, and its benefits. MCA also works to eliminate barriers to metal’s use in construction by supporting product performance testing, initiating research, and monitoring and responding to codes and regulations that affect metal.
These well-established activities help educate building owners, designers, installers, educators and those who determine relevant codes and standards. The result – more metal products are chosen for a broader scope of projects.
MCA is a volunteer-led organization with much of the work achieved through strong leadership by its board of directors and member-driven MCA councils and committees. Full membership meetings are held twice each year in January and mid-year, usually in June or July. Work of the association continues throughout the year via a third-party management team and ongoing communication between board, council and committee groups. This is achieved via phone conferences, Webinars, as well as committee and council meetings as needed.
The organization’s major annual event is the METALCON International Exhibition and Conference, which MCA established in 1991. METALCON provides a multi-level learning experience through an exhibition of the latest products from leading industry companies, a comprehensive education program with AIA credit courses, and three days of live-action demonstrations. These interactive demos, produced by MCA members, put into action the latest concepts and products for commercial and residential roofing and wall applications. More details about METALCON are available at www.metalcon.com.