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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.

MBMA Welcomes Two New Members

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), celebrating 65 years of industry leadership in 2021, welcomes Wolverine Advanced Materials and Thornton Tomasetti to its ranks as Associate members.

Wolverine Advanced Materials develops and manufactures high-performance materials, including specialty elastomer-coated metals, for clients worldwide. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. Thornton Tomasetti is a scientific and engineering consulting firm based in New York City. The global operation dates its origins to 1949. Read more.

MBMA Announces Safety Award Winners

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) annually honors member companies that demonstrate exceptional performance in maintaining workplace safety. These awards are given to Building Systems members as well as Associate members for their performance during the previous calendar year. Safety awards for the 2019 year were presented during the 2020 MBMA Annual Meeting, held virtually Dec. 8-9, 2020. Read more.

MBMA Introduces Online Course on Energy Code Requirements

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released a new continuing education course titled, “Using Metal Building Systems to Meet and Exceed the Energy Code.” This course was created in partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Architectural Record magazine and is now available through Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center website and also via its continuing education app. Read More.

2020 MBMA Annual Report Now Available for Building Design and Construction Professionals

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2020 Annual Report entitled Inspired Designs Coast to Coast. This resource notes the challenges that MBMA has faced this year and emphasizes how the association and its members have met them. It also celebrates many intriguing and appealing metal buildings from a range of end uses across North America. The report provides valuable information for anyone who works with metal building systems, has an interest in metal buildings or is involved in the low-rise commercial building market. Read more.

MBMA Announces 2021 Board of Directors

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) elected its 2021 Board of Directors at the association’s annual meeting held virtually on December 8 and 9, 2020. The 2021 board will be chaired by Greg Pasley, Ph.D., PE, of BlueScope Buildings North America. Read more.

Welcome to a New Normal

"Unprecedented. Once in a century. A new normal. There is no way we can reflect on the year that was for MBMA and not acknowledge how the COVID-19 pandemic made it unique:· That's what Metal Building Manufacturers Association, general manager Tony Bouquot said to me recently when we were talking about a theme for this article. His words sum it all up. Read more.

MBMA Announces Online Education Course on Prepainted Metal Panels

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) have released a new continuing education course titled, “Creative Building Solutions with Prepainted Metal Panels.” Created in partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Architectural Record magazine, the course is now available through Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center website and also via its continuing education app. Read more.

Stay Focused Amidst the Turmoil

What a strange and unprecedented year this has been! As I sit here writing this article in July, I can’t predict if Alabama will win a single game this year because we don’t even know if there will be a college football season. Read more.