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Metal Building & Construction Associations
At Whirlwind, we are committed to remaining on the forefront of the metal industry as a whole. We are active in a variety of local, regional and national organizations. Some of our more notable partnerships are featured below.
Metal Construction Association (MCA)
The MCA is responsible for keeping up with the metal construction industry as a whole. They litigate on behalf of the industry on political stand to keep metal a top resource for construction. Within the MCA are technical committees including codes and standards, which allows Whirlwind to stay on top of the industry’s cutting edge technology, and policies. To learn more about the MCA please visit their website at http://www.metalconstruction.org.
Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA)
The MBMA was founded in 1956 by a group of companies that developed an innovative way of designing, manufacturing and marketing buildings. Since its inception, MBMA has been instrumental in defining and promoting the common interests of metal building systems manufacturers. MBMA has also provided engineering leadership through the many research programs we sponsor. This research is used by Whirlwind to improve the efficiency and quality of our metal building systems, and to elevate the state-of-the-art technology used to produce them. To learn more about the MBMA please visit http://www.MBMA.com.
Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)
The Cool Roof Rating Council is an independent and non-biased organization that has established a rating system for displaying accurate radiative property date on the outermost layer of roof surfaces. CRRC rated products are tested, and rated to improve the energy efficiency of the building. Whirlwind has two colors currently listed on the CRRC, Solar White and Cool White™. To learn more about the CRRC please log onto http://www.coolroofs.org/.
Cool Metal Roofing Collation (CMRC)
The Cool Metal Roofing Collation serves as an on-line source of information for cool metal roofing and the many benefits of a cool metal roof by educating architects, building owners, specifiers, code and standard officials and other stakeholders about the sustainable, energy-related benefits of cool metal roofing. You can learn more about the CRMC on their website at http://www.coolmetalroofing.org.
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 28 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 138 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.You can learn more about the CRMC on their website at http://www.steel.org.
International Accreditation Service (IAS)
The International Accreditation Service (IAS) is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS accreditation provides objective evidence that an organization operates at the highest level of ethical, legal, and technical standards.You can learn more about the CRMC on their website at http://www.iasonline.org.
National Frame Builders Association (NFBA)
The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) represents post-frame construction, manufacturing, and marketing companies, as well as code and design professionals and is the only trade association representing the interests of the post-frame construction industry throughout the United States. You can learn more about the NFBA on their website at http://www.nfba.org.