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Metalcon to Feature Panels, Athlete Keynotes

Friday, October 11, 2019

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Metalcon, an international event focused on the use of metal in construction, is set to kick off Oct. 16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Pittsburgh, and will run through Oct. 18. The event will feature a talk by women in the industry, as well as a former NHL player delivering the keynote address.

In its 29th iteration, Metalcon aims to offer a variety of opportunities for education and taking a look at the latest in construction technology.

Metalcon Features

On Tuesday and Wednesday, attendees will be able to attend an eight-hour (total) certification program based on the Metal Construction Association’s Metal Roof Installation Manual. The program includes training on substrates, safety, sealants, flashings, panel types and other topics.

Wednesday’s offerings include the “Leadership through Teamwork, Perseverance and Hope” keynote address, presented by special guest Rocky Bleier, a four-time NFL Superbowl Champion and running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the “Roofing Technology Think Tank (R3)” technology innovation panel.

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Metalcon, an international event focused on the use of metal in construction, is set to kick off Oct. 16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Pittsburgh, and will run through Oct. 18. The event will feature a talk by women in the industry, as well as a former NHL player delivering a keynote address.

The women in construction panel, “How Women Are Changing the Face of Roofing & Steel,” is also on the same day, during which women industry experts who represent the Association of Women in the Metal Industries and National Women in Roofing will discuss diversity in recruitment, the benefits of being involved with an associations, trends of women in metal and other subjects. There is also emphasis on audience participation during the question-and-answer segment.

Thursday’s offerings also include the keynote address, “Finding Strength in Teamwork and Diversity,” during which former professional ice hockey center and seven-time Stanley Cup winner, Bryan Trottier, who played a number of seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins, will detail his life’s journey and the importance of leadership and diversity.

Also on Thursday is the talk on the “Update on the Status of Steel Tariffs,” during which presenters will detail a summary of the trajectory of the Section 232 national security action on steel imports, trade agreements with a number of other countries including Mexico and Canada and Section 301 tariffs on imports from China.

All throughout Metalcon, attendees will be able to take a look at the latest in construction technology at Contech, which is an innovative hub showcasing wearable monitoring technology; wireless sensors; scanners; drones; tracking, costing and estimating software; smart-connected building systems; 3D technology; and other technology.

The conference will also continue with its Annual Giving Back Program, this time collaborating with the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania to raise money for housing, employment and support services for local veterans.

Those interested in registering can do so here.

   

Tagged categories: Conferences; Construction; Metals; NA; North America; Program/Project Management

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