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Metal Construction Association (MCA)

The Metal Construction Association is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal products are used in structures throughout the world. Since it was formed in 1983, MCA has focused on one key strategy - to promote the use of metal in the building envelope through marketing, education, and action on public policies that affect metal’s use. MCA’s marketing and technical activities create awareness of metal, its applications, and its benefits. MCA also works to eliminate barriers to metal’s use in construction by supporting product performance testing, initiating research, and monitoring and responding to codes and regulations that affect metal.

These well-established activities help educate building owners, designers, installers, educators and those who determine relevant codes and standards. The result – more metal products are chosen for a broader scope of projects. MCA is a volunteer-led organization with much of the work achieved through strong leadership by its board of directors and member-driven MCA councils and committees. MCA hosts two meetings a year and welcome all industry professionals to attend. These meetings will give you an opportunity to learn about all the innitiatives we MCA is working on to help promote metal in construction. Work of the association continues throughout the year via a third-party management team and ongoing communication between board, council and committee groups. This is achieved via phone conferences, Webinars, as well as committee and council meetings as needed.

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MCA Summer Meeting

When: June 10-12, 2024
Where: Hilton Rosemont/Chicago, 5550 N. River Road

Join us for a Welcome Reception June 10 at 5:30 pm. The Educational programming begins June 11 at 8:00am through noon June 12. The hotel is 10 minutes from O’Hare International Airport. You can reserve through our special group code up until Monday, May 20, 2024. Reserve online or call 888-452-6943 and be sure to reference the group code: MCA.


Darcy Bien — Partners in Change

Darcy Bien has more than 20 years of experience helping hundreds of companies with her team-based approaches and time-tested process helping companies build actionable strategies.

She is the Director at Partners in Change, LLC, a Cincinnati-based strategic consulting firm and has also partnered with the Dayton-based consulting firm, Aileron, since 2010, to support their strategic planning initiatives. Prior to that, she was the National Partnership Director of the National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation, where she developed new partner sales processes and created long-term partner strategies.

Darcy holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Her career started at Procter & Gamble, where she spent five years cultivating operational, team development, and risk management. As a business solutions consultant, she completed a process improvement sales initiative for Bayer Plastics and a supply chain management project for Johnson Wax Professional.

Alan Scott - Director of Sustainability, FAIA, LEED Fellow, LEED Ap BD+C, O+M, CEM, WELL-AP, at Intertek.

Alan Scott, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a registered architect and sustainability practitioner with over 35 years of experience and lifelong commitment to the environment. Since 2000—as the 13th LEED AP—Alan has creatively applied his skills as a facilitator, consultant, project director, and teacher in support of high-performance, sustainable built environment projects in North and South America. His project work focuses on boosting new and existing building performance, decarbonization, occupant wellness and resilience. Alan served on the LEED Faculty for over eight years, delivering full-day LEED workshops, and he has also presented dozens of conferences, workshops and webinars on numerous topics related to sustainable communities, high-performance buildings, healthy building, and resilience to audiences on three continents. Alan currently serves as Vice-chair of the USGBC Resilience Working Group, and as a member of the USGBC LEED Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group and the AIA Resilience and Adaptation Advisory Group. He is a regular contributor to Metal Architecture magazine.

Allison Lundberg - Digital Marketing Strategist, Americaneagle.com

Allison will speak after the Market Development presentation. “Managing the Modern Marketing Team: Understanding Personalities and Achieving Goals”. With data always at your fingertips and new technologies arising every day, it’s difficult to know how to manage the everchanging team. In this session, Allison will address melding personality styles, implementing data measurement strategies, and achieving omni channel excellence. Teams need to be working collectively to achieve the goals of your business, so let’s dive into how to communicate and achieve them!!

Paul Trombitas

MCA Statistical Study will be presented by Paul Trombitas, Partner at FMI Consulting. MCA commissions FMI to analyze industry trends across all sectors including residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture. The report elaborates on trends by region and opportunities for growth. Members can access a copy of the 2023 full report here. Not a member, send an email to info@metalconstruction.org to learn more about the benefits of membership and information in the report.

Register for the MCA 2024 Summer Meeting.

Submit a METALCON Live! Webinar Idea

call-for-presentationsMCA members and leaders, it's time to submit your proposals for METALCON Live! webinars to be presented in 2024. Each webinar needs to be 60 minutes (including any question-and-answer time). They are presented live from 1 to 2 pm ET Wednesdays. Think about industry topics you or someone at your company or in your council have expertise on to create a presentation plan for submission. You'll need to specify who will present the material (ideally someone who can educate, engage, inspire and speak in ways that enhance the attendees' knowledge and experience).

For interest, consider using a variety of delivery formats, such as case studies, panel discussions, product comparison, opposing viewpoints, or tips and tricks for processes. Education must meet AIA credit requirements, so sales pitches cannot be accepted. Special consideration will be given to courses that could meet AIA HSW credit requirements. PSMJ, our METALCON Live! partner, will assist in securing AIA approval for your presentation.

