Below is a listing of brochures produced by the MBMA and other organizations about metal buildings, insurance information and other issues associated with the metal building industry. Most of these brochures are available for free as a PDF download.
This eight-page reprint titled, "An Integrated Design Approach Offers Flexibility, Economy, Durability" provides an in-depth evaluation of metal building systems.
As green building grows in importance and popularity, roofs can have a significant impact on the sustainability of a building. This brochure, produced by the Cool Metal Roofing Coaliton, shows how cool metal roofs can promote sustainability with reduced energy consumption, a lowered urban heat island effect and the use of recycled materials.
If you were a landlord, how would you react when a good tenant of 13 years indicated a need to vacate all five buildings that she or he was renting from you? This case study about Landstar/Inway tells you how a metal building system solved this problem.
The owners of Bay Industries, Inc. wanted to combine all manufacturing, warehousing, and office functions under one roof, and remain in Green Bay, WI, where the firm has operated since 1940. Find out how they became headquartered in "the most attractive building in Green Bay."
When a manufacturer of building materials sets out to construct a new factory, it just makes sense that the company would use its own products. Find out how Broken Hill Proprietary built a $280-million steel-rolling mill in this case study.
This five-page publication offers solutions to condensation in metal building systems. It contains factual information about the proper ventilation of buildings as well as systems that can be used to prevent condensation from forming.
Most building owners will secure a standard policy known as a Business Owners Policy (BOP). MBMA regularly issues Insurance Bulletins that are relevant to its member companies, contractors and insurance underwriters. There are many advantages to metal buildings and these insurance bulletins provide a comprehensive description of the different types of insurance companies, rating systems and occupancy types. For more information about these bulletins and Insurance matters, visit the Building Insurance section of MBMA.com.
- Insurance Bulletin #1 - Overviews fire insurance company organizations, ratings practices among stock companies; Lloyds; mutual insurance companies; reciprocal insurance providers; and self-insurers.
- Insurance Bulletin #2 - Provides general knowledge of fire and allied lines of insurance, and how to use the Insurance Facts booklet.
- Insurance Bulletin #3 - Describes the ISO (Insurance Service Office) or State Rating Bureaus.
- Insurance Bulletin #4 - Describes the property evaluation methods used by the Insurance Service Office (ISO).
- Insurance Bulletin #5 - Describes how exterior wall construction or column protection affect insurance rates or loss costs using Specific Commercial Property Evaluation Schedule (SCOPES).
- Insurance Bulletin #6 - Details how flame spread of insulation and/or interior finishes affect fire insurance rates or loss costs.
- Insurance Bulletin #7 - Reports on how occupancy affects rate or loss cost.
- Insurance Bulletin #8 - Shows a building owner's exposure in the event of a fire in an adjacent building, and provides exposure hazard charge information.
- Insurance Bulletin #9 - Explores how public protection classifications are established by rating authorities and what it means to the building owner.
- Insurance Bulletin #10 - Explains benefits of sprinkler systems and comparative information between sprinklered and non-sprinklered buildings.
- Insurance Bulletin #11 - Describes how contents within a building impact the structure and insurance rates.
- Insurance Bulletin #12 - Reviews ways of minimizing the impact that slightly higher insurance costs may have on a sale and shows how to have your building properly evaluated.
- Insurance Bulletin #13 - Describes optimum wind uplift ratings to lower insurance costs.
- Insurance Bulletin #14 - Explains earthquake rates or loss costs.
- Insurance Bulletin #15 - Compares metal building insurance costs with other building types.
This is a performance based guide specification, used in the development of an office master specification or in the preparation of specifications for a particular project. It must be edited to fit the conditions of use. It includes all the design requirements, structural systems description, roof, wall, accessories, and references for standards.
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This performance guide specification is for projects where a structural standing seam roof system is separate from the building's structural systems. It must be edited to fit the conditions of use. It includes system performance requirements, design requirements, submittals, and other key factors pertinent to roof specification.
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The Solutions Series is a set of four, eight-page brochures, each of which describes the advantages of metal building systems in specific applications. There are brochures for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional applications, as well as a comprehensive look at the advantages of Standing Seam Metal Roofing systems.
Industrial Solutions Brochure
Commercial Solutions Brochure
Standing Seam Metal Roof Solutions
In certain circumstances building codes require construction to be fire rated. MBMA has conducted fire tests at Underwriters Laboratory, Omega Point Laboratories and Factory Mutual to answer the need for these fire rated metal assemblies. For more information, visit the Fire Resistance section of MBMA.com.
Fire Resistance Bulletin #1
Fire Resistance Bulletin #2
Fire Resistance Bulletin #3
Fire Resistance Bulletin #4
Galvalume®, also known as Aluzinc® in Europe and other names across the globe, is the magic formula for roofs. This brochure is published by the ZAC Association and shows how Galvalume can provide for long-lasting roofs in all types of weather and climate conditions.