New Infrastructure Bill Includes Buy America Guidance for Iron and Steel

Finished steel coils at USS Irvin Plant, part of the Mon Valley Works.

SAFETY FIRST! Back by Popular Demand – METALFOCUS® Safety Training Program

“This course provided me with a better understanding of the safety related intricacies in metal building construction.” – Steve Wykoff, TKS Contracting Back by popular demand, the inaugural METALFOCUS® Safety Program is available ONLINE for you to use as a valuable training tool for you and your employees. Safety is a priority for every metal …

Magnificent Metal Monday – One of a Kind “VAB”

While this forum is typically told in a “third-party voice,” every once in a while, I share from a personal experience. Last week, I had the unique and awe-inspiring opportunity to visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center located on Merritt Island in Florida. While the use of metal and steel is abundant throughout the entire center, …

Magnificent Metal Monday – Monumental Hearts

Celebrating Valentine’s Day Around the World with Heart Shaped Steel Called “Love Me,” these sky-high mirror heart sculptures range from 2 to 8 meters (6.5 – 26 feet) high and were created by Richard Hudson, a famous sculpture artist based in London, England. This heart sculpture is not like a normal heart. The shape is …

Magnificent Metal Monday – Museum of Tomorrow

As announced last month in METALCON’s inaugural Metal in Architecture design and construction project photo competition, the Gotca Group received the award in the “interior” category for their work done on the Museum of Tomorrow. Opened in 2015 as a new icon of the modernization of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro’s harbor, the Museum of Tomorrow …

Magnificent Metal Monday – Magic of Metal Cladding

Metal made the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health located in Las Vegas one of the most remarkable metal construction projects in recent history, draped and wrapped with a “mountainous metal-clad skin, faced in shingled panels and punctured with a grid of windows,” states Architect Magazine. The amazing building was designed by none …

Magnificent Metal Monday – Sky Pool Held up by Invisible Steel Frame

Photos: Simon Kennedy courtesy HAL Architects Suspended 115 feet in the air, the world’s first floating pool opened in London on May 15. Architecture Digest reports, “The 82-foot-long heated oasis, which stretches across two flat roofs of the five-star hotel-like Embassy Gardens’ prominent Legacy buildings, is perhaps the world’s largest single piece of load-bearing acrylic.” …