Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2015 Annual Report, which highlights the technical research, sustainability innovations, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs the association has undertaken over the past year. The report, entitled A New Choice, is a valuable resource for anyone involved in the low-rise commercial building market or who works with metal building systems. It is now available for free download at


Metal buildings: A “New Choice” solution for more projects

“MBMA serves as the nation’s leading authority in the metal building systems trade, with highly skilled leaders working alongside other industry experts to effectively achieve new measures of growth and innovation. MBMA’s successful leadership model is highlighted in the 2015 Annual Report, which details many of the research initiatives and educational programs the association is undertaking,” says Brad Curtis, MBMA Chairman. “MBMA’s mantra is to ‘Educate, Innovate and Elevate.’ As with years past, in 2015, MBMA fulfilled our mission to demonstrate how sustainable, energy-efficient metal building systems materials are the preferred choice in the low-rise construction market.”


Continued technical leadership

MBMA continues its leadership in the industry with a number of new and continuing research projects in 2016. The organization has invested a great deal into augmenting engineering expertise, enhancing manufacturing processes, and improving building quality. MBMA projects are often undertaken in coordination with major universities and engineering schools throughout North America, and include such topics as seismic performance, wind loads, structural performance and connection design. The information detailed in the Annual Report provides essential information for owners, builders, contractors, architects, specifiers and code officials. MBMA is also working on several new educational resources to go along with its existing design guides and manuals.