Put the Pedal to the Metal

Metal roofing and wall systems’ longevity, recyclability, and compatibility with retrofits and rooftop solar technology present an impressive sustainable scorecard
Sponsored by Metal Construction Association
Presented by Robert Summers
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IIBEC CEH; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the primary advantages that metal roofs and walls offer in delivering a long-lasting, energy-efficient building enclosure.
  2. Identify the predominant aspects of metal roofing systems that make them highly compatible with rooftop solar technologies and life-cycle benefits.
  3. List key integrated building systems and strategies for maximizing energy and performance savings with metal roofing retrofits.
  4. Discuss case studies illustrating the sustainability of metal roofing and wall systems.

This course is part of the Metal Architecture Academy

Sturdy, strong, and sustainable metal wall and roof panels are known for their durable and green features. Metal is almost unbeatable among building materials for its recyclable properties, and metal walls and roofs contribute to reduced energy consumption, as their well-known cool roofing properties reflect heat energy and absorb less heat, keeping buildings cooler and reducing air-conditioning costs.

Pedal to the Metal

Photo courtesy of Alucobond/Connor Group/Daniel Lunghi Photography


Rob Summers is the Director of Marketing and Sales at Dimensional Metals, Inc. where he oversees Territory Managers across the country as well as DMI’s marketing initiatives. Through his hard work and efforts, he has worked his way up at DMI from a Territory Manager in Missouri to his most recent position. Rob strives to provide a high level of technical knowledge and customer service through his years of experience in his industry.

Metal Construction Association 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. MCA member companies gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. www.metalconstruction.org


Originally published in September 2020