MBCI’s Retro-R Panel Is Florida Approved for Roof Applications

MBCI’s Retro-R panel has received statewide Florida approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as FL21121 for roof applications. The certificate of product approval can be accessed via the Florida Building Code Information System.

Retro-R is an exposed-fastened panel with rib spacing 12 inches on center, a rib height of 1-1/16 inches, and minimum slope of ½:12. It has been approved as a minimum 26-gauge panel installed over an existing minimum 29-gauge PBR panel. It includes a Drip Stop membrane to prevent rust from the old roof from transferring to the new panel.

This panel allows the existing roof to stay in place during installation, saving on labor costs while minimizing the chance for water entry into the building, reducing interruptions to building operations and providing a safer working environment. Existing roof-top equipment, vents or light transmitting panels can all be accommodated by the Retro-R system.

For more information on Retro-R, visit the product page or download the product brochure.

New Course Instructs Architects About Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs

“Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs” is a new AIA continuing education course, developed by S-5! and MBCI to help architects discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures.

This is a one hour AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) learning unit course. It offers architects the opportunity to learn about wind uplift requirements, testing and proper wind mitigation specification techniques as well as metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics.

Architects and firms requesting a presentation of this course will learn about:

  • Current wind uplift tests and how they are performed
  • Wind uplift ratings, wind zones and specific wind uplift requirements
  • Specific metal roof products, panel profiles and applications that perform best for wind uplift
  • Methods and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics for metal roofs
  • Wind control value engineering techniques and refer to project specific examples
  • The proper selection and specification techniques of wind-rated roofs and accessories to meet uplift requirements

Keith Lipps, vice president of sales and marketing for S-5!, described the course as being critical for design professionals to understand how wind forces act on a structure. “This is a critical topic for projects being designed in high wind areas, especially those structures that are being built in tornado and hurricane prone regions,” Lipps says.

The course can be scheduled as a live presentation through S-5!. Call 1-888-825-3432 or email info@s-5.com for more information.

MBCI Unveils Components Webpage

MBCI unveiled a new webpage, which includes more than 800 metal roof and wall components. MBCI’s large collection of components eliminates design constraints and serves agricultural, commercial and industrial, architectural and residential projects, as well as buildings featuring standing-seam and insulated metal panels. Previously only available to view through MBCI’s product catalogs and installation manuals, this new website section includes product details and specifications, enabling customers to search for product information online.

MBCI Houston Plant Hosts National Manufacturing Day

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson presents NCI a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capital building and a Certificate of Congressional recognition during National Manufacturing Day.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson presents NCI a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capital building and a Certificate of Congressional recognition during National Manufacturing Day.

In celebration of National Manufacturing Day 2016, NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCI) opened three of its manufacturing facilities to the public, including its MBCI manufacturing facility in Houston.

More than 300 people participated in MBCI’s Manufacturing Day activities, which included facility tours, presentations from company and community leaders, a question-and-answer session and a catered lunch to participants as part of an ongoing effort to promote the strength of U.S. manufacturing and increase awareness of the outstanding career opportunities in the field. The tours showcased a working plant featuring MBCI designers, programmers and technology operators who each play a role in manufacturing the products our communities and industries rely on.

Students from Cold Springs – Oakhurst and Sealy ISDs, and professionals from The Lucas Group, Ernst & Young and The Welding School heard presentations given by NCI President, Don Riley and NCI Vice President of Manufacturing, Carlin Mueller, as well as Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18). The messages delivered focused on the career and growth opportunities available in manufacturing, with Jackson-Lee sharing her views on the role of the industry in building the US economy, saying “I am excited about that fact that you are, in essence, recognizing the importance of acknowledging to America that we need to make things with our hands.”

Further emphasizing the importance of the work done by manufacturing companies like MBCI, NCI was presented a United States flag that was flown over the U.S. Capital building and a Certificate of Congressional recognition on the occasion of National Manufacturing Day by Jackson-Lee.

MBCI Appoints Viechnicki President, Green Vice President of Sales

Joel Viechnicki is appointed president of MBCI.

Joel Viechnicki is appointed president of MBCI.

MBCI has announced that Joel Viechnicki will succeed Bill Coleman as president of NCI Building System’s Components group. In this position, Joel will serve as president of MBCI, in addition to overseeing the commercial organizations of American Building Components, DBCI and Metal Depots.

In an effort to further improve collaboration and operations across the NCI family, Bill Coleman has accepted the position of president of NCI Building System’s Buildings group.

Joel has 25 years of experience in the metal building components industry, and most recently served in dual roles as vice president of MBCI and president of American Building Components (ABC). He began his tenure in 1993 and has worked in various progressive positions across both MBCI and ABC since.

“I have worked side-by-side with Joel for many years and have confidence that he will fulfill our brand promise to our customers and drive the organization,” says Bill Coleman.

Bill Coleman accepts the position of president of the NCI Building System's Buildings group.

Bill Coleman accepts the position of president of the NCI Building System’s Buildings group.

Additionally, Bruce Green has been appointed to the position of vice president of sales for MBCI. Bruce began his career with MBCI in 1989. He has grown within the sales organization, most recently serving as general manager of sales for the South Central Region.

