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12/10/2012

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MBMA Releases Second Edition of the Metal Roofing Systems Design Manual



CLEVELAND, OHIO – www.mbma.com:  The Metal Building Manufacturers
Association (MBMA) announces the release of the Metal Roofing Systems
Design Manual - Second Edition. The new edition updates this important
industry guide to current standards and codes, which includes the 2012
International Building Code (IBC) and the American Society of Civil
Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE 7-10). It also
incorporates the results of research undertaken by MBMA, its members,
and other industry groups and comes with a separate searchable CD-Rom
feature that includes AutoCAD roofing details.

“This updated guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who works
with metal roofs,” says MBMA chairman Fred Koetting. “It provides the
most complete information on metal roofs that is currently available
and is an excellent reference source. There is practical and detailed
material on common industry practices, substrates, fastener types,
climate data, and ASTM standards related to metal roofing.”

MBMA’s Director of Architectural Services, Jay D. Johnson, LEED AP,
oversaw the research efforts to update this industry standard.  He
notes that “metal roofs are popular just about everywhere, and not
just on metal buildings. Because of the their popularity, this manual
is a good resource for architects, engineers, manufacturers,
specifiers, builders, and anyone interested in metal roofing.”

The Metal Roofing Systems Design Manual has 12 chapters. It begins by
introducing roofing system components, substrates, and specifications
and standards for metal roofs before moving on to retrofit roofs,
common industry practices, design practices, and a chapter detailing
installation and maintenance. The climatological data includes ground
snow, wind, seismic, and rain loads updated to the current information
available from ASCE 7-10 and National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA). The manual concludes with metal roofing details
and drawings for various applications, such as retrofits and new
construction, for both low and high sloped roofs.

MBMA has served metal building systems manufacturers and suppliers
since 1956. Its membership represents more than $1.9 billion in annual
steel shipments and accounts for approximately 50% of the total
non-residential low-rise construction market in the United States.
MBMA provides engineering leadership through the many research
programs that it sponsors annually, often in coordination with major
universities and engineering schools throughout North America. This
research is used to improve the performance, efficiency, and quality
of metal building systems and to elevate the technology used to
produce them.

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