What you need to know!

▪ The Exhibit hall is open Wednesday and Thursday, Noon to 6:00 pm; and Friday 10:00 am to 1.00 pm. Experts from more than 250 exhibiting companies, including nearly 35 new companies share their product knowledge with visitors from more than 50 countries.

▪ Educational program: General Sessions run from 9.00 to 9.45 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday with classroom sessions from 10.00 to 11.45 a.m. Learning Zones or mini-theaters on the show floor offering quick, FREE 15-minute instructional sessions on roof details, field techniques, and product applications are located in Booths 2159 & 2165.  For a complete list of Conference Sessions and Learning Zones, visit www.metalcon.com.
Show Highlights:
Tour and Product Testing Demos at Intertek Facility, York, Penn.
Take advantage of the unique opportunity to visit the facilities of one of the market leaders for testing, inspection and certification for the building and construction industry.
Tuesday and Wednesday
MCA Metal Roof Installation Training
1.00 – 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday
Top experts in the metal roofing industry will lead this two-day, eight-hour certification program based on MCA’s recently published Metal Roof Installation Manual.  The objective is to couple the training program with the opportunity to visit the exhibit floor where participants can see live demonstrations of what they have just learned, while networking with industry experts.

As part of its focus on technology this year, METALCON is featuring Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) project.  AMIE demonstrates rapid innovation through additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, addressing electricity supply and reliability challenges via an integrated approach to power generation, storage and consumption.
9.00 a.m. Keynote speaker, Dr. Roderick Jackson, the technical lead for AMIE and the Building Envelope Systems Research group leader at ORNL, presents on the Future Design and Technology Trends in Construction. See multiple uses of this new technology combined into one package that shows where design, build and energy efforts can take us.  
12.00 – 6.00 p.m.  3-D Technology printing interactive demo of AMIE in the exhibit hall at Booth #2271
2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Meet NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon in Dura Coat’s Booth #2207.
2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Celebrate New Tech Machinery’s 25th Anniversary in booth #2009
Join us for some hospitality and to view the World’s Finest Portable Roll forming Equipment.  Make sure to check out New Tech Machinery’s newest machine, the WPM™ WAV™ Wall Panel Machine!
6.00 p.m. MCA Triumph Awards, Cocktails & Dinner
The metal construction industry is advancing, and we're going to celebrate those who are making things happen in the industry! We want to acknowledge and celebrate those whose accomplishments demonstrate outstanding commitment to advancing the metal construction and building industries.
Wednesday and Thursday
12.00 – 6.00 p.m.  3-D Technology printing interactive demo of AMIE in the exhibit hall at Booth #2271
Battle Stars over Baltimore, MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games, Booth # 2555
Celebrating our 3rd metal roofing championship games named Battle Stars over Baltimore in recognition of our Star-Spangled Banner birthplace, construction professionals from the audience compete in a number of different challenges for cash prizes totaling $5,000 over the course of this two-day competition.

The Battles with each of their sponsoring MCA Members are as follows:
1.00 p.m., Game 1:  Screw Gun Battle, sponsored by Triangle Fastener Corporation
2.00 p.m., Game 2: Hug a Roof Battle, sponsored by Roof Hugger Inc.
3.00 p.m., Game 3: Standing Seam Battle, sponsored by New Tech Machinery and Drexel Metals
4.00 p.m., Game 4: Seam It Up Battle, sponsored by D.I. Roof Seamers
5.00 p.m., Game 5: Let It Snow Battle, sponsored by S-5!
METALCON Oktoberfest: Kick back and grab a beer while you network with the leading companies in the metal construction industry.

2.00 p.m. New Tech Machinery, Booth #2009
3.00 p.m. METALCON at The Deck, Booth #2061
4.00 p.m. Triangle Fastener Corporation, Booth #1515

2.00-3.30 p.m. Atlas Fasteners, Booth #2224
3.30 p.m. PPG Industries, Inc., Booth #2407
4.00-6.00 p.m. Valspar Corporation, Booth #1821

Wednesday and Thursday All Day at AceClamp, Booth #2554

9.00 a.m. Keynote speaker, Adam Kushner, LEED AP, founding principal of KUSHNER Studios, an architecture and design firm in New York City presents:
Castles in the Sand: 3-D Printing in Construction
Adam will discuss 3-D additive manufacturing, its history, and where it is now as it relates to the construction industry.
1.30 p.m. America’s Fund Check Presentation Ceremony at The Deck, Booth #2061.  A local representative from the Semper Fi Fund, along with a U.S. Marine Corps' Corporal will join us for this ceremony.