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May 2013 Vol. 34 No.6 Features:


Top Metal Builders 2012 Metal Construction News’ Top Metal Builders from 2012 features some old stalwarts and some new upstarts. Our annual list showcases the largest metal builders in the country by both square footage put in place and tonnage of steel.


Roundtable: Oil Canning Prevention Industry experts talk about the issues surrounding oil canning. Whether your attitude is it’s good, bad or indifferent, this issue is a regular aspect of metal roofi ng and walls.


40 Metal: A Shelter from the Storm Metal buildings perform exceptionally in diffi cult weather. We look at ways to ensure their best performance and how to improve in wind, water and extreme weather.


Expand Your Business: Framing and Structural Members


The Positives of Cold-Formed Steel Framing: Cold-formed steel framing presents designers and contractors with some signifi cant advantages


Great Curved Soffi ts are Easy!: A new product can shortcut the curved soffi t-building process and give you a better fi nished job


Open Web Steel Joists: Watch the camber: When using open web steel joists, pay attention to the joist camber next to adjacent framing and walls


Curve-ology 101: New materials, techniques save money and time


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Departments: Editor’s Comments


Profi t Building Industry News and Events Project Focus: Transportation and Aviation


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Ad Index


Editor’s Pick: Modern and Contemporary Revitalization: A dairy plant is renovated for a progressive telecommunications company


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Product Catalogs: Rolling, Bi-fold and Walk-through Doors; Louvers, Grilles, Sunscreens and Awnings


The Utah Paper Box in Salt Lake City is a combination manufacturing and offi ce facility from a pre-engineered building system by American Building Co., Eufaula, Ala. Photography: Alex Prostashevich


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