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  • Welcome to Metal Minutes: a podcast series where we dive into frequently asked questions and hot topics in the metal construction industry.

    In each episode, subject matter experts from across the Cornerstone Building Brands family share their expertise and knowledge relevant to many types of projects and applications. Learn from industry leaders who collectively have hundreds of years of experience and apply these best practices to your next project.


  • Fire Performance of Insulated Metal Panels

    The International Building Code has different requirements regarding the use of specific materials depending on the configuration of the building as well as its end use. In this episode of Metal Minutes, we discuss how to interpret insulated metal panels under these codes and how they can provide necessary protection against fires.

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    The Cost of a Steel Building

    What goes into the cost of a steel building and how can you ensure you get the best value for your money without sacrificing quality, longevity or design? Listen to the newest episode of Metal Minutes for insights that can help you make the most of your steel building dollars.

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    Converting Buildings to Self-Storage Facilities

    As the demand for self-storage facilities increases, finding the right place to build one can be challenging. In this new episode of Metal Minutes, we explore the benefits of converting an existing building into a self-storage facility and ways to optimize your conversion investment.

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    Prescriptive vs. Performance Building Codes with IMPs

    A general understanding of building codes helps all parties involved in the design and construction of a building understand the specific requirements for compliance, preventing errors, delays, cost overruns and most importantly, ensuring public safety. In this episode of Metal Minutes, we explain how to meet energy building codes using insulated metal panels and the two paths for compliance: prescriptive and performance building codes.

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    Selecting Metal Panels Based on Roof Slope

    When specifying a metal roof system, choosing the correct panel is a key factor. In this episode, we discuss the main things to consider when choosing a metal roof with regard to roof slope, including building codes and minimum slope requirements.

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    Top 5 FAQs About Metal Building Insulation

    Insulation is a key aspect in achieving thermal efficiency for your metal building, so it's important to be informed on the best practices for installation and application. In this episode, we discuss answers to the most frequently asked questions about metal building insulation. 

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    Metal Panel Gauges: What You Need to Know

    The thickness of your metal panels may mean more than you think. In our first episode of our new podcast series we get the scoop on metal panel gauges.

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