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July 25, 2019

SMACNA Meets with Architecture Students at AIAS Grassroots Conference

SMACNA was on hand at the AIAS Grassroots Conference on Friday, July 19th in Washington DC.

June 27, 2019

SMACNA Contractor Spotlight: California Sheet Metal

SMACNA visited the west coast for a series of Contractor Spotlight video productions. Our first stop was California Sheet Metal, an employee owned, architectural sheet metal shop based in the San Diego area.

June 25, 2019

2019 ‘Young Executives’ are Driving the Industry Forward

This month we showcase a special group of up-and-coming young executives who are making their mark on the industry.

June 25, 2019

Culture: As Defined by Architectural Sheet Metal Contractors

SMACNA’s architectural sheet metal contractors share their formulas for a thriving company culture.

June 25, 2019

Sail-Shaped Panels Transform Modest Structure into a Graceful Landmark

General Sheet Metal transformed a modest structure in Portland, Oregon, into an eye-catching landmark.

May 21, 2019

ITI Strike Force Training Focuses on Intricate Wall Panel Systems

As building envelope designs become more complex, so does installing their intricate wall paneling systems. Architects and design professionals are increasingly calling for the latest in-demand wall paneling systems.

May 9, 2019

SMACNA Launches New Architectural Internship Program

SMACNA has launched a new architectural internship program with the American Institute of Architecture Students.

April 16, 2019

University Innovation Center Designed for Collaboration

The roof and façade design for a new academic building project created “the perfect blend of high-tech and natural esthetics” for the University of Maryland’s new Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, according to Scott Callaway of Overly Custom Metal Systems.

March 26, 2019

Innovative Research Center Gets Inventive Panel System

General Sheet Metal Works was on the design team that developed the unique exterior for the Knight Cancer Research Building (KCRB) at the Oregon Health and Science University.

February 27, 2019

Zahner’s South Korean Tower Sparkles

A dramatic curved stainless steel façade gave the A. Zahner Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, another opportunity to further expand its geographic reach to the Harim Tower in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea.

January 23, 2019

Architectural Contractors Start 2019 with Custom Projects, Solid Outlook

The new year is already off to a good start for some SMACNA architectural contractors, including Carlson Sheet Metal, Central Industrial Sheet Metal Works, and MG McGrath.

December 19, 2018

Architectural Sheet Metal Contractors Forum: Good Communication is Key

Daniel Gibbons, principal with the national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, covered the benefits of proper communication from building envelope design through installation.

November 29, 2018

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).

October 10, 2018

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.

October 10, 2018

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.