2021 Virtual Summer Meeting, June 14-16

MCA’s Virtual Summer Meeting: Gain Exclusive Business Insights and Connections

June 14-16, 2021

MCA’s Virtual Summer Meeting will provide you an opportunity to gain insight in industry trends, and forecasts that will help you make educated decisions for metal in construction. Over 3 days, you’ll learn, connect, and advance your expertise about metal in construction. 

Attendees will learn from MCA council, committee, and alliance meetings, playing an active role in the decision making and advocacy that advances our specialty, ultimately benefiting you and your company. Participants will renew friendships and connect with industry stakeholders, creating a network that shares your passions for our specialty and can help you personally and professionally.  

We’ve slated a schedule with time to work, talk, and learn—with time between events for you to take a break or check in on work. View the schedule below and register for the topics applicable to your role, and other areas of interest. This event will provide you information to move you and your company forward.


Meeting Highlights

Hail and Wind Resistance FM Standards for Metal Roofs and Walls

Joanna Blaney, AVP, Technical Team Manager, FM Approvals

Learn the technical requirements of current FM Approvals standards for hail and wind resistance pertinent to metal roof and walls, both insulated and single skin.

Companies and professionals involved in metal construction benefit from understanding the requirements for this optional certification. Meeting the additional “above-code” requirements deemed critical by FM Approvals can minimize property loss risk, which can be key selling point when clients are building large warehouses and buildings that will contain costly equipment. Architects, too, may specify FM Approvals compliance for certain projects. This presentation also will help set the stage for MCA’s hail and wind research in 2022 and beyond.

Forecasting ASHRAE 90.1’s Effects: A Codes & Standards Committee Special Topic

Meghan McDermott, BECxP CxA+BE, President and CEO, High Performance Building Solutions, Inc.

Don’t be caught unprepared when upcoming ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for whole-building air barriers take effect. These new air infiltration standards could disrupt your business, whether you work with IMPs, single-skin products, fasteners and other accessories, or sealants. Virtually every MCA member should take note of these changes and how they will affect your work.

Then, MCA Technical Director Robert “Bob” Zabcik, chair of the MCA Codes & Standards Committee, will update members on recent code hearings and discuss MCA codes and standards initiatives.

General Session with Keynote Address

 Jim Bush, MCA President

Judy Geller, VP of Events, PSMJ Resources/METALCON

Keynote speaker: Keith Prather, MBA, managing director and cofounder of Armada Corporate Intelligence

Paul Giovannoni, MBA, principal and managing director, building products, at FMI

 Sponsored in part by:

This can’t-miss session will provide you with relevant information to guide decisions for you and your company. Get caught up on MCA’s activities with Jim Bush and METALCON plans with Judy Geller. Keynote speaker Keith Prather will take a higher-level view to provide you with a critical analysis of the macroeconomy, impacts of public policy change, and postpandemic business trends. Then, Paul Giovannoni of FMI will present key findings from the annual industry report commissioned by MCA. He’ll give attendees the first look at MCA-exclusive industry data that will fuel data-driven decisions regarding growth, products, labor, and more. With these insights, you’ll be ready to navigate challenges and seize opportunities. 


Times are Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Monday, June 14       

1:00-2:00         Market Development Meeting
2:30-3:00         Accessories Council
3:30-4:30         MRA General Session           

Tuesday, June 15      

8:00-10:30       General Session - sponsored by
11:00-12:30     Hail and Wind Resistance FM Standards for Metal Roofs and Walls
1:30-2:15         METALCON Liaison Committee
2:30-3:15         Single Skin Wall Panel Council
3:30-4:15         Roofing Council

Wednesday, June 16 

10:00-12:15    Forecasting ASHRAE 90.1's Effects: A Codes & Standards Committee                                   Special Topic
2:30-1:30        Retrofit Council
2:00-2:45        MFEC/Roll Former’s Council
3:00-4:00        MCM & IMP Councils






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