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Metal Construction Association: Plans Finalized for 2016 Metalcon Metal Roofing Games


Chicago — June 22, 2016 — Celebrating its 3rd Annual metal roofing challenges to be held at Metalcon on Oct. 26 and 27 in Baltimore, the MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games Task Force has finalized event details. 

This year, there will be five challenges each day under the appropriately named theme “Battle Stars Over Baltimore,” in recognition of the Star Spangled Banner birthplace.

Each day, five teams with two contestants each will compete to split a $500 cash award in each of the challenges, or $2,500 total each day. In addition to these cash awards, there will be a grand prize each day of $500 to the team that has accumulated the most points collectively from the five challenges. This represents a total of $6,000 being awarded over the course of the two-day competition.

The challenges, with each of their sponsoring MCA Members, are described as follows:

1. The Triangle Fastener Corp. “Screw Gun Challenge,” where contestants will install a series of self-drilling fasteners into a structural zee-shaped purlin member. Fastest time, alignment, and properly seated fasteners will determine the winning team.

2. The Roof Hugger, Inc. “Hug A Roof Challenge,” where contestants will install 40 lineal feet of factory-notched zee-shaped sub-purlins on a mock-up of a ribbed metal roof paneled frame. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners, and sub-purlin alignment will determine the winning team.

3. The New Tech Machinery with Drexel Metals “Standing Seam Challenge,” where contestants will each install six 16-inch wide metal roof panels over the factory-notched sub-purlins. Fastest time, correct clip attachment. and properly seated panel seams will determine the winning team.

4. The D.I. Roof Seamers “Seam It Up Challenge,” where contestants will operate a standing seam roof seamer over the 16-inch wide metal roof panel seams. Fastest time and properly seamed panels will determine the winning team.

5. The S-5! “Let it Snow Challenge,” where contestants will install S-5! ColorGard snow retention onto the 16-inch metal roof panels. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners, and ColorGard alignment will determine the winning team.

Judging will be provided by the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA). 

If you are interested in signing up a team to compete in the competition, contact mca@metalconstruction.org. Other questions about the games can be directed to Mark James at (214) 213-1070.

The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology and education. 

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