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Architectural Metal

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Fans happy to build Minnesota Vikings stadium—and its iconic 'Gjallarhorn'

Winning a contract to work on the U.S. Bank Stadium—located in downtown Minneapolis and home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings—wasn’t just any old job for SMACNA contractor MG McGrath Architectural Surfaces in Maplewood, Minn. Nearly all the building’s surfaces are curved, making the digital model more important than ever for layout and design.
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Albers cooks up first-class food service for Vikings Stadium

SMACNA’s Albers Commercial Kitchen Services, a division of Albers Mechanical Contractors, Inc., St. Paul, Minn., recently devoted about 30,000 man-hours on the $1.3 billion U.S. Bank Stadium project located in downtown Minneapolis and home of the NFL’s Vikings.
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Air Systems creates unique design-assist entry for internet firms’ new hub

SMACNA contractor Air Systems Inc., an EMCOR company in San Jose, Calif., recently created and fabricated sleek new entry designs for a global internet company headquarters in Northern California. Air Systems delivered the project on time and under budget—despite multiple change orders and a deluge of rainy weather.
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Dramatic steel lattice drapes building in greenery

G.E.S. Sheet Metal Inc., Pomona, Calif., brought the designer’s vision—and an ordinary modern building—to life by draping the conventional glass and brick structure with a dramatic six-story steel lattice showcasing a rich variety of native plantings.
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Architectural Contractors Forum: Getting out in front of virtual design is a smart move

In the Architectural Contractor’s Forum (held during SMACNA’s Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii this October) you will get a glimpse of the future of construction planning and management and learn how to bridge the gap between design and construction by using a single communication platform.
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The iTi expands architectural training to supply growing market

The architectural sector is changing—from single-skin buildings and one-dimensional materials to high-end, high-performance architectural cladding systems—with energy efficiency at the forefront of these changes.
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Warren Roofing makes medical building shine

SMACNA contractor Warren Roofing and Insulating Co., Walton Hills, Ohio, recently completed an architectural project at the new Gateway Medical Office Building in Akron, Ohio. The contractor fabricated all wall panel trim, copings, and roof flashing, as well as installed the panels, trim, copings, and flashing.
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2017 "Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report" now available

SMACNA's 2017 update for the “Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report” describes the performance of edge metal systems commonly found within the SMACNA “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual,” 7th edition.
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Survey: Architectural metal off to a strong start in 2017

Good news for the metal construction industry! 2016 saw increased activity and expansion, according to the 31st Annual Metal Architectural Architects Survey published in Metal Architecture magazine. And 2017 looks even stronger—with more action anticipated in the metal construction industry.
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