“Bruce has demonstrated our values in his leadership, dedication and commitment to providing quality customer experiences,” says Coleman.

He concludes, “MBCI invests in creating relationships with our customers. Our commitment to serving you is in every aspect of our organization. This is our true differentiator, and while our leaders may change over time, that will remain constant.”

MBCI Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This year, MBCI reaches its 40th year in business providing customers with quality metal roofing and wall products, superior service and competitive pricing. The company launched its celebration in May with an interactive timeline, the first in a series of online activities commemorating its history of innovation and industry leadership.

MBCI was founded in Houston, Texas, with the three-fold concept: meet the needs of large and small contractors; make all customers feel important and welcome; and offer quality products at a competitive price, in a timely manner.

Today, the organization builds on this foundation, and remains committed to creating exceptional customer experiences. Led by its president, Bill Coleman and vice president, Joel Viechnicki, MBCI continues to innovate and expand its services.

“I am very proud to officially kick off our anniversary celebration,” says Coleman. “The success achieved over the past 40 years was only made possible by our employees, customers and partners, and throughout the year, we will recognize our joint accomplishments.”

MBCI’s General Manager Wins MCA’s Larry A. Swaney Award

MBCI General Manager of Technical Services Ken Buchinger was named the recipient of the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) Larry A. Swaney Award during its annual winter meeting.

Named after the founding president of the association, this prestigious award honors an individual who selflessly and determinedly works for the success of MCA and the advancement of the metal construction industry at large. The recipient is driven by the same intentions as Swaney: To advocate for the betterment of metal construction through research, education and collaboration that transcends personal or company gains.

Buchinger began working at MBCI in 1988, and throughout his tenure he has been responsible for product development, field services, research and development, claims, warranties, and the creation and management of installation manuals and catalogs.

MBCI President Bill Coleman says, “Ken has been an invaluable member of our family for 28 years, and I am overjoyed that the industry is recognizing him for his many contributions to the research and technical advancement of metal construction.”

Buchinger is actively involved in several trade associations and has written numerous articles for various industry publications and delivers presentations for various organizations. Prior to working at MBCI, Buchinger was part owner of Whitehouse Construction Co. and erected metal buildings, architectural roofing systems and structural steel for 13 years.

Project Profiles: Education Facilities

Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C.

TEAM

ZINC INSTALLER: Baker Roofing, Raleigh, N.C.
ARCHITECT: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, N.C.

A total of 40,000 square feet of interlocking zinc panels are used on the walls and standing-seam zinc panels are installed on the roof of the building to provide long-lasting durability and an impressive visual aesthetic.

A total of 40,000 square feet of interlocking zinc panels are used on the walls and standing-seam zinc panels are installed on the roof of the building to provide long-lasting durability and an impressive visual aesthetic.

ROOF MATERIALS

A total of 40,000 square feet of interlocking zinc panels are used on the walls and standing-seam zinc panels are installed on the roof of the building to provide long-lasting durability and an impressive visual aesthetic. As North Carolina’s first new medical school in 35 years, Campbell University regards this building as an investment in the state’s future needs for health-care professionals and a modern educational space. Campbell wanted a building with permanence to show its commitment to health sciences in the long term, and zinc provides it with a durable metal that can survive decades of internal and external activities.

ZINC MANUFACTURER: VMZ Interlocking panel in 1-millimeter QUARTZ-ZINC and VMZ Standing Seam panel 1-millimeter in QUARTZ-ZINC from VMZINC

ROOF REPORT

The Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, which was completed in June 2013, consists of approximately 96,500 square feet on four floors. The building is designed to create a modern learning environment with simulation laboratories, traditional laboratories, an osteopathic manipulative medicine lab, student group-study rooms, student interaction areas, a resource library and small café. It hosts the School of Osteopathic Medicine and is designed to provide hands-on education for medical students.

PHOTO: VMZINC

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MBCI Releases Product Catalogs

MBCI has released its new product catalogs, which offer unique cover pages, color-coded product sections and product imagery.

MBCI has released its new product catalogs, which offer unique cover pages, color-coded product sections and product imagery.

MBCI has released its new product catalogs, which offer unique cover pages, color-coded product sections and product imagery. In addition to the new layout and design, there is now a catalog section dedicated solely to fasteners, which was created for ease of reference. This improved format is part of a larger initiative to provide customers with the information they desire in an easy-to-navigate layout. MBCI will roll out the new product catalogs to customers over the coming months.

MBCI Launches New Website

MBCI recently launched its new website. The responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind and showcases a number of innovative features. It is compatible and easily navigable via computer, tablet and mobile devices.

Bill Coleman, president of MBCI, said the organization wanted to improve this tool to better serve customers, architects and employees. “From improved aesthetics to increased functionality, the new website was designed to enhance the value of the site as a resource and to help our customers search, find and select MBCI products and services.”

Highlighted features of the site include a product finder to quickly search products in need, a sales representative locator, an enhanced project gallery with case studies and a comprehensive search engine tool. Each product page houses product specifications, CAD drawings, test standards, warranties, color charts, installation manuals and more. A search and filter-enabled document finder in the Resource Center contains all documents located throughout the site as well.