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Readers’ Choice Awards Our second annual Readers’ Choice Awards features the 25 products that received the most leads from our readers over the last year.


Aligned Efforts Building information modeling (BIM) eliminated potential problems during the construction of a successful California truck facility.


Hot Innovations in Cold-Formed Steel Framing Rough openings and headers in steel framing require special attention. New innovations and products provide more opportunity for easier assembly with fewer problems.


34 Planned Partnership The Miller-Clapperton Partnership was founded in 1979 by Ted Miller and Dave Clapperton. The Austell, Ga.-based designer, fabricator and installer of engineered wall systems has become a model for a business partnership.


Expand Your Business: Natural Metals 36 38 40


Zinc: A Natural Choice


Naturally, Utah Museum Turns to Copper Locally sourced copper applied to façade and used for innovative building design


Aluminum: A Top Business Choice for Roofi ng and Exterior Applications


Departments:


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Industry Perspective: MBMA


Retrofi t Business: Preparing for the Existing Roof Analysis Profi t Building


Industry News and Events


Project Focus: Education: Colleges and Universities


New Products


Product Catalogs: Batten Seam Roof Systems, Skylights and Daylighting, Roof Accessories


Ad Index


Editor’s Pick: A Premier Facility: Sustainable factors defi ne new self-storage facility


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