September 8, 2016 -- Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is proudly sponsoring the Metal Design Solutions Conference Series, with the first of the series at the Hyatt Rosemont, Illinois on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.


The Metal Design Solutions Conference Series is designed to continue career development for architects, engineers, specifiers, and design professionals eager to learn the latest about advanced design with metal. The conference is American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved education.


In addition to the education program, there will also be several representatives from metal building product companies who will be displaying their products and answering questions from attendees. Companies will include: ATAS International, Inc., Kingspan, Petersen Aluminum, Metl-Span, SECO Architectural Systems, Alpolic Materials/Mitsubishi Plastics, Rmax and Sheffield Metals.


The schedule for the Chicago conference at the Hyatt Rosemont is as follows:


7- 8 am

Registration and Check-in


8- 9 am

Today’s Metal Roofing

Dimensional Metals


2 Stage Method of Weatherproofing Utilizing Single Skin Metal Panels

ATAS International, Inc

9-9:20 am

Break/Table Top Display


9:20 – 10:20 am

Metal Over Metal Retrofit

Roof Hugger


Complete Building Envelope Solution with Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs)


10:20 – 10:40 am

Break/Table Top Display


10:40 – 11:40 am

The Pros & Cons of SSMR (Standing Seam Metal Roofing)

Petersen Aluminum Corporation


Fire Performance of Metal Faced Panel Systems


11:40 – 1 pm

Lunch – Table Top Displays


1 – 2 pm

Zinc Roofing & Wall Systems

Tuschall Engineering


Snow Retention and Solar Ready Roofs


2-2:30 pm

Break/Table Top Display


2:30 – 3:30 pm

Six Ways to Recover an Existing Sloped Roof Using a Structural Standing Seam

McElroy Metal


2:30 – 3:30 pm

Continuous Insulation and ACM/MCM Rainscreens in a High Wind Zone Steel Stud Construction

Seco Architectural Systems



Additional Metal Design Solutions Conferences are planned for the following cities:

  • Baltimore, MD – October 28, 2016 (in conjunction with METALCON)
  • Atlanta, GA – November 16, 2016
  • Dallas, TX – Early December 2016


For more information and online registration, visit the MCA’s website:

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