The only show dedicated to the use of metal in construction and design returns to one of the world’s most exciting cities.  

Join us at the Georgia World Congress Center - Oct. 30th - Nov. 1st for METALCON 2024!

METALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction and design industry. Established in 1991, it’s the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in the building envelope. 

METALCON is where contractors, architects, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors from 45+ countries gather to explore the latest products, solutions, opportunities, and innovations related to the use of metal in design and construction. 

With its dynamic exhibit hall, interactive education and access to the Who’s Who of the metal construction and design industry, attendees count on METALCON to deliver the innovations, solutions, tools and expertise they need to turbocharge their businesses through the application of metal.

Whether you are a building owner, installer, contractor, architect or specifier seasoned in the application of metal, or just beginning your exploration, METALCON will prepare you to put the latest applications, solutions and products for commercial and residential roofing, wall applications, and more in action!

Attend METALCON to advance your knowledge and skills, making your business more competitive, efficient and profitable.

 MCA Members $ave!

 Special Offer for New MCA Members

The MCA is offering NEW members who exhibit at METALCON a 50% discount on their first year of membership, plus a special discount of $4 per sq. ft. on their 2025 booth space and at all future shows.


Insulated Composite Backup Panels 

A Simpler Solution

This course on backup systems that exceed code requirements for air, thermal, and moisture barrier tightness offers vital insights for architects seeking to enhance building performance and occupant comfort. By implementing these superior systems, architects can significantly reduce energy consumption while ensuring optimal indoor environmental quality, safeguarding both the health and well-being of building occupants. 1 AIA LU/HSW


Learning Objectives:
  • Acquire knowledge about the history of rainscreen wall design
  • Understand the performance fundamentals of wall design
  • Identify key weaknesses in multi-component backup wall assemblies
  • Explore the advantages of insulated composite backup wall systems


Kevin Franz of Metl Span, a Nucor Company

With over 30 years of experience in architecture and the past 23 of those as a registered architect, Kevin has worked on a diversified collection of projects including the urban high-rise, retail, healthcare, multi- family and major industrial building types. Kevin’s role at Metl-Span is to combine his experience as an architect and his technical knowledge of the insulated metal panel to provide an unprecedented level of project support. Design assistance, specification development, product research and installation training are several of the adaptable roles that Kevin can fill while ensuring the smooth management and successful completion of the design intent.


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Highlights from METALCON 2023

How do you keep 65,000 screaming football fans comfortable in a 1.8 million square foot stadium on a 96-degree day under a blazing Las Vegas sun? 

That was one of the challenges VP of Stadium Operations Christopher Sotiropulous faced when hiring the organizations to design and build Allegiant Stadium. In this enlightening presentation, Christopher will partner with PPG’s Manager of Architectural Specifications, Industrial Coatings Gary Edgar to explain how they balanced the equally demanding challenges of aesthetics, sustainability, longevity, and heat mitigation in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

AGC of America’s Chief Economist, Construction Outlook for ’24: Forbidding or Reason for Cheer?
Construction is in transition. A slowing economy and rising interest rates are threatening private investment. But growth in manufacturing, power, and infrastructure investment may outweigh any decline in income-producing properties. Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC of America, will offer his fearless forecasts regarding the conflicting trends in demand for projects, materials costs, and labor availability.
HGTV’s Rico to the Rescue: Real Life Scenarios from Nightmares to Dreams Come True
A Puerto Rican raised in Pittsburgh, his blue-collar, East Coast hard-knock surroundings cultivated his enthusiastic work ethic and success. Rico and his skilled team tour each home to assess the status of projects, try to resolve issues with the builder, and create a renovation and design plan to turn the construction nightmare into a beautiful home.

More than 200 Companies Are Exhibiting at METALCON. Is Yours Among Them?

METALCON provides an unparalleled opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of metal products and services to demo, showcase and sell solutions to a captive audience of senior-level decision makers and influencers. They are looking for new products, innovations and solutions to make their business more competitive, efficient and profitable. They are looking for YOU!

Pack your pipeline with qualified leads by putting your company in the path of qualified buyers, many of whom are ready to place orders on the spot. 

There is no better or more complete metal construction and design industry event. Anywhere.


MCA Members $ave!

 Special Offer for New MCA Members

The MCA is offering NEW members who exhibit at METALCON a 50% discount on their first year of membership, plus a special discount of $5 per sq. ft. on their 2024 booth space in Atlanta and at all future shows.

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At METALCON, architects get special treatment.

Where inspiration and education abound!

The Architect’s Experience is a “show-within-a-show” exclusively for architects, designers, specifiers, and engineers, that illustrates how metal can help you solve architectural, structural, environmental, and building performance challenges. From insulated metal panels and metal roofing products to finishes and coatings, The Architect’s Experience will inspire you and introduce new ways of thinking.

See first-hand the latest metal applications and innovations from some of the top manufacturers, fabricators, and service providers in the business and attend curated education sessions that tackle your specific challenges.

Immerse yourself in two and a half valued-packed days featuring the latest architectural metal trends, best practices, ideas, and solutions.

The Architect’s Experience includes:

  • Earn up to a year’s worth of AIA LU’s including HSW’s.
  • Get the solutions you need to ensure your projects will have maximum visual impact
  • Discover the limitless applications of metal in design and learn about metal’s versatility, sustainability and exceptional performance.
  • Access over 35 different sessions over 2 days, including HSW courses
  • Expand your roster of trusted vendors by meeting face-to-face with elite metal construction innovators who consistently deliver solutions to improve building performance, sustainability, and resilience.
  • Recharge and network at The Architect’s Experience Pavilion on the METALCON show floor, where you can meet with peers, education session presenters, and potential partners

Attention Future Leaders

Are you under the age of 40 and considering a trip to METALCON?

Attending METALCON is an excellent way to advance your career by developing new skills and knowledge, building valuable relationships and establishing networks with peers, colleagues and potential employers.

When you register for METALCON, you will receive a special Future Leaders discount and you will be automatically registered as a METALCON Future Leader, providing the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and build relationships with industry peers between education sessions and exhibits during a jam packed 2-and-a-half-day event!


The MCA and METALCON are continuously working together to develop learning and networking opportunities for young professionals ready to take their career to the next level. If there is a topic, or an event you would like us to add to our Future Leaders program, please email Kalyn at kalyn@metalcon or Zinat at  We would love to hear from you!


Learn More


METALCON year-round produces blogs, and newsletters, in addition to our social media and new METALCON hub to help you stay up to date all year long. These free resources will keep you in the know and continue to help you build connections in the industry long after the show!

METALCON All-Year Long


METALCON Online is our free online webinars, with 50% of the content curated by the MCA, are worth AIA credits and can be watch live or on demand to attend session and get credit at your convenience. Learn more about our sessions and start learning today! 


Experience METALCON from the Perspective of our Long-time Exhibitors

There’s nothing like seeing, hearing, and experiencing the energy and excitement of METALCON in person, but our official recap video comes close! Check it out to learn why long-time exhibitors are planning to join us in Atlanta.

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