Volume 15, Issue Number 1 May 12, 2009

Old World Techniques Meet New World Aesthetics Architectural Metal Council Presents At METALCON

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The Architectural Sheet Metal Council Steering Committee represented SMACNA at the 2008 METALCON Convention in Baltimore, Md. Attendees learned about SMACNA standards and the work of SMACNA members. Council chairman Harold Munder, executive vice president of Schtiller Plevy, Long Island City, N.Y., and council member Glenn Parvin, partner of Custom Architectural Sheet Metal Specialists, Detroit, Mich., presented “Sheet Metal Restoration: Old World Techniques Combined With New World Aesthetics.”

The presentation covered architectural metal restoration and custom metal roofs, including how to ensure a long-lasting, high-performing metal roof system. They also shared information on new technologies, preassembly of components, increased product longevity, and LEED-certifiable restoration projects. 

Mr. Munder discussed the numerous options available with architectural sheet metal and the diverse metals and methods utilized by craftsmen today. He also covered the scope of restoration work such as roofs, wall panels, cornices, steeples, fascias, flashing, and skylights. 

Mr. Parvin gave an overview of sheet metal roofing covering form and function, custom design, benefits, and quality craftsmanship. The presentation concluded with a discussion on the unlimited possibilities in custom roofing.

Editor: Rosalind P. Raymond rraymond@smacna.org  |  Asst. Editor/Writer: Cynthia Young cyoung@smacna.org

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