Submissions will be reviewed and considered by METALCON staff. If the presentation is accepted, staff will contact you to schedule a presentation time that fits into the existing schedule and your presenters' availability.

Submit a webinar idea today!

Save the date for the 2024 METALCON!

This is 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!

Attend METALCON to advance your knowledge and skills, making your business more competitive, efficient and profitable. This is the 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. Designed for contractors, architects, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors from 45+ countries, this event brings them together 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!

Add it to your calendar today!

MCA Launches New Scholarship Program

MCA is launching a new program to provide scholarships to MCA member companies' employees and employees' spouses, children, and grandchildren.

Applications for scholarships are due February 1, and recipients will be announced May 1st. Recipients will be selected by the scholarship committee with acceptance determined by a written essay, which will include the applicant's goals and how the scholarship will impact them, as well as, transcripts, personal references and extracurricular activities.

This is the program's inaugural year, and MCA is soliciting donations to fund scholarships this year and in future years. Email scholarship@metalconstruction.org to learn about donating to this worthy cause.

Learn more about MCA scholarships.

MCA Winter Meeting Registration is Open

The MCA Winter Meeting is a great opportunity to get involved with the association, learn about opportunities to market your products, and participate in education sessions to help position you and your company for the future. Come to Scottsdale to learn, establish connections with peers, and network with industry leaders.  

For more information on the schedule and specific sessions click here.  

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@metalconstruction.org by January 1, 2024. A $100 processing fee will be charged to your account. No refunds will be made on cancellation requests received after January 1, 2024. 

Register today!

2024 Meeting Keynote Speakers

Gene Marks

From Washington to your Workplace: Tactics and Strategies the Smartest Leaders are Making to Navigate and Grow in 2024 and 2025
Monday, January 20th 8:00-9:45am  

AI's increasing prominence poses a significant challenge to businesses, making succession planning more critical than ever. What's on the horizon for your company? How are other enterprises charting their course towards growth and profitability in 2024 and beyond? What measures are they employing to attract and retain talent? Which technologies are they prioritizing for investment? How are you currently building lasting value in your business, either for future generations or potential buyers? Additionally, how will evolving regulations from both Washington, D.C., and your state affect your operations, and what proactive steps should you take to prepare? In this dynamic and informative discussion, Gene will delve into practical, real-world strategies and tactics employed by savvy leaders. These insights will help you navigate the evolving political landscape and the ongoing economic challenges, positioning your company for sustained growth in the future.

Dave Cocuzzi

Codes and Standards Session
Monday, January 29th

Dave Cocuzzi, technical director at the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), will join Bob Zabcik in the Codes and Standards session. Together they will elaborate on codes surrounding sustainability, ongoing chemistry issues, and more.



Mark Zehnal

MRA General Session
Monday, January 29th

Mark Zehnal, director of FORTIFIED Roof at the Insurance Institute for Business Home Safety (IBHS), will join Rene Ramey at the MCA session to discuss their residential roof program and opportunities available through certification programs. Mark will speak again at the Roofing/Retrofit Council meeting – to identify opportunities to leverage our certification programs.

Paul Lowrey

Support your Strategic Deciscions
Tuesday, January 30th

Paul Lowrey, founder of Steel Research Associates, will kick off the day and will share pertinent data about the steel industry including roofing, siding, and walls – to support your strategic decisions in the future. Steel Research Associates, LLC offers the highest quality steel research and consulting services. By conducting customized studies, SRA provides you with key information that can be used to support your business' strategic decisions.


National Frame Builder Magazine

The NFBA's official publication, National Frame Builder Magazine, is member-driven, peer-reviewed, and contains the latest industry news as well as up-to-date information regarding the efforts of the NFBA Board and Committees. We hope you'll find this bi-monthly publication to be a reflection of the value created when representatives from all aspects of the industry come together.

Check Out the latest issue of the National Frame Builder Magazine!

Download the MCA App!

Connect with peers and stay up-to-date on MCA initiatives promoting the use of metal in construction. Also learn about the latest technical research, events, and newtwork with industry leaders!

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Experience the Power of MCA

MCA is dedicated to expanding the use of metal in the building envelope. Our members include companies throughout the supply chain that collaborate on initiatives to promote the use of metal in construction. Our research is shared with industry professionals and architects to educate them on best practices for installation, sustainability, and creative uses for metal in construction.    

Joining MCA makes you a part of the conversation and ensures you and your company are at the forefront of important decisions about the use of metal in construction. MCA members enjoy a range of benefits. Join us to enhance your knowledge, build your network, increase your brand exposure, and amplify your voice in the industry. 

 Top Reasons To Join:

  • Network with industry professionals.
  • Expand your knowledge and expertise.
  • Stay informed about current technology, codes, standards, and sustainability issues.
  • Participate in collaborative research to ensure your company sector is represented when making important decisions.

