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Metal Construction Hall of Fame Deadline

The Metal Consrtruction Hall of Fame deadline for entries has been extended to August 22, 2013. In its second year, this award program honors those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success, innovation and growth of the metal construction industry. New for this year, we present the...

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Communication and Metal

I have been doing the initial start-up work on a forthcoming Metal Construction News article on the ordering of bent metal panels, and why the successful communication between buyer and seller is so important. I've been doing a lot of communicating with companies on this topic to learn more about...

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Top Metal Builders Deadline

The Top Metal Builders deadline is approaching fast. Complete and submit your form by March 29, 2013. For nearly 30 years, Metal Construction News has published a list of the Top Metal Builders in the country. This year is no exception, and this year proves to be the strongest...

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Good, Better, Best

Twenty years ago, my brother spent a summer with the National Guard on the Mississippi sandbagging to prevent the floodwaters from swamping riverside towns. It was hard work, and when I asked him about it, he said the biggest thing was to move fast and not try to be...

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Now is the Time

Good news in the housing industry. Existing home sales have increased. New home sales have increased. And new home starts have hit a four-year high. One of the biggest drags on our economic recovery has been the slowness of the housing recovery. Of course, the industry had a deep...

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Construction and Social Media

More and more companies are joining social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn all of the time. Being involved with social media myself, and writign about the construction and metal building industry, I'm always interested to see how construction companies and architects are using social media...

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