Metal Minutes Podcast

Welcome to Metal Minutes: a podcast series where we dive into frequently asked questions and hot topics in the metal construction industry.

In each episode, subject matter experts from across the Cornerstone Building Brands family share their expertise and knowledge relevant to many types of projects and applications. Learn from industry leaders who collectively have hundreds of years of experience and apply these best practices to your next project.

The Metal Peak: What’s Behind The All-Time High Steel Prices?

Steel prices have never been higher, and manufacturers, contractors and consumers are feeling the effects. In this episode of Metal Minutes, we dive into the factors driving these chart-topping prices for a better understanding of why and how we got here.

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Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Compared to Wood and Concrete Buildings 

Building owners, architects, developers, engineers, and others routinely seek the best value for their investment made in design and construction. Listen to our podcast episode to hear how metal buildings compare to wood-framed and concrete buildings.

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Fire Performance of Insulated Metal Panels 

The International Building Code has different requirements regarding the use of specific materials depending on the configuration of the building as well as its end-use. In this episode of Metal Minutes, we discuss how to interpret insulated metal panels under these codes and how they can provide necessary protection against fires.

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Prescriptive Vs. Performance Energy Building Codes with IMPs

A general understanding of building codes helps all parties involved in design and construction understand the specific requirements involved in compliance, preventing errors, delays, cost overruns and most importantly, ensure public safety. In this episode, Arnold Corbin and Mark Klos from Metl-Span explain how to meet energy building codes using insulated metal panels and the two paths for compliance: prescriptive and performance building codes.

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