Before you ring in the New Year, mark your calendar for this “not to be missed” FREE webinar scheduled for next week, Wednesday, January 5 at 1:00 pm by one of the most respected experts in the industry. Lee Shoemaker, Metal Construction Hall of Famer and Director of Research and Engineering for MBMA, will kick off the METALCON Live! 2022 series with “Metal Building Systems 101.” Whether you are just starting out in the industry or a veteran, you won’t want to miss learning from this expert.

Lee could speak for days about metal buildings, but in this session, he will share his knowledge and experience on the following topics:

• History of metal building systems
• Characteristics of metal buildings
• Sustainability and energy compliance
• Debunking common misperceptions

Lee Shoemaker has been the Director of Research and Engineering at the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) since 1994 and inducted into the Metal Construction Hall of Fame in 2015.

A lifelong engineer, Lee earned his BS in Engineering and his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Duke University. After working as a Structural Engineer at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, Lee became an assistant professor at Auburn University. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in structural analysis and design in the Civil Engineering Department and associated research activities for six years before joining Cornell Crane Manufacturing as Vice President of Engineering.  More about Lee can be found in this Metal Construction News article when he was inducted in the Metal Construction Hall of Fame.

Having been with MBMA for over 25 years now, he has worked to support the goals of the association by increasing market share for metal buildings and making metal buildings the first choice in construction. MBMA provides leadership, research, and education that increase the prominence and usage of metal building systems as the premier solution for performance, aesthetics, and sustainability in building construction. Learn more about MBMA.