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METALCON / October 6-8 / 2021 Tampa

Maximize Your METALCON Experience; Make Education a Priority

Trade shows and education go hand in hand. Both are essential to learning about our industry and gaining a competitive edge. Be sure to take advantage of all the education METALCON has to offer. Learn from the industry’s top technical whizzes, business experts, design professionals, and industry insiders. From intensive pre-show workshops to 40+ FREE educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall, to inspiring Keynotes and Super Sessions, METALCON has it all. Check back regularly as we continue to add valuable sessions to our education schedule!

New for 2021! Get the credit you deserve!

Most of METALCON’s education will qualify for AIA, ICC, and CSI credits.
All Courses will offer a Certificate of Completion for self submission.
Check back regularly for updated crediting information for specific courses.

The Metal Construction Industry's best business-boosting broadcast. Offering FRESH and ACTIONABLE insider intel you'll use IMMEDIATELY to take advantage of the HOTTEST growth and profit angles


For several decades, the building industry’s primary response to the demand for higher performance walls has been rainscreens. Although considered by many to be the gold standard for wall design, the definition of rainscreen and best practices for design has little consensus within codes, industry standards, designers, test standards, and manufacturers. A new industry-led association is seeking to address some of these discontinuities in the industry. Established in 2020, RAiNA is bringing stakeholders together from across the building industry to develop standard definitions;interface with the building code;align testing standards;and share knowledge with designers, contractors, and manufacturers with the goal of improving performance of rainscreen walls.

Learning Objectives:
- Identify the most common reasons for moisture problems in wall assemblies.
- Compare the differences between a rainscreen wall assembly and a barrier wall assembly and how they relate to Chapter 14 of the International Building Code.
- Identify the key components in a rainscreen assembly and identify how their integration is critical to the durability and the overall performance of the wall as it relates to building enclosure control functions, including water, air, thermal, vapor, and fire.
- Learn about the formation of RAiNA and its work to establish definitions, standards, performance criteria, and guidance for rainscreen design.



 


Speaker: Danny Kerr of Breakthrough Academy

By summertime, it’s common that many of your staff lose the initial energy they brought at the beginning of the season due to long days and drawn out work. With no end in sight, it’s easy for productivity to drop and for you as an owner to be left picking up the pieces. Before you go putting on the proverbial tool belt, come check this session out for unique solutions to breathe new life into a hard-working team. In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify the performance gap causing an employee’s low productivity

  • A unique goal setting & review process to align your team toward a common goal

  • The key process for working with employees that have low skill, but high commitment

BONUS! You’ll receive the downloadable templates and frameworks to implement these tools in your business right away.

Who will benefit from participating: Owners/GMs/Principals • Project Managers • Sales • Marketing • Residential Contractors • Commercial Contractors ... or anyone on the business-side of the metal construction industry who is ready to become a more effective leader and/or increase performance, profitability, and productivity. 


 


Speaker: Danny Kerr of Breakthrough Academy

Creating an aligned and defined organizational structure is a key component of running a profitable and scalable business. Having all your staff operating with a clear role, goals, and deliverables is the foundation for productivity and success. In this workshop, we will cover the proven framework for creating defined job descriptions that will allow everyone in your organization to operate with a clear goal and accountability to their supervisor. You will leave with all the basic tools and templates to grow your business in a structured and systematic way. This session includes:

  • A defined Organizational Structure outlining all the roles you will need in your company to achieve your goals

  • Job Descriptions for your staff that define each of their deliverables, all methodically leading towards your business achieving its annual goal

  • A week-by-week sales and production plan that aligns with your year-end goal, and a system to monitor actual results throughout the year

BONUS! You’ll get our done-for-you forms and templates to use in your contracting business immediately.

Who will benefit from participating: Owners/GMs/Principals • Project Managers • Sales • Marketing • Residential Contractors • Commercial Contractors ... or anyone on the business-side of the metal construction industry who is ready to become a more effective leader and/or increase performance, profitability, and productivity.