Magnificent Metal Monday – Top 10 Construction Industry Trends for 2022

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Magnificent Metal Monday

It has been just over a year since we all held our breaths as we watched the devastating fire engulf one of Paris’ most recognized symbols, the Notre Dame cathedral. While the COVID virus has delayed restoration plans, crews have slowely returned back to the site and the Paris government has set an aggressive timeline …

METALCON Technology Survey, Tools and Resources

METALCON TECHNOLOGY SURVEY CONTECH will make its return at METALCON 2020, scheduled for October 21-23 in Las Vegas! To help us better serve you, please complete this 2-minute TECHNOLOGY SURVEY. TECHNOLOGY TOOLS AND RESOURCES CONTECH made its debut on the show floor last year at METALCON 2019 and provided an interactive hub that showcased the …

Architects Help Design COVID-19 Face Shields

Check out the recent article published by ArchDaily showcasing architects from around the world who are helping in the fight against COVID-19 by designing protective face shields. One such company is Foster & Partners who have designed a general-purpose prototype reusable face visor, suitable for cleaning and reuse, aimed at fast mass production. The amazing …

3D Printing Takes a Huge Leap Forward in Metal Construction

Redshift by Autodesk reports in their recent article, “Massive Hybrid Manufacturing Machine in Europe Pushes Boundaries of 3D Printing,” that a new machine is now designed to 3D-print metal parts and structures for construction as large as 2 meters in diameter (6.5 feet) and up to 6 meters long (over 19 feet long) and 2,000 …

2020 State of the Industry

Metal Construction News has released their “2020 State of the Industry.” This year’s report highlights views from five industry professionals who examine how the industry will move forward into the next decade. They look at the uncertainty that is creeping into the market, and not just on the economics side, increasing sophistication of projects, improved …

Magnificent Metal Monday

Construction of the 850-foot-tall, $570 million-to-$600 million Rainier Square Tower in Seattle is turning out to be a proving ground for innovation. According to Construction Dive, “Aluminum components are being 3D printed with the resulting v-shaped nodes and connected squares of curtain wall forming a dramatic slope from the fourth to 40th floors. Aside from the impressive aesthetic, this method …

Looking Back at the Best of 2019

Before we move too far into the New Year, let’s take one more look back at 2019. Last month, <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/adtopic-2019-year-review?ad_name=flyout&ad_medium=categories?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ArchDaily%20List&utm_campaign=monthly&utm_term=<ArchDaily published their “<a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/adtopic-2019-year-review?ad_name=flyout&ad_medium=categories?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ArchDaily%20List&utm_campaign=monthly&utm_term=<2019 in Review” article, which included 15 various “best of” comprehensive features. Everything from The Best Architecture Projects of 2019 According to Time Magazine, to What 2019 Meant for 3D Printing …

LIVE from METALCON – DAY 2

Coming to you from Day 2 of METALCON 2019 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Non-stop action continued as thousands of professionals in the metal design and construction industry gathered to network and learn from each other and experts. The day began with a Keynote Address from former professional ice hockey center …