MCA conducts many technical studies and research projects in partnership with member and industry partners. These studies include bulletins, white papers, manuals and reports that ensure that metal is at the forefront of innovation, and proactive with codes and standards.
From MBMA, A MCA Partner Association
This white paper, written by Brian Gardiner of BMG Enterprises, LLC, compares two commonly used methods of retrofitting exiting metal roofs, single-ply systems and metal panels, and illustrates important design considerations that apply. The design consideration include the existing support structure, secondary framing deflection, the existing metal roof properties, drainage, roof fastening, drag load, and fire rating. The paper also contains a brief review of the building code requirement.
The purpose of this white paper is to introduce the various applications for retrofitting roofs with new metal roofing and light-gauge steel framing systems.
An Illustrated Method to Stimulate the Economy, Achieve Energy Savings and Sustain the Environment While Modernizing Public School Facilities in the United States.