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| posted by: Julie Roser

Friday5 – July 28, 2017

On an average size project, the parameter that has the largest effect on pricing is panel size. It really is a simple concept; it takes about the same amount of time to fabricate a small panel as it does a large panel. Let us look at an example:

In addition to the fabrication time, more extrusions, sealant, and several other items are required because the length of perimeter around all of the panels is much higher with 25 panels versus only two. And the installation cost differential will be even higher. While this is a simple example, the concept is clear. If you are concerned about cost, use larger panels.

Note: pricing listed above is for demonstration purposes only.

Genesis Center

Birmingham Bus Station

MillerClapperton is a proud member of the MCA, and we believe it is important to be a part of such an organization, not only to stay current on ever-changing codes and industry standards, but also to build relationships with vendors, competitors, and industry leaders.

All MCA activities are designed to expand the use of members’ products like ours. By joining MCA, with its strong market development program and focused technical agenda, you can help strengthen metal’s position in construction and reap the benefits of MCA’s successful programs. You’ll also receive a 10% discount on exhibiting at METALCON, access to updated technical reports, research data, and industry information in the Members Only section of the MCA website. Additionally, you can take advantage of networking and decision-making opportunities at MCA’s national meetings, held twice each year.

There has never been a better time to join the MCA. Become a member now, and enjoy 50% off your first year’s membership dues (some restrictions apply – see APPLICATION for full details).

For more information on becoming a member, to see their full member list, or to apply to MCA, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.

On-screen takeoff software is becoming more and more common throughout construction. It can be used by just about everyone involved in the industry; architects, designers, specifiers, general contractors, and the many specialized subcontractors. There are many pros and cons to using these new, innovative software solutions, and each company has to decide on the best way to use them for its benefit.

We’d love to hear from you! Tell us what you think, and vote on your preferred software in the survey we prepared HERE.

Word of Faith – Family Life Center
Located just 3 miles from MillerClapperton headquarters, this $33 M multipurpose facility offers programs and activities for the entire community and it features a 600-seat auditorium, bowling alley, gym, and recording and dance studios among other amenities. Word of Faith’s Riverside EpiCenter features over 60,000 sq ft of MCM in seven colors. These MCM panels are 4mm thick with a fire retardant (FR) core and Kynar finish.

Loudoun Station Parking Structure
MillerClapperton is currently installing over 32,000 square-feet of panels on the Loudoun Station Garage. Loudoun Station is a mixed-use development including luxury apartments, fitness and wellness centers, a state-of-the-art movie theater, premier office space, and a mix of restaurants and shops–all nestled among the future home of the Silver Line extension in Ashburn, Virginia.

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