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Choosing the Right Metal for Architectural Design

Choosing the Right Metal for Architectural Design

Stainless steel will never corrode or rust. Aluminum is too expensive for many applications. And zinc is quick to deteriorate. L. William “Bill” Zahner III said those beliefs are common among architects and designers in the architectural metals industry. They’re also wrong. 
 

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HVAC: WSCC’s Summit Expansion a Peak Project for Contractor
HVAC: WSCC’s Summit Expansion a Peak Project for Contractor

The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), the premier meetings and events facility in the Northwest, is doubling in size with its new Summit building in downtown Seattle. 

Design-Build Delivers Best Possible Outcomes
Design-Build Delivers Best Possible Outcomes

Being an engineer and running a full mechanical contracting company, I appreciate the benefits of bringing together architects or engineers and different trades to discuss projects before they are on the jobsite.

California Contractor Forecasts Pre-Aged  Architectural Metals Trend to Continue
California Contractor Forecasts Pre-Aged Architectural Metals Trend to Continue

The use of weathering steel — so named because of its ability to quickly deliver the look of a metal that has been exposed to harsh elements — is also becoming popular in a region known for its lack of such weather: Southern California. 

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Let's Talk Shop, Episode 17: Chuck Gulledge on Leading Through a Pandemic

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Let's Talk Shop, Episode 17: Chuck Gulledge on Leading Through a Pandemic
Let's Talk Shop, Episode 16: Diversity and Equity in the Industry

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Let's Talk Shop, Episode 16: Diversity and Equity in the Industry
Let's Talk Shop, Episode 15:  IAQ and the Reopening of Schools, Buildings and Offices

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Let's Talk Shop, Episode 15: IAQ and the Reopening of Schools, Buildings and Offices
Let's Talk Shop, Episode 14: SMACNA Celebrates Women in Construction Week

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Let's Talk Shop, Episode 14: SMACNA Celebrates Women in Construction Week