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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.

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.

April 11, 2019

Attend SMACNA's Women in Construction Summit

SMACNA members and chapter executives are invited to attend the 2019 Women in Construction Leadership Council (WCLC) Summit meeting on June 1, 2019 in Lake Tahoe, NV.

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.

September 10, 2018

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.

August 2, 2018

Putting Safety First at the Milwaukee Bucks Arena

MG McGrath Inc. recently completed the most visible, and stunning, elements of the new $524 million Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, fabricating and installing a total of 317,000 square feet of metal panels on the unique exterior of the new Milwaukee landmark.

August 2, 2018

CMF Inc. Takes on “Unmatched Challenge” of Stunning New Apple Headquarters

“Challenging” is a major understatement for the award-winning architectural work performed by SMACNA architectural contractor CMF Inc. of Orange, California, on Apple Inc.’s innovative $5 billion new Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California.

July 26, 2018

Virtual Design and Construction: Visualizing and Designing a Better Building

Streamlining the process of designing building projects, virtual design and construction not only provides a greater sense of collaboration and common purpose among collaborators, it builds trust, improves communication, and simplifies information-sharing between stakeholders.

July 18, 2018

Architectural: New ITI Strike Force Wall Paneling Training Makes Major Projects Possible

The International Training Institute’s Strike Force training delivers tailored instruction to increase craftspersons skill levels on the double.