View the 2022 Annual Report.

Become a member today!

Above Sheathing Ventilation: The Forgotten Cool Roof

ASV is the concept of ventilating the air space between the roof cladding material, the roof deck, and subassembly. This allows the roof cladding temperature to be closer to the outdoor ambient temperature and reduces heat gain passing through the insulation during summertime scenarios. 

  • Roofs experience much higher temperature fluctuations than any other surface

  • Higher than ambient during sunny days, by 50°F or more

  • Lower than ambient during dry, cloudless nights by 10-20°F 

  • Ventilation mitigates this effect

  • Decouples thermal connection between panel and insulation

  • Always works to push roof temperature toward ambient outdoor temperature

  • Ventilation may be natural, forced, or throttled • Solar gain drives ASV; the higher the solar gain, the more air flows through the cavity

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Metal Core Laminated Panels Used as Exterior Cladding

The International Building Code (IBC) has identified and provided a dedicated section for Metal Composite Material (MCM) panels since its original publication in 2000. (Section 1406). 

Manufacturers of laminated panel materials made with an aluminum core sometimes claim compliance with the requirements for non-combustible material as defined in IBC Section 703.3 (2021) through an exception originally written to address the paper facing on gypsum wallboard. This exception is not intended for materials laminated together with a combustible adhesive layer and an aluminum core. 

This has been addressed by an approved addition to the 2024 IBC, Section 1402.8, which recognizes that there is a certain level of exposure when combustible adhesives are used in exterior wall cladding. This new section requires that metal laminate panels used greater than 40 feet above grade must meet the same performance requirements and successfully be tested to NFPA 285 the same as required for MCM panels. 

Read the full report today!

Online Education

MCA Metal University is the industry’s definitive source for information and education about metal roofs and metal wall panels. We offer an abundance of resources for building decision makers, including educational seminars and webinars to white papers, manuals and other technical resources.

Find the right resources for you.

Get your products certified & Raise the Roof!

Paint Systems & Roofing Products, Differentiate your company from the competition! Certification is available for metal roofing products through the Metal Construction Association (MCA) Metal Roofing Certification Program. The Metal Roofing Certification Program is open to paint & coatings companies, roofing product manufacturers, coil processors and roll formers. It applies to base metal as well as paint finishes and granular coatings.

With the confidence and credibilIty that comes with certification, you'll be able to assist contractors and consumers alike in choosing the right metal roof for their needs. Selecting products from a certified paint and coating manufacturer ensures the durability of a newly installed roof.

Apply today!

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MCA is launching a new program to provide scholarships to MCA member companies' employees and employees' spouses, children and grandchildren. Applications for scholarships are due February 1, and recipients will be announced May 1. Recipients will be selected by the scholarship committee with acceptance determined by a written essay, which will ...
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A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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S1:E15 Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Metal Construction Association (MCA) Executive Director Jeff Henry about their 40th anniversary. The MCA is well-known for their activism with promoting the use of metal along with technical and specification work to help the overall installation performance of metal products. They will talk about the ...
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METALCON Live is your online weekly business boosting broadcast that connects you with other metal construction company owners, contractors, fabricators, suppliers and experts for the strategies that enable us all to BUILD BACK BETTER. With the COVID-19 crisis, the metal construction industry faces a new challenge every week, so METALCON Live! ...
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The Metal Forming Equipment Council (MFEC)/Rollformer Council has partnered with a collaboration of machinery OEMs to provide a structured outline of the benefits of proper general maintenance schedules for machinery. Fabricating accurate and aesthetically acceptable metal trim and panels is essential to the success and efforts of many other supply ...
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Forging the Future: Exploring the Dynamic Intersection of Metal and Design

Join our expert panelists as they explore cutting-edge advancements in metal construction and its role in shaping the future of building design. Discover how advanced technologies, such as solar-integrated metal panels, reflective coatings, insulated metal panels, and above sheathing ventilation (ASV) systems, are revolutionizing sustainability, energy efficiency, and aesthetics in ...
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METALCON LIVE Residential Re-Roofing with Metal

Join Todd Miller of Isaiah Industries as he shares information on residential re-roofing with metal. Residential has the largest share of the roofing market. For many years, metal has been outpacing other materials in terms of growth. This seminar digs into what contractors and architects both need to know in order ...
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The Importance of Associations in the Metal Industry and How to Get Involved

In this MetalTalk, Karen Edwards visits with Jeff Henry of Metal Construction Association (MCA) to discuss what is coming up in metal construction overall in 2024. They talk about the upcoming year along with the importance of being a member of an organization/association like MCA. Best practices are also a ...
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MCA - Metal Roof Installation Manual Exam

A partner to the downloadable MCA Metal Roof Installation Manual, this exam is broken up into 20 chapters with approximately 10 questions per chapter. The exam’s “Save and Resume” feature is enabled for the participant’s convenience. Each question addresses the installation of metal roofing material and related accessories and ...
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