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This page contains recent news and information about the MBMA, metal buildings and the metal building industry from the current and past year. If you would like additional information about any of the news items listed below please contact MBMA by clicking here.

2013 Annual Report Now Available: MBMA has published its 2013 Annual Report: Game Changers: Transforming the Concept of Metal Buildings. It is available here for free download.

October, 2013 Chairman's Column: A Dozen Ways MBMA is Transforming the Concept of Metal Buildings. The October Metal Construction News Chairman's Column, by MBMA Chairman Jeff Carmean highlights how MBMA continues to be the industry leader.

MBMA Announces 2012 Safety Award Winners: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association announced the winners of its 2012 Manufacturer Safety Awards at its Spring Meeting.

MBMA Releases 2012 Annual Report: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association's 2012 Annual Report highlights the research, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs that the Association has undertaken over the past year.

2013 Executive Committee: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association has announced the 2013 Executive Committee. The new Executive Committee was voted on by the members at MBMA's 2012 Annual Meeting in December. 

MBMA Releases the 2012 Metal Building Systems Manual: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association announces the publication of the 2012 Edition of the Metal Building Systems Manual.

MBMA Announces 2011 Safety Award Winners: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association announced the 2011 Safety Award Winners at its annual Spring meeting.

2011 MBMA Annual Report: The Metal Bulding Manufacturers Association has published its 2011 Annual Report.  View the report as a PDF by clicking here.

MBMA Announces 2012 Executive Committee: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association named the 2012 Executive Committee at the Annual Meeting, held in December, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Building Branding: How the Right Building Can Work For You: The November, 2011 issue of Recreation Management magazine has a feature article by Charles Praeger, Assistant General Manager of MBMA.

LEED and Metal Architecture: The November, 2011 issue of Metal Architecture magazine has a  LEED discussion with several architects, including Jay D. Johnson, LEED AP and the MBMA Director of Architectural Services.

MBMA Announces Webinars: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) will hold  two new webinars: Energy Code Compliance for Metal Building Systems and Fire Code Compliance for Metal Building Systems.

MBMA Announces 2010 Safety Award Winners: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announced their 2010 Safety Award winners. The award winners were announced at the MBMA Spring Meeting, held May 1-3, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.

March, 2011: NFPA: Protecting Metal - Fire Resistance and Metal Buildings. This article by Nestor Iwankiw, PE, SE, PhD, a senior engineer with Hughes Associates, Inc. and Daniel Walker, PE, staff engineer at MBMA, was published by the National Fire Protection Assocation (NFPA) online. It reviews new developments in fire protection for metal buildings and the recently released Fire Resistance Design Guide.

2010 MBMA Annual Report: Building Toward the Future. Metal Construction News has published the 2010 MBMA Annual Report.

MBMA Names 2011 Executive Committee: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association named the 2011 Executive Comiittee at its annual meeting in December, 2010.

Investing in the New Energy Codes: Dan J. Walker, P.E. and Jay D. Johnson, LEED A.P., author an article in the September, 2010 issue of Sustainable Development News, published by NAIOP, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. This article explains the new codes and how they can help owners and operators.

MBMA Fire Resistance Design Guide for Metal Building Systems: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association has published the Fire Resistance Design Guide for Metal Building Systems. This guide has 264 pages of valuable information on fire protection and metal building systems. Click here to purchase the Fire Resistance Design Guide.

MBMA Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association has published the Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems. This new design guide has 156 pages packed with information on how to cut energy costs for metal buildings. Click here to purchase the Energy Design Guide.

Understanding Proper Applications for Head-of-Wall Joints in Metal Building Systems, by W. Lee Shoemaker, PhD and P.E. and Daniel J. Walker, P.E.: Building Safetey Journal Online published this article by MBMA's Lee Shoemaker and Dan Walker in the June, 2010 edition.

IAS Honors MBMA for New Accreditation Program: The International Accreditation Service (IAS), a subsidiary of the International Code Council (ICC), recognized the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) for the new Inspection Programs for Manufacturers of Metal Building Systems (AC472).

MBMA Safety and Health Principles: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) recently approved the formation of a new Safety Steering Committee and also adopted a set of Safety and Health Principles. The Safety and Health Principles are available in a booklet issued by the MBMA.

Metal Construction News Special Section on the MBMA: The August, 2009 edition of Metal Construction News has a special section that highlights the MBMA and its contributions to the metal building systems industry.

Fire Resistance of Head of Wall (HOW) Joints in Metal Buildings Two UL fire tests were undertaken and successfully completed by MBMA to answer specific questions of regulatory and fire safety officials relative to compliance of certain metal building construction head of wall (HOW) joints with the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) Sections 713.1-713.3, and similar provisions in other codes.

 



 


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