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This page offers resources recommended by SMACNA’S Architectural Sheet Metal Contractors Council. The Council is charged with informing and educating members working in this market sector about custom metal roofing, wall panels, metal rainscreen wall systems and interior applications and issues. The Council also offers a newsletter, an annual forum, and a discussion group. 

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Architecture Billings Growth Slows

Architecture firm billings growth slowed in October but remained positive for the 13th consecutive month, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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The Robotics Revolution

The first time Kansas City-based A. Zahner Company used robotics on one of its architectural metal work projects came nearly 10 years ago. The design of a high-end condominium building in New York included 300 stainless steel panels that measured two feet deep by four feet tall by 16 feet long.
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Fabricating Angled Panels for Missouri Innovation Campus

When the University of Central Missouri partnered with local schools to build the new Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), they wanted to create a distinctive building design that encompassed “innovation” to showcase the new educational program.
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St. Louis Contractor Takes ACM Panel Fabrication into Own Hands

ASMS’s decision to make their own panels and Local 36’s support reflects a national SMART union trend to expand ACM and MCM paneling fabrication by sheet metal contractors.
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Soldering Copper Flat Lock Roof Seams

The International Training Institute (ITI) commissioned Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) to evaluate 1/2 inch wide flat lock seam soldered joints. The study investigated the in-service cyclical thermal loads that flat seams typically experience, and to test varying levels of dressing extent, joint gaps, voids in solder, edge seam solder geometry, and solder extent, to help analyze the minimum requirements for meeting the intended service life of 75 years without failure in a 1/2 inch wide flat lock seam.
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Sports Stadiums Help Lead the Way to Greener Architecture

In recent years, sports stadiums have become showcases for green design. An added benefit of environmentally friendly arenas is they are cheaper to operate.
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Contractor in the News: MG McGrath Honored for Speed Art Museum Work

The Metal Construction Association recently presented the Chairman’s Award to SMACNA member MG McGrath, Maplewood, Minnesota, for their sleek wall panel work on the renovation to the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
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New Virtual Design and Construction White Paper

Virtual design and construction (VDC) is a revolutionary change in the way the construction industry does its work. It is as dramatic a change as when the industry switched from pen-and-paper blueprints to CAD drawing, however VDC brings widespread efficiency and quality improvements across all aspects of a project.
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