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www.metalarchitecture.com April 2011 METAL ARCHITECTURE
The snow has fnally melted and spring is in the air.
The days are longer, birds are chirp-ing, and people are emerging from hiding after the long and cold winter. As spring warms up, Iknow I will be getting out a lot more often and exploring all that living in a big city has to offer.I will also be doing some traveling to other cities, including New Orleans for the AIA 2011National Convention and Design Exposition on May 12-14 at the Ernest N. Morial ConventionCenter. Drop me a note if you’re going to be there; I would love to meet up. Before heading toNew Orleans, be sure to check out our preview starting on page 34. Learn more about this year’sconvention, including recommended educational programs that will be of interest to the metalarchitecture community and highlights of things to discover and explore while in New Orleans.This month we focus on expanded and perforated metals. In “Choosing the Right Metal foryour Design,” on page 20, Bob Farber, president of the Milwaukee-based Industrial PerforatorsAssociation looks at the differences between expanded metal, perforated metal and wire cloth.Additionally, Expanded Metal Manufacturers Association member Rick Bahner with ExpandedSolutions LLC, Oklahoma City, discusses some of the many uses of expanded metals in “TheVersatility of Expanded Metal” on page 22. Starting on page 24, we highlight several projects thatfeature expanded and perforated metals.New this month is Ted’s Corner, a monthly column designed to showcase specic aspectsof using Metal Composite Material panels, written by Ted Miller, president of The Miller-Clapper-ton Partnership Inc., Austell, Ga. Turn to page 16 to check it out, and see also the Market Report,featuring the a backlog report, as reported by the Associated Builders and Contractors.There are a lot of very exciting things going on at Metal Architecture. In June, we celebrateour 25th Anniversary, so be sure to keep an eye out for that very special edition. Additionally, thedeadline for submissions for Metal Architecture’s 2011 Design Awards is May 6. Winners will bepublished in the July issue. Go to
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