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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.

  • Lessons Learned From COVID-19: Information Technology

    In part three of our series, we discuss how COVID affected IT departments across the construction industry and how we were able to keep our systems up to standard at the peak of COVID, including some advice to take with us.

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    Lessons Learned From COVID-19: Human Resources and Safety

    In part two of our Lessons Learned from COVID-19 series, we dive into the world of Human Resources, taking a look at obstacles HR teams had to overcome and lessons learned along the way.

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    Lessons Learned From COVID-19: The New Pricing Reality

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many industries, turning business models on their ear and driving prices for commodities like steel through the roof. While COVID is still a part of our lives, we can look back at the last two years and see how the construction industry has changed while evaluating lessons learned about key business elements. In part one of our lessons learned series, we talk about the new pricing reality and how COVID impacted different pricing strategies, both at the peak of the pandemic and in the years to come.

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    The Metal Peak: What’s Behind The All-Time High Steel Prices

    Steel prices have never been higher, and manufacturers, contractors and consumers are feeling the effects. In this episode of Metal Minutes, we dive into the factors driving these chart-topping prices for a better understanding of why and how we got here.

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    A Simple Solution to Metal Panel Condensation in Non-Insulated Buildings

    The damaging effects of condensation can put a damper on a non-insulated metal building project. A simple solution like Drip Stop can protect assets and prevent costly and time-consuming repairs.

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    Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Compared to Wood and Concrete Buildings

    Building owners, architects, developers, engineers, and others routinely seek the best value for their investment made in design and construction. Listen to our podcast episode to hear how metal buildings compare to wood-framed and concrete buildings.

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    Steel-Curtain Roll-Up Doors 101

    In this episode of Metal Minutes, we provide an overview of steel-curtain roll-up doors, offer recommendations on how to select the right one for your project and also reveal why—in a marketplace with a plethora of options available—people are choosing them across a wide variety of industries.

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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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    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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