MBMA Welcomes Four New Members

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is pleased to welcome four new associate members to its ranks: Innovative Clean Energy LLC, the International Accreditation Service (IAS), Robert Sage Careers LLC, and SWD Urethane.

MBMA Announces 2023 Student Design Competition Award Winners

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is pleased to announce the winners of its third annual Student Design Competition. On February 27, 2024, the association granted $28,500 in awards to six winners and to their faculty sponsors in an online ceremony. Additionally, two Honorable Mention awards were presented.

MBMA Announces 2024 Architecture Faculty Workshop

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) will again be hosting its annual Architecture Faculty Workshop for college and university professors nationwide. This year’s event takes place April 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina and includes a tour of a local metal building manufacturing facility. Registration for the program is now underway at https://forms.gle/qoNEQgAiGjw3ewgF7 and there is no fee for architecture educators to attend

Dr. James M. Fisher is MBMA’s 2024 Ellifritt Award Winner

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) presented Dr. James Fisher with the 2024 Dr. Duane S. Ellifritt Research Award. Named after MBMA’s original director of research and engineering, this honor is given to a researcher annually for contributions to the advancement of metal building systems. Dr. Fisher accepted the award at the 2024 MBMA Research Symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Architecture Students Get a Kick Out of Austin FC Training Center

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) creates free, downloadable resources for architectural students and their professors at MBMAeducation.org/resources/. The newest resource is an 18-page folio that explores the design and construction of Austin FC soccer club’s St. David’s Performance Center in Austin, Texas.

MBMA Releases CEU Course: ‘Evaluating Metal Building Systems using COMcheckTM’

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) released its latest continuing education course titled “Evaluating Metal Building Systems using COMcheck™.” This new course, produced in partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Architectural Record magazine, is now available through Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center website and also via a mobile device app. The course provides one Learning Unit credit for AIA members.

2023 MBMA Annual Report Now Available

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2023 annual report, “Metal Building Systems – A Sustainable Future.” It focuses on the sustainability and resiliency of metal building systems and how MBMA and its members continue to lead the industry in developing new and better solutions to advance metal building system design and manufacture. The report is available for free download at www.mbma.com/Annual_Reports.html.

Firehouse Ministries Shelter is Newest MBMA Folio

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces the publication of Firehouse Ministries Shelter. The newest MBMA architecture focused educational case study takes a detailed look at an award-winning facility serving the needs of homeless men, women and children in Birmingham, Alabama. It is the latest title in the Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings series and is available at MBMAeducation.org/resources/.

MBMA Releases Best Practices Guide for Air Leakage Testing

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released a new guidebook, Metal Building Systems - Best Practices to Comply with Whole-Building Air Leakage Testing Requirements. This free publication, authored by Robert A. Zabcik, PE, LEED AP, of Z-Tech Consulting and created in partnership with the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) and the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), is available for download on the MBMA website at https://www.mbma.com/Energy_Efficiency.html.