2012 METALCON Preview
METALCON is the metal construction industry's largest event and
this year exhibitors are headed to the Donald E. Stevens Convention
Center in Rosemont, Ill., on October 9-11 to experience METALCON
Live. METALCON 2012's theme is "Imagine," where exhibitors and
attendees are encouraged to imagine the business opportunities,
growth and experience they'll receive at this year's show.
Green Island Learn about advancements in green building
technology, products and tax incentives for your projects at
METLACON's Green Island. Learn about retrofit techniques, and how
insulation, cool roofing, coatings, photovoltaics, process controls
and software products are designed to conserve energy. Navigate
your way through the challenging aspects of integrating green
technology into the metal building envelope and find products that
qualify buildings for LEED certification.
Solar Bay Pavilion Learn about the latest solar applications and
the impact of photovoltaics in relation to metal walls and roofs.
Solar Bay Pavilion is the only place where experts and product
engineers from both industries show you the best methodologies to
integrate solar technology into your metal roofing and construction
Solar Bay Live
Complete with full-scale solar roof mock-ups, Solar Bay Live
offers the newest solar integration for the metal roofing and
building envelope. See rooftopmounted solar power systems, solar
heat recovery systems on roof and walls, solar-thermal water
heating technologies and learn about federal, state and local solar
energy funding incentives. Solar Bay Live is where world-renowned
experts from two emerging industries give you the tips, tools and
trade secrets on metal and solar technology.
Metal Construction Association Demos
Learn the ins and outs of:
Residential Roofing: MCA's residential roof
manufacturer members will focus on proper detailing of metal roof
installations. The audience will learn the techniques used with
natural metals (copper and zinc), as well as pre-painted aluminum
Commercial Roofing: Commercial roof
manufacturer members will focus on retrofit applications with
metal. See how existing flat roofs can be converted into a sloped
metal roof system. Existing, aged metal roof systems can be
retrofitted with a new metal roof without removal of the existing
roof. Metal Wall Panels: Member companies will present the latest
in wall panel designs and systems. Learn the latest in
waterproofing techniques and obtain a better understanding of
Tools: See the latest tools used for
installation of metal roof systems. Proper tools used for cutting,
bending and fastening will be displayed. A mechanical seamer
demonstration will take place to assist the audience in proper
standing seam joinery. The latest in metal roofing safety equipment
will also be presented. Metal Building Contractors and Erectors
Association Wall Demo: The MBCEA will present wall demos at
scheduled times during the conference.
Education With support from more than 60 associations and a wide
array of manufacturers, METALCON 2012 attendees are sure to find
plenty of educational opportunities to learn about new business
practices and principals. Special programs of note include:
• "Know Before You Go: A Beginner's Guide to Entering the Global
• "Steel Market Update and 3rd Annual Steel Summit"
• "Rollforming for the Metal Construction Industry"
• "Copper Installation Techniques: Soldering Procedures"
The Donald E. Stevens Convention Center lies less than a half
hour away from downtown Chicago's Loop. In addition, there are a
number of attractions near the convention center itself, including
Allstate Arena and Akoo Theatre. The Convention Center also allows
easy access to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and easy access
to entrance and exit ramps for all major expressways going
north/south and east/west.