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Air Leakage Testing: New Research Is on the Way

Changes to building codes are a fact of life for architects and designers and air leakage testing is currently a hot topic. Energy standard and code writers are currently looking at lowering air leakage limits while also requiring testing to ensure compliance. Read more.

Comparison of Air Leakage Testing Requirements

MBMA has compiled a comparison of air leakage testing requirements across various codes and standards. To increase energy conservation, energy codes and standards have been stepping up the effort to reduce air leakage, moving toward a requirement for whole-building tests to ensure an adequate air barrier in addition to, or in place of, the prescriptive requirements for materials and assemblies. Read more.

Download MBMA’s Updated Distilleries & Breweries Case Study

There are over 6,300 breweries and nearly 2,000 distilleries in the U.S. right now, and more are on the way. In the recently updated MBMA Distilleries & Breweries case study, Lake|Flato partner Greg Papay, FAIA shares the story of the design of the Alamo Beer Brewery in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.

Sustainable Steel

Metal buildings are predominantly made of steel, which is the most recycled material in North America. Steel can be used in a building to comply with the requirements of sustainable design standards and ratings systems. Read more.

Educational & Technical Resources

MBMA continues to lead the metal building systems industry and fulfill its mission by providing educational, research and technical resources. These include an increasing number of design guides and manuals that are invaluable for anyone who works with metal buildings anywhere in the world. Read more.

Opening Your Business in the Time of COVID-19

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) knows that many metal building industry companies are looking for information about how best to get back to business and work in the age of COVID-19. MBMA’s legal counsel, Venable LLP, has created a series of videos that address key business and legal issues that companies should keep top of mind when considering a return to full operation. Read more.

Research Initiatives Add Value & Impact Costs & Codes

MBMA’s Technical Committee advances metal building systems design to ensure safe, resilient and code-compliant structures. Many of the recent projects we’ve completed enhance the resiliency of metal building systems when they are subjected to seismic and wind events. Read more.