SMACNA Bookstore Adds Zahner Architectural Metals

SMACNA is proud to announce that six books written by member-contractor L. William Zahner are now available to purchase in the SMACNA Bookstore.

A fourth-generation expert in the field of architectural design, L. William Zahner, president of SMACNA member firm, A. Zahner Company, has consulted on some of the world's most prestigious building projects and written several books on his area of expertise.

Now for the first time, all SMACNA members can find these books located in the SMACNA Bookstore at an exclusive, members-only price.

“These books are some of the knowledge from my experience working in the field of architectural metal.  They cover the five primary architectural metals in use today,” says author L. William Zahner.

Each publication deals with specific metals and metallic finishes. These books are perfect for a wide range of architecture professionals and are also very useful reference guides for metal fabricators, contractors, and designers.

Readers are provided valuable information, highly engaging case studies, illustrative examples, and expert historical knowledge they can use when deciding which metal(s) to use for their design projects. Available titles include:

Architectural Metals: A Guide to Selection, Specification, and Performance

Aluminum Surfaces: A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication and Maintenance in Architecture and Art

Copper, Brass, and Bronze Surfaces: A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication, and Maintenance in Architecture and Art

Stainless Steel Surfaces: A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication and Maintenance in Architecture and Art

Steel Surfaces: A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication and Maintenance in Architecture and Art

Zinc Surfaces: A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication, and Maintenance in Architecture and Art

Mr. Zahner concludes that, “SMACNA throughout its existence, has been an exchange of knowledge.  There are social aspects to any association, but the heart of the association lies in the knowledge garnered over time by its members.  SMACNA has for decades been a repository of knowledge on metal used in industry. I hope you find them a valuable addition to your library on metal.”