NEWTON, Mass. — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, announces its program line-up for this year’s annual conference and tradeshow scheduled from Oct. 12–14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
From intensive pre-show workshops beginning on Oct. 11 to 25-plus free educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall to inspiring keynotes and in-depth workshops, top industry experts will share their knowledge with attendees who are eligible to earn continuing education credits (CEUs), including AIA and CSI learning units among others.
“We are extremely grateful to our 2022 sponsors; without them the show would not be possible: Mill Steel Company (premier level), CIDAN Machinery Inc., (platinum level) , Samco Machinery (gold level), Sherwin-Williams (silver level), and Mac-Tech (silver level) along with long-time partner, the Metal Construction Association (MCA),” said METALCON Show Director Judy Geller.
Keynote speakers for this year’s show include Dr. Melissa Furman of Career Potential, a consulting, training and coaching organization, presenting Leading for Today and Tomorrow on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Then, on the following day at the same time, American IndyCar Series driver, Josef Newgarden, will share fascinating stories on the inner workings of a professional racing program and highlight lessons learned regarding communication and teamwork on his path to the top tier of American Motorsports in his keynote, The Road to Success.
A variety of special focus areas are planned, including:
The Architect’s Experience
Featuring a series of events over two days focused on the use of metal as a design and construction component, this “show-within-a-show” is for architects, designers, specifiers and engineers to breathe new life into projects and solve a wide variety of architectural, structural, environmental and building performance challenges ― all through the use of metal.
Offering exclusive education sessions specific to design professionals, attendees will hear from respected thought leaders, award-winning architects, and industry experts, including a featured special keynote presentation by the “dean of North American building science,” Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation, as he delves into the world of energy flow in "There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything." Additionally, a special architects-only guided floor tour is planned.
The Metal Building Marketplace
More and more architects and contractors are taking advantage of the benefits offered by metal buildings. This dedicated pavilion features top metal building and components manufacturers, creating a convenient hub for contractors, the design and architectural community, and others to discover the solutions these companies can provide.
The Insulated Metal Panel Pavilion
Back by popular demand, the MCA’s Insulated Metal (IMP) Alliance (leading manufacturers, material suppliers, and resellers) brings together six major independent brands of leading insulated metal wall and roof panels that produce 85% to 90% of all IMPs shipped in the U.S. and Canada — all in one location. Understand why IMPs are described as “tomorrow’s roof panels today.”
Plus, drop by the IMP’s Education Center for "IMPs - Installation and Handling Best Practices." This seminar and demo will focus on best practices and common mistakes made during unloading, storage and handling of installation of IMPs.
Through NRCA's national certification initiative, experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge can become certified in specific roof system installations at METALCON. Visit www.nrca.net for more information.
Check out METALCON’s free education sessions. These 60-minute sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday are organized into three Learning Centers. Attendees can earn up to 12 hours of CEUs:
- Best Practices: Get solid, sensible advice and the tried-and-true techniques, tools and strategies you need to ensure your business’s growth and success.
- Technical Know-how: Deep dives into code compliance, fire prevention, rainscreen assembly, air flow and other topics critical to product performance, safety and your business.
- Sustainability: Get the latest information on sustainability practices and products for metal buildings and discover new ways to deal with carbon.
Additionally, METALCON continues to offer in-depth workshops this year on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the show to provide cutting-edge education and training, which cannot be found elsewhere. Attendees will be armed with new information, fresh ideas and strategic direction to address some of the major issues facing the construction industry today — skill-building, team-transforming and lifesaving workshops, including:
- Metal Roof Installation Training Certificate Program
- Rollforming for the Metal Construction Industry
- Architectural Excellence with Insulated Metal Panels
- Understanding Metal Roofing
- Life or Death Accountability: Transforming Your Team to Act as if Lives Depend on Them
- Game Plan Your Fall Plan
And in the METALCON Theater, a special State of the Industry panel presentation will take place on Oct. 13, moderated by Paul Deffenbaugh of Modern Trade Communications.
Each year, METALCON gives back to the local community where the show takes place. METALCON is pleased to announce it is partnering with World Central Kitchen for this year’s giving back program, which will raise money to help provide food for the hungry in Ukraine.
“We can’t wait to host METALCON in Indianapolis this year,” said Geller. “Indianapolis is within 750 square miles of 75% of the manufacturing distribution space in the U.S. ― a central hub for contractors, architects, building owners, manufacturers and suppliers, not to mention all of the great restaurants and shopping within walking distance.”