A complicated copper roofing project was among the projects recognized for outstanding metal construction in 2019 by the Metal Construction Association (MCA).

The Steeple Square project in Dubuque, Iowa, earned top honors in the roofing category for The Durable Restoration Co., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The manufacturer, the Chicago Metal Supply and Fabrication, Inc., architect Jeffrey Morton Associates, and general contractor Gronen Restoration were also recognized at a ceremony Jan. 14 in Palm Springs, Calif.

The MCA Chairman awards are divided into six building categories, and go to the most exceptional buildings involving MCA member companies. The criteria include overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project objectives. This year's judging panel of distinguished architects included James Theimer, Principal Architect, Trilogy Architecture; Mark Roddy, Lecturer in the Department of Design, California State University, Sacramento; and Erik Mehlman, Partner and Design Lead at BuildSense | Architecture + Construction.

The Steeple Square project, completed in 2018, also earned international acclaim last year and became the first American metal roofing project to receive the International Federation for the Roofing Trade award. Read more about it in the February 2020 edition of RC.