Join us for a panel discussion on the state of the economy and industry moderated by MCA’s executive director. Representatives from AISI, the Copper Development Association, International Zinc Association and other leaders representing key industry sectors will discuss their expectations for 2021, the impact of the pandemic on the industry, upcoming regulatory changes, tariffs, and more. Attendees will leave armed with the information they need to successfully navigate 2021. MCA also will conduct its business meeting and receive updates related to MCA’s market development initiatives, METALCON and MRA.
Rainscreen wall systems are a hot topic, not just for MCM and IMP but for high-end single-skin architectural wall systems. Learn more about the use, history, and future of rainscreens from Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA) representatives and MCA staff. Bring your rainscreen-related questions for this session’s Q&A.
View the projects—and MCA members—recognized with an MCA Chairman’s Award for innovative and dynamic uses of metal building components. Help honor recipients of MCA’s Bush and Swaney awards for their contributions to the association and industry.
Get details on proposed modifications to the NFPA 285 standards that would help to identify what changes could be made to a wall system tested to NFPA 285 and still be recognized by the code. NFPA 285 is a flame-propagation test for exterior wall assemblies that is widely used for MCMs, IMPs, and any use of foam insulation in a wall assembly. The test offers many challenges, including the sheer number of scenarios due to extensive product offerings and inherent system variability. Modifications to the existing standard are being proposed that would allow for engineering judgments to be applied under certain conditions to extend the applicability of a given test. Learn more and what it could mean for you, your business, and the industry.
Monday, February 1
MCA Board Meeting
MRA General Session
Tuesday, February 2
METALCON Liaison Cmte
Codes & Standards/Technical Report
Wednesday, February 3
Wall Panel Council
Thursday, February 4
MCM & IMP Councils
Market Development Committee