METALCON, the metal construction industry’s largest tradeshow and conference, is just around the corner and manufacturer S-5! unveiled several education sessions planned for the Las Vegas multiday event, providing attendees with opportunities to earn continuing education credits.

Shelly Higgens_Mug.jpgWednesday, Oct. 18 

Shelly Higgins, S-5! director of Architectural & National Accounts, will host a panel discussion titled “Why Design and Build with Metal – The Most Sustainable Construction Material Available.” 

The panel includes industry leaders who encompass a variety of metal building design and construction specialties, including: 

  • METALCON founder and CEO of PSMJ Resources, Inc., Frank Stasiowski, FAIA; 
  • Dick Davis, vice president and senior engineering technical specialist, FM Global; 
  • Tom Smith, FEMA consultant, TLSMith Consulting, Inc.; 
  • Jeff Hock, technical director, Sheffield Metals, and;
  • Rob Haddock, CEO and founder of S-5!. 

Together, the panel will provide insights on common myths and discuss trends in design, construction and sustainability using metal, including discussing the impact of extreme weather conditions on building material selection.

Rob Haddock_Mug.jpgThursday, Oct. 19 at 8:30 a.m.

Rob Haddock, also director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, will present “Metal Roofing From A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc).” 

Billed by S-5! as "Metal Roofing 101" and the best “crash course” available, this discussion will include technical information presented in a common-sense fashion that makes the art and science of metal roofing clear, concise and understandable. 

Contractors, salespeople, architects, specifiers, roof consultants, engineers, building owners and maintenance staff will all benefit from attending.

David Stahler_Mug.jpgThursday, Oct. 19 at 12:45 p.m.

Director of Sales, USA, at S-5! David Stahler will present “Sales 101: Successful Sales Strategies from Cross-Selling to Up-Selling.” 

Selling products and services has never been more challenging. It takes extensive knowledge, a deep understanding, a well-developed strategy, and the ability to build relationships. Stahler brings nearly 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and change management, applying a results-driven, sales-oriented approach.

Thursday, Oct. 19 at 2:15 p.m.

A panel of sustainability experts will discuss “Incorporating Metal in Your Company’s Sustainability Strategy.”

The panel features:

  • S-5! solar expert Mark Gies; 
  • Bob Zabcik, president, Z-Tech Consulting and;
  • Marcos Corradin, director of marketing and strategy, U.S. Steel.

The group will discuss how companies are successfully implementing ESG strategies and how metal is the ultimate solution to aligning with certain aspects of ESG philosophies because of its extended service life, low consumption of natural resources for production, zero-petroleum by-products and recyclable properties.

Attendees are invited to stop by S-5!’s booth [No. 4045] to see its new PVKIT HUR, the latest version of the PVKIT rail-less, direct-attach, solar mounting solution for metal roofs that provide a quick and simple method to install solar modules with tested, engineered, cost-saving, attachment. 

S-5!’s team will be on hand to explain the features and benefits of this technology.

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